Oct 30, 2012

Little Avengers Halloween Night

If the little Avengers were growing up in your neighborhood I'd make SURE you didn't run out of candy.  When the Hulk comes out, even Little Thor, Ironman, and Captain America took off running. But the good news is they left their bags of candy behind.

Sep 1, 2012

Scrapbook Texture Flowers

This is for my darling daughter who turns 7 this week.  I love to have her input on her cakes, but whenever I show her pictures of cakes, she picks everything, on every cake, to put together on hers.  While that is a fun challenge for me I'm not always thrilled with how it looks all mashed together.  So this year I designed her invitations and then showed her a cake sketch from that.  It was simple, cute, and I was able to use new impression mats I had gotten.  This is as close to scrapbooking as I will get.  The flowers are all fondant/gumpaste and dusted with colors.  The clouds are all same color shapes put on the covered cake, then a white pearl dusted behind the edges and a darker shade dusting the tops to give them depth.  The top tier is coconut cream cake with dark chocolate ganache, and the bottom tier was red velvet.

Jun 2, 2012

The Sweet Life of Retirement

Ray has moved his office location, he can now be found here, Monday - Friday.  The top tier is chocolate cake, the bottom is key lime with toasted coconut rum buttercream filling.  I'm a little disappointed that I couldn't get the hammock made out of gumpaste strong enough to hold up Ray and it had to be made out of fabric to be able to hang from the trees.  The fish are made from small molds and hand dusted with the colors, the cake itself and trees were airbrushed.

May 19, 2012

Graduation 2012 cake

This graduation cake for a 2012 Farragut High School grad has the Farragut Admirals anchor logo and stars to honor the school.  The cake is chocolate with a ganache filling.

Chicago WhiteSox throwback cap

The little league season is ending and we wanted to thank the coaches for all the hard work they have put in this season.  Don't worry, the kids all had cupcakes too.  The cake is a white chocolate, chocolate chip cake with a ganache filling.

Spring Flower cake

This cake has some of my favorite flowers ever.  All hand molded and dusted with colors to get the shading.  The magnolias are a hard flower to do.  Magnolias, Calla Lilies, Roses, and a Sunflower.  The cake is a chocolate cake with a ganache filling.

Gymnastics Party cake

To celebrate the end of a season of gymnastics, this cake has some of the paintings from the walls of the gymnastics studio, tumbling kids, and a Thank You to the teacher.

Apr 8, 2012

Plant a lilac in spring

My Mother-in-law loves flowers, she grows things just by looking at them (I'm pretty sure she just has to look at plants and say 'well?? Grow!' and they do).  She loves lilacs in springtime and we planted one today in the yard as well.  This cake celebrated her birthday, a carrot cake with a maple swiss meringue buttercream filling.  The dirt is Oreo cookies ground up, the gloves and trowel and hose are all fondant, the water is hard candy.  The lilac is fondant and although time consuming, I love how it turned out.

Apr 1, 2012

Great Cake Bake 2012 - FairyTales PeopleTales

Have you ever wondered if we read about fairies and all the things they do and dream that it is a fantastical world where the unimaginable is real, what would they read about?  Would fairies read books about children who live in houses with walls different colors, rugs that look like flowers but don't feel or smell like them?  Would the books be about brothers playing tricks on sisters?

Bedroom wallpaper with decorative letter initials and butterflies, plug ins, light switches, doors with woodgrain.

Modeled after my Kayti, chin resting in the book she's reading
Jolly Rancher fairy wings, chocolate tree

Brothers like Troy who sneak in to put frogs and worms in his sister's bed
ladybugs listening to the stories the fairy is reading

Calla Lily Wedding Cake

This wedding cake for a wonderful couple is chocolate with Kahloua buttercream on the top, and red velvet on the bottom.  Corinthians 13:4-7 is written on the front and side of the cake with gumpaste Calla Lilies on top.  Ivory fondant with black fondant ribbon


Feb 26, 2012

Ayres Hall

This construction project was to thank donators for their contributions to replace the benches inside Ayres Hall on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville.  The cake is the center section of Ayres Hall and the clock tower.  All red velvet cake.

Feb 11, 2012

Champagne and Strawberry

For a special 21st birthday celebration, the theme for this cake was Champagne and Strawberries but subtly.  The cake inside is chocolate cake with kahlua buttercream.  The young lady's name is Taylor.