Sunday, November 24, 2013

Dora the Explorer

Hand-cut fondant Dora the Explorer (learned later that her bracelet is on the wrong wrist, oops).

Double Birthday Cakes

This order was for 2 sisters with a shared birthday party, but each birthday girl needed her own cake and had great ideas for the designs.
The girl's mommy ordered an edible image and had me add it to this cake. Cinderella on a chocolate cake with cream cheese icing (all the C's).

The second cake was for Hello Kitty dressed as a University of Florida cheerleader.

Marshmallow fondant Hello Kitty character, on yellow cake & buttercream icing. With piped icing for the pom-poms and border.

Pink Cowgirl Boot Cake

Order came in for a yellow cake with chocolate icing, with "pink flowers, and maybe a boot".
Small marshmallow fondant flowers and a pink cowboy boot for the birthday girl!

Pink Belly Cake

Baby shower Belly cake for a new little country princess.

Yellow cake, cream cheese icing. Homemade fondant used as the "dress" and flowers.

United Methodist Church Cake

Finally back to the cake world! Baby Benjamin is an awesome kid, growing like a weed- he and I have decided that he will allow me to do some baking projects again (haha).

This was a yellow cake, with chocolate cream cheese icing. Commissioned by the United Methodist Men's group to celebrate their 25th year of existence in Waukeenah. Used colored chocolate to make the logo of the United Methodist Church, then piped a rope border along the bottom of the cake.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Belt Buckle & Bandana Print

Papa's 83rd birthday party needed a cake! Decided to go with a belt buckle and some bandana print.

Normally the initial would be centered in a belt buckle, but had to leave room for the other cake. A big ol M, Happy Birthday, some Longhorn silhouettes, and a piped rope border to complete the look.

Bandana/Paisley print topper. It turned out the decor for the party was bandanas too- I didn't even know.

All yellow cake, the topper with buttercream, the bottom with chocolate cream cheese icing and some edible silver spray.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Girly Farm Cake

A little piggy smash cake for Lilli's first birthday party. She has removable ears and bow, everything else is buttercream (to prevent any choking hazards).

Piggy cake with one of the dozen pig cookies ordered.

These little cuties were fun to make, a whole herd of piglets.

The official cake for the birthday girl, complete with pink barn!

MMF barn, animals, and flowers. Yellow cake, buttercream icing.

A little more detail of the rooster, grass, and flowers.

Happy Birthday Lilli!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Benjamin's Baby Shower Cake

Let's preface this with me saying that I was not ASKED to make my own baby shower cake, I requested that I be allowed to make the cake. Because it is rare that I get to pick out the concept for a cake, I am usually working within parameters- which is great, but this was a treat.
The shower theme was "baby woodland animals," and this is what I came up with.
A baby in a fox "costume" on a bed of leaves, all on a "stump" of a cake covered in vines and little blue flowers.

I had fun putting the "growth rings" on the top, and left room for the monogram of little Mr. Benjamin Douglas White.
It was fun not to have to smooth the sides of the cake, a little therapeutic even to make "rough" icing.
A close up of the little baby, with his faux fox fur (which is so fun to say, haha). Completely edible, but I wouldn't let Ben sample him after he was removed from the cake, that just seemed too weird.

Truck Driver Cake

Mr. Ray (the birthday boy) is a truck driver, and his best buddy is his co-pilot. A birthday cake was ordered to represent this.
White cake, sunshine-yellow cream cheese icing, made the black/silver border to mimic the highway.

"Brownie" is a Black-Mouth Curr, and Ray's riding buddy.

FSU Cake

Hand-painted marshmallow fondant Noles logo.
A fitting cake for a Nole fan

Yellow cake, cream cheese icing, garnet & gold candy border.

Over the Hill cake

This cake was for a surprise 50th birthday party.

Going for a "hill" kind of shape, added really dark purple roses (they looked better in person, my camera doesn't pick up purple well for some reason- user error probably).

Monday, August 5, 2013

Baby Bottom Cake

Request for a shower cake for Baby Emma.

Yellow cake, buttercream icing. I used "cake ball" filling for the legs (didn't want that much fondant just plopped on there) and covered them with fondant. Then fondant feet, teeny toes, and blanket.

Added Emma's initial  to her "blanket" with piping to mimic embroidery

This order included 2 dozen cookies- little pink onesies with ruffle collars.

A sample of the finished products together, a very fun order.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Go Go Power Rangers!!

I didn't even know how many versions of Power Rangers there have been since the good ol' days of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers"...well I can tell you know there have been LOTS. This is a combination of 2 pink rangers, the original for the costume and "Mystic" for the helmet, because who can resist the pink Power Ranger with a butterfly helmet?!

Such a cool order, and an awesome little girl to still be into Power Rangers! A classic even if it is a different "theme" now.
Happy Birthday Brylee!

On a side note, I just got a TON of shaped pans for creating character and unique cakes. I didn't have a Power Ranger pan, but think she turned out great from this "Pretty Lady" cake pan.

Rubber Ducky, You're the One!

Request for a 2 tiered cake with a baby clothesline, washtub, and rubber ducky.

Hello Mr. Ducky! All dressed up for the party with your little bow tie and sparkly bubbles.

Had fun making the teeny clothes: little bitty overalls, baby shirts with bottle graphics, shorts.

Personalized the onesies for Baby Colton & all babies need a bib.

One more look at the finished cake. Got word that it was a hit at the shower!
Pardon the pictures without my usual backdrop, it has rained here every day for several weeks and the couple of miles of dirt road that I live down are mud- I stacked this cake at my mother's house before delivery.

Hot Air Balloon Cake

This cake was commissioned to match a Powerpoint presentation. Love how the hot air balloon turned out.
This was just a quick order for a work meeting ("Office of Performance & Quality Improvement").

Friday, July 26, 2013

Pink and Silver, Simple Elegance Wedding Cake

I was thrilled to receive and complete this wedding cake order.
Pink Velvet Cake (to carry the pink theme to even the inside of the cake), buttercream icing & piping, and fondant ribbon.

The more simple the cake design, sometimes the more challenging the cake. Because the bits that are there need to be as good as possible, nothing to cover mistakes!

The bride's colors were pink and silver. Piped the design with grey icing and painted with silver luster dust.

Some more of the scroll work.

Congratulations to the Newlyweds!