Sunday, May 23, 2010

Mother To Be

I got an order for a baby shower cake featuring the mother to be on top of a polka dot and flowered cake.  It was to be a copy of very familiar cakes done at the Pink Cake Box bakery.
 It was the top tier of a cupcake tower.  The mother to be likes coffee and chocolate, so the cake was chocolate/chocolate chip and the filling was mocha buttercream with milk chocolate shavings.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Toy Story - Andy's Room

Toy Story is one of my favorite movies. So when a friend asked if I could make a cake of Andy's Room I was thrilled.  The cake turned out great! There are a lot of things I like about this cake. I used a tracing wheel from the sewing department and made stitching marks on the comforter and pillow.  So easy and so cute!  I glued craft sticks to the cake board for Andy's hardwood floor. I especially love the logo with Happy Birthday instead of Toy Story and the birthday recipient's names instead of Disney and Pixar. The toys! The picture doesn't do it justice, but if you click on it it should make it bigger so you can see the details.

Blue and Lime Swiss Dots

My Nephew was dedicated last week and I made his Dedication cake.  It has a cross topper I made to match, but my husband took the picture without it and I never got around to getting one with it on.  Maybe I'll ask my sister in law for one with the cross.

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Star Wars Legos

Let's face it...what 7 yrs. old boy is not obsessed with Star Wars Legos?  My 7 yr. old is no different. We didn't own any of the Lego men he wanted on the cake, so I hand made them out of fondant. The Death Star on top is a Styrofoam ball covered in fondant. Light sabers are toothpicks with the points cut off and painted with lime green food coloring.



Curious George

I love Curious George and so does my daughter. This cake was so fun to make for her.  I found a coloring book page and cut out the various pieces I would need out of fondant and layered them together.  His face is such a simple line drawing that this technique worked really well.

Puppy cake

My daughter loves animals. One of her first words was dog. So when her first birthday came around, I knew I wanted to make a puppy cake. I had never made one before, but after searching online for a tutorial I was confident I could do it! I love how it turned out!

Two Peas in a Pod

I made this cake for a mother expecting twins.
I love that the little peas have rosy cheeks and crooked smiles!  They remind me of the peas from Veggie Tales.

Ladybug Cake

This was fun to make. I like the playful face of it and the leaf cake board it's sitting on. The biggest challenge in this was making the antennae so they wouldn't break when I put them in. I needed rounded shapes for this so I used metal mixing bowls to bake in!

Pink and Brown Baby cake

This was for my good friend's baby shower. I had never made a fondant bow before this. I learned a lot by making it.  

Jungle Cake

Jack's mom wanted a jungle theme for his first birthday.  I liked how the palm tree turned out. This was the first time I used corn syrup mixed with a little water to make the fondant accents shiny. I love the little animals on this one! they turned out so cute!

Chocolate Swirls

Jessica's surprise birthday cake!

Baby Gifts

This was done earlier this year for a baby shower. (Obviously a boy!)  Baby shoes were made on a shoe form I made myself.  Other baby elements were made in pieces and "glued" together with royal icing later.everything is edible except the rattle handle.

Crocodile Love

Jessica loves crocodiles! I made this as a 9" 2-layer round and carved it into shape.  Fondant gave him his recognizable croc features.  The fish...well, he was just added for fun!

Beach Wedding

In May 2009 I flew to North Carolina to make my sister's wedding cake (and to enjoy the beach and wedding of course!)  I had to bring everything with me, including the baked cake, on the plane.  It all turned out well considering it went through baggage claim!

Getting to know me

Welcome to my new blog!
The purpose of my blog is to showcase my cakes and share what I've learned over the years. I am always being asked how I made different elements on my cakes or how to do the cake basics of frosting or fondant. Hopefully you not only enjoy looking at my cake creations, but also learn a little bit too!