Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Play a "Sweet" Tune

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.

-Because Hunters Like Cake Too!

How fun is this. I had no idea how to create a Browning buck mark but with a little help from my trusty sidekick - the Internet, I was set. What a great custom surprise for the hunter in your life.

Three Tiers of Fun

Here is a three tier birthday cake with a play cake. These cakes are the same size as a small wedding cake so you can feed a lot many people with them.

Sweet Cupcake

Emma Grace Cox turned 1. She is my Pastor's sweet little granddaughter. Her mom called and wanted a special cake to help them have a great celebration. I just love these two tiered cakes. They make such a statement. From what I gather, they really enjoyed the cake and had a great party.

Super-sized Wedding Cake

This cake was one of the largest that I have done. There were two more sheet cakes that are not in the photo. They had planned for a lot of guests and I like to make sure that people have more than enough. 11 akes in all.

Sweet 16

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.

Dedication Cake

Here is a sweet dedication cake.

50th Anniversay

Here is a cake that I did for a 50th Anniversary. I did the diamond pattern by hand but have since seem a better way to complete this task. It is very difficult to do. It had a nice effect in the end.

Twin Birthdays

These Cakes were done for my twin cousins. They are as different as night and day. These girls knew exactly what they wanted and were thrilled when they saw the cakes for the first time. I thought that the cakes looked so sweet.

Princess Ellbie

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.

Carter's Cake

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.

Fastest Cake in History

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

Winter Wedding

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.