Aqua And Black Wedding Cake
Per bride's request, aqua and black fondant with satin fantasy flowers. Cake got rained on a bit but fondant didn't melt so all was well with my world that day!! NOTE just for fun to any who bother to read: The groom's mother volunteered to cut and serve but apparently hadn't done this before. She cut the top 8" layer into 6 wedges and the bottom 10" layer into 8 wedges!! Because I must be living right, there was enough for everybody. But WOWZERS!! Ya live long enough, ya see it all!!
Wedding Cake With Fresh Flowers
The bride supplied the flowers; I placed them in straws before placing them in the cake. Three tiers, 6-8-10. Just a simple WASC with White Chocolate Ganache Buttercream both inside and out.
Woodland Creatures Baby Shower For Twins
Made for my D-I-L who is expecting our 1st grandbabies - twins!! I didn't have much time so made as many woodland creatures as possible as quickly as possible and everything went on the cake whether it needed to or not!!
Cascade Of Coral Flowers And Ivy
The bride chose from a previous cake design with a coral flower (only) cascade, but her bouquets were an array of multi-colored spring flowers. So I added ivy as an accent to give a "pop" to the peach/coral/apricot colors. She loved it!! Per her request, each grandchild got his/her own cupcake (in the background).
Gold Confetti On Buttercream
Let this be a reminder to me to dowel my cakes!! Can't believe I got so rushed that I forgot. Also, definitely it is easier and faster to apply then paint confetti on fondant, but I decided to try it on buttercream and it worked. It didn't work better than it would have on fondant, but it still worked.
Ivory Wedding Cake With Yellow Accents And Ribbon Textured Buttercream
The bride wanted daisies but many other flowers would look better (IMO), so we decided on ivory flowers with yellow accents. I did ranunculus (ish), callas, and filler flowers. The "ribbon" or whatever it is called icing technique was super easy, especially since I still can't get smooth buttercream after way too many years of trying. The bride and her family loved it, so I am happy! TFL.
Coral And Mint Wedding Cake
For my son's wedding - to the most perfect daughter-in-law I might add!! Her colors were mint and coral. The flowers I was going for were David Austin Cabbage Roses and Ranunculus.
My Daughter's Wedding Cake
Tree trunk; tree bark; sunflowers. Rustic. Country. Barn wedding. I wrote to CC to see what's wrong: I cannot enter a single word to thank you for your awesome comments or explain what I did!! First of all, I used chocolate ganache on the sides and white ganach on the tops. Go to the Winbeckler site, CakeSuppliesPlus.com and order the "Tree Bark Texture Mat Silicone" for $22. I don't know how you could get this texture otherwise. Site says it works for buttercream (I tried and agree but wanted ganache) and fondant (would agree but didn't try). Procedure: Dust the mold heavily with "poof" (1/2 cornstarch; 1/2 confex sugar) because you DO want the white to stay on the ganache for the effect. Then thin black, brown (s), mossy green(s), and white/beige with extract, vodka, or, my favorite, peppermint schnapps (!). Notice that each layer is an experiment, but what generally worked best was black with a small, thin brush in the deepest recesses, vey thin white with a wide, course brush lightly over the highest points (up and down was better than sideways), and brown(s) and green(s) randomly applied. Cake topper by BlacksmithCreations on Etsy. Board covered with burlap. "Carving" by dipping a very small ball tool in hot water then wiping dry; melted the ganache perfectly. Sunflower inspiration by Edna - I love her - De La Cruz. I am very glad to give further insight and/or answer questions as soon as CC allows me to do so!!
Cowboy Baby Shower
Not-snooth-but-as-smooth-as-I-can-figure-out buttercream; cowboy hat, boot, cactus, hat, sunflower, etc, all in gumpaste. Hay bale is RKT covered in toasted coconut. This is before the cactus decided to jump ship.
An over-the-top Superman cake for an over-the-top groom. Glow-in-the-dark kryptonite in front of and on top of mirrors to let the green really glow.
Ombre, Ruffles, Flowers, Butterflies, And Hummingbirds
All I was told was that the bride loved apricot colors and nature. Result: Ombre ruffles and roses; teal fantasy flowers. Butterflies and hummingbirds. Initial comes from craft store with crystals added. One of my favorites so far.
Ninja Baby Shower
I thought I misunderstood but no, not Teenage Mutant but actually a "real" Ninja for a baby shower! That's gonna be one tough child!!
M-I-L's 89Th Birthday Cake
Peach ombre ruffles and teal fantasty flowers with a few hummingbirds and butterflies to complete the look. She loved it!
Antiqued Lace And Lavendar
Antiqued lace and lavendar. How I could have forgotten the dowels for the bottom tier is perpelxing but the effects are evident. And the bow ribbons broke too. Bummer. The lace looked much better and much more subtle in person than this picture and the bride was elated so all's well that ends well.
Kaitlin "climbing" In Her High Heels Towards Her 20Th Year.
Gumpaste "climber", rope, and numbers; Marbled fondant "mountain". Candy rocks from the cake supply store. I loved making this - the opposite of good cake and fondant technique works perfectly here; wish it worked everywhere! TYFL.
Yellow Ombre Buttercream With Yellow Ombre Fondant Accents
Inspiration - sisita. Thank you! Bride wanted a whimsical cake to go with the topper she made; this was simply perfect.
Jimmy Discovered He Was 1 Year Younger Than He Thought; Time To Celebrate!
chocolate ganache with fondant accents
Mff; Fantasy Flower; Black Dragees; Fondant Cut-Outs
Practice cake for a wedding cake next month. Not a fan of dragees on top of the cut-outs since they do not want to adhere but otherwise cut-outs were not as painful as feared. But how MFF could still be so uneven over ganache is between baffling and defeating. Oh well - back to the old drawing board. TYFL!
White And Bling And More Bling With Peony
a dummy (which has been my only hope of producing a smooth cake thus far!) for display at the next church mission auction. TYFL!
Combination baptism/first birthday. Lesson learned: either support your bear or put him on a diet so that he doesn't squish your BC!! TFL -
Now that I've discovered how easy this is, everybody gets a pancake cake from now on. TYFL!