Nana's 90Th Birthday Cake!
For my own lovely Nana - such a joy to make a very special cake for her! A number of firsts for me . . . first gumpaste teacup and saucer . . . first time trying brush embroidery . . . first time doing this much piping with royal icing! I ran out of time to take a moist paitbrush and round the points on my dots . . .oh well - Nana didn't notice!!
Elana And Sean's Wedding Cake!
An elegant two tiered cake with a cascade of ivory gumpaste and modeling chocolate roses.
Chocolate Rose Wedding Cake
It's hard to tell from the photo, but the base tier is about 9 inches in height. I have a cake base in between the two complete cakes, with dowels in the base section. I then wrapped the whole thing in fondant to look like one tall tier. Simple and elegant!
Jason And Dragana's Romatic Wedding Cake
This cake was lovely to make, however the florist made quite large arrangements and they were quite a challenge to attach! Thank goodness everything remained intact! It was also my first time piping with royal icing - I'd like to take a class in that!
Claire's Penguin Birthday Cake!
Just a sweet cake! The client provided the teeny, tiny penguin buddies . . .so cute! Gumpaste snowflakes, and meringue used for the iceburg and snow . . .
Captain Benson's Promotion Cake!
One of my favorite cakes ever! I live in Canada, and our national animal is the beaver, which is why the clip that holds the name plate to the helmet is a beaver not an eagle. The cake itself was sculpted freehand, fondant covered and then the name plate was gumpaste for firmness. The beaver is modeling chocolate and fondant, covered in luster dust to give the antique brass look. It was an honor to make this special cake.
Canon Camera Cake!
My 2nd ever camera cake . . . all sculpted free hand, with an edible image on the back of the birthday fella's son!
A Wild Cake Indeed This Is Warnado And His Portal Of Power The Round Portal Is 14 Inches Round The Cake Stand About 35 Feet Hi
A wild cake indeed! This is "Warnado" and his portal of power!! The round portal is 14 inches round . . . the cake stand about 3.5 feet high including this creature. I loved having the opportunity to go to town on details. Warnado has some styrofoam for his interior, and then I used melted candy melts and tooth picks to attach his spikes and details. He is covered primarily in a combo of 50/50 modeling chocolate and fondant. Fun, fun, fun!!!
Aija's First Communion Cake!
The roses are of modeling chocolate . . . . the mom wanted something beautiful and elegant to complement the gown she had made for her daughter . . . .
"q And U" Wedding Cake!
I know this sounds a little crazy, but a client asked me to make a wedding cake for her daughter's Kindergarten class . . . they were going to celebrate the wedding of the letters "Q and U" . . . so, here you go! Rainbow cake inside, which was a fun surprise for the kids!
Jillian's Rapunzel Cake!
This cake was ridiculously fun to make - tower inspired by a photo by "sandra's cakes". It stood about 3.5 feet tall once assembled. Base cakes are 10 inch and 8 inch vanilla bean cakes with cookies and cream filling.
Matthew's Angry Bird's/rio Cake!
What a fun and crazy cake to make! Most of the figures are fondant / modeling chocolate. The 12" base is chocolate fudge cake with oreo cookies and cream filling, vanilla SMBC and covered in fondant. The castle is rkt covered in fondant. TFL!!
Kasia And Eric's Modern Chocolate Wedding Cake!
This cake was based on the design of Richard Festen, renowned Californian cake artist - see the "bakingarts" website for his fabulous creations. The exterior of the cake is wrapped in white modeling chocolate panels, and the roses are made from dark modeling chocolate. So wonderful to work with and delicious!
Wecome Baby Harris!
I designed and made this cake for my beautiful, new nephew, Harris! First attempt at quilting - needs work, but I was still very happy with it overall. I'm in love with the little sleeping baby frog prince! The crown is gumpaste. flavors are vanilla chai marble with caramel creamcheese filling, and chocolate fudge with vanilla Skor SMBC.
Aija's Sleepover Cake
This cake was my third bed cake ever - getting better each time! Fun to make the little gal's although they turned out a little older looking than I had hoped??? Everything is fondant or fondant/gumpaste.
Nathaniel's Welcome Cake!
This cake was fondant covered with gumpaste buttons and a 50/50 gumpaste fondant monkey! The large gumpaste button (one on the back of the cake) saved it from utter disaster! As I leaned forward to place the cake (on the glass pedestal) onto the spot I was photographing it, the cake slipped off and smashed into the wooden rails you see behind!! Well, thanks to the hardened gumpaste button, it did virtually no damage!! Oh, so lucky!! The buttons are inspired by a cake done by a very talented artist on "Yummy Cakes By Lynn"!
Madison's Parisienne Cake!
Inspired by a cake photo that i can't source - so thank you to whoever made the original design! I changed the colors and added the eiffel tower on top! It's buttercream with buttercream piping (I haven't attempted royal icing yet!!).
Vintage Wedding Shower Cake
This cake was inspired by two in particular here on Cake Central, so thank you to mrsmudrash and sweetievie for their beautiful work. I am so in love with this cake that I'd love to wear it!!
Ethan's Dinosaur Cake!
This cake was so fun - the dino turned out to be a little more frightening than I intended, but the 5 year old boy LOVED it! I made a wire structure for the dino and covered that in modeling chocolate I carved some detail into that and then melted compound chocolate, which I colored shades of green. I painted that on to create the skin, for a different sort of look and then added luster dust for interest. the eyes, claws, teeth etc are gumpaste. Little Bam Bam had a modeling chocolate interior that I covered in fondant. Thanks for looking!
Shea's Fairy Cake
I loved making this cake! The Mom wanted fairies that were neither cartoon - like nor Tinkerbell looking, so here is what I came up with. These fairies are a little edgier with their tattoos and gossamer wings. The cake was made in a silicon half soccer ball pan. The fairies were made from modeling chocolate inside, covered in fondant. The wings were made from gelatin that I let dry in a thin sheet, I then cut the shape of wing I wanted and hand painted with vodka and gel paste, enhanced with disco dust. Thanks for looking!
Jillian's Pink Poodles In Paris Cake!
This cake was my design based on the birthday invitation - it was so fun, because often people want a cake to look like another cake design! I"m sure others have done similar cakes, but I really enjoyed the process of sketching out a design and then making it happen! Both tiers are vanilla cake with lemon curd and lemon SMBC. The poodles are modeling chocolate covered in fondant. The letters and plaques on the hexagon cake are white chocolate dipping melts attached using melted chocolate. The black riser is just a 5 inch dummy cake covered in black satin ribbon. Thanks for looking!
Renees's Pug Cake!
This cake was made with a lot of love! The pug's were made to represent the owners actual dogs. The top one was made with modeling chocolate and covered in fondant. She is missing her left eye, and passed away a year ago . . . the other two are the owners dogs right now! Red velvet cake with cream cheese SMBC, frosted in vanilla SMBC and covered in Callebaut chocolate ganache!
Janet's Art Deco Inspired 40Th!
I had so much fun with this! A 40th cake for an architect who loves the Art Deco period. Caramel SMBC and red velvet cake. All decorations are modeling chocolate (anything brown) and fondant/gumpaste. Name was hand painted and "40" was gut free hand out of modeling chocolate.