Baby Ladybug Shower Cake
Based on the color tones from the invitation, this shower cake is completely buttercream, except for the decorations of the flower petals/leaves, banner, blanket, and pacifier. The antenna were icing covered wires.
Lotus Water Lily Wedding Cake
Bride had a photo for inspiration that we modeled this after. She wanted a vibrant red cake with white and gold accents, like her wedding colors. The cake is red buttercream, and the piping is white royal icing--as I needed it to dry firm as to not allow the red buttercream to bleed onto it. The lotus lily flowers are a mixture of fondant and gum paste, and we gently dusted with gold petal dust in the center prior to piping in the white royal icing stamens. The rocks were also made from the fondant/gum paste mixture.
Hexagon Black And White
Bride wanted a very clean yet elegant design in black and white with the uniqueness of hexagon-shaped tiers. Cake is covered in fondant and piped with black royal icing.
Stained Glass Pastor Anniversary
This cake was made for our preacher's anniversary as pastor of our church. Buttercream cake with black piped on in royal icing and hand-painted with colored piping gels for the "glass" panels.
Adoption Baby Shower
A friend asked me to provide a baby shower cake--the catch was it was for the adoption of a toddler. Most baby shower cakes are baby-themed, so developing an idea for one that would express the excitement of the adoption as well as one that incorporated a toddler was a challenge. However, in viewing some cakes with this bathtub theme, I figured I could change the baby to the little girl they were adopoting. And the cake message seems to convey just how they felt, too!
The whole top of the cake was created by using the technique of a buttercream transfer.
Royal Purple Elegance
Other than the monogram crest and gold bow, which are gum paste creations, the rest of the cake is buttercream with slik roses and gold dragees.
Pastor's Anniversary And Birthday Cake
Our preacher was celebrating his 50th birthday and his first-year anniversary as pastor of our church, and the congregation wanted a cake that incorporated both celebrations. Cake is covered in green "grass" buttercream. All figures and deocrations are a mix of fondant and gum paste. The presents and bible have styrofoam centers. The sheep's wool is royal icing.
Candyland Themed Birthday
Birthday girl was having a party themed after the children's board game Candyland. The cake is buttercream, and all the candy is real.
Birthday boy had recently been in the hospital for a lengthy time, and this cake was requested to capture some elements of his stay in a humorous way. Cake is covered and trimmed in buttercream. Hospital items and figurine are all made from a mix of fondant and gum paste.
Three young girls were baptized, and this cute girly-styled caked helped celebrate that lovely occasion.
Birthday boy wanted a cake that looked like his favorite Bakugan toy, which was a small ball that opened up into a dragon when hit against a hard surface. The wings, head, and tail are buttercream-covered styrofoam secured into the cake with wooden skewers, and the remainder is real cake. The yellow-colored panels and the "ears" are fondant--the rest is icing.
A fondant covered and fondant decorated cake. Birthday boy's age was put on poker chips instead of actual values. Real playing cards decorate the top and base of the cake.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Colorful and fun design for a child's party--this cake was made for an adoption party. Cake tiers covered and decorated in fondant. Figurines purchased from the Disney Store. Topper hand-made to resemble the Clubhouse using dowels, styrofoam, wire, and fondant--built on a cardboard base.
Nfl Jacksonville Jaguars Mascot "jaxson Deville"
Red velvet cake hand carved into mascot for groom's cake at recent wedding. All decoration piped in buttercream. Ears are white chocolate--formed in ear shapes, mounted on candy sticks, and decorated in buttercream piping to match cake. Football is formed from brown fondant.
Peacock Feathers And Gold
Based on a photo the bride provided, the cake was designed in a teal/turquoise blue buttercream with dark blue scrolls accented with gold candies. A cluster of peacock feathers bloom from the top, and several feathers line the base of the bottom cake.
Ol' Ball 'n Chain
Groom requested a chocolate cake with a ball and chain on the top for fun. Cake is covered in chocolate buttercream with edible silver-dusted fondant panels on each cake side. Chain and chain links on cake are gum paste painted with edible silver dust. Ball is golf-ball-size jaw breaker candy covered in black fondant.
Texture And Roses
The pink cakes are covered in buttercream and then given texture by making swirls in the icing with the tip of a spatula. Silk roses separate each tier to add more shades of pink to the cake.
Tie That Binds Us All Together
Husband ordered a cake for his wife's birthday that would be symbolic of the phrase "You are the tie that binds us all together." That was quite a challenge! After days of deliberation, this is the design I developed--a simple cake with the focal point being a set of figurines molded in each family member's image and being tied and held together by the mother with strings tight in hands. Cake is buttercream covered. Figurines are fondant/gum paste mix. Heart plaque with inscription is gum paste.
Miss Emma In Heaven Memorial Cake
Friend wanted a cake to take to a memorial luncheon in honor of her mother at the day care facility her mother attended prior to passing away the year prior. She requested it be heaven with her mother as an angel in her favorite rocking chair--joyful, as she had been in her life. It was a tricky cake to create, but she was delighted when it was delivered. Cake is buttercream covered. Clouds are white chocolate on sticks with the fronts covered in the white buttercream. Chair & figurine are gum paste.
Star Wars Jabba The Hut
Hand-carved cake from a stack of 8", 6", and 4" round cakes for body and an oval cake for tail. Buttercream icing used to decorate with orange jelly beans for eyes. Arms are fondant covered with icing and attached with skewers.
Lattice-Themed 50Th Anniversary Cake
A lot of butter cream pipping to make the lattice work on this cake. Garland flowers are white gum paste with edges dusted in metalic gold shimmer and dotted with cream-colored centers.
Whimsical Gerber Daisies
Topsy-turvy birthday cake for a young lady named August. Gerber daisies cut with Wilton's daisy cutters. Daisy topper made with green fondant-covered dowels with dried fondant daisy flowers attached to tops.
Atlantis Space Shuttle
Atlantis Space Shuttle Birthday Cake. Base is black fondant decorated with Tip 15 stars. Shutte body is cake carved into long cylinder and covered in icing. Side wings and wing rudder are cardboard cutouts covered in icing. Thrusters are small Dixie paper cups covered in icing.
Graduation Scrapbook Cake
Thanks to all the photos here that inspired this design. Fondant binder, gum paste rings, buttercream pages, gum paste scissors, fondant/gum paste scrapbook tools, fondant cutouts & decorations, rice paper photo.
Toga! Toga! Toga!
Customer requested a cake for a Toga Birthday Party with elements from the movie "Animal House". Tiers covered with green-marbled fondant, and draped with white-fondant sashes. Ivy leaves are green fondant, grapes are piped buttercream, and "Faber College" plaques and "Delta House" pennants are fondant cut outs. Laurel topper is a white chocolate plaque with ivy leaves and Roman numerals in fondant. Figurine is a mix of fondant and gum paste.