Tuesday, August 21, 2012

30th Anniversary Cake

For my parents 30th anniversary, I wanted to make a cake with pearls and tiger lilies - the gem and flower that represent the 30th year of marriage.  I was hoping for something classic that looked like a wedding cake.  Here is what I created...

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Another 40th Birthday Cake

It seems to be the week of 40th birthdays.  This one was made for a colleague for his partner's 40th birthday.  The theme...Mario Kart!  The cake needed to travel in the car for several hours to be enjoyed on a camping trip, so to keep it simple, this is what I came up with...

Monday, August 6, 2012

40th Birthday Cake

When one of your best friends is turning 40 and asks you to make her a special cake, of course you say yes, and make it awesome!  I asked what she was looking for, and her only request was that it have fresh fruit.  This is what I came up with...

Bottom tier is vanilla cake with vanilla frosting.  Top tier is chocolate raspberry cake with dark chocolate frosting.

Cake is decorated with strawberries (chocolate covered and plain), raspberries, blackberries, and green and red grapes.

Rainbow Cake

For my daughter's 8th birthday, she requested a rainbow theme.  All the food and decorations were the colors of the rainbow...so the cake needed to follow suit!  Simple and sweet!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mom's Spring Birthday Cake

I wanted to do a simple but original Spring theme cake for my Mom's April birthday, so I turned to the ever reliable internet to help me come up with some ideas.  Pinterest (my new favorite web site) provided me with the answer.  The design on this cake is not completely original... I took someone else's great idea and modified it a bit.  

Katie Grace's Baptism Cake

When our good friends, Kitt and Megan, asked my husband and me to be Godparents to their 3rd baby we were beyond excited and incredibly honored.  When she was born our love for her grew to enormous proportions.  When the time came for her Baptism, I was again honored to create her cake.  I wanted something feminine (since she's the little sister to two big brothers), but not a classic religious cake.  After some research on the internet I came up with idea to make a cross, by not making a cross at all.  Sweet and simple. 

Minnie Mouse - Zebra 1st Birthday Cake

For this cake I was asked to create a mix of Minnie Mouse and Zebra print.  It initially seemed like a difficult task, but turned out quite nice.  This is a 2 tier cake with a rice cereal treat Minnie Mouse hat.  I also made a "smash" cake for the birthday girl that was the same design as the top tier.  

Friday, February 24, 2012

Yo Gabba Gabba!

For my nephew's 2nd birthday, I made this Yo Gabba Gabba cake.  This theme had so many possible options, but I tried to keep it fairly simple.  I wanted to focus on the characters, and made each out of fondant.  I also replaced the Yo Gabba Gabba logo with my nephew's name.  Enjoy!