Tropical 13Th Birthday
This was for my best friend's daughter's 13th birthday. She wanted something tropical and her favorite flower is hibiscus. Cakes are 10" and 8," chocolate with chocolate mousse and strawberry with lemon cream cheese. They are iced in SMBC and covered in homemade fondant. Hibiscus flowers are fondant with royal piping. Figure is fondant and gumpaste mixed. I would have liked more time to work on the figure modeling, but overall I'm happy with the result and the birthday girl was too!
Buttercream Castle Cake
This is my third castle cake. I didn't deviate much from my other designs except the towers are all edible this time. The towers are stacked ice cream cones (flat-bottomed kind). Turrets are sugar cones covered in fondant. Stonework is piped buttercream. Vines are royal icing. Flowers, windows, doors and path are fondant. Grass is royal icing. I wish I'd taken a photo with a background other than my messy kitchen!
Puppy And Kitten In A Basket
My 4-year-old daughter wanted a puppy cake AND a kitten cake. The basket is 4 12-inch layers of chocolate cake filled with chocolate mousse and carved to create the basket shape. Inside is an 8-inch cake, covered with pink fondant to make a cushion. The basket handles are gumpaste painted with melted semi-sweet chocolate. The kitten and puppy were pieced together from various pieces of lemon cake: reg. and mini cupcakes, mini ball pan etc. They are covered in buttercream fur. Basketweave is choc buttercream
Red And White Wedding Cake
I made this for my cousin's wedding. Tier sizes are 14", 11", 8", and 5". Chocolate fudge with choc mousse filling, strawberry with lemon cream cheese filling, and lemon with raspberry mousse filling. Covered in homemade fondant. Flowers are gumpaste and scrolls are fondant. I wish I'd had more time to decorate it--I was making up the design as I went along--but the bride loved it. She wanted a simple cake--nothing too busy.
Toy Story 2-Jessie Cake
This was for my daughter's 3rd birthday. She loves the Toy Story movies and specifically requested a Jessie cake. Cake is 10" yellow with lemon cream cheese and strawberry fillings and 6" chocolate with ganache and cookies and cream fillings. Cake is iced in white chocolate buttercream and covered in homemade fondant. Jessie, her hat and the badge are molded from a mixture of fondant and gumpaste. Features and chaps are painted with gel food color. Cake accents are fondant and grass is piped royal icing.
Peapod Shower Cake
This cake is a blatant (near) copy of SweetResults' wonderful baby shower cake. Thank you for the inspiration! Cake is 10-inch lemon cake with raspberry cream cheese filling and 6-inch chocolate cake with whipped chocolate ganache filling. Tiers were both 6 inches tall. Cake iced in white chocolate SMBC and covered in MMF. Piping is royal. Peapod is 50-50 gumpaste and fondant. Beads are MMF. Colors: Wilton delphinium blue and juniper green.
Sage Green Square Wedding
I made this for my brother's wedding. The green was a little different than the picture shows--more muted, I guess. The tier sizes were 14-10-7-4 1/2 Cake flavors were chocolate fudge filled with whipped choc ganache, lemon filled with raspberry mousse, and yellow buttermilk cake with strawberry filling. Cake was iced in SMBC and covered in fondant. PIping is royal. Silver cord was wrapped around each tier. Flowers were gumpaste. Cake design inspired by www.thecakegirls.com.
Close Up Of Baby Topper
This is a close-up of the baby from the shower cake I posted last week. It's modeled from fondant with royal icing accents. I'm pretty pleased with the way it turn out, though his hand looks a little too mitten-like.
Cinderella At The Ball
This was for my niece's 4th birthday. The base is a 12-inch square-- 4 layers of strawberry cake with lemon cream cheese filling (the stairs are also strawberry cake). The doll's skirt is chocolate chocolate-chip cake, a Wondermold on a 9-inch round. The cake is covered in Satin Ice fondant. Rose bushes are royal piping and fondant roses. Lots of Super Pearl dust used on this cake! Cake board is covered in thinned royal icing.
I made this for my niece's baby shower. Thanks to CustomCakesbySharon--one of her cakes was a huge inspiration. Bottom tier is 10-inch yellow cake with lemon cream cheese and strawberry jam fillings. Iced in strawberry IMBC and covered in FondX fondant. Top tier is coconut cake with coconut cream filling, iced in coconut IMBC. Stars and moon are gumpaste painted with white sparkle dust. Clouds are royal icing. Baby and blanket are fondant.
Chocolate Polka Dots
Birthday cake for my 26-year-old stepbrother. It's an 8-inch scratch chocolate fudge cake with whipped milk chocolate ganache filling. Icing is semisweet ganache. Piping is done with ganache. Dots and writing are white chocolate.
