Practice cake - the overhang cakes are a lot harder than I thought! 10" square cantilevered over 8" square. It has a little lean to it but it stayed together! Orange cake, cheesecake buttercream. Fondant dots.
Part of the dessert table for a baby shower. Buttercream with sugar pearls and blue sanding sugar.
2Nd Anniversary - Fresh Fruit
White chocolate cake, pomegranate molasses, blackberry preserves, fresh blackberries, buttercream. Gumpaste roses copied from the couple's wedding cake. They asked for simple, fresh, and light with not too much icing; we've been in the midst of a heat wave and the bride is due to deliver their first child later this month so the last thing they wanted was a super-sweet cake. :)
12th birthday: dark chocolate cake, cookies n cream filling, buttercream. Graham cracker crumb "dirt." Gumpaste pennant, fondant accents. Hat and baseballs were molded using a 1/2 tablespoon sized measuring spoon. I'm so pleased with how this cake came out! :)
Candy Barrel Cake
Dark chocolate cake, cooked fudge icing & filling. Barrel is filled with malted milk balls, nonpareil candies, Reese's Pieces, assorted sprinkles.
The Sword In The Stone
My first 3D cake! I modeled the "stone" after glacial boulders I used to climb when I was younger. WASC, pomegranate molasses filling, buttercream, MMF. Sword is gumpaste "marbled" to simulate Damascus steel. The birthday boy (a swordmaker) was pleased. :)
It's Raining Babies!
A baby "shower" for a baby shower. HA! Get it?? 9" orange sugar cookie cake, glace & buttercream with fondant baby heads.
Informal Dinner Party
Chocolate graham cake, marshmallow filling, chocolate buttercream. Chocolate drizzle, graham cracker square, toasted mini marshmallows, puffs of vanilla buttercream.
S'mores Cake, Gumpaste Blossoms
Chocolate graham cake, marshmallow filling, chocolate buttercream. Gumpaste blossoms with piped chocolate centers. This cake was a NIGHTMARE. The marshmallow filling - just regular "fluff" - escaped the dam in two places and proceeded to ooze copiously. I got the leak contained only to discover that my buttercream never fully crusted. I did the best I could and covered the worst of the flaws with strategically placed blossoms. :)
Dark Chocolate & Orange
A quick cake I whipped up for my better half after he not-so-subtly hinted around for something with dark chocolate and orange. Orange WASC, dark chocolate icing w/orange zest, modeling chocolate roses and leaves. I got a little carried away with the roses. :)
Strawberries & Cream For Valentine's Day
French vanilla cupcakes, strawberry & cream filling, vanilla buttercream, tiny candy hearts
Party Favor Cookies
KHalstead's NFSC, rolled buttercream, RI accents, sanding sugar edging. My first time decorating cookies! The customer asked for square cookies, said the party colors were "white and purples," and gave me creative license from there. These were a lot of fun, but next time I'm getting square cookie cutters - the cookies & RBC were measured & cut by hand!
Mocha Mug Cupcakes
Dark chocolate & coffee cupcakes filled with coffee cream, vanilla buttercream, cocoa powder sprinkle, piped chocolate mug handle. Meant to resemble a hot mug of mocha. :)
Layers of WASC and lemon cake, raspberry filling, buttercream, white chocolate fondant daisies.
White Modeling Chocolate Practice Cake
A practice cake/thank you for my brother in law the chef. One of my early forays into modeling chocolate. Lemon WASC cake, raspberry filling, vanilla buttercream; white modeling chocolate toque, apron & wooden spoon.
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Nephew's 10th birthday - vanilla cake baked in ice cream cones topped with big swirls of all-butter American buttercream and a star shaped mini marshmallow. He didn't quite believe it was all cake until his first bite!
Tiered + Satellite Wedding Cake
The full cake spread for my sister's wedding. Tiered cake is vanilla, raspberry filling, vanilla buttercream, fresh & gumpaste flowers. Bottom left is peanut butter truffle cake, ganache drizzle, chocolate shards (bubble wrap for the texture!) on the sides. Upper left is vanilla cake, vanilla buttercream with gumpaste flowers. Upper right is chocolate cake, mint buttercream, additional bubble wrap chocolate shards and fresh mint to garnish
Peanut Butter & Jelly Cupcakes
Vanilla cupcakes, peanut butter buttercream & raspberry filling, vanilla buttercream, colored sugar accents.
Front: butter cake, coconut macaroon & raspberry filling, coconut buttercream, colored coconut, assorted Easter candies. Back: vanilla cupcakes, vanilla buttercream, jellybeans, sugar bunnies, licorice handles
The birthday girl's only request was "as much chocolate as you can fit in" a cake. Devil's food cake, lightly whipped bittersweet ganache filling with a hint of coffee, bittersweet chocolate buttercream with a hint of cinnamon, ganache rosettes, Callebaut chocolate shavings on top, chocolate covered espresso beans to garnish