Saturday, September 12, 2015

Kinley's 5th Birthday Cake

Now that my own little girl is 2, I'm starting to get back into the swing of baking. I had so much fun making this little chocolate cake for my friend's daughter Kinley. All she wanted was a little chocolate cake just for her. Ya know what Kinley, that sounds wonderful! I think for my birthday I may want a little cake all for myself too, how yummy does that sound?! ;) The 4 cupcakes in the background are for my kids (hubby included) who were hungrily eyeing the chocolate cake. By the end of frosting it they were begging for a taste. Good thing I had planned for their needs. haha! I just had to give them a taste of the yumminess. The cake and cupcakes have a chocolate cake base and are topped with whipped chocolate buttercream. I used raw cocoa powder which gives it such a rich, deep chocolate flavor. So yummy! I hope Kinley loves her little cake :) And Happiest Birthday to you! xoxo

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Raspberry Chocolate Cake

This cake was made with a little extra love for my little princess who turned 6. She wanted a Sofia the First themed cake. Sofia is an adorable little princess, so I thought I needed to come up with a cake fit for a basically I wanted an elegant cake. When I think of elegance I think decadent chocolate and roses. And I think this cake satisfies all requirements. It's a vanilla cake with a raspberry buttercream filling, covered in a chocolate buttercream that is then covered in chunks of milk chocolate. The white roses on top just finish it beautifully. Happy Birthday Princess! You are so very loved!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Jungle Birthday Cake

This cake is a strawberry cake with whipped milk chocolate buttercream filling on the top tier. The bottom tier is a chocolate cake with a raspberry buttercream filling. Since it was a birthday party for kids the fondant is a marshmallow fondant per request. The animals are also made out of marshmallow fondant. All animals and decorations on the cake are 100% fondant and completely edible. This cake was made for my son who turned 7. I love him so much and wish him a very Happy Birthday!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Lyn-Z & Travis Pastrana's Wedding Cake

I was very lucky to be able to do a wedding cake for Lyn-Z and Travis Pastrana. Their wedding cake is a red velvet cake filled with a whipped cream cheese filling. It's covered in buttercream flavored fondant. The fondant is hand made to resemble a specific plaid pattern. There are red and white edible sugar roses topping the cake. The bride and groom provided their own cake topper. Congratulations to Lyn-Z and Travis! May they have a very happy and blessed life together!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Beach Party

What beach party is complete without a sand castle?? And this sandcastle was only for the special boy turning 6. It was a lemon cake with vanilla buttercream, covered in fondant. The octopus and starfish are fondant and completely edible. The seashells are a mix of white and milk chocolate and very yummy.

These cupcakes were for the party guests. They are double vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream. The surfboards are sugar and completely edible.

I know that this birthday boy had a wonderful day because it was for my son....which is also why a 6 year old is requesting his "own" cake. I don't think that is a normal request. Although when you grow up and your mom is a baker- maybe your point of view is a little different- lol!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Bride and Groom Fondant figurine Black, White & Green Wedding Cake

This is a three tiered square wedding cake. It is a lemon cake with a cream cheese filling and fresh cut strawberries. It's covered in a white buttercream flavored fondant and decorated with black fondant. The bride picked out the designs for each tier. The ribbons at the base of each tier matched the wedding party.

The bride and groom are made out of fondant and are completely edible. The groom is in his firefighter outfit and the bride is in her wedding dress.

I wish this couple many, many, many years of happiness and love!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Star Wars Cake

This cake is a 3 tier chocolate cake with a raspberry buttercream filling covered in fondant. The fondant was airbrushed with food coloring and was also hand painted.  
My customer provided the figurines. On the top tier is the legendary Darth Vader and the fearless Luke Skywalker. Sitting on the second tier is the ever helpful C-3PO. On the bottom tier is the cunning and fearless Obi-Wan Kenobi and the faithful R2-D2
Happy Birthday to one of the biggest Star Wars fans out there. May the force be with you!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Simple Cupcakes

These cupcakes were made for the parents who were coming to a 3 year old's birthday party. They're vanilla cupcakes with a raspberry buttercream. They have small buttercream flavored fondant stars on top.

