Leaving the Waste Management career behind to get dusty and cobwebbed, Stuart is headed off to spend time with his grandkids, attend Tennessee Vols games, go to the beach, and do a little traveling. The top tier is chocolate cake with fudgy ganache filling, the bottom tier is vanilla shortcake with a strawberries and cream filling.
May 18, 2017
May 8, 2017
For your last 'big' birthday before graduation you should have a fun and frilly cake to celebrate! This 3 tier buttercream cake is all vanilla with a couple of tall tiers in it. The bottom and top tiers are both over 6" tall and the middle tier 4".
Apr 24, 2017
This white chocolate, chocolate chip cake is covered in swiss meringue buttercream and fondant/modeling chocolate. The bowl on top and the thumbnail gouge are made from modeling chocolate and all of the wood shavings are made from chocolate as well.
Apr 17, 2017
I lucked out in gaining the most amazing Mother In Law when I married my husband. She is creative, intelligent, caring, and supportive among a hundred other things. We do have a little fun, she and I. She knows how much I think the fru-fru fluffy puffy flashy wreaths and decorations are not my style so she generously decorated my mailbox this year.
In return I gift wrapped her car for her so she will get to enjoy opening it.
The cake is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. The decorations made from pulled sugar, gumpaste and fondant.
Apr 10, 2017
Colette Peters taught a great course at Arrowmont this weekend with the option to do 3-5 tier cakes, topsy turvy or straight up and taught quilting, brush embroidery, ruffles, wafer paper flowers, gumpaste peonies, and mosaics. The class was small enough to pick up on anything else we wanted to learn from her and it was a lot of fun working with other cakers and seeing their design ideas as well. The mosaic design was probably my favorite and I'm looking forward to putting that and the peony skills to good use!
Mar 27, 2017
Feb 28, 2017
This elegant cake was for a very lovely lady who celebrated her birthday yesterday. Hopefully this cake will help her forgive her husband for throwing a surprise birthday party. The cake is chocolate with raspberry filling. The flowers are fondant/gumpaste and dusted with edible color powders.
Feb 27, 2017
This little cake has a sound track in my head, he keeps making the cutest little Rawr sound!
The cake is a lemon poppyseed with lemon filling, little T-rex's head is made out of white modeling chocolate.
Feb 6, 2017
My son's birthday happened to fall right on Superbowl Sunday this year but he's definitely our MVP! The cake is a German chocolate cake with coconut pecan frosting and a rice crispy treats football covered with modeling chocolate.
This Harry Potter cake celebrated the 11th birthday a big fan of the series. The books were both cake, vanilla with strawberry filling, and chocolate with oreo fillin. The Snitch was rice crispy treats with gumpaste wings, the wand was modeling chocolate, and the scarf and glasses were fondant/gumpaste.
Jan 30, 2017
Knoxville does a Chocolate Festival each year featuring local vendors, chocolate tasting and treats. This year they added a cake competition to celebrate the theme of chocolate and/or Valentine's Day. The flowerpot is chocolate cake and the fairy is made from modeling chocolate and fondant.
The rocks were made from swirled grey fondant and stippled with a stiff paint brush, then dusted to get a realistic river rock look. The grass between them was royal icing. The watering can is fondant and although it's hard to see, it has a little bit of blue pulled sugar in the bottom for water. The fairy is planting hearts to grow love.
The young lady who helps me make cakes entered her own design in the Junior division and won, she did a really great job making a heart and flower covered chocolate tree with a young lady reading/writing love stories under the tree.
Jan 17, 2017
Jan 3, 2017
Dec 21, 2016
Dec 12, 2016
This was a company Christmas Party cake to share with a great group of people. It is a lemon poppyseed cake with raspberry filling with airbrushed layers of snowy hillsides. The trees are all imprinted with snowflake patterns and dusted. The cardinals are made from molds and dusted for shading.
Oct 28, 2016
Fall is my favorite season with cool mornings, warm afternoons, and chilly evenings. Time for beautiful colors, great outdoor sports, and family fun.
I work for a wonderful company who threw a Fall Fling for the employees to get together, celebrate accomplishments, discuss future opportunities, and get to know our coworkers. We cut this little pumpkin spice cake up and shared it after dinner.