Sunday, November 28, 2010

Baby Shower cake

Wanted to have some fun with my new Cake Cricut, so

thought the baby deer and paisley would look really nice in pinks and browns for a baby shower cake.

12 (more) Days of Christmas

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A slight variation on the 12 days I posted before. I am very please with how they all turned out and really like the white writing on the white cake.

12 Days of Christmas

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A set of 4" cakes decorated to represent the 12 Days of Christmas. I take a lot of samples of new recipes to where my sister works so they love my baking. For their Christmas party my sister wanted a small cake for each employee to take home. This is one set of the 4 that were made.

Dora Cake

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Thought I would try something a little different for this Dora cake then the usual big dora as I have done before. The process is a bit time consuming but so worth it for the final result.

Pony Cake

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For a 5th Birthday of a little girl who loves Pinkie Pie. Cake was carved from a 12x18 sheet cake and had 30 matching cupcakes. Even the cake inside was pink :)

Buttercream Wedding Cake

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I don't do a lot of stuff in just buttercream, so was a little scared of an all buttercream wedding cake. I think it turned out great. It was also my first time using real flowers on a cake.

80's Cake

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80's themed cake for a 30th birthday. This is one of my favorite cakes and was so much fun to do! All decorations made of fondant.

Transformer Cake

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For a 5 year old boy's birthday. He was very excited to be able to eat optimus prime :)

Happy Birthday to Me

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My very tall 9 layer Rum and Butter Pecan cake for my own birthday. A good excuse to have some fun and try something new.

Tinkerbell Doll Cake

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The first Tinkerbell I did was a huge hit with all my friends daughters so here is a second attempt at it.

Train Cake

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Train cake with all decorations make of fondant. So much fun for a little boys birthday.

Retro TV Cake

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A 75th Birthday cake for a friend's mom who's favorite show is Days of our Lives.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Betty Boop

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For a 16 year old girl who loves Betty Boop and Marilyn Monroe. Very pleased with how this cake turned out.

Floral Birthday Cake

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For my best friend Tricia's birthday. Thought I would try some accents in black and really loved it.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My first Wedding Cake!!

My friend Sarah was kind enough to trust me with the making of the cake for her wedding. It was a Died-and-gone-to-heaven chocolate cake with chocolate hazelnut icing and chocolate fondant. Despite the heat, it turned out pretty good and tasted good too.

Golf Cake

For my sister's husband on his 42nd Birthday. He has been known to get a hole-in-one a time or two in his golfing days so this is my hole-in-one cake and my best rendition of him out of fondant.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The local soccer clubs had a big tournament last weekend and were having a bake sale to raise money. I donated this soccer cake and some cupcakes to help them out.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

More Girly cupcakes...I love these!

Cupcakes for an 11 year old girl. Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting and pink and brown decorations.

More cupcakes

Some graduation cupcakes I made for my neice. Red Velvet and cream cheese frosting. I think I finally found a great recipe for the red velvet.

Noah's Ark Baby Shower

I threw a shower for my dear friend Sherri who is having twins. Noah's Ark seemed appropriate as everything comes in twos, a boy and a girl, just like her twins. Congrats Sherri!

More Girl Fun

A little animal themed cake for a little girl turning 3. She loves animals of all kinds so I had free creative control. I love how the sheep turned out, very time consuming but so worth it.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Girly cupcakes

I rarely make stuff for girls, since I am surrounded by boys at my house, but these were fun to make and looked so girly.

My sister's father in law just turned 68. His wife requested a harley themed cake. He just bought this new 2010 street glide in spiced rum and that is what this cake is based off...minus the biker babe. He couldn't believe that it looked like his bike and couldn't figure out how I did it considering he just bought the bike and noone had seen it yet....gotta love the internet.

Wedding cake...test run.

So a friend at work asked me to make her wedding cake for her in july. She has a recipe she loves so I needed to try it out. I made a test layer to see how it worked out. This is 'Died-and-gone-to-heaven' cake and khalua filling with buttercream frosting and fondant. It was a great success, I can't wait to do the cake in july.

Cupcakes, just because.

I must say, I have a serious weakness for cake. I also have one for peanut butter and when I see a recipe with all three incorporated, how can I resist? These 'Hi-hat chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter swiss meringue buttercream are to die for..........mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

What to make for a 50 year old fly fisherman???

A well 'filled out' fly fishing vest of course! Big boobs and fishing lures, who could ask for anything more??
So my sister's inlaws were on a 101 day cruise and missed out on all the grandkids birthdays.
To celebrate their home coming, they had one big party and she asked for one big cake. Her 11 year old did the basic design for the cake. I added a few special elements for each of them on the cake too, to make it special. I was mostly happy with this cake but it is a bit sloppy and I wish i had done better with the fondant.

Go Flames Go

What does every girl want for her 8th birthday...a Hockey cake of course. Phoebe requested a Kipper cake for her birthday and was very happy with her Jersey cake. So much fun for a die hard flames fan like myself to make.

Spider man, spiderman....

A fun cake for a 4 year old's birthday. Evan loves spiderman and had a blast with his friends eating this cake. It was a lot of fun to make and my kids were quite disappointed they were not able to go to Evan's party.