One Yr Old Icing Smiles Cake
So I've see the "sprinkles" wedding cake for the first time recently ... this is my take on it. Also,I found that Bellacakecreations posted a tutorial on Cake Central ... a BIG thank you Bella Cake Creations!
Henna Inspired Birthday Cake
Fondant covered cake using the Australian technique of ganache. Hand piped henna design topped with an open peony sugar flower. The sugar flower was taught to me by Jaqueline Butler of Petalsweet Cakes of San Diego.
Catalina Tile Cake
Three tier cake covered with Catalina tiles (circa 1920's). These tile replicas were crafted from fondant and piped and filled with royal icing. Each square tile was cut and colored to cover the entire surface of the cake. Three sugar paste succulents sit on top to finish out the Spanish inspired designed.
This vintage inspired cake is covered with an explosion of Gardenia blooms. Both tiers are banded with a molded lace motif.
Chanel Inspired Birthday Cake
This Chanel inspired cake includes several of the iconic Chanel motifs including Coco Chanel's favorite flower-the Camillia, made from sugar paste. Strands of pearls, black quiting and tons of layered and textured fabric ruffles and pleats cover a three tier cake.
Surfing So Cal
This surfing cake was created with a rice crispy wave, modeling chocolate surfer dude, complete with and beach towel, flip flops and cooler for a cold one, all mad of sugar paste. The cake was covered in buttercream then airbrushed, and finished off with cane sugar for sand.
Gardenias & Lace Applique
Three tier wedding cake covered in white fondant embellished with sugar flowers of gardenias and a peony on top. The lace applique made of fondant trims each tier to give an elegant touch.
Fender Stratocaster Guitar Cake
This cake is a replica of a classic Fender Stratocaster. The guitar strings are real because there is nothing in the sugar world that looks like that and can with stand temperature change and moving the cake around. The Bridge is made of sugarpaste which is dried to very hard so that the strings can be threaded through, just like a real guitar. I was excited to use my airbrush to paint the classic 3 color sunburst that you see on Fender guitars. If you haven't seen it, check out my other guitar cake which was a Gibson Les Paul, pics are posted here too. My friend who owns the guitar collection told me I should recreate a Paul Reed Smith next ;) I gotta find the $target market$ that is interested in this kind of cake art so I can add to my collection.
Gibson Les Paul Guitar
Recreation of a Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar. Everything is edible except for the strings. The guitar is complete with tuning keys, treble switch, inlaid pearl frets, and a cherry burst paint job. The bridge is made of gumpaste and crafted to thread the strings through. The paint job was done with an airbrush to recreate the "cherry burst" paint job on the original. Oh, and the cake inside is classic white with a lemon curd and lemon buttercream filling;)
Dorado Fish, Or Mahi Mahi
This three foot long Dorado fish was carved and covered in fondant and hand painted to create this realistic representation. No fish guts here:-), only lemon cake and yummy vanilla bean buttercream filling. The fins were made of gumpaste and the eye was made of poured sugar. I presented the cake on an Igloo cooler top, just like the coolers they use on charter finishing boats.
Juicy Couture Diaper Bag Cake
Juicy Diaper Bag cake with six layers of vanilla bean cake filled with chocolate buttercream Baby converse shoes made from gumpaste as well as the pacifier a baby bottle.
Datron World Communications Field Radio
This cake is a replica of a field radio manufactured by a local company here in San Diego. Five layers of white cake filled with lemon buttercream covered in colored fondant . All of the knobs, handles and dials are gumpaste and fondant. The logo was painted on with food coloring and all of the white letters were piped on with royal icing. The aged appearance is created by using a sponge brush and powdered coloring.