The Maurer Circus
11" BC cake with all hand-made fondant decorations. This was for a friend who recently added THREE children to her family in the space of a couple of months! So now they have five kids, four of them aged three and under. Needless to say, it's a circus at the Maurer house now!
Disney Princess Castle Cake
For a Cinderella-themed birthday party. Buttercream tiers with fondant castle, flowers, and plaque. Leaves, grass, and monogram are royal icing. Disney princess figurines are toys for the birthday girl to keep. The mother of the birthday girl gave me a pink plastic castle to use as a cake topper (it came as a carrying case for the princesses), but I thought this was much prettier and more fun. Fortunately, she left the design up to me! This cake was inspired by a cake that sugarshack posted here on CC.
Winter Wonderland Cupcakes
Buttercream swirls, poinsettias, and trees. Snowflakes and tree outlines are royal icing.
Blue/green/brown Bunny Cake
5-7-9 inch BC cakes iced in tinted BC and chocolate ganache. The shoes on top were a gift for the mom-to-be. Fondant bunnies. Loosely based on the Kids Line "Bunny Meadow" nursery decor.
Adelaide's Tinker Bell Cake
8" BC cake and cupcakes with BC leaves and fondant flowers and number 3. The Tinker Bell on top is a toy for the birthday girl to keep. The cupcakes picks are just pictures I printed off the internet and punched with craft punches. I had to give up trying to assemble it ahead of time because the birthday girl (my daughter) kept trying to pick off the flowers to eat! I ended up waiting until her nap, just before the party.
Oh! The Places You'll Go! Graduation Cake
MMF, stripes painted on with tinted piping gel. It looked cool, but took several coats. I think next time I'd just paint it with buttercream.
Cherry Blossom Petit Fours
Mix of rolled fondant and fondant-dipped petit fours, decorated with gumpaste cherry blossoms and some royal icing piping. The bases fondant-dipped ones were also dipped in chocolate - my favorite part! I made 200 of these for my sister's wedding - AND a 3-tiered fondant cake. Never. Ever. Again!!!
Chocolate & Neon Cake
Yellow-Chocolate-Yellow cake covered in chocolate ganache and gumpaste flowers. The first cake I ever decorated. For my sister-in-law's baby shower. This is still one of my favorite designs!
Winter Bridayl Shower
I made this for a small after-the-fact celebration of a friend who eloped during a winter vacation trip. Yellow cake with vanilla buttercream icing. The birds, brances, and ribbon were all silk/fabric.
Pink & Brown Scrollwork Cake
Strawberry cake with chocolate ganache scrollwork and modeling chocolate letters. For a friend's baby shower. Made to match the bedding.
Made these for a "Royal Wedding Celebration Tea Party" that I didn't even end up getting to attend. What I did end up doing was walking round the neighborhood with 2 dozen cupcakes on a tray looking for "victims" to help me get rid of them! They went quickly, though...
Hollywood Glam Cake
For a Hollywood-themed 50th birthday bash. Tiers are 9, 7, and 6-inch squares covered in MMF. The silver design was painted on with silver luster dust. Gumpaste anemones. Inspired by a couple of cakes I saw here on the CC website made by apieceofcake-dolores and sweetartbakery. Thanks for the ideas, ladies!
Super-Duper-Girly Birthday Cake
Yellow cake with lemon-buttercream icing and fondant decorations. For my daughter's second birthday.
Berries And Chocolate
For my sister's graduation party. 4" and 7" round double-layer cakes and 9" square single-layer cake, filled and iced in vanilla buttercream, coated with chocolate ganache, and wrapped in white and dark chocolate rims, and covered with strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. Pattered after a cake mady by JodieF - thanks for the inspiration!
Mod Pod Monkey Cake
Inspired by the "Mod Pod Monkey" pillow at Babies-R-US. Yellow cake with green buttercream icing (coffee flavored), and chocolate monkey. For the monkey: I made chocolate ganache, then poured it on a sheet of wax paper, sandwiched it with another sheet of wax paper and froze it for an hour or two. Traced and cut out the outline, removed wax paper, placed on cake, and piped/spread in the face details with buttercream.