Thursday, July 9, 2015

Jake and the Neverland Pirates | Pirate Cake

This cake was so much fun to make but VERY time consuming!!! Jake and Sully were hand cut and took approx 3 hours to complete!!
All the decorations are fondant and gumpaste with some buttercream accents. 
Both cakes were chocolate with vanilla filling.

Circus Themed 1st Birthday Cake

 This adorable circus cake was made for an adorable little boy!! His mom had the BEST theme, CIRCUS!!! The 6" cake was chocolate with chocolate chip buttercream filling!. The elephant is made from fondant and all accents are fondant.

This is the ADORABLE birthday boy in his super cute Ring Master shirt I made him, Check out more of my work at Little Birds Tutus & Boutique

Sunflower cake from Frozen | Blue Sunflower Cake

This cake was made for a sweet little 7 year old! She, of course, loves frozen, so she asked for the sunflower cake from the mini movie

Purple Rose Buttercream Smash Cake | Anchor themed Smash Cake

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this cake!! 
I was asked to make an anchor themed 1st birthday outfit for a customer. She loves purple and gray together so we went with that theme for the smash cake as well.

  Nothing cuter than a 1 year old getting all messy with cake!! 

This is the anchor birthday outfit, which can be ordered at Little Birds Tutus & Boutique

Monday, May 25, 2015

Ivory Buttercream Rose Cake | Burlap Birthday Banner Topper

I was asked to make an eggless cake for a 50th birthday party. The cake was to be a simple rose cake but they wanted a 50th birthday banner as a topper. I am ALWAYS up for new challenges so I of course said I would do my best!!

This cake turned out massive!! I have only ever used my eggless cake recipe for small cakes and I was using my 11x13 pan so I wasn't exactly sure how much batter I was going to I guessed 4 times my recipe would do it as I remembered this recipe not rising as much as a regular cake....well I should have gone with 3 time the recipe!
To make the banner I used my embroidery machine and burlap. I created a design for the flags and then inserted the letters. As this was my first time doing this I learned a few things that I would definitely do differently next time!! But over all I am happy with how it turned out!!

Burlap Birthday Banner Topper

And it looked fantastic on the cake!!

Safari Themed Birthday Party | Safari Themed Cake | Safari Themed Cupcakes

 My daughter just turned 6, where has the time gone??  Seriously, it feels like I just had her!!

This year's birthday theme was SARAFI!! We went ALL out as birthday's are kind of a big deal around here!
I am ALWAYS making things for other people, cakes, shirts, outfits...whatever it is my kids usually take the back seat and that's usually because they come to me the night before asking for a shirt for school the next day :P

So we make birthday a BIG DEAL!!!!
This year Olivia had 12 KIDS at her party! Thank good ness the weather cooperated so we could be outside because I'm not sure how 12 kids would have gotten along in our tiny house!!

First the invitations!!
I used an online program to make this insanely cute invites!! A few clip art pictures and voila Safari invitations!

Next is the outfit! I found a satin Leopard print pillow case at the $1 store of all places and thought, 'Hey I can make a skirt from that!!' A few ripped seams later we were cooking!!

Here is the birthday banner that took me 6 hours to make!! I never understood why the cost so much on Etsy and then I made one and NOW I understand!!!!
The decorations where pretty simple, mostly ballons! I found some really cool helium Safari animals balloons for cheap and just filled them up with regular air!
Like seriously,  how great are these!! 

Some animal print balloons!!

We also made cute little binoculars and safari hats! The hats I grabbed from the $1 store and glued animal print ribbon around them. The binoculars are paper rolls painted black and taped together with animal print duct tape, how easy is that!!

We also made our water bottles festive by striping the paper label and putting animal print duct tape o them!!
NOW onto the CAKE!! This was suppose to be a 2 tier cake, a simple tiers and done! But we were having a family party after the kids party and were expecting 20 something people and I am ALWAYS worried I might run out of cake, image the horror of that!!!!
So we ended up going with a 3 tier cake...and I think it turn out pretty darn cute!!!
Top tier is giraffe print, middle tier is zebra and bottom is leopard! The leopard print is all hand painted, which took a while!! oh and look, another $1 pillow case as a table runner, gotta love a good find!!!

We had a little girl who has gluten and dairy allergies so we also made some cupcakes that she was able to eat. I grabbed this animals from the dollar store as well and spray painted them gold!! Super cheap decorations are AMAZING!!

  And here is the birthday Girl with her cake. I get a lump in m throat when I look at this :(
Getting too big, too fast!!!!

Olivia got a new outfit for her birthday so of course I HAD to make Hailey an animal print skirt as well :)

Ombre Buttercream Rose Cake | Girly Baby Shower | Ombre Rose Cake

I recently attended a baby shower for one of my best friends. It is her first baby and she's having a gril! Ekk I'm so excited for her!!!

I was asked to make the cake and some cake pops for the shower. Mom-to-be wanted something simple for the cake, she's not a big cake eater, but she LOVES cake pops!! and they are ALWAYS a hit at any event. I actually had to hide some so Chelsea would be able to take a few home!!!

The cake is completely iced in ombre buttercream roses with a fondant bow on top!

And here is the BEAUTIFUL Mama-to-be cutting her cake!! She's due any day now and I couldn't be more excited or happy for her :D


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