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Giraffe Cake

20 Feb

How much cuter can a cake get?!?! I know when I sculpt ANY animal, it almost always ends up looking like a beanie baby rather than the actual animal. I’ve come to embrace that and love it! This is a chocolate cake with Bailey buttercream. It’s covered in fondant to resemble a giraffe’s pattern and it’s topped with a little fondant giraffe. CUTE!!

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Bubble Guppies Cake

12 Dec

I hate to admit that I had no clue who the heck the Bubble Guppies where when I  first was asked to make this cake. It turns out to be one of my most colorful, most visually stimulating  cake I’ve ever had th pleasure of making! The 12″ bottom tier is vanilla cake and chocolate mousse. The 10″ top tier is vanilla cake with strawberry filling. It’s all covered in fondant and decorated with fondant starfish and buttercream bubbles and coral. The actual characters are bought. (Bath toys!) But the scrolls with “Happy Birthday” is made of white chocolate with piped frosting.

I LOVE the pics of this cake!

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The Hookah Cake

11 Dec

First, let me apologize for a horrible picture!! But, this cake really came out to be very realistic. The bottom vase of this “hookah pipe” is ALL CAKE! It starts with a few layers of 8″ round vanilla cake topped with a dome of vanilla cake. The “pipe” is  a large wooden dowel covered in fondant and painted in silver luster dust. The plate up top is made of gumpaste and also painted with silver luster dust. The hose (?) – you know, that thingy you smoke out of- well, that’s fondant! I was VERY nervous construction this cake because anyone knows that tall, vertical structures need a lot of TLC, stable inner structure, and a lot of balancing, securing, and lots and lots of prayers to the Cake Gods that it doesn’t come apart before you drop it off safely. Definitely a challenge, but worth it in the end. The designs around the base is painted on with gold luster dust. The gold beads are fondant also painted with gold luster dust. There was a lot of luster and dusting going on with this cake!

I know, I know. A horrible pic, but a gorgeous cake!

I know, I know. A horrible pic, but a gorgeous cake!

Alice in Wonderland Cake

3 Dec

Down the Rabbit Hole we go! What a fun cake this was to make! I love that they took it away from the more popular Disney themed Alice cakes and went off a beautiful, new color palette.  This is a 12″ tier topped with a 10″ tier, both covered and decorated in fondant. The cupcakes surrounding the cake are all red velvet topped with cream cheese frosting. All in all, I think they did a beautiful job with the party decor and the cake setup! It was a feast for the eyes!

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Two Peas in a Pod

3 Jun

My good friend and fellow chef, Oscar, is expecting twins! Oscar has ordered many cakes from me in the past, most of which are already featured on my site.

During his daughter’s 2nd birthday party, he wanted to make this happy announcement via confection and left it up to me to come up with a way. This is what I decided on. The only fondant on this cake is the two tiny “peas” in the pea pod. The cake is decorated in frosting and all the decorations are piped on with frosting, as well. The inside is chocolate cake with strawberry filling; something I like to call Chocolate Covered Strawberry. Of course, it was a hit!

What better way to announce that there are TWO little bundles of joy on the way?

What better way to announce that there are TWO little bundles of joy on the way?

Glam Cakes

30 May

Here’s another take on the blinged-up cupcakes I did for the same customer a few months ago. I call these Glam Cakes! These are cognac cupcakes with a cognac butter cream with a hint of orange and cocoa. If it’s not clear in the pics, those are supposed to be lipstick, watches, gold bracelet, and sunglasses (which, I admit, kind of look like Madonna’s bras circa 1989).

I was told they were a hit!

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Glam Cakes

Hello Kitty Birthday

22 Apr

I’m sure KELSIE would have loved her cake even more had I spelled her name correctly! YIKES! One of those nightmares a cake decorator has; messing up the birthday girl’s name! Luckily it was in fondant and easily repaired with a few minor adjustments.

The inside of this cake is banana cake and milk chocolate frosting, to give you that chocolate chip muffin effect. The outside is pink-tinted vanilla frosting. The Kitty and balloons are made of fondant and colored with food coloring and edible shimmer dust.

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Happy Birthday, Tiny Dancer

19 Apr

How many little girls can say that their awesome mom ordered not one, but TWO Queenie Cakes for their birthday? Well, Jasmine can! Both are ballet themed (obviously) with contrasting flavors. One is all vanilla inside and the other is all chocolate. Both are fondant covered. Both toppers are hand-made by yours truly, completely out of fondant. I wish I took better pics, but it was one of those situations where my ride was waiting and the cakes still weren’t boxed yet. My next project will definitely involve a light box for better cake pics!

 

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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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Rainbow Brite Meets the Dirty Thirty

1 Oct

Rainbow Brite could have used a little work, but my 80’s themed Dirty 30 Birthday Cake was a big hit. We’ve got three different cakes going on here. The bottom was a chocolate cake with a Nutella buttercream. The middle was strawberry short-cake, and the top tier was a rainbow assortment with some vanilla frosting in between.

A perfectly colorful, fun, eye-catching cake to go with an equally fun Birthday Girl!

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Hippy Birthday

20 Aug

How does one do a tie-die cake and NOT make it look like a hot mess?

Besides all the colorful goings-on outside of this cake, the inside is vanilla cake with sprinkles baked throughout (aka Funfetti). BTW- that’s not an actual flavor. The flavor would be VANILLA and the sprinkles is more of a decoration. You don’t actually TASTE sprinkles. They’re little bits of colored sugar.

This is a 3-tier cake- 10″, 8″, and 6″. Each tier is enrobed in fondant. The bottom tier has fondant cutout flowers. The top two tiers are hand painted with food color to get that tie-dyed effect. The topper is made of fondant.

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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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Flaming Harley

12 May

Harley Davidson, please forgive me!

This was a special request from an awesome friend for her husband’s birthday. Motorcycles have A LOT of little parts, and Harleys have a very distinct look to them. I did my best!

The cake was covered in frosting, and not fondant. I had some very cool looking flames piped and blended on the actual 1/4 sheet cake, but then I went ahead and laid the Harley down and covered up some of the very cool details I had. =( Poor planning on my part.

The Harley, itself, is made of individual fondant pieces that I cut out and colored. I was working off a very detailed pictured and placed each piece down on top of the cake one at a time.

Despite my own displeasure with some of the aspects of this cake, my friend and her awesomely cool honey loved it!

 

Harley Davidson, please forgive me!

Harley Davidson, please forgive me!

Wedding Bliss

26 Apr

Don’t you just miss traditional buttercream wedding cakes? I know I do! Here’s a very sweet and understated 3-teir cake for the beautiful bride Toni and her husband Gary. It’s a mocha cake with mocha buttercream filling covered in an almond white buttercream, decorated with cornelli lace and fresh tulips.

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And here is that awesome moment when they cut the cake! I love this part! =)

Spring is in the Air

24 Apr

Mini marshmallow flowers atop mini cupcakes! Perfect for mini tea parties!

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