Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Lorax Cake

This cake was VERY last minute but I L.O.V.E the way it turned out!! What kid...or adult for that matter, doesn't like The Lorax?? So when I was asked to make a cake with The Lorax theme I was very excited!!
The 8" cake is my homemade rainbow chip recipe with chocolate filling. Every decoration on this cake was hand cut except the cloud. Other than that I cut every piece by hand and hand painted the details on.
The Lorax figurine was very fun to make. He is 100% made from fondant and 100% edible!
The name was hand cut as well....I was going for the Dr. Seuss feel so I thought red with the black trim out work best.

 The bear is also fondant as are the Truffula trees.

 The Truffula tress on the top of the cake are actually cake pops which I thought was so cool and worked so well with this theme!
Doesn't this just make you want to go watch The Lorax now...'Let it grow, let it grow, like it did so long ago...'

Monday, July 29, 2013

Sundae Cupcakes / Buttercream Rose Cupcakes

These cupcakes were a donation for an auction at my friends Stag and Doe.
 Half were decorated as Sundae cupcakes and the other half were decorated with purple buttercream roses.

Sundae Cupcakes with chocolate sauce :)

Purple Buttercream Rose Cupcakes

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Bridal Shower Cupcake Wedding Dress - Cupcake Floral Bouquets

I am always up for new challenges and trying different things! I have seen these cupcake dresses before and thought they looked super cute. So when I was asked to make one I was more than happy to say YES!

The order was for 4 dozen cupcakes total, 2 dozen vanilla and 2 dozen chocolate. I ended up using 31 cupcakes in the dress, the rest of the cupcakes were used to make 2 cupcake bouquets.

I laid out the cupcakes before I started icing everything to make sure it looked ok and everything would fit!

I used my very light and creamy buttercream icing and accented the dress with an edible pearl belt and a very sparkly rhinestone. 

Close up of the belt
The bouquets were the most fun to make. I piped out all of my flowers ahead of time so I could easily move them onto the bouquet once I had the base coat iced.

 I love the way this turned out and I can't wait to make another one

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

60th Birthday Cake - Red and Black Fondant Decorations

I had a busy weekend for cakes and cupcakes...and baking when it's humid and hot in a house without A/C SUCKS!! I was up at 5am to bake so the house would have time to cool down a bit before the heat of day started.
This cake was made for a friends mom's 60th surprise birthday party! The theme for the day was black and red. Right after this 60th surprise party was another  party with Elmo as the theme. To make decorating easier we went with red and black decorations for the cake.
The cake is a 10" marble cake with chocolate filling covered in fondant with red and black fondant decorations. I was trying to go with a design that was classy and elegant but yet simple. 


When I had the cake done to this point I knew the 60 was going to go on top but it looked liked so much white space. So I added some extra black vines and flowers to help fill it in.

It still looked kind of bare so I added 'Happy Birthday' which I had to rewrite 4 times because it looked horrible. And because I had to rewrite it so many times I couldn't get all of the black edible marker off by the 'H'


I added more vines to make it look like the vines were creeping into the 'Happy Birthday'
Over all I am very happy with how it ended up turning out. I hope the Birthday Girl had a wonderful 60th Birthday.

Elmo Cupcakes

What little kid doesn't LOVE Elmo?? What better way to celebrate a birthday party than with Elmo cupcakes!!
Cupcakes are chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. All Elmo's are made from fondant.

Toopy, Binoo and Patchy Patch Cupcakes

Love how these little guys turned out :) All hand sculpted from fondant.
It was so EXTEREMLY hot and humid when these guys went out. The slipped around a bit on the drive. The little boy these were for was so happy to get them. I saw a picture of him eating toopy's head...cutest thing EVER!!

 Patchy patch is my favorite by far!!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

SNEAK PEEK of some upcoming work :)

I NEVER do sneak peeks, like NEVER!! But I am so happy with how this little guy turned out I just had to share.

My version of Patchy Patch from Toopy Binoo! Love him! and he's my favorite character from the shower actually....maybe because he doesn't do anything lol

This is one of 3 different projects I have going on for this week :) I'll post completed pics once I'm done.

