Grandfather Clock (Showpiece)
Last weekend I went to a Cake Show in PA. The theme was time so I decided to make a grandfather clock out of Isomalt. The pendulum swung but the hands did not move,
Isomalt Violin create for the Power of Music Collaboration. Before the collab was revealed I entered this into the NY Cake Show. Unfortunately I did not place. Check out the other amazing pieces in the collab. https://www.facebook.com/powerofmusiccollab/ #powerofmusic #worldmusicday #Musicismedicineforthesoul #musicismynheartbeat
This is another piece I entered into the National Capital Area Cake Show this past weekend. This windmill is made up of 13 cookies and I had a motor in it that made the blades spin. I used the cutters from De Koekenbakkers. The received 1st place in the Semi Professional Cookie category.
This weekend I went to the National Capital Area Cake show. I entered in the showpiece division a isomalt piece. Unfortunately my piece broke in transit. I thankfully had pictures and was able to put them out for the judges to see. I ended up getting 2nd place. I was told by the judges it would have been 1st if it wasn’t broken.
I had the pleasure of being a part of the Carnival Cakers. The last photo was my inspiration. When I first saw it I knew I wanted to attempt my first bust cake so I searched the internet on how to do a bust. I came across a tutorial on using a styrofoam head on top of a single tiered cake.I thought that was ingenious and tried my hand at that. I also tried using gold leaf for the very first time. I also took this cake to the National Capital Area Cake Show last weekend and received 2nd place in the Semi Professional division.
Home For The Holidays - Charlie Brown Christmas
I was honored to be asked to join the Home for the Holidays Collaboration headed up by Heba Elalfy. We each had to pick a Christmas story and I jumped right on A Charlie Brown Christmas. I love this story an knew immediately what I wanted to do for my piece. Check out all the other amazing pieces at https://www.facebook.com/pg/storytime2016/photos/?tab=album&album_id=220335275059272 #homefortheholidays #HFTHcollab2016 #christmasstoriesandbooks #storytime2016 #HFTHsugarcollab
Tiffany Lamp - Simi Torch Team: The Collaboration
I had the honor of being invited to the Simi collaboration. For this collaboraiton artists had to incorpotate Simi Isomalt into their piece. I decided to try to make another Tiffany Lamp. This time I tried my hand a a curved lamp shade. The entire piece is made from poured, pulled or molded isomalt. I hope you like it and don't forget to check out the other amazing pieces. https://www.facebook.com/simicollab/?fref=ts
This year I decided to make a cookie cornucopia centerpiece for my table at Thanksgiving. I saw this brilliant idea from Lilaloa. It took me 3 tries but I was finally able to get the cornucopia to look good. I hope you like it.
La Muerte's Pumpkin (Showpiece)
2 weekends ago I went to the Great American Cake Show. I decided to enter my first wedding cake ever. The theme of the wedding cake division was “Death Becomes Them”. I immediately thought about my La Muerte figure I has created for the Sugar Skulls Baker 2016 collaboration. I know had my bride and needed a groom. Jack came to mind so I decided to merge the world of Nightmare Before Christmas and The Book of Life. I was so excited and honored to have won first place in the Beginner to Advanced division. The bottom tier is Halloween Town and the stairs take you up to the Land of the Remembered with the Tree of Life. The each lion head on the top tier was created by hand. The blocks for the top 2 tiers were individually hand cut and place on the cake. Now I know what it feels like to do a mine craft cake.
