Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Cake
This was fun to make! I think it turned out really cute. It was last minute order, so the Strawberry Shortcake is a little toy, not gumpaste. Cake is red velvet with vanilla BC and chocolate ganache. Covered in fondant. I charged $138. TFL!
Monster Truck Birthday Cake
This was three layers of white cake w/ chocolate buttercream, carved into a number two, and then carved like a hill, thicker on the top and thinner at the bottom. The trucks are real toy trucks. I charged $143 for this cake. TFL!
This was my first gumpaste rose from my Garden Rose workshop with Jacqueline Butler (who is AMAZING!). Had SUCH a great time and I think it turned out awesome!!
Seashell Wedding Cake
Had to assemble at this at the reception site (which just happened to be the bride's house) the day of because of the bucket. Had fun with this one because of the cake stand. She said to do whatever I wanted, as long as it was super beachy :) Bottom tier is 8" white with chocolate buttercream, top is 6" chocolate with cream cheese frosting. Covered in fondant and decorated with gumpaste shells, airbrushed with pearl and dusted with teal luster dust, and added brown sugar "sand". Charged $150. Thanks for looking!
Karate Birthday Cake
10" bottom chocolate with raspberry buttercream and an 8" top tier, white also with raspberry buttercream. I charged $155 for this cake :) TFL!
Summer Lovin' Beach Theme
This was my entry for the Art Splash Cake Show in Carlsbad, CA this weekend. My second cake show and I won third place! Wahoo!! They're 14", 10" and 6" dummies, covered in fondant and decorated with gumpaste, royal icing and isomalt. The sunset on the top tier was airbrushed. TFL!!
White cake with vanilla buttercream filling. The top is made from gumpaste :) Charged $80 for this cake. TFL!
50's Housewife Themed Bridal Shower
I got an order for a 50's Housewife themed bridal shower and when I saw goa11ie's 50's housewife cake I just had to give it a shot! Thanks goa11ie for the inspiration! The cake is red velvet with cream cheese filling, covered in white chocolate ganache and fondant. It was made with the Wilton Wonder Mold pan. The bodice is all fondant. The bride's sister is a friend of mine and I knew I would get a ton of business from the event, so I only charged $65 :) TFL!
Baby Boy's Baptism Cake
Bottom tier is 12" white cake with vanilla buttercream, top is 8" chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream. Covered in fondant and quilted by hand (it wasn't as easy as I thought it was going to be, but I figured it out!). Dotted with silver dragees (sp?) The blocks are styrofoam covered in fondant with RI edges and letters. Cost was $165.
Drunk Beer Barrel Cake
This was fun to make, I'm really happy how my little fondant drunks came out! Its yellow cake with chocolate ganache, covered in fondant. TFL!
Juicy Purse Birthday Cake
This was a lot of fun to make. It's orange 50/50 bar with vanilla buttercream. The handles and heart chain were made from gumpaste. The image is an edible image, although I'm a little disappointed that it was so white - I thought it was going to be more transparent. Oh well, lesson learned! I posted the black & white one too because I think it's so pretty :) TFL!
Garden Birthday Cake
Made this one for my MIL's birthday. I saw a similar cake here on CC and thought it would be perfect for her since she loves gardening (sorry! I can't remember who's picture it was!). Everything is made from fondant or gumpaste and the dirt is crushed oreos. As for the flower, this was my first REAL sugar flower where I had to make each petal on a separate wire and then put it together. I didn't have the cutters that I needed to be a peony or a magnolia, which is what I wanted to make, so I just cut them by hand and although it's not a specific flower, I think it's pretty :)
Fun & Fancy Cupcakes
Just fartin' around tonight and made these for a friends birthday tomorrow. Chocolate cupcakes with pretty blue BC frosting and a white chocolate accent.
Element Skateboard Cake
Made this for a kids 14th birthday. It's my Peanut Butter Badonkadonk flavor. Chocolate cake, chocolate ganache with a thin layer of peanut butter, and crunched up Reese's PB cups (YUM!). The stand is plywood covered in tissue paper. There are wooden dowels glued into holes in the plywood stand, and then a thinner plywood (covered in plastic wrap) was glued onto the dowel. Wheels are RKTs, and I used my Cricut to cut the logo. TFL!
Jimmy Buffet Birthday Cake
I've never made a cake that was so fun and scary at the same time! This was done for a 60th birthday party, Jimmy Buffet themed of course. Bottom Parrothead tier is Pina Colada flavor, with coconut buttercream, middle beach bucket tier is yellow cake with chocolate buttercream, and the Cheeseburger in Paradise is red velvet with cream cheese filling. The flowers and salt shaker are gumpaste, but the limes are real. TFL!
Gymnastics Birthday Cake
I made this for a 6 year old birthday party at her gym. She love gymnastics, is always at the gym and as a gymnast myself I was itching to make one! Her mom needed a small cake, which was kind of a bummer because I wanted to do something bigger and more elaborate, but I think this turned out really cute. The blue fondant is the floor, with a gumpaste beam and 1st place medal, as well as a gumpaste birthday girl :)
I know there are a million of the popcorn cupcakes on CC already, but I had to post mine as a warning to all those wanting to give these a try... PAIN IN THE YOU-KNOW-WHAT!!! Make sure you have a TON of time on your hands, a LOT of patience and some ice for your hands after you starting cutting hundreds of marshmallows into quarters!!! :)
This was so fun to make. Everything is edible. Rice was made from teeny pieces of fondant - took me forever to roll the little pieces! Soy sauce is corn syrup colored brown and roe is also covered in corn syrup to give it a slimey shine :)
Spring Garden Cake Contest Entry
I made this cake for my first cake contest. It was my first time using dummies. I dropped it off the day before the contest and set it up with the watering can (also a dummy), and was called back a few hours later because the weight of the watering can took the entire top tier off!! So needless to say, I learned my lesson about completely doweling even dummy cakes : )
This is my first gumpaste lamb. I like the way it turned out, except for the Royal Icing. I'm not sure why it's sliding and not keeping it's shape. It was so stiff that it was really hard to squeeze out of the piping bag. Any ideas on why this happened?
Ladybug Baby Shower
I made this ladybug baby shower cake and 40 ladybug cupcakes for guest favors. I love all the little flowers. The cake is Orange Dreamsicle and all of the cupcakes were Raspberry Lemonade (lemon cupcakes filled with raspberry buttercream). Cake is covered in fondant with gumpaste ladybugs and daisies. TFL!
Mardi Gras Birthday Cake
8" and 6" rounds, confetti cake with vanilla buttercream filling. All of the decorations are gumpaste or fondant. Mask was fondant covered in disco dust. Man that stuff is MESSY!. I forgot to take the "nice" picture with the curlie-q stars so I attached both :) TFL!