Friday, July 25, 2008

Black and White

A last minute birthday cake for 50 guests. Party theme was black and white. White Princess Sour Creme cake, buttercream icing, and fondant atop it all. That plaque on the front has two "D's" back-to-back -- which was what was on the party invitation.

Wish I'd done some back-lighting on this. Where is photog daughter when I need her!?

Monday, July 21, 2008

A tiny cheerleader turns four!

Designed after the birthday girl's party invitation. Lots of White Princess Sour Creme cake and loads of delicious buttercream icing. Fondant megaphones line the sides of the cake and the little cheerleader herself is crafted from gumpaste.

Youngest daughter was here as I finished the cake, and she had to really fight the urge to dive right in and cut herself a nice large piece of it for herself!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Ariel cake for Amelia

Another fun mermaid cake. With fondant "pearls" and white chocolate-molded sea creatures. Not to mention the green buttercream seaweed and blue buttercream wave-border. The party-goers receive cookie favors in the shape of seashells, sandy footprints and fish.

Fire Hydrant

I have long wanted to do a fire hydrant cake -- so now y'all know I can do one! What a bunch of fun this one was. Three 6" cakes, plus one dome-shaped cake on top. Iced in buttercream, covered in red fondant. The little sticking-out-thingies are rice krispie treats covered in red fondant and held onto the cake with toothpicks.

If you have a fireman in your family, I'm your cake lady!

Book Club Cake

A replica of the novel this book club read last month. Obviously a southern-based novel (note the cotton), so we did a fabulous pineapple-coconut cake with buttercream icing and fondant accents. How deliciously southern can you get? Also did a couple dozen "Southern Tea Cakes" to go along with.

Besides wanting to read this novel now, I kinda wanna join this book club! If only I had time ...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Baby Shower

The design for this cake was taken from the nursery bedding and a stuffed pink elephant that sits in the corner of the crib, awaiting the new baby girl's arrival.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Family Reunion

This year's family reunion (for 75!) has a Hawaiian Luau theme. The coconut-tree leaves declare the names of the 10 siblings. The flowers are silk (my skills don't extend quite that far yet). Sand is brown sugar, water is piping gel tinted blue, sunset is buttercream painted on in varying shades of red, orange and yellow. The sun is fondant. Everything else is tons of White Princess Sour Creme cake and buttercream icing. Yum!

Ice Cream Sundae Birthday Party

I want one for myself now! The ice cream scoops are actually fondant covered "cake balls" sitting inside a cake bowl, sitting atop the birthday cake. The adorable birthday girl likes all things pink, so the cake is pink inside and trimmed in pink outside. With a few polka dots for decoration. I am SO craving an ice cream sundae right now ...

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Topsy Turvy

For a fabulous lady turning 80. She's still full of vim, vigor and vitality, so I thought this modern style cake, incorporating the party invitation style and her favorite colors, would be perfect. White Princess Sour Creme cake, iced in buttercream, covered and decorated with fondant, a gumpaste "80" on top, and fabric polka dot ribbon borders. Fun stuff!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Birthday Brunch

This cake for a gal who truly loves her shoes. Especially Tory Burch flats. Never heels. Always flats. Using the adorable shoe-shaped (what else?) party invitation as inspiration, this is what I came up with. White Princess Sour Creme cake, iced with buttercream, covered in fondant, and decorated with royal icing. The little flat on top is made of gumpaste, and I totally ripped off the Tory Burch logo from the internet. Where would I be without the internet?