Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Green and white fantasy flower cake

I made all of the flowers and leaves for this cake by hand out of gum paste. In making a green cake I was looking for just the right shade of green, which happened to be a mixture of 3 different greens, and a teeny tiny bit of black. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Teal Swirls and Pearls

Making this cake I wanted to try something new. I have seen cakes make by using stamps and wanted to try it. However my stamp collection is not that big, but I was able to find this fun swirl stamp and had some pink luster dust to use as the ink. I also used my favorite little pearl sprinkles Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Silver Zebra Cake

I made this cake for my little sisters birthday. She requested this cake months and months ago. Last summer when I was just starting to sell my cakes I took her to the craft store to buy some supplies and she saw the Duff Goldman animal print cake tattoo's. It was then that she told me that when her birthday came around (like 8 months later) that she wanted a zebra cake. Then a little while later she told me she wanted her zebra cake to be silver and black, instead of white and black. Then a few days before her birthday when I was checking to see if she still wanted her zebra cake, she said she also wanted teal  with the zebra stripes. Done! I had a lot of fun with this cake. It is a dark chocolate cake with chocolate fudge frosting. It is covered in fondant that was painted silver with luster dust, and the stripes were made out of chocolate that I colored black. This cake was a blast to make (who knew chocolate would be so much fun to work with) and it tasted pretty darn good. Happy Birthday Jessica! 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Fire Truck Birthday Cake

I was hired to make this cake by one of my co-workers. It was a birthday cake for her husband, who happens to be a fireman. This cake was a ton of fun to make. I loved making the little ladders out of gum paste. Making the butter cream a nice red color was not as difficult as I expected thanks to Americolor. I discovered their gel paste food coloring last summer, and I am in love! I absolutely loved the way this cake turned out, and so did my coworker and her husband.

Chelsea's Wedding Cake

Chelsea was referred to me by a friend. Chelsea found a picture of a cake online and wanted me to recreate that cake. Her 3 requests were that it look like the cake in the picture, be filled with strawberries and coconut, and that it be BIG. She wanted a show stopping wedding cake. She got married in October so the cream and brown fit in with her color scheme. The cake was fun to make. There were over 200 fondant roses on the cake, and I spent hours on end making fondant ribbon roses. I had to assemble the cake on sight, but lucky for me my husband and one of my friends came to help me put it all together. Chelsea was thrilled with the cake, which means I am thrilled with it as well.