Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Snoopy!


The doghouse is chocolate cake with buttercream icing and fondant roof and walls; Snoopy and Woodstock are sugarpaste. This was a lot of fun. The doghouse door with "Snoopy" over the top are on the end of the doghouse that you can't see in this picture.
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Monday, November 09, 2009

A cowgirl turns 21


All she wanted was a new pair of cowgirl boots and a "plaid" theme for her party. Yee-haw!
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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Purse and Shoe


For a birthday girl who loves both. Sugar paste shoe. White princess sour creme cake with buttercream and fondant. Painted with gold and black food colorings.
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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Baby Shower


I never tire of these sweet little babies cuddled up under their blankies, blissfully sleeping with the help of their soothing 'passies' in place.
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Ringo Starr, The Cat


A birthday cake for a husband who is allergic to cats, but adores them. This one happens to traipse about their neighborhood and make regular visits to their front yard. Ringo wears a dog-bone shaped collar with his full name on it, thus they know what to call him. Another white princess sour creme cake, with buttercream, then fondant on top. And a totally-fondant tail. And yes, Ringo has blue eyes.
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Haunted House


Bottom tier chocolate, top tier white. Iced in buttercream, covered in fondant. Cake for 40 pre-schoolers!
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Gucci purse


White princess sour creme cake with buttercream and fondant.
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Hello Kitty


'Nuff said!
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Friday, September 11, 2009

Noah's Ark


A giant cake (to serve 100) for a baby boy's baptism. My ever-popular White Princess Sour Creme cake slathered with wavy pale blue buttercream. The Ark is crafted from Rice Krispie treats, then covered in fondant and decorated with buttercream waves. The animals are sculpted from fondant and the straw roof is royal icing applied with a "grass" tip. The other side of the Ark features a pair of pink piggies and a pair of pandas.
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Ice Skate Cake


This ice skating birthday girl was receiving a pair of ice-blue skates for her birthday present, so of course I had to do an ice skate cake! This turned out to be one GIANT ice skate. Fondant-covered White Princess Sour Creme. It brings back memories of my childhood living on a lake in Michigan. We all had ice skates strapped to our feet the first winter after we could walk!
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Kate made this cake!


For her boyfriend's birthday. He requested strawberry cake with strawberry buttercream, walnut brownies and fresh strawberries. She baked a pan of brownies, cut them out with heart and star-shaped cookie cutters, then crumbled the leftovers into some buttercream and used that for the filling in the cake. She punched up the strawberry flavor in the cake and icing by adding a half package of strawberry jello to each. The brownie hearts and stars are marching around the sides of the cake and the sliced strawberries on top are doing their best imitation of the June Taylor Dancers. He loved it.
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Polka Dot Birthday




This two-tiered, fondant-covered White Princess Sour Creme cake was fashioned after the adorable birthday party invitations.
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Giant Spiderman Cupcake Cake



50 cupcakes (half chocolate, half vanilla) volunteered themselves in the creation of this giant Spiderman face. The birthday boy's party was being held at a Bounce House, so a cupcake cake seemed like the easiest, least messy way to serve 50 little bouncy ones. This cake was so large, it was dramatic-looking almost to the point of breathtaking.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Baby Girl Christening Cake


Isn't it just so really delicate and pretty?!
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Happily Ever After


A bridal shower cake for a bride-to-be who is a big fan of all the Disney movies. I worked to combine the magic of Disney with the elegance of a wedding. Hope she loves it.
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Calling all Cosmo fans


Here's the cake for you! White Princess Sour Creme cake with buttercream icing, a fondant cherry and opal sanding sugar. Yum!
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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Party at the Arboretum

The icing on this cake was NOT white. Not sure how I messed up the picture, but I can't restore it to the original color. Picture the white being more of a teal/blue/avocado/soft green. It was lovely. Really. It matched the birthday girl's most awesome party invitation. And I worked to give it a real "Houston Arboretum" feel. Bottom layer is chocolate with cookies-and-cream filling, top layer is White Almond Sour Creme. Kinda delicious.
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

From brother to brother


The birthday boy works at a local lawn mower repair/fertilizer/seed store. This is what his co-workers call him. His brother wanted a cake to celebrate the occasion and share with the co-workers. I'm told there wasn't a crumb left. I think it might have been inhaled in record time.
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Saturday, August 08, 2009

Imagine you are turning five ...


... and you requested a 2-tiered green cake with a tutu and ballet shoe-wearing dinosaur on top for your birthday party. Would you like this cake?
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From a realtor to his clients


A simple 8" White Princess Sour Cream cake, iced in tons of buttercream, with an elegant (I hope) "thank you" on top. Ivory-tinted buttercream to reflect the color of the new house, while the black lettering reflects the black wrought iron that accents the front elevation.
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From a husband to his wife


He said his wife is very contemporary, he specifically chose the pink/red/brown color scheme for her, and here's the cake they're celebrating with tonight. What a great husband, right?!
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