2014 Valentines Day Wedding Cake
This is a display cake for our local Register of Deeds Valentines Day Wedding Extravaganza. They offer a complete wedding set up for free, including a decorated space to get married in, wedding photos and video, small reception and this display cake to pose with for their photos. All of this is free with the purchase of your wedding license and a small fee for the Magistrate who marries the couples. Everything needed is donated by local businesses, including gift bags for each couple and a small cake to take home.This is my 3rd year providing a display cake and I loved doing this cake:)
Monkey Rockstar Baby Shower Cake
Rock Star Baby Shower Cake - strawberry cake with vanilla icing and covered in fondant. All decorations hand made. The inspiration for the cake was Carter's "Monkey Rockstar" bedding set chosen by the Mom-to-be.
Happy 8Th Birthday, Sara!
Hunger Games Cake for my granddaughter's 8th birthday. Scratch strawberry cake with vanilla buttercream icing. 6" and 10" cakes. All decorations handmade. Inspired by tideeboo-larkilou's awesome Hunger Games Cake. Thanks for looking:)
Baby Shower Cake For Twin Baby Boys!
12"x18" Neopolitan Cake (chocolate, strawberry and vanilla cake) with vanilla buttercream icing. Decorated to be a replica of the crib the parents-to-be chose for the nursery. Twin teddy bears, blanket decorated with teddy bear letters, baby animals. This was a two cake board cake: the cake itself sat on a board with feet to raise it up to allow the crib skirt to hand properly. The bottom cake board was decorated to resemble a dark hardwood floor.
Happy 2Nd Birthday, Finley!
Dairy-free pound cake and buttercream icing cake pops for Finley's 2nd Birthday. The cake pops were arranged to represent a caterpillar using red, green, and 2 shades of pink, with flower pots filled with cake pops decorated with flowers, pink bumble bees (custom made), and red ladybugs. The cake board and the flower pots were topped with edible moss made from crushed graham crackers and moss green gel color. First time making cake pops and I was really pleased with how they turned out. Thanks for looking!
Happy 4Th Birthday, Jacob!
10" Chocolate with chocolate buttercream/ganache USMC "Devil Dog" cake for Jacob's 4th Birthday. The camoflage is modeled after the USMC Desert Camoflage, and the "Devil Dog" is the USMC mascot, all custom made. Thanks for looking:)
Wedding Cake "diane"
7 tier dummy wedding cake for our local Register of Deeds who provides complete wedding setups for couples who can't afford a regular wedding. They provide everything, including a dummy cake to pose with on Valentines Day. Yesterday they provided weddings for 17 couples:). I designed and made this cake for them as my contribution. The tiers are 6", 8", 10", 10" corset, 12", 14" and 16" . Covered using Wilton fondant. The base was one I made using glass candle holders to provide height to allow for the beaded trim to hang correctly. Everything on the cake is handmade, including the vase. There are a lot of cakes I took inspiration from, including Susan Trianos for her billowing technique. This was really the biggest challenge for me personally and I will use it for upcoming Bridal Shows and who knows, maybe a cake competition:) Thanks for looking!
Happy 13Th Birthday, Tara!
3 layer "Death by chocolate" cake with whipped chocolate ganache filling, iced in white chocolate ganache, covered in fondant. All decorations hand made. Letters were cut using the Cricut Expression and gumpaste. This cake was my gift to my niece for her special 13th birthday:)
Birthday Cake For Mary And Sally 80Th Birthday
3 tier cake for 80th birthday celebration for 80 year old twin sisters. Tiers are 8", 10" and 14". Top tier was dairy free pound cake with dairy free buttercream. Middle tier was chocolate almond cake with whipped chocolate ganache filing, iced with chocolate ganache and then white chocolate ganache. Bottom tier was almond pound cake with buttercream filling and iced in white chocolate ganache, covered in ivory fondant. 29 hand made gumpaste roses in 4 sizes, representing 4 generations of family. The roses were yellow for the "Yellow Rose Of Texas" where the twins were born. The bottom tier was decorated with pleated fondant impressed using a piece of a Wilton impression mat. The middle tier was decorated using the Billowing Technique by Susan Trianos who was a huge help! The top tier had a "crown" of gold pearls. The roses were scattered around the cake. The gold buttons were made from a mold I made from a button I found at a fabric store, then painted using lemon extract and Old Gold lustre dust.
Chef theme cake for a future chef's 16th birthday. 3 layer vanilla cake with white chocolate buttercream frosting. Chef's hat is made from RKT, coated with white chocolate and then decorated with gumpaste. Small gumpaste bowl edged in gold is in the top of the hat like Japanse steakhouses do, with several small implements inside. The roses were made from gumpaste and shaded with purple per the birthday girl's request.
Spartan Birthday Cake
Spartan theme birthday cake. Spartan image was cut using SCAL2 and the Cricut Expression. Vanilla cake with white chocolate buttercream icing.
