Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pink Carnation Cake

Happy Birthday to both my Sister-In-Law and my Niece.  You get to share a cake. :)

Now I can check Carnations off my to-do list of flowers!
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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Gold and Pink Chevron and Flower

This cake was an absolute NIGHTMARE!!!

 I don't know if there was something wrong with the fondant or if I was having a really bad day, but nothing was working right.

First, the fondant kept tearing as I covered the bottom layer.  For those who have never worked with fondant, it is a huge pain in the a** to remove fondant from a chocolate frosted cake.  I finally had to give up and put a second layer of fondant on the bottom.  I was pretty frazzled after just covering one tier.

Second, the chevron print decided to rip as I was applying it.  The worst part about that was that I spent 1/2 hour delicately cutting it in one long strip.  So that had to be redone along with some improv to conceal tears that I couldn't otherwise cover.

By the time I got to the top tier I didn't care that there were wrinkles in the fondant, I was just happy it was still in one piece!  Then I sprayed it gold.  This was a new thing for me and I really liked the result.  What I wasn't prepared for was that it was a bit tacky after it dried so I couldn't fix the fact that it is tilting slightly. 

The flower was my redemption.  It was beautiful!

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lady Bug Cake Topper

I've been meaning to make this cake topper for a long time.  I really like ladybugs and it's just such a cute theme for every occasion.  What could be better?

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll Cake


This cake was pinned over 200,000 times on Pinterest.  
How could I NOT try my own version of it???

It was supposed to be made in a 9x13 pan.  I'm not a fan of 9x13 pan cakes so I did a 3 layer 9" round cake.

...didn't go well.

It still tastes good, does that count?
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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Transformers Optimus Prime Megatron Cake

This was a very fun cake to do.  It was a lot of freehand work and I got to break out my edible silver paint.  Yay!!!
My favorite part of the cake are the gears on the middle tier.  I just think they look cool.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Zombie Wedding Cake

So a few weeks ago I made some zombies that were to be put on a wedding cake.  I did a post about them then.
Well, the bride was very pleased with the result and sent me pictures of the final product.

The top of the cake was only 4" and there was a brain up there as well, so there wasn't much room to set the scene.

One of the zommbies was made to be dragging the bride away but it looks like there wasn't room and they put it on the bottom tier instead.  No matter, still looks great!

The bride liked them so much she has had them shelac'ed to preserve them.  Yay!!!

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Fondant Flowers

Last week I went to Montana with Steve for a few LAX games he was reffing.  All of 18 hours before I left, I got a cake order that needed to be completed before I took off. 
Luckily, it was a baptism cake which usually means white, it was for a girl which means flowers are good, and I just happen to have created the cutest simple-yet-chic flower good for every occasion.

BAM!  Instant baptism cake.
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Now That I've Grown a Foot or Two

Oddly enough, this is my very first missionary themed cake.
This Sister Missionary happens to be going to Argentina.  According to google, a popular cake there is a white cake with caramel frosting.  So that is what it is on the inside.  (Note to self: The caramel frosting is DIVINE!!!)
The top layer represents Argentina's flag.

The tag is in Spanish and has the name she will go by for the next 18 months.

 I thought long and hard about what to put on the bottom tier that would somehow represent the life of a missionary.  I thought about doing a globe-like tier, an old-tymie map, or even scriptures. 
In the end, I decided on a suitcase.  I always wanted to try one and this seemed like a good time to go for it.

I am pleased with the end result. More importantly, the missionary like it!!!
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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Basketball Cake


This was my first attempt at a spherical cake using a styrofoam base.  I could have spent more time getting it perfectly round, or I could have spent less time and gotten to bed earlier.  Either way, not bad for a first attempt.

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Zombie Wedding Cake Topper and Figurines

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted and asked to create zombie's for a wedding cake.
First there is the topper with a zombie dragging the bride and the groom attacking with a hatchet.
Then there were the zombies laying on the tiers.


Last are the zombies that are meant to be climbing up the tiers.


The topper was created as 3 separate figures so that they could be arranged as desired.

I could not have been more happy with the outcome.  I had way too much fun making these and hope that I have opportunities to make many more in the future.
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Happy Belated St. Patrick's Day!!!

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Rose Petal Cake

This started out as a princess themed cake. 
So I was going to add a tiara on the top, but once I got this far I decided it didn't need it so I stopped.
If I were the 5 year old getting this cake, I would be happy.

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Small, Simple, Wedding Cake

From the outside this appears to be a small, simple, and sweet little wedding cake.
What you do not see is what is on the inside.
That's right, waffles.
The person getting married here owns a popular waffle truck called Saturday's Waffles that parks in a nearby parking lot every Saturday and sells gourmet waffles.
So when I heard that they were doing a wedding on the cheap and wanted a smallish waffle wedding cake....I accepted the challenge!
Turns out the groom is also a bus driver.  So when I found out, I threw in a bus topper as well.
I'm not great with flowers and they gave me a truckload of silk flowers to use as needed.  So I made the best bouquet I could and made it movable so they could place as they saw fit. 
Not bad for my first flowers on a cake!
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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Spiderman, Batman, and Hulk Cake

Here is the final product.
Do you like the cape in the back?
The perfect cake for a boy's 3rd birthday party!!!
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Spiderman Cake

This is the top layer of the superhero cake.  Again, cute enough to stand on it's own.
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Incredible Hulk Cake

This is the first layer of my superhero cake.  I thought it was cute enough to stand on it's own though.
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