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!