This wedding cake had gumpaste cherry blossoms of ivory and blush pink on ivory fondant, with blush pink ribbon bordering each tier. The cake is strawberry with fresh strawberry and cream filling, VBC icing. This was a brunch reception.
Camo Grooms Cake
I was asked to do a groom's cake for 100 people. It had to be Mossy Oak camouflage, include a hunter, a deer and a Remington rifle. I've done other 3D cakes for this family so they push the envelope a little more each time!!! The cake itself is pina colada with pineapple cream cheese filling and cream cheese icing, covered in fondant. I created a lit duck pond in the middle of the pillars. All elements such as leaves, logs, ducks, reeds, grass are gumpaste. Trees are chocolate and tinted rice krispies.
Mom's Birthday 2011
This hat box was for my beautiful Mom! All vanilla cake with VBC, covered in fondant. Sugarpaste flowers and tulle. All elements on hat box are fondant. She loves buttons so I had to incorporate those on this design. I made a carrot cake for her to eat as she has yet to cut any decorated cake I've made for her!!!
This hat box was for my sister's birthday. All chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling covered in fondant. Sugarpaste flowers and tulle used. Damask pattern on hat box.
This was for my niece's high school graduation. All edible elements. Cake is all Vanilla with VBC. Covered in fondant. Clapboard made out of gumpaste. I even found a picture of my mom's graduation to add to the edible photos!!
Peyton's 10Th Birthday
This young lady actually made a sketch of each instrument she wanted on her cake and what color!! She wanted orange drums, red guitar, light blue microphone and black piano! I did tie-dye lettering and base for piano. All instruments are gumpaste. Cake is all chocolate with CBC filling and white fondant. Secondary photo shows sides with bars of music and words to "happy birthday" in edible images.
"the Arie" Wedding Cake
The bride wanted the cake to have flowers that looked like they were just picked from a garden. Her mom and she were going to the farmer's market for her bouquet the morning of the wedding. Her dress was ivory with some tulle fabric and pearls. I incorporated all those elements into the design and this is what I ended up with! All marble cake with VBC filling. Ivory fondant and sugarpaste flowers, edible pearls and ivory tulle around the base of the cake.
My client had seen another beach bag I had done in polka dots and so I designed it based on "Jan" who loves zebra stripes, the beach, music, wine and jewelry!! I think I hit all the elements through accessories! The boom box is pound cake with gumpaste handle and features. Wine bottle is sugar bottle with fondant label and royal icing lettering. Jewelry, lipstick, flip flops, sunglasses are gumpaste. Cake is pina colada with pineapple cream cheese filling and cream cheese icing - covered in fondant. TFL!!
It's A Dog's Life!
This was the 2nd of 2 donated cakes this past weekend for a fundraiser locally. This is an 8" one tier cake. All elements on top of cake are gumpaste. Grass is royal icing. Cake is chocolate with chocolate ganache and fresh strawberry filling covered with chocolate fondant.
This cake was one of two done for a fundraiser this past weekend. I donated two cakes. This is a 9" white chocolate mocha cake with white chocolate ganache and chambord cc filling. All decorations are fondant.
Romantic Wedding Cake Favors
This was the second set of mini cakes for a local bridal show. They were used on a sweetheart table. There are approximately 70+ flowers I made for each of the 2 - 2-tiered cakes. Each of the flowers has 3 tiny pearls which I colored for the centers. The flowers are ivory gumpaste with edible pearl dragees. The cakes are a blush colored fondant with ivory ribbon.
Modern Mini Cake Favors
I was asked to do mini cakes for a bridal show locally. These were for place settings at one of the booths. The table was set with a deep plum skirt and sheer black/white/silver circle overlay. The flowers and initial are gumpaste with deep plum centers, cakes covered in black fondant with pewter ribbon.
Travis 20Th Birthday
Sheet cake (11x15) done as lab coat for Physician's Asst. Name tag, prescription pad done as edible images. All accessories done with fondant/gumpaste mix. Carrot cake with cream cheese icing/filling. Buttercream fondant on cake.