                                                 Let me know what you think

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

1st Birthday Buttercream Smash Cake

I was asked by my good photography friend Karen to make another smash cake for one of her clients.
The cake was designed to match the little girls dress she was going to wear during her cake smash.
I'm hoping I'll be able to share a picture of the little princess smashing her cake, just waiting to hear if I have permission to post :)

I am super happy with how the cake turned out. The cake is covered in buttercream with buttercream dots and a fondant '1'.
Karen always does such an amazing job, and makes my cakes look AMAZING!! She is truly an amazingly talented photographer and person.

Please check out her facebook page, K.C Photography

Pink Ruffle Birthday Cake

My eldest daughter just turned 7! CRAZY!!!! She wanted to make a very girly cake with some bling so together we created her cake...more her telling me what to do lol.

This 2 tiered cake is a 4" top and a 6" bottom both marble cake with cookies and cream buttercream and double chocolate fudge filling.

This was my first time trying the ruffle technique. I am pretty happy with the results. I really under estimated the amount of fondant I would need so I had to skimp of the ruffles a wee bit. The top tier gave me some trouble as well. It was suppose to be a smooth tier with my daughters name written in rhinestones but the 4" stacked cake didn't want to cooperate with me. I was running out of time so I didn't let it rest as long as I should so it slipped a wee bit which made the fondant bulge in spots. To cover it up and make it look half decent I put ruffles on the top tier.


                                                     Happy 7th Birthday Baby girl!!


Pinkie Pie My Little Pony Cake

I was asked by a friend to make a My Little Pony Cake with Pinkie Pie.

Pinkie Pie is hand cute and made from fondant. All details are fondant.
The 8" cake is a chocolate cake with cookies and cream buttercream filling.

Thanks Michelle for sharing a picture as I forgot to take one....happens A LOT!! LOL

Reece's Pieces Cheesecake

This cheesecake was made for my brother is laws birthday. He loves Reece's pieces and cheesecake so I combined the two...for the second year in a row :)

Little Mermaid Cake

The cake was another first for me. I have never done a frozen buttercream transfer before so there is lots that I am not happy with but over all it came out pretty good!

I was asked by a friend to make a Mermaid cake for her daughter. I wasn't sure how exactly I was going to do it. The picture she sent me was of a buttercream image so I thought I'd give a transfer a try.

The cake is a n 8" marble cake with strawberry buttercrem filling. All details are buttercream except for the chocolate sea shells on the side of the cake.

                                          Chocolate Sea Shells


                                                   Flounder Close up
Over all pretty happy with how it turned out and the birthday girl loved it so what else could I ask for :)

White and Pink Bridal Shower Cake

One of my best friends is getting married at the end of the summer and I am so excited for her!

We recently had her bridal shower and guess who got to make the cake :) Picking the design for this cake has actually really hard. Between the mother of the bride, the maid of honor and myself we couldn't decide on a cake. After much debate we decided to go with something simple but bright.
My friend Chelsea is a very bright, fun and loveable soul. Whenever I think of her I think hot pink lol

The 3 tiered cake was so fun make and design. All 3 tiers were lemon cake with raspberry buttercream and all covered n fondant. All the flowers are made of fondant and the lilies were hand made.

Chels L.O.V.E.S cake pops and I always promise her I'll make her some. So it goes without saying I had to make her some for her shower. Cake pops were chocolate and vanilla

Black and White Wedding Shower Cake

My husbands cousin is getting married out East in a few weeks and unfortunately we wont be able to make it.

There was a shower at my In-Laws for them and I brought the cake. The 10" round was a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream filling. The cake is covered in pure white fondant with black fondant details.
The anemone is hand made from gumpaste and there is a black satin ribbon with a rhinestone buckle as an accent.

All the best Adam and Karyn!!

1st Birthday Construction Cake

My best friends Little guy just turned one (well back in May and I am SOOOO behind in posting)
It's really crazy how fast time flies by when you have kids. It seems like yesterday I was in the hospital visiting her and meeting Ryker for the first time.
So here we are a year later celebrating his first birthday. Ryker is a true little boy through and through. Anything and everything is a truck and can and will make a truck noise lol
So what better way to celebrate than to make a cake with a truck.
This 2 tiered cake is a 6" vanilla top and a 8" chocolate bottom both with cookies and cream filling.
The bottom tier is made to look like a tire, well at least I think it looks like one haha.
The truck on top is a toy but the boulder inside is made from rice kripies :)
I will hopefully get a better picture from my friend as my camera is  so bad.


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