I like doing these cakes where the customer cares that the cakes tastes as good as it looks! That means less fondant. So, the inside is my famous black and white (alternating layers of chocolate cake and vanilla cake with chocolate and vanilla frosting). The outside is vanilla buttercream. The only fondant on this cake is the pink ribbons and polka dots. The white polka dots are piped frosting.
The occasion? Baby shower for an almost-here baby girl!
Who wouldn’t love to get a gift like this?
Not every cake goes off smoothly. Sometimes the weather works against me when I’m handling fondant and sometimes disasters happen en route to the location. Such was the case with this cake. It was one of the hottest days of the summer and the fondant was tearing and ripping. When I finally had the cake loaded and on its way to the venue, some jackass driver stopped short in front of me, causing the cake to slide forward, the bag to topple over, and all the layers on the “box” to shift, tearing the fondant. The delicate tropical flowers I spent hours sculpting the night before were either smashed or cracked. It took me nearly 3 hours to fix all the damage one hard brake caused, but my customer was incredibly understanding and patiently shifted around the party itinerary until I arrived.
The cakes are all red velvet and filled with cream cheese frosting. The box is made of chocolate fondant. The flowers are gumpaste. The bag is covered in fondant and gumpaste, and each of the GUCCI symbols are hand-painted with edible color gel. The “sand” is brown sugar.
This is me in action, setting up the cake!
I love it when my two worlds collide!! Behold, the Beer Mug Cake!
This is a stack of 6″ round cakes covered in fondant and marshmallow fluff (for the foam) on top of a half sheet cake. The flavor: Irish car Bomb. This is a chocolate Guinness Cake with a Bailey’s flavored buttercream. I did not drench it in Jameson’s as there were kids at this party.
The sheet cake is covered in fondant and hand painted with food color to achieve that wood feel.
Very understated gift box-shaped cake. What I loved about this order was a new recipe I was able to try out. Butter cake filled with maple and walnut buttercream. It was a rich, maple flavored buttercream with chopped walnuts scattered throughout. It got rave reviews.
Gift Box & Roses