Juicy Couture 13Th Birthday Cake
Chocolate cake with Peanut Butter Buttercream with Reese?s Peanut Butter Cup broken up into it along with mini chocolate chips.
Wine Bottle Cake
Chocolate cake with Espresso Buttercream and MMF. Image designed by me and printed out on sugar paper.
There's A Tragic But Not So Tragic Story To This One.....
I work at a gym and had this cake on display for the Birthday Girl to arrive and see as she walked in. It was sitting right behind me in what I thought was safe keeping until....... A man of about the age of 50ish or so all sweaty after working out and talking on the phone walks up to the cake and picks it up by the NECK! The trainer that was talking to me sees this and was like......"No, oh no....." then her head goes down. I asked "WHAT?!" and she tells me what the sweaty man does. I turn around and the cake is still all intact (And to think that I was worried about the drive in the car). I was with beyond words that someone would do such a thing. The only damage to the cake was he dented my ribbon a lil bit and put his ugly finger prints on it. Not to mention most importantly is who wants to eat the cake now! Now I know how you cake artists feel after a tragic event happens to a cake. I was so mad that I actually had to leave the area before I attacked the dumb man with words of 1) Look with your eyes not your hands 2) Does it have your name on it to touch it at all? 3) Ummmm hello, Patron is clear NOT white 4) What gave you the right to touch this or anything for that matter within this area! After the man touched the cake, he walked away like he did nothing wrong. No apologies..... NOTHING. Not that I would accept it anyway. Lesson learned..... PUT A BIG SIGN SAYING..... "THIS IS A CAKE.....KEEP YOUR SWEATY PAWS OFF OF IT! Pistachio Cake with Pistachio Filling. MMF, hand painted with the exception of the label.
Happy Flex'n 47 Birthday Cake
My first sculpted cake. My friend wanted big and so he got big :) However, my husband says "Can you make things a tad smaller next time so we can transport it like real people. You're not the Cake Boss you know!" LOL Arm base constructed of PVC piping then RKT is sculpted into a big muscular arm. Covered in molding chocolate and fondant.....Airbrushed. His tattoo is duplicated on the side with black fondant. Cake is spice cake with maple frosting.
She's 50 & Fabulous
Four layers of chocolate cake filled with white buttercream and raspberry filling. The process of cake can be found on my blog at http://cosimasbakingblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/shes-50-fabulous.html
Sweet 16 Birthday Cake = Painful Right Hand
For a sweet girl. This cake actually wasn't exactly suppose to come out like this. It was suppose to have one more tier on top. BUT! after putting the crumb coat on this cake, my right hand literally gave out. I didn't know what in the world happened...... this has never happened to me before! But all I could say, the next morning I couldn't even hold my coffee cup....it was that painful! My husband, whom lives with Tendinitis, says you are using your hand too much! I wrapped it up put on the brace that my son once had when he broke his hand and let it rest the full day. I sat there and wondered "WOW, What would I do if I had no use of my right hand?!?!" I live to do artistic things; whether it be cakes, photography, digital art..... and to live in pain the way I was that day was really an eye opener in so many different ways. And WORK! By trade I'm an Esthetician and that would just put a HUGE damper on making a living. The cake ended up being decorated on top of the crumb coat. Thank goodness I had all the elements done days prior. The ribbon wrapped around the bottom was suppose to be fondant. All in all the cake came out beautiful. The crumb coat could have been smoother but I had to work with the abilities my right hand had left me. Danielle loved her cake and it was plenty to feed everyone, with some leftover. Cake flavor was Oreo Cookie with Oreo Cookie Vanilla filling.
Sounds Like A Bruise To Me!
I know funky title but if you read the description on my blog you'll understand where this title came from. Pretty cute story, actually. http://cosimasbakingblog.blogspot.com/
Our 22Nd Anniversary Celebration Cake
Chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling and Bavarian Cream with fresh Strawberries. MMF covers the cake. Roses are gumpaste flowers and lil flowers mixed with 50/50 fondant & gumpaste. Fun cake to make. Now the chocolate numbers was made for me by Raffine Chocolates located in San Ramon California. The smoothest chocolate/caramels you?ve ever tasted. Placement of flowers were with the help of some of the kids up here at the lake where we spent our Anniversary with amazing friends!
