My "baby" is 17!! Vanilla cupcakes w/ eggless cookie dough filling and vanilla buttercream frosting. "17", "KMY", & "K" are all handcut and handpainted. "happy birthday" is also handpainted. All decorations are fondant.
12 step celebration cake for a friend. Butterflies are handcut and handpainted, made of 50% fondant, 50% gumpaste mix. Lettering is fondant. Butterfly antennae (spelling?) are not edible. They are made of artificial flower stamens. The color is actually a beautiful purple but for some reason looks blue.
My daughter will be starting 12th grade tomorrow...the graduating class of 2012. They have a big rally on the first day of school, before school starts. I made these cakepops and the display for her to take with her. I did not make enough cakepops for the entire class...the display only holds 41.
Maureen's Birthday Cake
Well, my first time trying the "wrap". It came out OK but it is broken in a few spots. It was not quite as easy as you all make it look!!! All decorations are 50/50 gumpaste & fondant. The cake is dark chocolate with raspberry mousse filling and chocolate buttercreme frosting.
Cakeballs And Cake For Steve
My brother wanted a cake for his birthday but had never tried cakeballs and wanted some of them too. He also wanted a cherry nut cake (our mom used to make this for him many, many years ago for his birthdays) or red velvet or chocolate. So....I made a 4" & 8" cherry nut cake with cream cheese buttercream filling and frosting and surrounded them with red velvet cakeballs and chocolate cakeballs. decorations are 50/50 fondant , gumpaste mix .Cakes are covered in fondant.
Playing with cakeballs again!! I made the cakeballs "flat" by shaping them in a round cookie cutter. I had made the heart discs out of fondant/gumpaste mix and was just going to put them on round cakeballs but decided to try giving the cakeballs a flat front to put the discs on. This opens up a whole new way for me to decorate cakeballs now!! I can do so many different designs on the fondant/gumpaste that was impossible for me to do directly on the candy coating!
Just playing with some ideas I had for cakeballs using chocolate molds for some decorations and fondant/gumpaste for the stars.
Butterfly is hand cut and hand painted. The flower is one I made up. Cupcake is cherry nut with cream cheese frosting.
Cherry nut cupcake with cream cheese frosting. Covered with fondant and 50/50 fondant/gumpaste flowers. The round fondant piece is actually a beautiful purple but my camera makes it look blue!
My first attempt at a cupcake bouquet for my mother-in-law for Mother's Day. I made the cups holding the cupcakes a little too big but otherwise I think it came out OK. Hummingbird cake (banana, pineapple, coconut, nut, etc..) with cream cheese frosting. Leaves are fondant and gumpaste mix. Pearls are artificial.
Ellery's Candy Cake
Birthday girl wanted a cake with all her favorite candy...Starburst, Skittles, Jolly Rancher, and lollipops. Happy Birthday, Ellery, and 6 "lollipops" made of 50/50 fondant,gumpaste mix. Hand speckled and hand lettered with sugar around the edges.
I handcut fondant from a sketch I had made of these orchids, let it dry and then handpainted them with food coloring. I just wanted to paint one day and it turned into many, many hours of painting. No plans to put them on a cake yet...but they are ready to go when I need them.
Cardinals And Dogwood
Chocolate cake filled and iced with chocolate ganache. covered in fondant. Birds are handpainted on a piece of fondant using food coloring.
Cupcakes For Brianna
Vanilla cupcakes with white chocolate frosting. All decorations 50% fondant / 50% gumpaste.
Cake Balls And Cake!!
My best friends wedding anniversary is on Valentine's Day and I wanted to surprise her with a cake. Chocolate cake w/ chocolate buttercream filling and chocolate ganache . Cake balls are red velvet.
Bunny,doggie & Kitty
I made these for a one year old's first birthday! VERY time consuming, but VERY cute...in my opinion! Customer asked for organic, low fat carrot cake and supplied me with a recipe that she loves (I would think chocolate or vanilla for kids, but what do I know?). Topped with full fat, somewhat organic (butter and cream cheese) cream cheese buttercream icing and topped with animal toppers. All 100% fondant and/or 50%/50% mix. The bunny ears, doggie tongue, and cat ears are 50%/50%. the whiskers are 100% gumpaste! TFL!!!
I made this for a friend's 61st birthday. She loves tassels..has them hanging all over her house!! I knew I had to incorporate them into the cake. Carrot cake with cream cheese filling. All decorations are fondant and/or gumpaste. I was not able to upload any additional photos of the other cake I put on today...Something wrong with CC's system, GRRRRR!!!!! I'm going to try again here but can't promise any other photos!
Fireworks For Mark
I made this for my husband's 49th birthday. Chocolate cake w/ chocolate mousse filling and buttercream frosting. All decorations are fondant and/or gumpaste. Small silver stars are edible confetti.
Sugar cookies covered in fondant with royal icing piped snowflakes, sugar pearls, and edible glitter.
Red velvet cake with cream cheese buttercream frosting (non-crusting). I love the design/decorations but not to happy with the look of the icing!! I wasn't exactly sure how to finish off the icing since I could not make it smooth..so I just used a fork and made lines. I like the side of the cake, I do not like the lines on top of the cake. All fondant decorations.
Pink & Brown Birthday Cake
I love the way the design looks...I am not at all happy with my icing job! I have the hardest time making the icing smooth,grrrr!! I guess I just need to practice more!!! Chocolate cake with a chocolate brownie layer and chocolate buttercream.
2 Tier Cake With Roses
This was a final project in my Wilton class months ago. All the roses and leaves are fondant. The fondant on the cake is not great...a bit bumpy, but not bad considering it was only my second time covering a cake in fondant. I love the roses