Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Sophie!

I did this cake for a friend from work, a friend's little girl was turning one. She gave me a napkin from the party and I just went off those colors & designs. It was a 1/2 sheet cake. I gave the 'color flow' technique another shot, and was overall very pleased with the Pooh.

Marble cake w/ chocolate buttercream filling
Covered in vanilla buttercream & decorated with fondant

I also did a little 'smash cake' so she could get her little hands dirty!

Thanks for the order April- hope everyone liked it!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Golf cake

This cake was for a friend's father-in-law who is an avid golfer. When she first told me the idea I was so excited! It was definitely a fun one... Hope he enjoyed it Nancy!

Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream,
covered and decorated in fondant

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Girls' Weekend

I had a nice weekend, with only a couple of "girly" cakes. The first was another purse cake for a friend of mine from MOPS/work for her mom's birthday. This was only my second attempt at a purse, and it was definitely easier this time around. I wanted to try some stenciling on the side of the cake, but after some trial and error I decided to forgo the stenciling. :( I will have to break down and just buy the special "cake stencils" after all.

Chocolate cake with bavarian cream filling
Covered in fondant with hand made fondant flower

The second was for my Goddaughter, Gillian's 11th birthday. She requested a marble cake and said her favorite colors were "light blue, light green and yellow". I wanted to make it cute, spunky and fun but not too froo-froo (ha ha). Here's what I came up with:

I think she liked it after all! :)

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Festive & Fun

This weekend was kind of laid back- only two small and simpler cakes. The first one I did was for my friend Riva's daughter. She wanted a pony cake with flowers and butterflies, so this is what I came up with:
Strawberry cake with buttercream frosting

Then a friend Nicole wanted a St. Patrick's Day cake for her family's yearly dinner. I had seen this idea online and was excited to try it!

Bailey's Irish Cream cake with Bailey's buttercream frosting
(Per Nicole's request- I hope it came out ok! The trimmings tasted FAB...)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Welcome Baby MYA!

I had Jen's baby shower this weekend & the theme was a jungle baby cake. I was really excited to try the fondant animals and I think they came out really cute. I had checked out a lot of different types of animal figures, so they were kind of a mix of all the different ideas I found. I was really happy with them!
Top layer: white w/ raspberry filling
Bottom layer: marble w/ choc. buttercream filling
All covered in fondant with fondant accents
Animal print hand painted

Baby zoo animals

And one little note- I spelled poor little baby Mya's name wrong... darnit!! They still liked the cake though... Sorry Jen!! :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

End of a crazy week...

I did it! 7 (actually 8, as of today) cake orders done! I have to say, I'm pretty proud of myself for making it through this week. And now for the final products...

Bekah's 5th birthday cake
Rainbow chip cake covered in vanilla buttercream
Flowers & accents made of fondant

Christina's bridal shower cake :)
Chocolate chip cake with chocolate buttercream filling
Covered in fondant with fondant flowers & dots

Amy's baby shower cake & cupcakes
Chocolate cake w/ bavarian cream filling, and white and choc. cupcakes
Covered in fondant w/ fondant accents. (Baby is made out of fondant, too)

Set up at the church. These are my cupcake stands a friend of mine found for me at Target!

Sherann's baby shower cake
Top: choc. chip cake w/ choc. buttercream filling
Bottom: white cake w/ rasp. filling

Nancy's leopard cake (similar to one I've done before)
Chocolate cake with mocha buttercream filling
Covered in fondant w/ fondant bow