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.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Jet Cake

 This cake was made for a customer's boyfriend who flies jets. It was very important that this airplane looked like a jet. I hope he enjoys his cake and really hope he likes his own little jet! The cake is our yummy vanilla cake with a creamy vanilla buttercream filling. The outside of this cake is decorated with blue and white vanilla buttercream. The jet is made out of fondant and placed ontop to give the impression that the jet is flying through the clouds.

Happy Birthday Lamar!

Friday, July 30, 2010

End of Wedding Cake Tastings

This will be the end of the wedding cake tasting posts. We have some cakes coming up that are very unique and should be fun! The cake above is our Oreo cake and below is an assortment of our Oreo, Amaretto, Lemon and Bananas Foster Cake. Hope you all have a yummy and fun weekend!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream

This is our always popular chocolate cake filled and covered in our delicious raspberry buttercream. Our chocolate cake is lite, moist and flavorful. If you love chocolate than you'll fall head over heels for this cake. And what goes better with chocolate than berries? We use real raspberries (organic if the customer desires) to make our raspberry buttercream. We do not add any artificial ingredients or food coloring. Our raspberry buttercream is truely a delicious treat! It's bursting with raspberry flavor and goes perfectly with our chocolate cake. You might find that you'll have a hard time sharing this cake, I know I do.

Red Velvet Cake

This is our Red Velvet Cake. It's filled and covered with a cream cheese frosting. Red Velvet Cake has been a southern favorite for a long time and recently has become very popular in other regions. It's always been a favorite of mine. Who can resist cutting into a white frosted cake and seeing a burst of red? In addition to being a surprise for the eyes it's always moist and delicious. Maybe this will become one of your favorites too!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lemon Cake

This is our lemon cake. Our lemon cake has reel lemon zest and juice in it. I believe that's the only way to get a delicious, authentic lemon flavor. The lemon cake has a lemon cream cheese filling and icing. The lemon cream cheese is also made using lemon zest and juice. The combination of lemon and cream cheese is wonderful although strong. This customer chose to add a strawberry buttercream layer in the middle just to balance out the lemon flavors. If you love lemon, you'll love this cake.

Amaretto Cake

Here is our Amaretto Cake. I consider it a classic wedding cake. It's an almond flavored cake filled and covered with an almond buttercream. The cake gets drizzled with some cooked Amaretto before it's filled and iced just for that extra flavor. If the customer prefers they can leave out the Amaretto drizzle. If the customer is over 21 they can request uncooked Amaretto liquor drizzled over the cake. It's absolutely delicious no matter which way the customer decides to incorporate the Amaretto. 

Allergy note: This cake contains pure almond extract. 

Bananas Foster Cake

This is our popular Bananas Foster Cake. It's a banana cake with a thin layer of a rum, brown sugar caramel spread over it. Then the caramel is topped with vanilla buttercream. The cake is also covered in vanilla buttercream. If you love Bananas Foster than you'll love this cake. 

Note: The alcohol used in the caramel is cooked. This cake will not cause intoxication. 

Oreo Cake

It's wedding season and at the bakery that means wedding cake tasting is in full swing. I'll be doing a couple posts from some of the cakes used for wedding cake sampling. This one is an Oreo cake. Real Oreo's are used in this cake. For wedding cakes the Oreo texture needs to be fine but for a birthday or party cake it's up to the customer how chunky they want the pieces of Oreo. During the baking process the Oreo's become soft and moist. The Oreo cake is filled and covered with a vanilla buttercream. This cake is definitely a crowd pleaser!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blocked Out Dates

August 6th and 13th. September 10th-12th, Feb 25th of 2011 and April 1st-13th of 2011.

The month of January is blocked out. In Feb. I will only be doing pre-booked orders. Sorry, but no last minute orders or cakes will be available Jan-Feb. If you've booked one of these dates your order is safe. I just won't accept any new orders during these dates.

Thank you everyone! Without you, I wouldn't have any blocked out dates and it does make me smile when I have to post notices like this. Thank you!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bananas Foster Cupcakes

These cupcakes are a banana cupcake topped with a rum/brown sugar/butter glaze and topped with a double vanilla buttercream. They can be decorated with fondant decorations or topped with a vanilla and chocolate buttercream mix.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ladybugs Galore!

Here are some of the lady bug cupcakes for a customer's daughter's birthday. Half the cupcakes were Red Velvet with a Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting. A quarter were Lemon cupcakes with a Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. And the remaining quarter were strawberry with vanilla buttercream. The theme for the birthday party is lady bugs so the cupcakes are topped with hand made fondant ladybugs.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Open Mic. Night

This is such a fun cake! It's a chocolate cake with a vanilla cream filling. It's covered in grey buttercream and all details are done in black buttercream. It's about 19 inches long, 8 inches wide at the rounded top, and 3 inches wide at the bottom square of the microphone.

12" round Red Velvet Buttercream Cake, Modern Flower Design

These cakes are 12'' round. They are red velvet cakes with a whipped cream cheese filling. Covered in buttercream, color of your choice. Features multiple flat modern flowers made with fondant. Leaf and vine detail in buttercream. This type of cake has been very popular recently so it now has a name (12" round Red Velvet Buttercream Cake, Modern Flower Design) and a price of $40.00