Aug 28, 2016

40th Birthday Parties Rock

Your 40th birthday doesn't need to be dull, this one definitely rocks!  The jeep is made from rice crispy treats and modeling chocolate, covered by fondant, the bottom rock is a cinnamon stuessel cake with amaretto butter cream, and the top rock is chocolate cake with peanut butter butter cream.



Who You Gonna Call? GHOSTBUSTERS!!!

I love the simplicity and cartoon like look to this cake, it was so much fun to do!  The cake itself is chocolate cake with Oreo butter cream filling.





Aug 18, 2016

Bicep Curl Groom's Cake

This unique groom's cake took a little time to plan for so the progress pictures are below.  The vertical forearm are structured using PVC pipe and connectors with metal flanges.  The flanges get covered in Modeling Chocolate first, then wrapped in rice crispy treats and again Modeling Chocolate and fondant.  The horizontal bicep and shoulder are made of red velvet cake, all covered in fondant and airbrushed for realism.


Work I progress, step 1

Step 2 
Step 3, finishing proportions and barbell size.




Aug 14, 2016

Gender Reveal Cake

This super cute gender reveal cake is strawberry shortcake with fresh strawberries and buttercream.  Frosted in pink and blue buttercream rosettes with gum paste Converse shoes on top.  The color of the cake and buttercream inside reveal the gender of the baby on the way. (It was pink!!)
I think the shoelaces really make the shoe!




Aug 2, 2016

Concord Hills Piranhas Swim Team

This End-Of-Year party was a blast to celebrate a great swim season, the accomplishments of all the swimmers, and the club's 5th place finish at City Meet!

The bottom tier is chocolate cake with Oreo filling, the middle tier is carrot cake, and the top tier is cinnamon streusel.




Aug 1, 2016

Steampunk Top Hat and Suitcase

HWhat a fun cake this was!  Getting and making new molds for the gears, nuts, and keys was just the start of it!  This steampunk style cake is a red velvet top hat with cream cheese filling, and the suitcase is a cinnamon streusel cake with amaretto buttercream filling.  The top hat brim and stripes are modeling chocolate, and the decorations are out of fondant/gum paste.



Cupcake decorations were added as well.




Jun 19, 2016

Ruffle Cake

This was a pretty little vanilla cake has fresh strawberries and vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream filling and a fondant burlap impression flower on top to celebrate a 30th birthday with a touch of elegance.



Jun 15, 2016

Yankees Little League

What a great team we've had the opportunity to be a part of, the kids learn so much and have a great time.  We rounded out the season with a team party in the park.  The boys thought they were posing for a picture with a simple buttercream cake although I did catch a couple of surprised faces.  They are used to slightly more elaborate cakes for the team.  ...They had no idea...  The coaches encouraged the kids to pose close with their faces all tight around the cake...then during the countdown for picture perfect smiles, the coaches grabbed handfuls of cake to smash in the boys' faces.  The boys scattered like quail but came back around to gather ammunition back up and make sure to pay back the coaches and anyone else on the team who was still clean.

Then we brought out the real cake!
Carrot cake on top and chocolate cake with peanut butter filling in the bottom.  The hat and ball were made out of rice crispy treats, modeling chocolate, and fondant.




Apr 30, 2016

Wood Badge Owl Troop

This cake was to celebrate the beading ceremony for the owl troop.  The second shot at making a plaid interior.  This one turned out better!

Apr 25, 2016

Sweet Rosettes Baby Shower Cake

This sweet little cake is two tiers of fruity sweet fun for a baby shower.  The bottom tier is strawberry shortcake, the top tier is vanilla with a blackberry buttercream filling.  Buttercream rosettes cover the bottom tier.  My pictures didn't turn out so good for some reason, its a pretty pink and white.


Apr 10, 2016

Wood badge beading celebration

My husband is earning his beads in his WoodBadge group tomorrow night!  I'm proud of his accomplishments!  The bottom tier is almond poppyseed and the top tier is red velvet.  The plaid is layers of airbrushing and hand painting to get the effect.


I had to wait until it was cut to see how it turned out, and it's not quite plaid inside, but not too bad!




Mar 3, 2016

Spring Quilling

This was a fun little cake to send off a co-worker leaving the company.  It is chocolate cake with alternating peanut butter and ganache filling.




Feb 8, 2016

Cub Scout Stacked Hammocks

For the Blue and Gold banquet this year, this three tier cake featured Cub Scout camping in trees.  The bottom tier is Chocolate with Oreo filling, the middle tier is white chocolate with dark chocolate ganache, and the top tier is almond poppyseed.



Minecraft Terreria

My son assures me the eyeball is necessary!  This German chocolate cake with coconut pecan frosting is for my son's 12th birthday, he wanted to make sure the figure on top had the leaf wings he had just earned in the game.