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Birthday cake for my sister-in-law. Single-layer flourless chocolate truffle cake with a semi-sweet poured ganache glaze. Piping is ganache (after chilling ganache for one hour) and blossoms are Tootsie Rolls rolled thin and cut with a gumpaste cutter. Fast and fun! It tasted oh-so-good, too. :)
I made this cake for my mom's birthday. I was disappointed with the results. My fondant drooped and the cakes looked sloppy. I resigned myself to having old-looking books. I tried to rush the lettering and lustering part of the decorating, though, and made a sloppy mess! I told my mom that these were books she dropped in the bathtub. :) She loved them. Jane Eyre is chocolate cake with cookies and cream filling and chocolate fondant. Green Dolphin Street is strawberry cake with lemon cream cheese filling.
Roses And Stripes
I made this for my sister-in-law's birthday. It's an 8-inch round, 3 layers of yellow cake filled with lemon cream cheese filling and strawberry jam. Iced and decorated in buttercream.
Chocolate Ganache Birthday Cake
This is a 6-inch round gluten-free chocolate cake filled with chocolate whipped cream. My sister has Celiac disease (can't have any foods with gluten, which is a protein found in wheat) and so baked goods are a challenge. This is the first gluten-free baking mix I've tried that was any good! (Kinnikinnike brand). Cake is iced in chocolate ganache. Piping is also ganache. Rose is made of chocolate fondant. I iced and decorated this cake, including making the rose, in 30 minutes. I hate being rushed!
I made these for my mil's birthday--she loves pigs. The design is from a Wilton yearbook. Iced in buttercream with candy melt feet and ears. Nose is 1/2 a large marshmallow covered in pink candy melts.
65Th Anniversary Cake
I made this for my grandparents' 65th anniversary on December 22nd. Because they both have bad eyesight, I tried for bold color with contrasting detail. The color is based on the blue and silver ornaments my grandma decorated her Christmas tree with when I was a child. The cake is 6" and 10" rounds iced in SMBC. I wanted both tiers to be tall--6 inches at least, but the bottom tier layers were flatter than I would have liked and it's too short. I think the taller top tier makes the cake look off balance.
Jungle First Birthday
I made this for my nephew's first bday. 10-inch & 6-inch rounds iced in buttercream. Decorations are fondant, gumpaste, and buttercream. Waterfall is piping gel over buttercream. HUGE thanks to Kelleykakes: her beautiful jungle cake inspired the waterfall and I copied (tried, anyway) her wonderful fondant elephant, hippo and monkeys. The parrots are gumpaste painted with Americolors. There was a smash cake too, but I don't have a pic yet.
Square Blue Fondant
8-inch square coconut cake iced & filled with coconut buttercream and covered with FondX fondant. Bow and ribbon are 1/2 gumpaste, 1/2 fondant. Pearls are fondant. Tag is gumpaste. Piping is royal icing. Pearl dust used on bow, ribbon, piping and pearls. Some elements inspired by a cake done by Adven68.
Cake For Doba.com
I made this for my husband's company birthday/spirit day. It's 14-10-6, chocolate chocolate chip cake filled with chocolate mousse, yellow sour cream cake with lemon cream cheese filling and strawberry filling, and white chocolate cake with white choc ganache and raspberry filling. Covered in FondX fondant, with fondant and gumpaste accents. Logo is Colorflow.
I made this for my daughter's 8th birthday. She wants a real dog, but her dad is allergic, so this will have to do! :) Bed is 2 12-inch square 2-inch layers of strawberry cake, torted and filled with lemon cream cheese filling. It is covered in MMF and details are done in royal icing. Dog is yellow cake with chocolate cream filling, chocolate buttercream fur and MMF details.
I posted this earlier today in the birthday cake section, but I figure it also belongs in the fairytale 3-D area. The square base is 4 layers of strawberry cake with strawberry and lemon cream cheese fillings. The round tier is a 6-inch 2-layer chocolate chocolate chip cake with ganache filling. It is iced with all-butter buttercream and the towers are covered in marshmallow fondant. It was made for my 3-year-old niece's birthday.
Family Tree Birthday Cake
I must give all credit for this design to Tripletmom. I saw her great family tree cake in the gallery and knew it was perfect for my Dad's birthday. Thanks for the inspiration! He loved the cake. Cake is 9X13 carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Apples and banners are gumpaste.
Blue And Yellow Floral Cake
Carrot cake with cream cheese filling and icing. Flowers are Swiss Meringue Buttercream. I had a little problem with flower placement and it didn't turn out quite like I'd envisioned, but the recipient loved it and that's what counts!
Mom's Floral Birthday Cake
Just once I would like to not be in a HUGE rush when I decorate a cake! I didn't get to put the time or detail into this cake that I would have liked. It was a mad rush to get it done on time, but I was determined not to be decorating still when my guests arrived (been there, done that!). The cake is 10-inch lemon poppyseed with lemon mousse and lemon curd filling and 8-inch pecan cake with Nutella mousse filling. The icing and flowers are Swiss Meringue buttercream.