A celebration cake made for a friend's daughter to mark her graduation from 6th grade. Yes, she's a very talented young dancer! The cakes were a 9" round tier plus a 6" square tier, iced with buttercream and covered with MFF. All decorations were handmade from MFF/gumpaste. Thanks for looking!
Calvin & Hobbes Birthday Cake
Made for my 32 yr old son's birthday. He recently revived his childhood love for Calvin & Hobbes. A lemon-blueberry marbled butter cake (Sky-High Cakes book) filled with lemon blueberry preserves, iced with lemon buttercream and covered with MFF. Decorations were handmade from gumpaste/MFF. Thanks for looking!
Legal Briefs Birthday Cake
A cake made to celebrate my friend's birthday. He's a personal injury attorney with a wicked sense of humor. The cake is a double-layer yellow cake filled with chocolate ganache and buttercream, iced with buttercream, and decorated with fondant cutouts. Thanks for looking :)
A cake made for a friend's dinner birthday party at my house. It was a triple layer white chocolate cake with raspberry and white chocolate mousse fillings, iced in buttercream. The lily, dragonfly, and lily pads were made from gumpaste/fondant.
A cake for the birthday girls at a local residential recovery support center, made for Birthday Cakes 4 Free - MN, for a July 2011 birthday event. Thanks for looking!
A cake for the birthday boys, made for Birthday Cakes 4 Free - MN, for a July 2011 birthday event. Thanks for looking!
This 18" tall, 3D bulldog cake was made to celebrate the second anniversary of my son's bar & grill - The Salty Dog. The body of the cake was composed of three 'booze'cakes. The first double layer was Guiness Chocolate cake, topped by a double layer of Pink Champagne Cake, topped by a triple layer of Southern Comfort Red Velvet Cake. After carving, all was coated with ganace, then buttercream. The head was carved from RKT and coated with white chocolate. The cake was covered with MFF. The ears, feet, tail and two roses/leaves were gumpaste/MFF. All was edible except the collar. We had so much fun making, presenting and serving this cake :) Thanks so much for looking.
Princess Tiara Cake
Made for Birthday Cakes 4 Free - MN for girls' birthday event at residential recovery support center. A 10" made-from-scratch vanilla butternut marble cake with chocolate ganache and chocolate buttercream, covered with MFF. All decorations were handmade from MFF/gumpaste (except for pink jewels).
Hanging Around Monkey
Made for Birthday Cakes 4 Free - MN to celebrate boys' birthdays at residential recovery support center. Cake was made-from-scratch banana with cream cheese filling and icing. Covered with MFF. Decorations were MFF.
Dora The Explorer Cake
A birthday cake for my dear friend's darling granddaughter on her second birthday. A 10" vanilla butternut marble cake with chocolate ganache, chocolate buttercream and MFF. All decorations were handmade from MFF/gumpaste. Thanks for looking!
Bear Baptism Cake
A cake made for my grandson's christening. His mom wanted blocks, lime green and gray. This was a 10" Irish Car Bomb cake, and 8" and 6" lemon cakes filled with raspberry filling and buttercream filling. It was covered with homemade MFF. All figures and decorations were handmade from MFF. Thanks for looking!
Summer Garden Birthday Cake
Baked for Birthday Cakes 4 Free - MN to celebrate M aybirthdays in a recovery support program. This one is for the girls. Thanks for looking!
Mcqueen Car Cake
Baked for Birthday Cakes 4 Free - MN to celebrate May birthdays in a recovery support program. This one is for a group of young birthday boys. Thanks for looking!
Teacher Appreciation Cake
Made for my grandson's school event to celebrate Teacher Appreciation week. It is a three layer 10" vanilla cake with lemon curd and raspberry fillings, iced with vanilla buttercream and covered with MFF. All decorations are handmade from MFF/gumpaste. Thanks for looking!
Golf & Baseball Birthday Cake
This was made for a golfing Irish-man in his 80's and his two grandsons, both in their mid-20's and avid Twins baseball fans. My intent was to do a golf green with a golfer on the top and an Irish tartan plaid on the sides of the cake. But after the request to incorporate baseball, too, I added the Twins logo, switched to a baseball diamond, and did the plaid in Twins colors with shamrocks added. I'm sure I won't be doing this design again! My friends loved it and that's all that really counts :) The cake was a 10" square Irish Car Bomb cake filled and iced with chocolate ganache and brown sugar Swiss Meringue buttercream. All decorations are handmade from homemade MFF/gumpaste. Thanks for looking!
Baptism Boy With Angel
This cake was made for my grandson's baptism. The little boy represents my grandson, in bluejeans and t-shirt, holding his ever-present blanket (that I knitted for him :) When I began the angel, I expected her to look more like a Precious Moments angel.... but to my surprise, this angel with a lot of character and attitude showed up. If my little darling is anything like his father, he's going to need a really strong guardian angel! All the figures and decorations are handmade from homemade MFF with gumpaste, tylose. The cakes were 12" square and 8" square. The bottom was chocolate with brown sugar Swiss Meringue and chocolate ganache filling and icing. The top was vanilla with lemon curd filling and white chocolate ganache/vanilla buttercream icing. Thanks so much for looking!
Baked for Birthday Cakes 4 Free - MN to celebrate April birthdays in a recovery support program. This one is for a teen girl. Thanks for looking!
Cat In The Hat
Cake baked for Birthday Cakes 4 Free - MN, for April birthday event at a recovery support program. This one was for the smaller children celebrating birthdays this month. Thank you to CC'ers on the forum for suggestions and to others for design ideas. The kids loved the cake :)
I made the Wilton's 2011 Year Book cover cake for my grandson's 5th birthday party - which was a pirate-themed party. It was a lot of fun to make and turned out to be a more impressive cake than I expected. Most importantly, the kids loved it. Thanks for looking!
A cake for the birthday boys, made for Birthday Cakes 4 Free - MN, for a March 2011 birthday event. Thanks for looking!
A cake for the birthday girls, made for Birthday Cakes 4 Free - MN, for a March 2011 birthday event. I stole ideas from a number of posted cake pics. Yhe cake is covered with homemade MFF and decorated with MFF/gumpaste figures and cutouts. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for looking!
Parker's First Birthday
This is my darling Grandson's first birthday cake. A 3" x 12" torted layer on the bottom, an 8" tier, and a 3" x 6" torted layer on top. All the figures and decorations are fondant/gumpaste. The palm tree is RKT covered with fondant/gumpaste. The small 5" cake in the photos was his smash cake - and he did demolish it :) Thank you to many on CC for ideas and inspiration and especially to KarolynAndrea, whose Jungle Baby Shower cake was my starting point!
Peach And Brown Birthday Cake
Cake made for my son's girlfriend on her 27th birthday. Covered with homemade MFF. Decorations are fondant. Thanks to several other CC members for ideas and inspiration drawn from their photos!