Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Hannah Mae!

My Niece had her birthday party over the weekend, so it was a weekend full of family and cake. My sister made the birthday cake, and I helped/made the cupcakes.

Happy birthday Hannah Mae! Auntie Sarah loves you!

Chocolate and Strawberry cakes with strawberry and buttercream filling. Bottom layer is purple with polka dots. Top is a princess skirt with Cinderella.

Margarita Cupcakes-- Lime Margarita mix in the cupcakes with a Jose Cuervo Strawberry Margarita mix in the frosting. Garnished with a fresh strawberry. These puppies were only for the adults since there was alcohol in the frosting.

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes-- Lemonade in the cupcakes with Raspberry frosting. Garnished with a fresh raspberry. These were fortunately safe for all to eat.

The Stork is Coming!!

I was asked to do a baby "sprinkle" cake (a small shower... get it... a sprinkle-- hey I thought it was cute) for a return customer. The cake was vanilla with buttercream and raspberry filling. It was covered and decorated in fondant according to what the customer wanted.

It was kinda cool, because different elements of the cake came from about 3 or 4 different cakes that the customer had seen, and she was visionary enough to let me know which pieces she wanted to put together.

Great eye for design Erin! Glad I could do something for you again, and I hope everything traveled well to MN!!

Grandpa's Dinosaur Cake

Over the weekend, we were asked to make a birthday cake for a special Grandpa in our family. Since we were in Iowa with family, I thought it would be fun to let the kids paint on the cake with food coloring. And we made the cake in the shape of a dinosaur to let Grandpa know he was getting old. :)  Happy Birthday Rich!! Hope you have a good one tomorrow!

To Infinity and Beyond!

I got to make a Buzz Lightyear cake last week, and was excited to test out how well I could make such a well known character look like it was supposed to. And amazingly, I did better than I thought I would. Maybe next time I'll be brave enough to try him 3-D... Maybe.

The cake was a white cake with frosting filling. The cake was frosted with normal frosting, and Buzz and the stars were the only fondant items found on the cake.

Taste the Rainbow

So, I'll probably get in trouble for using a tag line, but hell with it... it was an awesome skittle cake!! And with as much food coloring that was used in the cake and cupcakes, they probably did taste the rainbow!

For the cake, I used a FunFetti cake mix and frosted with buttercream frosting before covering and decorating it in lime green fondant.

Half of the cupcakes were chocolate cake with peanut butter cream cheese frosting in the filling and on top, and was colored royal blue. The other half were white cake with cream cheese frosting as the filling and also on top, and was colored the same lime green as the cake.

Happy birthday Dakota!! Hope you had a great one, and welcome to the teen years.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Down on the Farm

I did a farm themed first birthday cake this week for a little guy named McCoy, and I got to test my hand out at making fondant animals. I had a bit of extra fondant around, so I started playing on Wednesday to make sure they were dried out enough by the time I delivered the cake on Friday. I made them all out of white fondant and then painted them with food coloring. For this being one of the first times I've ever done this, I think I did pretty darn good. It also makes me much less afraid to try more later!

The barn and silo are made of chocolate cake, and had fudge, peanut butter and vanilla frostings between the layers. The only think I might have done differently was decorating the barn and silo with fondant instead of frosting, but did frosting at the customer's request.

Also requested was a pretzel fence, which actually wasn't as hard to put together as I thought!

The Critters: Chicken, Duck, Cow, Sheep and Pig-- a bit out of proportion, I know, but still darn cute!

The big picture

And the close ups

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Big Buck Birthday Cake

Not quite the 30 pointer, but a big buck birthday cake.  This is a 10" square chocolate cake with Oreo Butter Cream Frosting and filling. Covered in Fondant and Hand painted buck and camo.

50th Birthday Cake

Also for this weekend, a 50th Birthday cake. First is a close up of the big Gum Paste rose.

This is a chocolate cake with peanut butter/cream cheese filling and whip cream frosting.
I love how the rose just sits so perfectly on top.

80th Birthday Cake

80th Birthday Cake for the 31st. White cake with Lemon Filling and Butter Cream Frosting. Adorned with White and Pink Gum Paste Roses.

Close up of the gum paste roses

Strawberry Cake Pops

It's been a while ago now, but for a birthday girl in June (I think) I did some cake pops in the shape of Strawberries for a Strawberry Cupcake themed party.

All of the cake pops were made from strawberry cake, strawberry frosting, and were dipped in pink tinted almond bark.