Monday, October 26, 2015

Star Wars Death Star Cake

This cake was for my firstborn son's 13th birthday.  He's a Star Wars geek...just like his good parents raised him to be.

Now before you go getting all jealous of my son's birthday cake I need to do some 'splainin.  For the past 3 years I have been sick on my son's birthday so he has gotten Costco cakes for 3 straight years.  NOT that I am dissin' Costco them...but all this poor kid wanted was a Star Wars (or Harry Potter) cake.   :(  

So, I went all out with "flying" x wings and pointy-planet-destroying-laser and everything.

Happy Birthday Bud.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Dolphin Surfer Cake

What is the perfect cake for an 6 year old girl???

WHY...a surfer dolphin cake of course!!!


This is my favorite way to do water so far.

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

University of Utah Football Cake - ESPN Game Day

So this year ESPN Game Day at U of U coincided with my good friend Sara's birthday celebration...she being a huge Utah football fan...So here you go!

As a decorator, I really like this cake.  
As a BYU fan, it makes me a little sick.

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Cross Fit Cake

What better way to congratulate yourself on your physical and dietary achievements. 

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Basic Spiderman Cake

Simple.  Classic.  Spider-Man.

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Giraffe Pet Shop Cake

When Natty asks for a Pet Shop cake, you go all out's what you do.

I really could have done something more traditional, or even something less...tall.  But I figured if it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing.

No regrets!

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Black and White Wedding Cake

I decided to test out a couple of new flowers. 
I'm pleased so far with the results.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

Baby Booties Baby Shower Cake

Classic and simple, who doesn't love
Converse-style booties for a baby?

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Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails Cake

Sometimes simplicity is best.
I think this may be my most favorite baby shower cake to date.  It says boy, it says baby, it says adorable.  I love it!

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Pirates and Mermaids Cake

For a fun joint boy/girl birthday party, this was the perfect theme!
Pirates and Mermaids...cute on every level.  :)

The technique on this cake was new for me.  It involved picking up a frosted cake and rolling it in graham crackers.  In all, easier than fondant.


The decorations were fondant.  The chest having tiny gold and white candy balls to make the "treasure" within.

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Dolphin Cake

I had all of 24 hours to pull this thing together.  All things considered, I think it went rather well.

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Lego Ninjago Birthday Cake

Funny Story
I FINALLY got a request for a Lego Ninjago Cake.  It's about d*#@* time.  I had the cake finished and ready to go the night before. I was set to go.  
However, a mere 2 hours before delivery I decide it's time to take I always do.  After the pictures, as I am putting the cake back, I TOTALLY DROPPED IT!!!!!!
I was stunned.  I have never, EVER come close to dropping a cake before and there it was, completely on it's top with a customer coming for pick up in 2 hours!  I panicked and made a few choice remarks....over, and over, and over again....then picked it up and put it back on the stand.  To my absolute astonishment, it was a little rumpled, but still in tact.  However I CANNOT sell a cake that has touched the floor.  So I immediately went to work...hands shaking the whole time.  I peeled off the top layer of fondant (the green turban) and went to work re-frosting, and re-covering the cake.  Thankfully, what had taken an hour the day before to half that today.  Whew!  Practice makes perfect I guess!  :)
So no harm, no foul, right?  The first picture is the cake as originally finished.  The second in the cake once redone.  Now keep in mind the second photo is taken on the countertop in crappy lighting.  NO WAY WAS I MOVING IT AGAIN!!!! 

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Starry Night Cake

So my kid's elementary school is having an Art Night this week and were asking for donations for their bake sale.
I guess I could have just baked some cookies, but where's the fun in that?

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Monday, April 6, 2015

Pink and Grey Baby Shower Cake with Chevron and Flowers

Pink and Grey Baby Shower Cake
I love baby shower cakes!  I've really been liking chevron lately too so this was a fun one for me.
The topper is new for me.  I have never done the banner topper before.  I do like the height it adds to the cake, but I'm bummed that it's not edible.
I do like edible toppers.  :)

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Chocolate Birthday Cake...With a Gnarley Flute!

Birthday cakes are the most fun because I can do anything from pretty and elegant to wacky themed cakes.  You can't get it wrong...and if by some miracle you did, they have another birthday coming next year to fix it.   :)
So this was a cake done for a mom who enjoys "biking, running, and oh yeah, playing the flute."  I can relate to that. The flute part, not the other stuff.
So I got to make my very first fondant flute to go on a cake.  I have to say, it turned out pretty darn cool.
The cake itself wasn't too bad either.

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