Dec 30, 2008

Snoopy and his doghouse

This little snoopy cake was definitely fun. Its an almond poppyseed cake with rasberry buttercream filling in it. Its for a 1st birthday so little Woodstock is sitting on the smash cake.








Dec 20, 2008

Volcano Explosion


This smoking volcano cake was for a young man named Keegan. There was a cup in the top of the cake to put the dry ice and water in. I'm still hoping to get more pictures of the smoke coming down the sides of the cake.







Dec 11, 2008

Troy's Christmas party cake














This cake was made for my son's class Christmas party this week. The Shingles are all golden graham cereal. The rocks and woodwork are all fondant and the cake is a yellow cake with a chocolate chip butter cream filling.  Santa is headed down the chimney of this little cabin to deliver a bag full of goodies.

Dec 4, 2008

Woodturners Achievements

For the local Woodturner club Christmas Party, a cake that reflects what every woodturner makes most.....Sawdust!!









The pile of sawdust usually far outweighs the size of the output turning.



Wearing proper turning attire, steel toed boots, long sleeved shirt, and an apron.








Its a Powermatic lathe with a thumbnail gouge and a scraping tool.

Nov 29, 2008

50th Anniversary

To celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary, this couple's wonderful kids had this golden wedding cake made. The tiered cake is as close a replica as we could come from input from the bride and a 50 year old slide picture.







We re-used the original wedding topper they had in 1958.























Nov 28, 2008

My snow wishes cake

If I keep hoping for snow and make icing snow flakes and keep singing the song will that make it happen??
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.  Butter cream snowflakes cover the sides.

Oct 31, 2008

Boo

















Scary little ghost cake I did for work, and I can't help myself, my pumpkins were cake related too :D

Oct 26, 2008

Eddie Royal Bronco's cake



This young birthday boy wanted a cake with Denver Bronco's player Eddie Royal #19 and himself, #23 on his own little football team on the cake.
Well, if you are not very specific, you are at the mercy of my imagination... This is what I think it would look like if they played together

Pirate birthday cake




Fun little pirates birthday party with a young pirate the birthday boy got to keep.











My first topsy turvy cake




A dear friend who was formerly in the navy, just turned 40 and I'd been dying to try a topsy turvy cake for the occasion. She doesn't like fondant so I did it in buttercream















Oct 19, 2008

Blue ribbon fresh daisies wedding cake




This cake was done for a friend's wedding, each tier was a separate flavor and all covered in Swiss Meringue Butter Cream. Red velvet cake with buttercream filling, Pumpkin spice with buttercream filling, Chocolate with peanutbutter buttercream filling, and Almond poppyseed cake with rasberry filling.











Oct 17, 2008

A little magic and a saucy rabbit





This is a fun little birthday cake I just finished for a young man's magic themed birthday party.  The magic top hat with a saucy little rabbit eating a carrot, waiting for his big moment.














I think the rabbit turned out pretty cute.

















Oct 10, 2008

Cherries Bachelorette Party cake



The bride saw this cake in a magazine and wanted it for her bacherlorette party tomorrow night. Its a cherry chip cake with cherry filling.

Oct 2, 2008

Fun fall pumpkins

Did this fun little fall pumpkin cake for work. A pumpkin spice cake with bavarian cream frosting, white chocolate fondant, and fondant leaves. A little air brushing goes a long way.

Oct 1, 2008

The Chocolate Horse



From the same structure I used to make the bull cake, I made this modeling chocolate horse. No cake in the horse this time because it had to make a 10 hour trek. I made the rest of the cake and iced it there.











Finished off, he looked pretty great, but because I had to put him in a cake, his feet were left to be lost in the grass.













The rider is the birthday girl of course, in her printed dress and painted toenails











She has indeed kept the horse for as long as possible.

Hydrangea mini wedding cake


A very sophisticated teenager requested this miniature wedding style cake with hydrangeas on it for her birthday.

Sep 19, 2008

Orchids






My first gumpaste orchids on a nice little fondant covered cake. What it hides underneath however is a spice cake, covered and filled with a maple swiss meringue buttercream frosting. Sounds good doesn't it?














Then I sat and stared at it while I was working and couldn't stand it anymore. I painted on more flowers.
















Then....if you stare at it long enough you hate how it turned out and with 1 hour to go before delivery, you take the fondant off, trash the orchids, and start over.









Much happier with these orchids.

Sep 13, 2008

4 Jokers




For a teenage girl who is quite the joker.












Since I KNOW I can't make 4 paintings identical, each joker is unique and hand painted.

Hot Air Balloon



My first hot air balloon cake and I'm already planning how I can structure it better












I used a hanging candle holder/vase as the structure between the balloon and basket













What would you be doing in a hot air balloon on your birthday?? Be lounging, drinking a beer.

Sep 10, 2008

'32 Ford Roadster


For a guy into hot rodz and toyz, his girlfriend asked me to make this 32 Ford Roadster. Its a dull rusty color because the body is the last thing to be done and the nice shiney engine always gets done first.











Hot Rod Toyz

Sep 3, 2008

Beauty and the Beast birthday cake




I've been working on molding faces from modeling chocolate using a sculpting how-to book. They're starting to get cheekbones, chins, etc.

Here is our daughter's 3rd birthday cake. She wanted Beauty and the Beast princess cake. So here is Mrs. Potts, Chip, Lumiere, Cogs worth and Belle.

Under the skirt is chocolate cake with an Oreo butter cream filling. The cake underneath is chocolate cake with a peanut butter mousse filling.












The characters were hand molded and painted from fondant