Engagement Cake Made To Match A Photo Of A Woodgrain Cake The Couple Liked Exterior Is Fondantmodeling Chocolate Mix With Gel Color Brush
Engagement cake made to match a photo of a woodgrain cake the couple liked. Exterior is fondant/modeling chocolate mix, with gel color brushed on in various layers of different shades. Graining was done by hand with fondant tools. Birds and cake base were made by the client.
Paint Splatter Cake
Paint splatter effect done for an eleven-year-old birthday girl. Dark chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream icing, white chocolate ganache undercoat, chocolate fondant/modeling chocolate mix (with black dye). The paint splattering was done with runny royal icing, flung on with a mini whisk (which worked perfectly!). Orange details are fondant.
"divided House" Engagement Cake
This cake was for an engagement party for soon-to-be bride (Duke grad) and groom (NCS grad). I wasn't sure how to categorize this one! Everything is fondant or fondant/modeling chocolate mix. The Blue Devil and Wolf heads were hand sculpted, and the university letters were hand cut in layers with an Exacto knife. Any details were painted on with gel dye.
Green Velvet Cupcakes!
These were made for a school fundraising event. I basically just used green dye in a red velvet recipe :) Discs are MMF and paws are RI. They were delicious!
Owl Cake Pops And Smash Cakes
Done for twin 1 year olds. The cupcake toppers in the back were not mine--just the cake pops and smash cakes.
For a friend, whose daughter's nickname is "Pickle"! FYI, pickles do not have noses ;) All details are fondant.
Client requested a simple but elegant cake for her parents' 50th wedding anniversary, with whimsical fondant roses (hand rolled). Red velvet inside, fondant outside with inedible gold ribbon.
Owl Cake With Smash Cake
Owl cake done for a one year old boy. Done to match the invitation and party supplies. Buttercream outside with fondant accents.
A sombrero cake done for an adult Tex-Mex themed birthday party. All fondant, royal icing details, hand-painted with gold dust.
Friday The 13Th Cake
Friday the 13th birthday cake for a girl turning 10. Severed fingers are fondant, with non-edible fake nails, and in the shape of a "10" instead of a candle. The blood is corn syrup and red food gel (with a touch of black). All fondant accents, including spiders, but the webbing was made using the Gummy Spider Web recipe on this site and the white dragees are store bought (those are intended to be spider eggs!) Cake is scratch chocolate with chocolate IMBC and fresh strawberries. A thin layer of chocolate ganache is under the fondant.
New Year's Snowflake Cake
A snowflake themed New Year's cake. Snowflakes are edible sugar sheets (Wilton) cut with regular snowflake punches (committed to baking ;) ). The flakes are unsweetened coconut flakes, to coordinate with both the snow theme and the cake flavor: coconut cloud cake with vanilla coconut buttercream. Silver dragees.
Christmas cakes covered in fondant "wrapping paper" and topped with fondant bows (my first!) They are pictured here before they were packaged (see next picture!)
Cinnamon Vanilla Cupcakes With Egg Nog Buttercream
Some of my very first cupcakes! Cinnamon vanilla cupcakes with egg nog IMBC and gingerbread man cookies. I used gingerbread man cupcake liners. This was definitely a favorite!
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Some of my first cupcakes: red velvet cupcakes with vanilla IMBC. I used red/green/white striped papers and peppermint sticks on top.
Coconut Cloud Cupcakes
My first cupcakes! I named them "Coconut Cloud" cupcakes with vanilla IMBC. I used light blue liners with white snowflakes on them, and edible white/blue snowflake wafers.
Camouflage batter makes this cake camo at every bite :) Covered in camo fondant and fondant leaf details, this cake added the perfect touch to an 8 year old's "hunting" themed birthday. Cake is both vanilla and chocolate, with green buttercream, and a light sprinkle of crushed Oreo with each buttercream layer.
Camouflaged batter makes these cupcakes camo print all the way through! Gold foils and Rolo candies on top incorporate "bullets" into the design. A light sprinkle of Oreo cookie add to the hunting/outdoors theme requested by this client.
A "Superhero v. Super Villain" birthday cake for a 40th birthday costume party. Bottom tier is covered in dark purple fondant; the top, in dark blue fondant. Buildings are black fondant cutouts with painted details. Roofs are black gum paste with brick mat impressions and gum paste chimneys. Figures are game pieces and not edible.
White/red Rose Cake
A small last-minute birthday cake done for a woman who loves red. Inside is chocolate cake with espresso mocha SMBC. White MMF is covering a layer of white chocolate ganache.
This is a fairy cake for a fairy themed birthday party for a 5 year old girl. It is filled and covered in SMBC, with American buttercream piping and MMF flowers/leaves. The inside is pink and purple!
Shopping Themed Birthday Cake
A shopping themed birthday cake for a client who did not want any "birthday language" on the cake. So, I made the birthday woman's name to look like the Macy's font (rolled black fondant, shaped to the letters). This was my first attempt at shoes and shopping bag.
I made this cake for my daughter's 3rd grade teacher who is retiring this year. The three-layer cake is white with one filling layer of vanilla SMBC and one of lemon pudding mix, covered in white chocolate ganache and then MMF. All flowers are handmade (my first!!) using fondant, which is all I had available when I decided to attempt edible ones. The bumblebees are also handmade of fondant.
Damask And Roses Baptism Cake
I made this cake to match my daughter's baptism invitations, which had black & white damask print along one edge, and a burgundy ribbon/bow. I tried to do the damask around the cake by sponging black dye onto a homemade template, but it didn't work :) So, I ran to Michael's to find ribbon to put on, last-minute. I thankfully found that Wilton sold damask edible sugar paper, so I used that! Thank you, Wilton. The roses are real, but since the cake is so small (6" and 4" tiers), I did not use stem tubes--just plastic wrap.