Explorer Star Cookies

These are sugar cookies decorated with almond flavored royal icing. The eyes are made with a buttercream flavored fondant and black royal icing. They are made to look like "Explorer Stars" for a "Dora" themed birthday party. 

They were bagged with 2 in each bag, the back of a cookie to the back of another star cookie.

Snow Princess Dora Cake

This cake was a very special cake for me because it was for my daughter. It's a snow princess "Dora the Explorer" themed cake. All decorations except for Dora are in a buttercream flavored fondant. Hope you enjoy the pictures. 

Friday, October 8, 2010

I'm beyond excited to share that EpiCute has featured one of my cakes. Click here to go and give me a thumbs up for the cake!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Time off

I won't be taking any new orders for a while due to family issues. Right now I'll be focusing on taking care of my family. I'll still be doing orders I've previously committed to and I'll be posting things I bake. I'll post an announcement when I resume taking orders. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

Sienna's Butterfly Cake

This is a lemon cake with whipped cream cheese filling. It's decorated in buttercream. The decorations correspond to the birthday girl's birthday party invitations and decorations. I hope Sienna had a wonderful birthday!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Magic Carpet Cake

This is a small vanilla birthday cake filled with raspberry buttercream. The little girl that this cake is for is named Jasmine which inspired the theme. The cake is decorated with buttercream with swirls to resemble a magic carpet. I was told the customer had a little princess Jasmine figurine to place on top of the cake to finish off the look. I hope little Princess Jasmine had a wonderful 1st birthday! 

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Golden Anniversary Cake

This cake was made for a 50th wedding anniversary which is often referred to as the "golden anniversary". The cake is Red Velvet with a whipped cream cheese filling. It has a layer of vanilla buttercream underneath the fondant that is covering the cake. The golden ribbon at the base of each tier is made out of fondant. The pearls are buttercream. The bow and number 50 are made entirely out of fondant. 

All of the shimmery gold food coloring has been hand painted on. The swirl style is baroque.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Butterfly & Roses Cake

This cake is a vanilla cake filled with a raspberry buttercream and covered in pink buttercream. The dot and edge details are buttercream. The roses and butterfly are made out of fondant.

This is a very special cake for a family who's remembering the birthday of a loved one who has passed.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Jack Skellington Cake in buttercream

This birthday cake is a chocolate cake filled with oreo crumbs and vanilla buttercream. The cake's theme was centered around the movie "The Nightmare Before Christmas".  The character on the front is Jack Skellington. The quotes around the sides of the cake say "What's this? What's this?" and "I can't believe my eyes!" Both are memorable quotes from the movie and add to the overall effect of the cake. The X's around the top look similar to stitching seen in the movie. All of the cake decorations are done in buttercream. 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Whimsical Birthday Cake

This is a chocolate cake filled and covered in vanilla buttercream. This birthday cake is special because of the words. Sometimes it's all about making it personal. It read " Mama & Granny Happy Birthday! I love you! Can we have "more cake" please?". It was very sweet and fun and the whimsical swirls on the cake just added to the theme. I hope they had a great birthday.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Classic Black Ribbon Wedding Cake

This is a 3 tier wedding cake. Covered in white fondant and wrapped with a ribbon at each layers base. It's topped with a ribbon bow and has ribbon cascading down the sides of the cake. It's a vanilla cake filled with a bright yellow (wedding colors) vanilla buttercream. It's classic and elegant and I hope they have a very special day!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ever wonder what the baker is doing when she's not baking??

Have you ever wondered what a baker does when she's not baking?? Sometimes I still end up baking, but other times I'm cooking, painting, venting, parenting, planning, crafting and blogging. For a peak into the personal life of a baker click here ....and maybe you'll see me talking about creating your cake or maybe I'll spill a couple of my baking secrets. Or I might just share a favorite wine or a favorite hang out place. It's not predictable, it's just my life.