May 28, 2010

Fire helmet and hose

I was so excited to work on this cake. I'm very pleased with hwo it turned out. I'm not exactly sure what the cake is for other than a woman's husband. It could be a birthday I guess. All in all, I hope they really like it. It's mocha cake with ganache and marshmallow fondant. The badge on the hat is the logo that she sent me. (see below) I think it looks great!!!! Hopefully the client will like it!!!!

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Doodlebops with pink and purple

Vanilla pound Doodlebop cake. Accents and faces are marshmallow fondant the rest is vanilla buttercream. The birthday girl apparently loves pink and purple and the Doodlebops. I tried to mix it all together.

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Baby Rattle Cake

Red velvet baby rattle cake covered in buttercream. Cake was for a baby shower.

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Toy Story

Toy story cake for my friends son Owen. Cake is vanilla pound with chocolate buttercream and strawberry yogurt with vanilla buttercream. All covered in fondant. The figurines and number 2 were added at the party so I didn't take a photo at home. I think the birthday boy was happy with it.

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May 24, 2010

Flower Basket Birthday Cake

I love a challenge, I think I've said that in the past, but this is the first time that I was REALLY nervous for a cake.

1. I was given a family recipe to bake for the cake.
2. I was making it for a cake baker/decorator.
3. There were specific requests as far as color, product use, etc.

I'm not saying that the client was difficult, far from it. I just put a lot of pressure on myself to try and get this one right. Lucky for me I got GREAT feedback and the client was VERY pleased.

May 23, 2010

Minnie Mouse

Here's a Vanilla pound Minnie Mouse cake I did for a little girls second birthday. The ears are made of chocolate and the rest of the cake is vanilla buttercream and vanilla pound. I was so excited I used a new method to get my buttercream smooth and it worked really well. I used a paint roller!!!

May 18, 2010

Crazy times ahead...

One of my busiest weeks yet is quickly approaching. I'm SO excited. Right now it feels like the calm before the storm. :) Most of my orders tend to be on weekends generally, Friday and Saturday pick ups. But next week I've got cakes through the week and I'm really excited about that! Lot's of baby showers too! Yay for the baby boom. :) Cakes in the next week or so include a baby bum, baby rattle, flower basket, Minnie Mouse and Toy Story... that's just to name a few! Keep checking back to see the final creations!

On another note... I got to do another spiderman cake last night. Happy Birthday Nikolas! He's my daughter's daycare providers son, who turned 4. WOW. I didn't take any pictures of the cake, but here's what the last one looked like... they're virtually identical!

May 15, 2010

Flowers and Butterflies

This is a birthday cake I did for a 3 year old. She want a white and chocolate flavored cake with flowers. It's based on a design I had favorited a while ago and really liked it. It's fudge marble cake with buttercream frosting and marshmallow fondant accents. The 3 is made of chocolate. I hope the birthday girl enjoys it!

May 10, 2010

Golf - drunk Tiger Woods

I've gotten some pretty fun and crazy requests and I think this one fits into that category. A drunk Tiger woods. Seriously? I had quite a bit of fun with this one! Top tier is peanut butter pound cake with ganache filling and chocolate buttercream. Bottom tier is coconut cake with coconut buttercream.

May 7, 2010

Gerbera Daisy Birthday

2 tier strawberry shortcake cake with whipped buttercream and fondant. All flowers are hand made. I think it turned out cute, but I also think it could have been better. :)

Happy birthday to a boy, his Grandmother and Aunt...

I was asked to do a cake for 3 family members celebrating together. The client asked if I could incorporate the 'people' on the cake. She sent me photos and that's what I did. All 3 of them 'hanging around' for their birthday celebrations. Cake is peanut butter pound with chocolate fudge frosting. People, rug and chair are made of fondant... chair is actually rice krispie treats covered in fondant. I hope they love themselves!!!!

May 6, 2010


Do you have any idea how dependent we are on technology? I knew I was to some degree... but Tuesday night my laptop died. The laptop that holds my recipes, my flavors list, my photos, my database, my calendar/schedule, my e-tickets for our flight to Florida... oh the list goes on. A part of me died along with that laptop. Luckily my husband is a partial techy... and has techy friends and they are on a mission to recover as much as possible. My first reaction was frustration, anger, panic. Now while I'm still angry and a little panicked, I'm more in the withdrawl stage. I swear I'm shaking because I can't get to certain files. It certainly tought me a valuable lesson. BACK UP. Luckily I did back up a few months ago, so the loss isn't as substantial BUT every single one of my orders is on that machine and partially in my head. I'm jotting them down in my daytimer as I remember them... I'm hoping that by the weekend I'll at least have my calendar recovered. 2nd lesson, don't put all your eggs in 1 basket. It's encouraged me to create a more organizd system to keep track of my orders. While I'd like to save the planet from wasted paper, I think I'll be printing orders and filing them away. I tried relying on technology, but after this incident, I think I'll use technology, but always have Plan B in motion...

Wish me luck!!!!

Happy 80th Birthday

What better way to celebrate turning 80 than with a Mickey Mouse cake? This lady sounds like my kind of 80 year old! Apparently the young birthday girl is a big Mickey Mouse fan and her granddaughter thought it woudl be a fantastic way for her to celebrate the milestone. The cake is fudge marble, with vanilla buttercream. Covered in marshmallow fondant. The ears are modelling chocolate. I do hope the birthday girl loves it!

May 2, 2010

Baby Rump Take 2

Another baby rump cake for a baby shower. I actually made this one a little differently and I really like it. I found a way to make the legs and bum all out of cake, covered in fondant. More cake is always better! Cake is fudge marble, with vanilla buttercream.

May 1, 2010

Ming Ming

Ming Ming from the Wonderpets, for a little boys first birthday. Bottom cake is Chocolate fudge with chocolate ganache filling covered in chocolate buttercream and fondant. Ming Ming is red velvet cake with vanilla buttercream. Hat, eyes, beak and feet are fondant. Arms and beak are ice cream cones covered in buttercream. Hope the birthday boy likes him!


Birthday girls favorite colors are pink and purple. She decided on a chocolate mermaid cake with vanilla buttercream. Barbies are real, Mermaid tail/fin is fondant along with all other accessories. Hope she loves it!


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