December 23, 2010

Finally Legal!

Hey Bartender! Another round please?! As if one of these GIANT margarita's wasn't enough to "drink"!

This cake was for a friend's 21st birthday. Somehow she knows what a margarita tastes like ;) and she knew she wanted that as her cake. The top portion of this massive sculpture is where the cake lies. It's an 8 inch round white cake with vanilla buttercream filling. It served 24 people but I'm sure no one wanted to cut into it!

The birthday girl loves pink and it paired very well with the traditional lime green of an actual margarita. A pink 21 dons the front of the glass telling everyone that this chicka can drink!

The cake was covered in fondant except for the exposed frozen margarita swirled buttercream. Looks good enough to drink, huh? Sanding sugar lines the rim of the glass to look like salt. The straw was a dowel covered in fondant. The lime was hand molded and hand painted out of fondant.

The base of the glass was styrofoam coverd in fondant with a bead border in buttercream (say that ten times fast!) to make the glass look a little fancier! I didn't want the board to look plain so I added some quotes and phrases that may come up throughout the birthday girl's evening.

So the light poured down on this cake and the birthday girl loved it! I was unable to attend her party as it was the holidays and I was driving out of town. I did drop it off at the bar where she would be starting the night and received many praises as I walked through the doors. An hour or so later when she arrived and saw her cake, the text message compliments started to fly! I'm so glad she enjoyed her cake!

Happy Birthday Taylor!

"The cake is fantastic. You did a great job. It tastes as good as it looks." -Michael C.

"OMG most amazing birthday cake ever!" -Taylor B.


This cake was for a couple of IronMEN! (Are you sensing a theme here? I mean how many twins can I make a cake for?!) These two little boys who were turning 4 love Ironman, especially the red one. I decided to make it real comic book-ey (Is that even a word?) to match the entire theme of the party.

It was an 8 inch round cake that served around 24 party goers. It was marbled with white cake and chocolate fudge cake and filled with delicious vanilla buttercream. All of the decorations are fondant with yellow buttercream as accents. Ironman himself was hand cut from fondant and detailed as well to make him super muscle-y (again, is that a word?).

A la the old comic books Ironman needs to have some action bubbles. I don't think that is what these are called but you get the idea.

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Here's hoping these two boys have a super birthday... just as super as Ironman himself! I know that their aunt Jennifer who ordered the cake loved it so Braxton, Braiden, and the rest of the party guests should love it too!

December 11, 2010

Royalty Times 2!

What's better than one member of a royal family? TWO members! This cake was for a birthday party for a little prince and princess who were turning 1 and wanted to celebrate in style!

These twins were equipped with their own personal smash cakes while the rest of the party guests enjoyed devouring their humble abode... a giant castle!

The party cake was an 8 inch round white cake with delicious creamy vanilla buttercream filling. Like my previous and very first castle cake I used the same general structure but switched up the colors, details, and design.

I decided that these two royal twins needed their names on this cake. I hand piped the lettering honoring Carter and Gracie on the top of the castle.

The drawbridge castle door was made from fondant and turned out great. Other fondant accents on this cake include the fondant covered cardboard roll towers, the fondant covered ice cream cone turrets, the rim all around the castle, and the windows that the inhabitants of the castle can peek trough. Buttercream dots, ribbons, and shells also adorned the castle in multiple places.

If there was any image that I could pipe onto these two smash cakes, a royal crown was it!

Carter's cake was a simple white 6 inch smash cake. It donned a boyish blue crown, his name, and a #1 stating that it was his birthday and no one else's.... but wait! It was Gracie's birthday too!

Gracie's cake was the same size as Carter's. With siblings everything has to be the same, am I right all the mom's out there? Her cake sported a pink and gold crown stating her name and her age as well.

I can't wait to see pictures of these two literally smashing their little fists into these two cakes. When I delivered the cake the royal grandparents of these twins and the king of the castle seemed to love the design. I hope the rest of the party guests enjoyed the cake as much as I enjoyed making it!

"The cake was amazing! So moist! I'll have to send you pics of the twins destroying their smash cake." -Brianne H.

December 5, 2010

Shhhhh..... it's a Silent Auction!

This cake was for a silent auction for a non-profit organization called Rehome Midwest. They strive to provide care for animals who would otherwise not have the opportunity. You can check out their facebook page here or their website here.

This particular cake was not up for auction itself, and frankly I don't know ANYONE who would want it! Only because it's styrofoam! It is a 10 inch round covered in royal icing and decorated with buttercream scrolls, shells and beads. The red ribbon is an actual ribbon and is not edible either, it looks good though!

The top was a quilted pattern outlined with buttercream and accented with little pearls... again, not edible!

The winner at the auction actually won this...

And the winner was a friend's boyfriend. He decided to use the gift certificate on a cake for her 21st birthday, a cake that's a 3D margarita! That cake will be started later this month so stay tuned.

I had pictures of past cakes on display also at the auction with plenty of business cards. I'm hoping it will get me a lot of future orders! I will definitely be doing this silent auction again next time... as long as I'm asked! (Thanks to Stephanie Batman for the awesome photo!)

Can you tell me how to get...

How to get to Sesame Street? Sure I can! Right this way...

This cake was for a darling little girl who was turning 1 and her mom was throwing her a Sesame Street inspired party with Bird Bird as the co-VIP!

The main cake was for everyone else at the party. It was a 6 inch round on top of an 8 inch round. Both tiers were a delicious white and fudge marble cake with raspberry filling and vanilla buttercream icing. The famous sign that dons Kaitlyn's name was hand cut from fondant along with the polka dots and the many many presents along the bottom tier.

Miss Kaitlyn would have her own smash cake with Bird Bird's face on it to entice her to "play" with him. Meaning that she would inevitable reach out for that cuddly yellow bird, realize he was actually made from frosting, and then EAT HIM - in the nicest most sesame street way as possible! :) Her cake was a simple white cake and the decorations were all sweet vanilla buttercream. I'm sure her parents got some great pictures and there was probably a lot of clean up to do in the end. Oh well, as long as Kaitlyn enjoyed it, right? Right!

Kaitlyn's mom had some cute little toppers that fit the Sesame Street theme so well. Unfortunately, I did not get a picture with them adorning the cake! Sad face... tear... Now's the time when you would close your eyes and imagine them there on top of the cake! Hopefully, Kaitlyn's mom will send me a picture of the toppers on the cake AS WELL AS little Kaitlyn smashing into her own personal cake! I love those photos!

The whole family loved the cake and all of the party decorations looked great and the cake fit in fantastically! Hopefully, they loved the flavor and taste as well!