Saturday, November 2, 2013

Alice in Wonderland Baby Shower Cake

A couple of months ago, I was asked to make a wedding cake for a friend's brother & his fiance.  Today, I made them a baby shower cake for their new little one, whom they are naming "Alice."  They requested an Alice in Wonderland theme. The bottom layer is vanilla cake with raspberry filling.  The middle tier is a spice cake covered in homemade marshmallow fondant.  The top tier is lemon cake with raspberry filling.  The embellishments are fondant, and in some places, I used edible gold leaf (watch, book, etc.)  I was really happy with how the cheshire cat came out!  This took hours and hours to do, but it was a fun project.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Little Piggies Cake

I forgot to post this cake from a summer birthday.  My daughter and one of her friends are obsessed with pigs, so we made this pig in the mud cake that has been shown online many times.  This is the one that has Kit Kat candy bars all around the sides.  It was a yellow cake with homemade chocolate buttercream frosting.  The pigs were made of fondant, and the ribbon is a real polka dot ribbon tied around the cake itself.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Baby Boy Jungle Shower Cake

Today I made a jungle-themed cake for a surprise baby shower.  It is devil's food chocolate on the bottom with butter recipe yellow cake on top.  The top tier is torted with a special homemade vanilla mousse filling I made for the first time.  I sculpted the monkey out of fondant and the animal cut-outs are also fondant (found pictures online and traced patterns to cut out).  The details are piped on with royal icing.  The bottom border is ribbon that I wrapped around the base and pinned.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Raspberry Bliss Wedding Cake

This past weekend I broke one of my cardinal rules :) and agreed to make a wedding cake.  I always avoid them because it's such a high pressure/high stress thing to be responsible for someone's most special day/event in life.  I took this one on because it was extremely simple and the couple was very low key.  I thought it turned out well and everyone loved it.  This was a golden vanilla cake with a raspberry filling, vanilla buttercream, and fresh raspberries.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

One Foot in the Grave Cake

This week I was asked to make a special cake for the husband of our Cub Scout Master, who was turning 50.  The dirt at the gravesite is finely crushed oreo cookies.  The tombstone and person are made of fondant.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Carnival Cupcake Tower for Cub Scout Crossover

This week was our Cub Scout crossover ceremony and the theme was "carnival."  I made about 100 cupcakes for this and built a cupcake tower using foam core board, hot glue, styrofoam blocks (found at Dollar tree), and ribbon.  My husband also put a big dowel rod through the middle to give it added support.  The top cake is the Wilton giant cupcake pan, which I frosted and added some details using gumpaste.  It was super cute, but not terribly stable!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Clay's Ocean Birthday Cake & Cookies

Last Tuesday was my son's 10th birthday.  Ever since we went to California a few weeks ago (Sea World, the beaches, etc.), he is crazy about ocean themed things.  He especially likes dolphins now, since we had a special visit with a mama dolphin and her baby at Sea World.  He asked for a swimming sleepover at a hotel with an ocean themed chocolate cake.  He wanted sea creatures made out of glazed sugar cookies placed around it, as well as dolphins up on the top.  At this point, I kind of feel like I could glaze sugar cookies in my sleep :).  The sea shells are leftover white chocolates from the luao cake earlier this week.  The dolphins, waves, and presents were made out of marshmallow fondant.  The white foam and caps of the waves were royal icing.  On his actual birthday, I made these orca and angelfish cookies for his class at school.  Happy Birthday, Clay!!