Sunday, July 26, 2009

Pink & Brown Cupcake Cake

Oh my goodness...this cake is my new favorite! It was for a first birthday party with a cupcake theme. It is a two tier cake...the bottom tier is a 2-layer 10 inch cake, and the top layer is several 8 inch layers carved to look like a cupcake. It is iced in buttercream with fondant stripes, polka dots, lettering and bow. SO MUCH FUN!!! Oh, and there is a matching smash cake for the sweet little birthday girl!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

First Birthday

First Birthday Cake...all fondant decorations.

Smash Cake for the birthday girl...$10.00 when ordered with the birthday cake.

Princess Castle Cake

Princess Castle Cake...10 inch 2 layer cake. Iced in buttercream...fondant balls rolled in shimmer dust for cream cone towers.
Matching cupcakes.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Baby Shower Cake

This is the second cake I did this weekend...a simple and elegant baby shower cake. It is an 11x15" 2 layer cake iced in buttercream with fondant accents. The customer had the great idea for putting the monogram on a tag. I made the letters out of fondant as well. I love the simplicity of this cake!

Mad Hatter Topsy Turvy Cake

Hi out there...I almost hate to post these new pics because I like seeing the "Gifts from Above" twins cake when I go to the was pretty cute, in my opinion (is that okay for me to say?). Anyway, I am posting two new cakes that I made this weekend.

This post is for the first cake. The request was for a Mad Hatter topsy turvy cake...which I had never done before. For some reason, I am always up for a challenge, so I agreed. I had a picture to follow for the decorating, and I watched a YouTube tutorial on the construction of a topsy turvy cake. Seemed easy enough, so got started. Everything seemed to be going smoothly...I made the fondant decorations that needed to dry for a day or two. Then Thursday was baking day. It was a 2 tier cake, and in order to carve the shape for this type of cake, each tier had to be made of three layers. Needless to say, I did a lot of baking on Thursday! Friday was decorating day. This was also my first time to completely cover a cake in fondant, so that was a learning experience as well. As the cake sat, the top layer of the bottom tier started to push over some, causing the fondant to sag and bubble a little. I was disappointed b/c it didn't hold the tapered-sides shape and sloped top that I had carved. But in the end, the customers were very pleased. Overall, it was very cute and fun!

This is the cake compared to the picture I was copying...they wanted the middle two tiers of this 4 tier cake in the picture.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Baby Shower Cake for Two Sets of TWINS!!

The base cake is a single layer 11x15" cake iced smooth in buttercream. The "gifts" on top are 2-layer 4x4" cakes wrapped in fondant. The bows, tags, polka dots, and teddy bears are all made from marshmallow fondant as well (and it actually tastes GOOD!).

Cupcakes for the Birthday Boy!

These are cupcakes for a simple Thomas the Train party for a 2 year old boy. I just did primary colors and piped the engine numbers on some of them.