Fisher Price Cookie Jar
Except for the blocks (which turned out messy), I think this cake turned out cute. Love putting sparkles on the nose and eyes! The bad thing is...I didn't realize there were TWO models of this same toy. Customer sent photo on my phone, and I googled it and printed some pix. My fault for not studying her phone pix closer. Ended up making this model...HER model was a purple one with an open mouth. *sigh* Texted her about it and she seems fine and will be giving her a coupon for free delivery or 15% off her next order. Oh well!
Daisy Garden Shower
I could NOT get a nice photo of this cake...the one I like best, I cut off the butterflies! :-( Anyway it was my first chance to use the Impressions baby mold so that's fun...I think I could use practice using a more delicate hand in shading it. This was made to go with the Daisy Garden theme from Pottery Barn Kids, and she requested mostly pink, green and ivory.
Not real excited about this cake AT ALL....I have a thread on this customer. haha. Oh well! I think in this case the picture makes it look a little better than it did in person...good for online, bad for customer.
Really should have used an internal wooden structure so I could make Tigger more long and lean looking....but I didn't....so he's fat. :-) (Just used a cardboard and some support straws and dowels through the center) Oh well I guess he's recognizable!!! haha.
Customer just wanted a single lego, something easy to cut for her kids party...so that's what she got!!!
This is for someone who does not like cake. They requested a cookie cake and requested "leopard print" and this is what I came up with.
Pug Groom's Cake
This weekend's groom's cake...I enjoy doing puppies! This is their dog that of course could not be at the wedding but they wanted her there somehow.
Simple wedding cake....lillies were purchased white and dusted purple. Leaves I made from gumpaste.
This was an idea taken from a website online (can't remember which)....I had issues with this cake...and the lighting is bad so you can't see the alligator too much. Anyway I will start a thread regarding the cracked ganache....
Cow Jumped Over The Moon
This customer didn't want much blue on the cake so we made it a very light pastel greyish-blue. Also it was for a boy, so no bow...tried to dress the cake up as much as possible. The topper design was found online by the customer, I'm sorry I do not remember who made the original topper design.
This is for one of my favorite customers (has been ordering cakes from me for awhile now)....but usually she orders for her kids or family members, and this time her husband ordered her a birthday cake from me. I was really excited to do this one although I don't think it looks as nice in the photo as it does in person. I hope he likes it as he just sent me some photos to work from and gave me some tips of what he liked, and left the rest up to me.
Superman Groom's Cake
This was a last minute change by the customer....anyway relatively simple but its a 16" round so it is fairly large....groom's cake, chocolate scratch cake with peanut butter icing under the fondant. Had a bit of trouble with the fondant bubbling up on this one, and it didn't show up that obvious until after it had sat overnight. Not sure if its my icing or what.
Topsy Turvy Wedding
This is a spin off of another cake I did, but at a catering place I worked at...completely changed the colors but kept the same general idea. This is actually the wedding cake for the order I got from a government worker over in Ethiopia, and I thought it was a scam! Nope--real order! haha.
This was a cake requested by a girl who took a Pink Cake Box photo and made changes to the design to fit her party. This is sort of a Phantom of the Opera meets Mardi Gras I think. haha. Whatever. Anyway I couldn't get a real nice picture of it, but I thought it turned out cute enough. All edible but the feather.
I know this looks different but the bottom tier was made to match a sort of "retro" style blanket the mother-to-be had chosen...the blanket looked somewhat hand-drawn and watercolored so I tried to make it the same effect. I ordered a First Impressions baby mold and it didn't come in time so I just used a generic candy mold I had for the head and made do.
Last year at Christmas I gave my kids teachers each a certificate for a free round cake, two dozen cupcakes, or two dozen cookies. One of them just now ordered hers LOL. I'm not very patient with cookies and tend not to spend the time it takes to get them perfect, but I think the little girl will like them just fine. I do like doing cookies every once in awhile, but not too often...my wrist doesn't enjoy alot of piping!
Different Sort Of Design
I don't think I really care for this one...the bride chose three cakes and wanted one tier from each. It was hard to decide which tier to do what, to pull it all in together. I'm not so sure I chose the correct order. Oh well! I guess it doesn't help I don't care for the color orange.
This isn't a super detailed fire truck but I guess I didn't charge for a super duper detailed one! So I kept it more simple...hopefully it has enough details on it for the customer to like it. I just can't get into vehicle cakes! :-)
This is an oversized chihuahua b/c it needed to serve 40 ppl. haha. The coloring is similar to one of theirs. I do regret that as the coloring set overnight, a couple of my seams became more obvious than when I first made it. Otherwise...I really do enjoy doing animal cakes! My mom always did oil pastel drawings of animals, so I guess its genetic! Head is RKT.
Wasn't sure how this would come out...I think themes like this are hard to apply to tiers! She just wanted a motorcycle theme and I came up with the idea of making it night with stars. The silhouettes are hand painted and the topper bike was purchased by the client...the moon and stars are gumpaste/fondant.
This a two tiered variation of a three tiered topsy cake by Pink Cake Box. I don't like two tiered topsy cakes because I feel they are unbalanced, so I asked the customer if I could change it a bit and she was fine, so I just angled the sides instead to keep the whimsy look. Tried to make a few changes yet still keep the look of the original cake I was working from.
This customer had invitations with elephants and plates with bears....swirled lollipop favors and a parasol she mentioned (but I didn't have a picture of) wanting incorporated...so this is what I came up with. (I would have preferred to leave off the parasol, I don't like it.) White cake with strawberries and mousse filling.
Farm Cake (Design By Kristycakes)
KristyCakes' farm tiered cake was so adorable I just had to make it for a customer! Hers is cuter though...check it out! Mine had to be bigger so my board is not as nice...and I probably should have made the top barn out of cake because it was bigger as well. Anyway...it was fun! Thanks KristyCakes!
A customer found this photo online and wanted it replicated...I'm sorry I do not know who the original creator is! I do think the original creator used a tad more fondant but I used a bit more buttercream. The caterpillar started to crack off the cake (the bugs are based out of cake as well as the grassy base...the board is wrapped in plastic tablecloth) but I added more buttercream grass...hopefully once it gets back to room temp it still holds steady.