Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Nod

Thanks to Eva for posting this
little nod about yours truly on Evite.com! I feel special today!

Sunday, February 24, 2008


This was made for an 80's themed party. Rodney and I collaborated on this cake, he was a huge help with this one!

It's a three tiered cake with two layers in each tier. The top and bottom tiers are chocolate and the middle tier is vanilla. The entire cake was covered with black-dyed chocolate buttercream and the tiles were made from marshmallow fondant.

This cake was a little more challenging than I anticipated. There's a definite structure rule you have to follow and I had to learn that the hard way. It's also always a little more challenging when you decide to do a themed/carved cake with buttercream instead of fondant.

Either way, I'm pleased with the result. The colors of the tiles are dead on.


These goodies were made for a friend, Natasha, for her birthday.

Natasha asked that the cupcakes and cookies somewhat match the Evite
she sent out for her party, but with an eclectic flare. (click the link to see the Evite)

Red velvet and milk chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow fondant flowers, pearl and silver dragees.

I REALLY love how these turned out and I had a lot of fun making them!

NFSC (no fail sugar cookies) with rolled buttercream and royal icing. These were also a lot of fun to make, I love how the colors turned out, very bright and complimentary.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Tory's cake

Cake 2 of 2.

This cake was made for a friend of ours, Tory, for her birthday. Tory was having an Alice In Wonderland themed birthday and wanted her cake to have a whimsical look as well. She gave me some direction but pretty much let me have creative control.

Rodney was the engineer of this cake. He got it carved out for me and also cut out the fondant pieces, which was very helpful considering the amount of cake we had this week.

It's an Italian Cream cake with cheese cheese icing, fondant accents, pearl and silver dragees. It was slightly challenging because the cake is covered in cream cheese buttercream and not fondant like most cakes of this style. So there were a few small nicks and bumps here and there.

Regardless, I'm really happy with the way this cake turned out. I love the way the colors compliment each other and it was a lot of fun to make. Definitely one of my most favorites thus far.

Alumni cake

This is cake 1 of 2 for this week. Both cakes were pretty involved and took a lot of work but I think they turned out better than I expected!

This cake is a marble cake with vanilla buttercream and fondant accents. The fondant accents were colored yellow and then painted gold with luster dust. I'm happy with this cake but purple is such a challenging color to work with. It does crazy things to my buttercream!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

To come

I'm hard at work on a couple of cakes right now - which would explain the lack of posts - but I should have a few pictures up of my big projects by Friday!


Friday, February 1, 2008

Wii Cake

Made this cake for my youngest brother who turned 14 yesterday. He's a big gamer and really loves his Wii so I thought this cake would be appropriate. He didn't know what kind of cake I was making him so it was a surprise when he saw it!

This is a banana flavored cake with toasted coconuts and pecans mixed in (and vanilla buttercream). The cake was carved to resemble a Wii console and the "Wii-Mote" was molded out of Rice Krispy treats and covered in fondant.

I had a lot of fun making the details for the Wii-Mote. All of the buttons were made from fondant - I painted on the details with a toothpick. The "A" button was made with gelatin that I poured into an icing tip that I had turned upside down. I wanted the "A" to look like it does on the actual remote (and not just made with fondant) and I thought gelatin would work perfectly! Turns out I was right!

Overall I'm pleased with this cake. I know it would have looked better if I had done the entire cake in fondant but we're really not fondant people around here so I try to use it as little as possible. I'm pretty happy with it though and my family thought it was pretty neat!

Happy Birthday Matt!