Charity Gala 030511
This was the largest stacked cake I've made. Reading through the forums on this site gave me a lot of support! It is a 5 tier ivory fondant cake with real ribbon, 3 row crystal cake banding and brooches. The cake itself was all white chocolate mocha with raspberry chambord cream cheese filling and white chocolate ganache under the fondant. I also had 2 additional kitchen cakes which are not shown. The heart on top was their logo and their colors, navy and burgundy. I had to assemble in the kitchen of the hotel so the pictures are not prettiest and you can't tell very well but I had lights wrapped under the ivory material at the bottom that lit up when they wheeled it into the room.
7Th Birthday - Justin Bieber Theme
My client wanted a Justin Bieber themed cake in purple, black and silver. I was given creative freedom and she loved the sketch I came up with - so here's the end result! Cake is all chocolate, CBC filling and chocolate ganache under fondant. Gumpaste microphone, photo frame, stars and notes on wires, bow and number 7. All other elements are fondant. Skirt on cake board is black tulle.
Mom's Valentine's Cake
This was for my mom. All fondant including rolled roses and bow tails with pearl dragees dusted in pearl lustre dust. Cake was strawberry with strawberry cc filling and VBC.
Daughter's Valentine's Cake
Surprised my daughter with a 6" heart cake with her nickname on it. Chocolate cake with VBC and fondant. Royal icing lettering all other elements, fondant.
Mini Valentine's Cakes
These were for my daughter's office for fun! Chocolate 4" heart cakes with VBC, red fondant and white ribbon.
Cohen's First Birthday
This cake was for a client's son who was turning 1. She wanted something fun and colorful and loved the idea of a crown on the cake. Thank goodness for Sugared Productions tutorial on making crowns! The smash cake is BC and vanilla cake. The crown is gumpaste, the "jewels" are fondant as is the main cake and dots. The tiers were lemon with raspberry filling and vanilla with chocolate BC filling.
Hello Kitty Birthday
My daughter's roommate was turning 22 and she wanted a Hello Kitty cake for her. This is what we came up with. Crown is gumpaste and Hellow Kitty face is fondant (did free hand). Bow, cake, bands, flowers and leaves are fondant. Cake was chocolate with dark chocolate BC filling on bottom tier. Top tier was lemon cake with strawberry BC filling.
Nc State Wolfpack Football Birthday
This client wanted to surprise his wife who is a huge NC State football fan with a themed cake for her birthday which fell on Super Bowl Sunday! The wolf and football on top of the cake are gumpaste, the footballs on the bottom tier are fondant backing with edible images on them. I didn't show a picture of the back of the cake but there are also edible images of season tickets. NC State logo is hand cut out of fondant.
Pink/brown Princess Baby Shower
I matched the cake to the invitation which had brown and pink polka dots and a full crown on it. Crown is gumpaste, cake is fondant. Top tier is strawberry cake with lemon curd/lemon bc filling, bottom tier is strawberry cake with strawberry cc filling. Fondant dots, bow, flowers, leaves and bands, pink tulle fabric used on cake board.
Turtle Reef Baby Shower
This customer asked me to do a baby shower cake in the theme of the nursery pattern. I've included a picture of the bedding for the nursery. The crib and baby are gumpaste, mattress is cake, figures on board gumpaste. Top tier is chocolate cake (Colette Peters recipe for Coco Loco without coconut) with VBC filling and bottom tier is WASC with strawberry filling.
This couple wanted a very simple cake with drapes and just a touch of bling. The top tier is White Velvet Cake with Mocha Buttercream filling, 2nd tier is Red Velvet with cream cheese filling and the bottom is Marble with 2 layers of chocolate ganache and 1 layer of Raspberry Chambord Cream Cheese. The flowers are silk and they were white when I bought them - then I used luster dusts and food coloring to paint them as Stargazer lilies. You're thinking why would she do that? Because the order of premade Stargazers I ordered were due in the day before the wedding and UPS lost the package!! So at 8:30 the night before the wedding I went shopping and came up with these! The drapes are fondant. The topper was the groom's parents topper from their wedding! Thanks for the inspiration of the design from Cake Central!
Hockey Birthday Theme
This cake was for a friend's birthday who is a die-hard Carolina Hurricanes hockey fan! He plays on an amateur team affliated with them and this is his jersey number I incorporated. The cake is fondant as is the jersey, puck and letters. The top is an edible image, the hockey stick is gumpaste. The "ice" is sugar ice. The cake was per his request - traditional yellow/dark chocolate ganache.