Merry Christmas 2013
Just one cake for my own Christmas table this year (well there was the egg nog cheesecake too). A hummingbird cake (everybody's new very favorite cake--thank you CC) filled and frosted with raffaello meringue buttercream. The church is gumpaste. It's a little wonky because I backed it with wafer paper on only one side and it warped as it dried. Next time I'll start sooner so I can let the pieces dry and bond them together with RI. The light is provided by one of those led candles. It actually looked like the church was on fire because of the flickering effect. The angels are gumpaste and the tree is fondant on a wafer paper cone. Lots wrong with the presentation, but the family loved the flavor and that's what counts.
Fudge In Cake
My daughter requested a small cake as a hostess gift for her DH's aunt and uncle who host the whole family every year. This is a six inch vanilla cake with vanilla meringue buttercream filling. It is covered in textured fondant and decorated with red and gold gumpaste accents. Lifting the gumpaste lid reveals two pieces each of cookies and cream fudge, peanut butter fudge, cranberry orange fudge, raffaello fudge, and maple bacon fudge. All of the fudges are homemade.
Happy Birthday Ty
Chocolate cake with nutella meringue buttercream filling and frosting accented with gold gumpaste snowflakes and gold sparkle sugar.
Spidey Senses Say Someone's Having A Birthday
The blue portion is vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream filling covered in fondant. Spidey is a rice cereal sculpture covered with fondant. I "plasticised" him with a mix of alcohol and light corn syrup. Once he was dried I used food writer pens to draw the webbing onto his suit.
Have A Howling Good Time On Your Birthday
A dark chocolate cake filled and crumbcoated in Nutella buttercream and covered in marshmallow fondant. The moon and sillhouettes are gum paste reinforced with rice paper and hand painted. The rocks and grass are fondant mixed with candy clay and the water is hand painted.
We Give Thanks
A hummingbird cake filled with raffaelo buttercream and covered in marshmallow fondant. The picture is hand painted with food safe pens and gel food colors, and the words on the facing page are hand printed with food safe pens.
Rheal Is One Year Old!
Dark chocolate cake filled with nutella buttercream. The blocks are paneled with a 50/50 blend of marshmallow fondant and candy clay. The head of the ninja is made of rice ceeral treats and his shoulders are chocolate cake.
Happy Birthday Nicholas
Dark chocolate cake, bubblegum flavored filling (made by adding a packet of tropical Kool ade to buttercream). The cake was then covered with marshmallow fondant over which I applied the one hundred one inch squares made of a mix of fondant and candy clay made with Wilton candy melts. I used Wicked Goodies modeling chocolate recipe (in her wonderful book) to make the candy clay and it turned out perfect. I slightly blended the scraps to make the squares for trimming the sides.
Happy Birthday Amanda
A frilly and feminine cake in pink and gold on a lightly textured fondant background. The cake is one layer of vanilla cake between two layers of spiced pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling and frosting covered in lightly textured fondant and decorated with frilly gumpaste flowers and ribbon with gold candy pearls for accent.
Happy Birthday Gina
The promise was to make a cake that wasn't too girly. A promise to design a cake that was a little less ball gown and a little more tuxedo; something befitting a sophisticated young adult entering her last teen year. I think we did it with this little number we agreed (after the fact) to call "black rain". It's a carrot cake filled with cream cheese buttercream, a band of textured fondant does for the sides and the top is more cream cheese buttercream with a hint of white chocolate and gumpaste fantasy flowers. The whole is accented with splashes of black and black candy pearls:
To Renew Our Promise
It was our sixth anniversary and we renewed our vows. This was the second of two cakes we served to family and friends. It's a red and white cake (one layer almond, one layer red velvet) filled with white chocolate buttercream, covered with fondant and decorated with gumpaste. DH brought home the topper because, he said, it kind of looks like us. It's actually called "the anniversary". If you think its odd we renewed at six years its because DH lost his ring. Because he's missing the ring finger (industrial accident with a planer and a wet floor when he was 20) he wears it on a cord around his neck and I guess the cord broke. It was there one day gone the next. Anyway, he felt new rings meant new vows and I was happy to oblige since we eloped the first time. This time we had family and friends to celebrate with.
Another Year Of Love
It was our sixth anniversary and we renewed our vows. This was one of two cakes we served to family and friends. A carrot cake filled and frosted with cream cheese buttercream with a bit of white chocolate added to give it more body, topped with a fondant plaque.
Happy Birthday David And Vincent
A birthday cake for both my brothers whose birthdays are both in July. One layer of Red Velvet, one layer of vanilla, nutella filling, white chocolate whipped frosting. The bow is my attempt to make cheesecloth look like burlap. What do you think?
Top Tier Vanilla Cake With Nutella Filling Second Tier Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Filling Third Tier Was A Dummycovered With A White C
Top tier vanilla cake with nutella filling, second tier carrot cake with cream cheese filling, third tier was a dummy,covered with a white chocolate meringue based frosting and decorated with gumpaste flowers
A Mocha Cappuchino Cake Filled And Frosted With A Nutella Meringue Frosting And Accented With Aero Bubbles And Candy Coated Mini Chocolate
A mocha cappuchino cake, filled and frosted with a nutella meringue frosting, and accented with Aero bubbles and candy coated mini chocolate chips.
Happy Birthday Bekki
My daughter's favorite cherry chip cake with cherry flavored buttercream decorated with gumpaste flowers. The largest balls are Aero bubbles covered with gumpaste.
Spring Blossom Easter Egg
Mochachino cake, mocha whipped frosting and MMF. I really wanted to decorate the board on this one, but I ran out of time and my family forgave me once they tasted the cake.
Happy Birthday Gaetan
The island is carrot cake, the lighthouse is fondant over a plastic sleeve and is lighted with a battery operated mini candle. It is filled with lemon whipped frosting, and covered with a mixture of MMF and candy clay. The greenery is whipped frosting applied with a grass tip and a leaf tip, and the soil is a mixture of graham and oreo crumbs. The water is a mix of green and blue piping gel, the waves are fondant and the sea foam is whipped frosting.
Chocolate And Bronze
Its a good thing this is just a practice dummy. 1st time airbrushing, and you can tell I need alot more practice. I also need some practice lining up the decorations so the cake has a "good" side.
Black And White
A lucious chocolate cake filled with coffee meringue buttercream and covered with a lightly marbled grey fondant. The decorations are a blend of candy clay and gumpaste with sugar pearl accents. Inspired by Aldoska
Crayons For Yvonne
A rainbow cake for the same little girl that got the Thomas the train cake for her birthday last year. The cake started as a white white cake that would have made three 9 inch layers. It was colored with liquid grocery store colors except for the red layer for which I used a few drops of Lorann red velvet emulsion. The filling is white chocolate buttercream and the frosting is white chocolate sour cream ganache. The exterior is MMF decorated with food writer pens. The crayons were rice cereal treats covered with fondant.