Was supposed to make this cat to match a white and light orange kitty...she gave me a very small photo so I looked up some other cats online to help. Body is cake...paws are icing....head is RKT.
My customer wanted a pillow cake like I had done before, and same colors...but she wanted some changes to match her princess invitation and birthday banner which included hearts and a closed-toe shoes, and the blue and pink butterflies.
Pumpkin And Leaves Wedding
My client basically designed this cake.... its a very cool design but this cake, for alot of reasons, gave me no end to headaches! And its not over yet because I caught the beginnings of some minor bulging on one of the tiers as I was leaving, so I'm still stressed about it. :-) I also think I did overkill on the base tier leaves.
Rehearsal Dinner Cake
Just a yummy looking cake for a rehearsal dinner....same bride as got the Red Sox cap cake. Unfortunately the berries at Sam's Club are totally out of season and not very good this time of year.
Red Sox Cap
This is also one like a cake I did before, but I did not take a picture of my previous one. However it (the backside of it) was shown in a Philadelphia Brides magazine in a "Real Wedding" because the bride had surprised her groom with it. So this year a bride who saw that wanted to do the exact same thing. I just wish I didn't have to tape my foil in the back....ick.
Fisher Price Cake
This is almost identical to a previous cake I made, but this customer wanted less girly-looking flowers, and I changed the board to a nicer color and took a nicer picture than the first one. So I think I like this one better, except I like the monkey face on my first one better. And I do like the bright flowers on my first one.
Garden And Wolf Cake
The customer specifically asked for a wolf with open, green eyes (so not howling, so you can see the eye color), a moon, a dead tree....and a pretty garden on the bottom tier with a white picket fence. So after trying to figure out how all that goes together, this is what I came up with. I think it turned out better than I expected.
This was supposed to be a 3D rendition of a luggage tag, which was the theme of a bridal shower. (I do apologize I was trying to switch around these photos earlier and when I deleted one, the whole thing deleted...so having to reload). I am sorry I did not get a photo of the dowel/wood support I used in this shoe. I should have! Its pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling and vanilla buttercream under fondant. Fun stuff!
Birthday cake requested by customer....actually after I took this I forgot that I had sketched in a few random stars on wires, so I stuck those in last minute. Didn't take a pic because I don't think they really added much to the cake, and I actually prefer it this way...but since the stars were in my sketch, I dutifully added them. I had more trouble with the flag on this thing.
Done for a customer who wanted buttercream and who had a lower budget....so its buttercream and airbrushed, and then fondant pieces. I should have done edible images but wasn't able to get them ordered in time. And yes she requested the soccer ball...my husband was like "Howcome you put a soccer ball on an MSU football cake" but its more of a grad cake, and he plays soccer. :-)
This was a 3D cake made to go with the "mod monkey" party theme you can find online....customer also requested a banana, and real dipped strawberries for the little girl who loves strawberries. Head and legs are RKT. Body is chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream.
Changed the name of the cigars to include the groom's name....lid is foamcore covered in fondant/gumpaste...everything else is edible. (Oh I have a bit of foamcore under the cigars, too...)
This is also going to the same customer who got the toolbox...double birthday...but she wanted to spend the bulk of her budget on the toolbox so I did discount this one a bit...but this one isn't as fancy.
I probably should have made more tools. Oh well.... I will have to warn the customer about the red airbrushing on this one...the humidity is evidently making it remain tacky instead of perfectly dry.
This was a design my customer found on "merryscakes.com". The cards fanned out at the top are the "Queen" and "King" as their nicknames and then 7-9-10 is the wedding date! I made a few changes from the original design but for the most part that's the cake the customer asked for.
Yet Another Toy Story Cake....
Yep its another one. This customer wanted a 3D bed, but didn't want to pay as much (even though looking back, it would probably have not been extra work, really...) so we decided to do the tiers decorated similar to the bedspread with a couple pillows...she gave me all the figurines to put on it. Except her kid loved the potato heads so I went ahead and made those on request. Oh well.
I really liked how this cake came out, its one of those that looks better in person than in a photo...in the photo you can tell the stained glass is uneven and stuff but in person it has that 3D look like real stained glass. Anyway....its for a return customer. It was fun to do.
Plain Wedding Cake
Wedding cake was supposed to be white iced with ivory ribbon. Turns out my ivory ribbon was a tad light and of course my buttery buttercream a tad off white, which made for a pretty boring cake. Oh well. :-)
Zebra Print Cupcake Tower
This was ordered by the mom for whom I made the pink monkey tiered cake with a bow, for a baby shower...now its time for baby's first birthday! Mom wanted to make and set up her own stand, so I took this pic and then she took the cakes home and assembled it on her own on a matching decorated stand. She also added cupcake toppers at home, too, I think. She said she'd send me a finished pic. :-) The customer also designed the way she wanted the stuff on the wires to look. (Added finished pic now...she made the toppers and stand herself.)
Lions And Hippos
Unique wedding request...125 cupcakes on the tall tier stand, half with hippos and half with lions. Took forever! I guess "Hippo" is his nickname, and "Lion" is hers. Cupcakes are chocolate with peanut butter mousse filling, covered in a bit of buttercream, then white impression matted fondant circles, then the figures. They weren't perfect due to how fast I had to try to get them done but I think the overall effect is okay.
Flyboat made of fondant/gumpaste and airbrushed/handpainted. Ended up a little big so glad I was familiar with the cartoon, so I could add some celery and a message inside to take up room! Figurines provided by customer. Mast a bit sloppy...had to work on structure and some royal icing got sloppy. Cake below is 10" iced in buttercream with fondant clouds and buttercream border.
Just messing around with an extra cupcake....I meant to give this a light spray of pearl with an aerosol can of the stuff I never use...it totally exploded like enough pearl dust to put out a fire. Ugh. Thus the textured look.... Otherwise I think the design turned out cute.