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Anchors Away

13 May

This isn’t really a success story. As it turns out, the bride-to-be who ordered this cake from me for her small engagement party texted me an hour after I delivered the cake to let me know how unhappy she was with the outcome. As settling does sometimes happen during transport, air trapped inside a cake will sometimes try to escape. When your cake is sealed up tight with fondant, a large air bubble will form and a pinhole has to be created in order to let that air out and to smooth the fondant down. I don’t blame a customer for freaking out over that. In fact, I wish I checked the cake one last time before the final hand-off, but time was tight and air bubbles really don’t occur all that often. I sent her the pinhole instructions since I couldn’t leave my next function to come smooth down the bubble. She also hated the anchor on top, and I’m assuming she hated the initials, as well. She told me she liked the rope border at the top and the navy blue fondant ribbon along the bottom. That was it. Ooookay…

Be that as it may, this was the pic of the cake that I snapped right after I made it. I thought it had come out pretty cute, but you can’t please everyone. The inside is cookies and cream. And just to be clear, I did refund the customer 100% for this cake that she hated. Say what you will, but I don’t need to fight with someone who is unhappy with her cake. There are many other parties for my cakes to grace, and we will just have to move along from here!

8" Fondant Covered Cookies n Cream Cake

8″ Fondant Covered Cookies n Cream Cake

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The Henna Cake

18 Feb

This was certainly one of more creative cakes I’ve been charged to create. It was for a Moroccan themed bridal shower…complete with large, colorful silk pillows on the floor, beautiful fabric everywhere, and generally luscious decor! (I didn’t actually attend the party. My eyes just took everything in when I dropped off the cake.) Trust me, it was gorgeous!! It was an honor to make this cake! It’s vanilla cake with cannolli filling. It’s covered in a terracotta colored fondant and hand painted with tinted buttercream and edible gold dust. I wish I could decorate like this every day!

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Animal Prints

10 Dec

What’s a fun cake for a girl’s night out or your bestie’s birthday? A little zebra and cheetah print, of course! These cakes are covered in fondant. The zebra layer has fondant stripes. The cheetah layer has had its spots painted on with a little food color. The bow is black gumpaste! How can you not smile when you see this coming your way?

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Just a little close up as I was boxing it up.

Just a little close up as I was boxing it up.

Kick Back Island Style

5 Apr

I can never get enough of these “scene” styled cakes. This particular 8″ pina colada cake was for a tropical themed engagement party. The happy couple was island-bound for their honeymoon, so their friends decided to kick things off with a luau type get-together. Incidentally, this cake was ordered along with the “Booty Biscuits”.

Most of the picture is done with colored buttercream with only the palms, hammock, flip flops and hearts being made out of fondant. This cake always makes me smile!

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Booty Biscuits

5 Dec

So, these were done for a special Caribbean-themed bridal shower for one of my favorite Brooklyn designers. They are made with a citrus infused sugar cookie and decorated with vanilla royal icing. They were just as delicious as they were cute!

They were booty-delicious!

They were booty-delicious!

Individually wrapped!

Individually wrapped!

Tuxedo Grooms Cake

25 Jun

 

 

Cannoli filled cake covered in fondant for a sweet groom’s shower the people at work threw for an awesome colleague!

Congrats, John!!

 

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Sugar and Ice and Everything Nice

15 Feb

My cousin-in-law has been wanting a make-up cake since he and my cousin were married nearly 2 and a half years ago. The top tier of their wedding cake (the one people save and freeze for their 1st anniversary) was jacked and eaten by relatives and it was a sore point with this awesome couple. Since they have gone on their annual anniversary vacation the last couple of years, I’ve had a hard time making them their make-up cake.

Bryan ordered this cake weeks and weeks ago! He wanted to surprise my cousin Lauren in a way she wouldn’t expect. Vday was perfect! I hoped they enjoyed it!!

The inside is vanilla cake and orange infused cannoli filling with mini chocolate chips. The outside is white vanilla frosting, decorated with lilac & silver dragees and clear sanding sugar up top.

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Birds Eye View

Bird's Eye View

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Grooms Cakes

8 Mar

These cakes were actually for a “Groom’s Shower” at work. (Rather than a Bridal Shower.) The Red & Black cake is made of red velvet cake, strawberry filling, and chocolate ganache frosting on the outside. The strawberries are chocolate dip in a tuxedo motif. The Black & White cake is made of vanilla cake, chocolate ganache filling, and vanilla whipped frosting on the outside, and is also topped with chocolate dipped strawberries in a tuxedo motif.

Grooms Cakes

Twin Grooms Cakes for a "Groom's Shower"

Red Grooms Cake

Red velvet cake, strawberry filling, dark chocolate ganache frosting. Decorated with tuxedo chocolate dipped strawberries.

 

Vanilla and Chocolate Grooms Cake

Vanilla & Chocolate cake layered between dark chocolate ganache filling, frosted with whipped vanilla frosting. Decorated with tuxedo chocolate dipped strawberries.

Ivy & Roses

15 Sep

Simply Beautiful Bridal Shower Cake

Bridal shower cake for a summer wedding. Simple chocolate cake on the inside with chocolate mousse and raspberry puree filling. The roses are actual flowers, but the ivy is made of fondant. The vines are piped chocolate.

Gerber Daisy Cupcake Tree

18 Aug

 

Colorful Gumpaste Gerber Daisies on Sugar-Rimmed Cupcakes

Bridal Shower Love

17 Aug

Mini Ganache Enrobed Wedding Cake Favor for Bridal Shower

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