La Muerte - Sugar Skull Bakers 2016
I had the honor of being asked to be a part of the Sugar Skull Bakers this year. I decided to create La Muerte from the movie the Book of Life. Check out the other amazing bakers https://www.facebook.com/sugarskullbakers/?fref=ts #sensationalsugarart #Cake #sugarartist #cheddleton #leek #staffordshire #evendeathtastessweet #sweettasteofdeath #thesweetestskulls #deathbysugar #SugarSkullBakers #SugarSkulls #DayOfTheDead #SkullBakers #SkullCake #CakeCollaboration #sugarskullies16 #sugarskullbakers #sugar #skulls #dayofthedeath #diadelosmuertos #ssb16 #SugarSkullBakers2016 #SugarSkullsCollaboration
Chihily Collaboration 2015
I’m honored to be part of this celebration of Dale Chihuly’s 75th birthday! My piece was a combination of 2 of his pieces and was completely made out of Simi Isomalt and a Simi Transfer Sheet for the base. I created my own impression mat for the wood grain of the boat. I hope you enjoy my piece and all the other pieces. Check out the other beautiful pieces by clicking on this link : https://www.facebook.com/A-Chihuly-Sugar-Celebration-1146135515443100/ #chihuly75 #happybirthdaydale #chihulycollab #sugarcollab2016
Farm Cake - Icing Smiles
I had the privilege of making my second icing smiles cake this weekend for an adorable little girl celebrating her 3rd birthday. I hope you like it.
Graduation Cap And Figure
I created this graduation cap and figure for my co-worker’s son. The figure is completely made of fondant.
Pharmacy Graduation Cookies
I made these Pharmacy graduation cookies for a friend’s sister. I printed out labels on icing images for the pill bottles. I hope you like them
I created this Tiffany lamp for the National Capital Area Cake show back in April. You can’t see in the pictures but after I photographed it and stored it until the show the piece had some issues. The lamp shade warped and when I went to fix it, it cracked. I was still fortunate enough to get 3rd place for this piece. I didn’t post it until now because i was not sure if I was going to redo it for another show. The piece is completely made of Simi Cakes and Confections Isomalt. I pulled and shaped all the pieces that make up the stained glass. The base of the lamp is poured into a mold created from a candle stick holder. I used a floral light to give the impression the lamp is turned on. I hope you like it.
Pixar lamp was created out of fondant and the ball he is playing on was created out of cake and then covered in fondant. I entered this cake into a competition this past weekend and received 1st place and best of division. The light blub in the lamp is made from blown isomalt
Santa's Passport Collaboration - France
I created this piece for the Santa's Passport Collaboration ( https://www.facebook.com/santaspassport2015/?fref=ts ). Each artist chose a country to represent Santa delivering gifts in clothing of the country on Christmas Eve. I chose France and created a French County Living Room and of course Santa is wearing his Beret and Mime clothing. The entire piece is made from fondant with a few accents of isomalt. The christmas tree is royal icing.
My friend’s husband asked me to make a cake for her birthday. The only direction he gave me was it should be “artsy”. I decided to create a figure of her painting. All the drawings on the cake are her paintings that I printed on edible paper.
Ballerina - Competition Piece
I actually took this cake to 2 competitions. I originally took it to the Great American Cake Show in Maryland back in October (The last photo). The cake got 2nd place, so I talked with the judges to find out what I could have done better. I took their suggestions and redid the skirt of the piece and added the tiara. I took it to the White Rose Cake Show in York PA in the beginning of November. This time I fort 1st place. I drew the ballerina on the cake with individual dots using white food gel. The first skirt was made out of cake lace. When I redid the skirt I used fondant with an accent of lace. I painted on the pattern to the skirt. The tiara is hand shaped isomalt and the roses are made from wafer paper.
Matryoshka Dolls (Russian Stacking Dolls)
I made these cookies for the Great American Cake Show this past weekend. The cookies are flooded in royal icing and then hand painted with gel colors
I made this piece for the Great American Cake Show this past weekend. The parrot is all isomalt and the cage is gumpaste.
I was fortunate to be asked to join the Walk on the Wild Side Collaboration. This collaboration was 36 incredible women from around the world each designing an amazing shoe. I have always wanted to try to do a peacock cake/cookie something so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to make it. I used wafer paper for the feathers and hand dusted the entire shoe. The feathers on the toes and buckle are made from isomalt and fondant. Check out all the other amazing shoes at https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Walk-On-The-Wild-Side/1053522114677781?fref=ts