Pikachu Birthday Cake
Pikachu birthday cake for my grandson, Taylor. Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Pikachu and banners were handmade from fondant mixed with tylose.
Bridal Shower For Timberly And Brandon
Briday Shower Cake: 2 layer white vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. All decorations made using fondant/gumpaste for the plaques, trellis and smaller flowers. Largest flowers made using Platinum Paste and dusted with lavender petal dust.
Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake
Minnie Mouse BIrthday Cake: 3 layers, white cake and chocolate cake, with white chocolate buttercream. Decorations were custom made.
Miami Heat Birthday Cake
Miami Heat Birthday Cake. 3-layer chocolate cake with whipped chocolate ganache filling, iced with chocolate ganache and covered with vanilla fondant. All decorations were handmade.
Happy 22Nd Birthday, Kristen!
Zebra striped purse cake with chocolate cake, chocolate buttercream, iced in chocolate ganache and covered with fondant. Thanks for looking!
Happy Birthday, Katie!
4 layer cake with alternating layers of chocolate and vanilla, buttercream filling, covered with white chocolate ganache, and then decorated to look like a shoe box. Gumpaste shoe was made from scratch from my own pattern. Black and pink were the birthday girl's favorite colors and polka dots her chosen decoration. Polk dots on the shoe were cut from fondant and gumpaste mix. Polka dots on the shoe box were punched from the new Wilton sugar sheets. Also used the new Wilton impression molds for the 3 roses on the board next to the shoe. This whole project was a lot of fun and I can't wait to make another box cake again:)
Happy 70Th Birthday, Violet
10" x 6" - three layer vanilla pound cake with serious_cakes buttercream icing recipe. Used a diamond impression mat for the sides. Gumpaste plaque, lettering and "violets". Used Wilton's yellow sugar pearls for the dots in the center of the violets. I was pleased with the violets - they were thin and felt very delicate when handling them. Thanks for looking!
Baby Shower Bassinet Cake
4 alternating layers of vanilla pound cake and chocolate cake, iced using Sugarshack's icing recipe, and covered with fondant using Wilton fondant and Duff's fondant mix. Canopy was made from fondant/gumpaste/gumtex mix. I made a styrofoam shape to allow the mix to dry in the shape needed to fit the top of the cake. I used 5 wooden dowels around the bottom of the canopy to keep the canopy in place and then royal icing to attach the canopy to the top of the cake, and royal icing to attach all the decorations: flowers, pearls, ruffles and rope trim. I used the largest Wilton oval cake pan to make the cake layers. I used a Martha Stewart scrapbooking punch to make the eyelet ruffle around the cake bottom and to trim the canopy. This cake was previously posted by mariateresa and I absolutely fell in love with it and had to make it. A lot of work, but so worth it. and client loved it. Thanks for looking:)
Happy 18Th Anniversary!
Three layer white cake with whipped chocolate ganache icing. The top was a "record" since the Husband is a DJ. White roses and lace on the front and back of the cake were to provide some romance for the Wife. The record was hand cut and scored to resemble the lines on a record. The "label" has their initials imitate a record company name.
Happy 11Th Birthday, Billy
Carolina Panther's theme birthday cake for my grandson, Billy's 11th birthday. Single layer chocolate 9x13" cake with whipped chocolate ganache frosting. Carolina Panther logo and lettering were cut with the Cricut Expression.
Happy 2Nd Birthday, Bridgette
Dora book birthday cake for my great-granddaughter who turned 2 years old. It is a 9 X 13" - two layer chocolate cake with whipped chocolate ganache filling and icing, covered in white fondant, with gumpaste flowers, butterflies, gelatin butterfly, gumpaste "2" embellished with sugar pearls. Dora was handcut using a coloring book page as the pattern and colored using Americolor airbrush and gel color. The lettering was cut using a Cricut Expression and Cricut gumpaste. This cake was a lot of fun to do.
Happy Valentine's Day/birthday, Junie
Cake to celebrate a birthday and Valentine's Day for a client. Chocolate cake with whipped chocolate ganache. Decorated with a fondant heart using the "pleated material technique", Wilton pre-made roses and Wilton striped icing.
Happy 6Th Birthday, Sara
For my DGD's 6th birthday cake: 8" Chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling, 10" pound cake with vanilla buttercream filling, covered with pale pink fondant. Inspired by the Crystal Fantasy Flowers & Cake by Alan Tetreault at GSA. Butterflies in gumpaste and gelatin, varying sizes and types. Butterflies on the fondant cake board were made using clear butterfly stamps found at craft stores and brushed with silver pearl dust and silver highlighter powder. Some of the butterflies were made using scrapbook punches. Crystal flowers were made using the edible sugar gems from GSA. Trellis effect made using the Trellis cutter by Patchwork Cutters per instructions by GSA. Thanks for looking!