To go with the black & White theme, I did a chocolate cake with a strawberry infused buttercream filling (keeping the filling's color still white". Made for a girlfriend's birthday whose theme was black & white.
Gum Paste Cupcake Crown
This photo is to show my gumpaste laced crown that can be applied to cupcakes. Experimenting.
Made for my two good friends for their birthdays. Inside is carrot cake and frosting is cream cheese frosting. Gumpaste flowers airbrushed and the Rosemary was picked from Nonna's garden.
Changing Lives Through Fitness
This cake was made for practice and what better way than to practice and feed my co-workers. Ehhmmmm especially ones with no body fat :D I need to add a lil fat on to them somewhere ;) 1st Layer is Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. 2nd Layer is Chocolate cake with butter cream and mini choc chips. Elements made of Gum Paste and colored with gel paste food coloring. Ribbon is not edible. kettle bells on topper and Logo are printed with edible ink.
Gender Reveal Cake
BOTTOM LAYER =VANILLA CAKE COLORED BLUE TO REVEAL THE GENDER OF THE BABY WHEN THEY CUT INTO IT. VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FILLING. DARK CHOCOLATE GANACHE AS CRUMB COAT. TOP LAYER=VANILLA CAKE (NOT COLORED) WITH BLUE BUTTERCREAM FILLING. MILK CHOCOLTE GANACH AS A CRUMB COAT.
Hello Kitty Farewell Cake
White cake with lemon curd filling and buttercream frosting. Cotton candy covered the top. Two cake pops at the top of the garland crazy-straw poles.
The Lake House
This cake was for my husband's 50th birthday. Wine bottle is made out of GP, I had a friend take a photo of the house and then I created an edible wine label, "The Lake House" was stamped on. This cake was a blast to make and a HIT at his party
I Choose Blue
CHOCOLATE FOUR LAYER CAKE FILLED WITH RASPBERRY BUTTERCREAM, WHITE BUTTERCREAM AND CHOC GANACHE. LAST MINUTE CAME UP WITH BLUE FLOWERS TO PUT AROUND THE CAKE. WISH I HAD MORE TIME TO WORK WITH IT. ROCK BELOW SAYS DREAM ON IT BUT IT DIDN'T WORK OUT THE WAY I WANTED IT TO.
Laced Up Birthday Cake
Strawberry cake, marshmallow buttercreme (laced outside) filled with marshmallow buttercreme and semi-sweet mini choc chips (2 layers) and Strawberries & creme (2 layers)
Topsy Turvy Flag
Top layer is chocolate with cream cheese filling & mini choc chips. Bottom layer is carrot cake alternating with sponge cake w/cream cheese filling and brown sugar frosting.
Beer Mug Cake Disaster
I probably didn't give myself enough time to do this cake. And I don't think it was dense enough because it fell :( The candy was really cool until I got to my destination and tried to put the can on the top of it and it crashed. TOTAL DISASTER. My son asked "Mom why don't you just make a regular round cake?" I tell him cause..... I'm trying to be creative. He laughed at me LOL
This was MY FIRST extreme cake. The little girl requested a red-velvet/cream cheese frosting cake with sea turtles and waves. I was thinking OMG what have I gotten into? Well thanks to this site and all the creative ideas, inspirations, recipes, tips & tricks...... I was to successfully achieve this! :) After that cake, I thought I'd be done with cakes; but seems to be an addiction because I'm ready to start another one :)
Banana Cupcake W/bavarian Cream Topping & Reeses Minis
Winning Banana Cupcakes http://cakecentral.com/recipes/17720/winning-banana-cupcakes with Easy Bavarian Cream http://cakecentral.com/recipes/7607/easy-bavarian-cream topped with REESE'S Minis. I cut down the Cool Whip on the Bavarian Cream to give it a thicker piping consistency. Everyone loved and devoured the cupcakes. I asked that they critique them and the one critique was that the topping was a little too thick. I?m going to have to play with that recipe so that when piped on top of a cupcake it?s thick enough to hold a form.