10" strawberry layer cake, filled with white chocolate mousse, iced with buttercream, covered with MMF. All decorations are MMF/gumpaste. Made for birthday girls in a residential recovery program. Thank you to CC members for inspiration, especially Rona50!!
A Traditional Swedish Princess Cake
This was a first-time, trial run on a traditional Swedish Princess Cake (torte). I had not covered a cake in marzipan befpre, so had way too much to learn on this one! It is composed of a 9" Swedish cake made with potato flour, split into three layers; lightly coated with raspberry jam, filled with a custard pastry cream, and then topped with whipped cream before covering with a thin layer of marzipan. We're going to serve it for a neighborhood dinner tomorrow night, where we can count on honest, critical feedback. We're preparing for the wedding celebration of a friend to a Swedish gentleman. They both love the Princess Cakes that they buy at Ikea. Hopefully this one will be as good or better. Stay tuned for a photo of the real deal in about a month.
Birthday cake for my neighbor/friend. Theme is based on his "anthem" for his lake home - Goin to Barbados (on Coconut Airways...) Plane, tree trunk, suitcase are all RKT covered with fondant. Other decorations are fondant/gumpaste, graham cracker crumbs and coconut.
Dragonfly And Pearls
For my daughter's graduation as a certified yoga instructor. 10" WASC with raspberry filling. Frosted with buttercream, Covered with MMF. Decorations are all fondant/gumpaste dusted with Lustre dust and glitter.
Tom & Jerry
Birthday cake for 4 year old girl who loves Tom & Jerry. The cake was a stack of three halves of two 1/2 sheet cakes. Filled with buttercream and iced with white chocolate ganache, then covered with MMF. Jerry was made from chocolate candy clay. Tom was fondant/gumpaste. Birthday cake was RKT covered with fondant. The birthday girl loved her cake! Thanks to multiple decorators for their inspiration :>)
Daisies, Ladybugs & Butterflies
8" layer WASC layer cake made for the friend of a friend. Fillings are raspberry mouse and lime curd. Covered with MMF. All decorations are MMF/sugarpaste - except brown items are chocolate clay. Thanks to MD79 for inspiration! Thanks for looking :>)
Celebrating my son's 31st birthday - and his new butterfly garden. Covered in MMF. Lower tier decorations are fondant/gumpaste. Top tier decorations and grass are buttercream.
Softball Team Birthday Celebration Cake
My son asked for a cake to celebrate multiple birthdays on his softball team - including his own 31st. Using the team's logo, I came up with this design. The softball - yes, with bowling ball finger holes? - is fondant covered styrofoam. The cake is a 10" 2-layer Irish Car Bomb with chocolate filling. I airbrushed the gray and used buttercream transfer for the logos. It's really hot and humid here - hence the shine :( In anycase, it was fun to do and he loved it. Thanks for looking!
Birthday Girls Rock!
This is for my BirthdayCakes4Free charity project. - for the birthday girls this month. It's a dreamsicle/chocolate marble cake, filled and iced with Indy's buttercream - chocolate version (Thank you, Indy!) I put a layer of strained low-sugar marmalade on each layer under the buttercream. The cake is covered in MMF (Thank you, Edna!) and all decorations are MMF/gumpaste. It's very hot and humid this weekend, and my fondant is waving a little, in spite of lots of time for settling - with weights. I can't believe I'm wishing my summer away :>) Thanks for looking!
Baked for a group of birthday children as part of my BirthdayCakes4Free charity baking. What boys don't love baseball... especially when "You're in Twins Territory!" The cake is iced with Jennifer Dontz's buttercream (Thank you Jennifer!!) and covered with MMF (Edna's recipe - Thank you!). All decorations are fondant, except for the baseball mitt and the bat, which are molded out of chocolate clay. Thanks for looking :>)
A Shabby Chic Birthday Cake For 80Th Birthday
This was for my Step Mom's 80th birthday celebration. It was a white chocolate cake, with cakes split to make 4 layers per tier, filled with lime curd and raspberry mousse, frosted with white chocolate buttercream and decorated with buttercream and fondant/gumpaste roses. Sorry for the poor quality of the photo. The icing isn't shiny - I sprinkled the cake with Wilton's sparkly white "flakes." Thanks for looking!
Birthday Cake For Miss Jennifer
Made this one for a dear friend's birthday. 8" triple layer white chocolate durable cake with raspberry mouse and lime curd fillings. Frosted with buttercream. Handmade fondant/gumpaste roses and leaves.
Birthday Cake For 16 Year Old Boy
Made for Birthday Cakes 4 Free Twin Cities MN. For a 16 year old boy. 12" chocolate marbled durable cake with chocolate buttercream icing and filling. MMF covering and details.
Thomas The Tank Engine Tiered Cake
Made for Birthday Cakes 4 Free Twin Cities MN volunteer baking project. This was for a 2 year old boy. Thank you to Nutucakes for her design inspiration!!! This was a white durable cake with a white buttercream/peach jam filling, covered with MMF and decorated with buttercream and fondant detail.
First Birthday Cake
Birthday cake made for the granddaughter of a dear friend. MMF covered; MMF decorations. Colors - primarily orange, purple, lime green, and hot pink - were chosen to match the birthday girl's tutu :>)
A small personal cake presented to a special couple for their anniversary. WASC with handmade fondant flowers, MMF over buttercream.
Wedding Cake With Pink/rose Fondant Flowers
Two tier wedding cake - WASC with raspberry filling, handmade fondant flowers, buttercream decoration
Peach Personal Cake
A personal (6" 2-layer) cake for a dear friend. Covered with MMF and decorated with MMF flowers.
MMF fondant covered and decorations; pistachio cake with cream cheese buttercream filling and icing.
Elegant Mother's Day Cake With Garlands
Lemon cake filled with lemon curd and raspberry. Frosted with crusting cream cheese buttercream. Decorated with Wilton buttercream tinted with natural vanilla. Rose is marbled candy clay.
Cake For 100Th Birthday Celebration
Made this one for friend's father's 100th birthday. He didn't want any fanfare over his birthday, so no writing, etc. It's a 3 layer cake - two chocolate layers, one white chocolate, with chocolate ganache and chocolate buttercream frosting. Flowers are chocolate clay.
Flower Basket Cake - Wilton Course 2
One of the three Flower Basket Cakes that I made for Easter. The timing of this class was perfect!
Thomas The Tank Engine 3D Birthday Cake
Thomas the Tank Engine 3D Cake made for my grandson's fourth birthday. I used "Durable Cake for 3D and Wedding Cakes" white cake recipe and "Firm Chocolate Cake' recipe to make 1/2 sheet marbled cake. These recipes were excellent and the key to my construction success.