This past weekend I did a cake for a little girl named Carsyn. She has a Strawberry Shortcake themed party. Her mom needed a cake that would feed 30-40 people so I thought I would go 3-D! This cake was 12 inches at the tallest point and almost 15 inches lot. It was very heavy. The stem was green fondant and the strawberry part was butter cream.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Here is a 4 tier cake that I took to Indigo Society Hall. The cake weighed about 40 pounds so I had to get my husband to help me take it to the second floor. The cake is butter cream with the initials that I made in advance and covered in pearl dust to make them shine. The topper is fresh flowers that were made by the florist and added to the cake once I got it there.
My friend Josie ordered this cake for her daughter Cathryn. The entire cake is butter cream and the shoes are molded from chocolate. I added some luster dust to the red shoes to give them sparkle. FYI... Cathryn's party rocked and she even got Hannah Montana tickets for her birthday! Watch out world...Cathryn's going to be the next big star - She got the moves, the voice, and the 8 year old attitude!
Here is a cake I did for a young lady named Alex. She requested a palm tree cake that looked like a real palm tree. I fashioned the tree out of fondant and gave the fondant leaves a little texture. Alex's mom Angela said that they loved the cake. That always make me feel great!
My appraiser friend (I too am a real estate appraiser) ordered this pool party cake for her granddaughter. I was a sheet cake with butter cream and I made little chocolate flip flops to accent the side of the cake. This was a popular cake this summer. I think I made 5 of them. Lots of pool parties going on out there!
This cake had 9 cakes and was super big. The day that I went to set it up, would you believe it was raining cats and dogs. By the time I unloaded the cakes one by one and got them inside, I was looking like a drenched rat! I needed a towel to dry off but wedding napkins would have to do. I just set the cake up as quickly as I could so I could get out of there. (To go and get dried off) I added fresh flowers in between the tiers which really gave the cake a great look. In the end, I was told that it stopped raining so that the bride could enjoy her evening which was great.
I made this little guy at a cake class I took with Brownen Weber! (she has been on the Food Network Cake Challenge many times.) I ave to say that it was the toughest cake I have ever made. He stands 2 feet tall and his jacket is made of fondant. To serve him you would carve his belly and back. Almost like a turkey! These types of cakes are very labor intensive and I see why they cost so much. But they are AWESOME!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I love this one. Last week I had an order for an acoustic guitar. I had done a guitar hero cake when I first started and it was great but I love this just as much. I used a cardboard cutout as my template and placed it over the sheet cake. I had to add a little for the neck of it just to make it look proportionate. In the end I was very pleased with the results.
This was a sweet 16 cake that was done for two cousins sharing a large birthday party. It was great when it left my house but along the way it got a little warm and the frosting slid down in the front. The mom called called and she was upset so I offered to go to the house where she was and fix it for them. In the end she seemed satisfied and I hoped that they enjoyed it. I never heard back from they. I try to go the extra mile to have people have a good experience with the cakes that I make but I am sure that unexpected this will happen that you can't control.
My good friend Lisa ordered this sweet cake for her daughter Ellbie. I did a regular sheet cake and added one of my castles as a special touch. This is a great way to have the wow-effect but none of the hassle of the two tiered cake. (Cost less also) I do get the castles back but I think the end product is great.
This cake was made for Carter Casselman. He was dedicated a couple weeks ago and his sweet mom Tanya called and asked for s cake. You would not believe how sweet the fellowship hall was decorated. What a thoughtful mom this little fellow has. (and a great friend to me as well!) I used a cookie cutter to cut out the fondant cross but everything else was butter cream.
Here is cake that I made for a young couple. It was ordered as a gift for the couple by the bride's family. I was getting prepared the the day before the weeding to get started on it when the aunt called and said "the photographer is here, when will you bring the cake?" The wedding was at 5 and it was now 4:15! They were getting married that day! (instead of sat. which is what I had written down. Totally my mistake) I told her that I did not have the cake ready and that I did not know if I would be able to have it done. On top of that, it was pouring cakes and dogs outside. -A cake decorator's worst nightmare. When I say that I had not even started the cake, I had done nothing but bake the cake and make frosting. It was only the Lord that helped me get this thing together! Thank God that the church was just up the street from me because I would have never been able to get it there on time. That was the fastest cake I have ever done and I hope I never have to do that again. I know my blood pressure was out of this world! Aside from the theatrics, they loved the cake and it looked beautiful. -Thank God
Here is a cake that was ordered for a winter wedding. Many people are afraid to use color on a wedding cake but I think it made all the difference on this one. The Snow portion was done in fondant and covered with sugar crystals. It was perfect for their winter themed wedding.