Monday, December 31, 2012

Gender Reveal Cake

My first ever gender reveal cake! Will it be for a boy or girl?

The parents already knew the gender, so their son got to cut the cake!

Everyone is excited for the news!!!

It's a girl, YAY!

A lot of pink in that cake! I wanted to make sure it was dramatic enough, haha.
Congrats to Mr. & Mrs. Byrd on the announcement of their little girl!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Poinsettias & a Hippopotamus

Merry Christmas!!! When deciding on a design for Christmas cookies this year I found this wonderful Poinsettia idea over at Sweet Sugarbelle. I absolutely love how they turned out!
"I want a hippopotamus for Christmas...", I was surprised by how many of my family members didn't know this song! This is a sample of a set made with more stockings and hippos.

I really like how the chocolate sugar cookies make the royal icing colors pop!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas Cookies!

Got an order to make personalized Christmas gifts for a friend to give out around her office. Made a baker's dozen for each person, and made the gift a little interactive by making a snowglobe that can have the scene changed before eating it!
Sugar cookies with Royal Icing

Love the melty Snoman letters! Found the perfect sprinkles to make Christmas lights!

Really enjoyed the textured Christmas trees! :)
There were so many letters in Danielle's name, I had to make some originals for her. Like the "N" and second "E"

Friday, December 14, 2012

Gift Cake

A birthday cake, designed like a Christmas gift (to blend in at a Christmas open house, as a surprise for the birthday girl).

My first fondant bow!! The "wrapping paper" is covered with Royal Icing poinsettias. Under all that wrapping is a Spice Cake.

Happy Birthday to Granny!!

Fairy & Butterflies Cake

Ok, so I am not sure what "Dirty" and Fairys/Butterflies have to do with each other. But I am just the cake maker, I don't have to ask questions like that. Ha ha.

The inside is pink! Strawberry Soda cake, with Cream Cheese Icing

Covered the cake with a technique called Cornelli Lace, for "vines." Added a fairy figurine, she is not edible. My attempts at a fairy were unsuccessful, so she was plan B.

There were several sizes and shapes of butterflies on the cake. They were much more sparkly in person.

Added some yellow 'sweet pea' flowers, just as butterfly bait. :)