Well I am finally caught up posting my cake photos from the past year. Life has been busy and ever changing but I'm still making cakes! I once heard Buddy Valastro (aka Cake Boss) say "It's not just a cake, it's a memory" and I couldn't agree more. Almost all of the cakes I have created are attached to a memory of a special person or celebration, circumstances I had been going through at the time or challenges I either overcame or learned from in the process. And that's not to mention the recipient of the cake! Life is made of memories, some we want to hold onto forever and some we wish we could forget but I hope that my cakes will evoke warm and happy memories for you, your family and friends that will last a lifetime!
Sunday, August 18, 2013
This is my third year in a row for making birthday cakes for this little guy! This year he was having a DC Comic themed birthday with Batman, Superman, etc. The sheet cake was strawberry with cream cheese icing and the cupcakes were vanilla with vanilla buttercream. All decorations were hand-cut out of fondant.
Here is a cute princess-themed birthday cake for a little girl turning five. Her mom said she wanted pink, purple and blue and sent me several photos of other cakes they found online and this is what I came up with! I did make two tiara's--one out of royal icing and one out of fondant (in photo)--and then bought one from the dollar store *just in case*. The cake itself was vanilla with vanilla buttercream and raspberry preserves filling. They loved it!
I made this cake for one of my best friend's baby shower. I printed out a picture of her nursery bedding and made my own stencil to make a fondant cutout of the image. The cake was lemon with buttercream and blueberry jam filling, covered with buttercream. I loved the flavor pairing she chose--yummy! Welcome baby Milo!
This two-tier graduation cake was a tricky one! I used a stencil and black royal icing to apply the damask design which worked fine--except for the stencil sticking to the fondant because of the condensation that had formed from being in the refridgerator. The stencil came out very nicely but it left a kind of "spackled" texture to the fondant around it so I ended up giving the rest of the cake the same effect and it ended up giving the cake some added visual interest. The graduation cap is RKT and the scroll is fondant.
Here is a romantic red and white anniversary cake for a sweet couple I know. It was chocolate with chocolate buttercream, covered in fondant. The writing along the bottom had their anniversary date and "Our love story is just beginning".
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Here is a pair of heart cakes for a Valentine's bridal shower made to look like the tiny conversation hearts you always see for Valentine's Day...hence the candy hearts surrounding the cakes ;) One was double chocolate, the other was strawberry, both covered in fondant.
This cake was done for a baby shower at Christmas time. Before I put the baby and holly on top, it looked like a giant peppermint candy! If I remember correctly, it was a chocolate cake with raspberry and vanilla buttercream filling. All decorations were fondant and I love how this "baby" turned out--by far my favorite that I have done because it was so realistic-looking!!
Here is a Peanuts/Charlie Brown birthday cake. Cake is covered in fondant with the characters printed on edible paper and then transferred to fondant to make them more solid and 3D-like. The grass and baloon strings were hand painted. Snoopy is made of fondant and his house is made of rice krispy treats and covered in fondant. I love how this one turned out!