Friday, October 05, 2012

Jenn's Cake

Jennifer is a darling friend of mine from the gym.  I'm so grateful that she trusted me with her cake, it was such a lovely wedding and I was so lucky to be a part of it.  Here we have 250 cupcakes in four flavors, vanilla cake with purple vanilla buttercream, churro cupcakes with dulche de leche filling and cinnamon buttercream, german chocolate cupcakes with pecan-coconut filling and dark chocolate ganache and dark chocolate cupcakes with strawberry buttercream filling and dark chocolate ganache.  phew!!! The top tier of the stand is a dark chocolate cake with strawberry buttercream covered by marshmallow fondant decorated with a freehand black royal icing lacey/webby pattern that I like ever so much.  There are so many run on sentences here I feel like I should probably just shut up. 

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Natalie's Cupcakes

so, you know how there are some people that you just instantly like? and then as you get to know them, you think back and get kind of proud of your intuition and think "man, I am such a good judge of character. I knew I liked this cat!" That's how I am with Natalie. She's cool. And gorgeous. Anyway, I'm so glad she had me do these cupcakes for her sister's bridal shower, I'm so glad she loved them. They are just a simple red velvet cake with classic cream cheese icing, done up like a cheetah print Louboutin. Like a boss. Like the bride.  (The "DC" is for her new initials btw.)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rick's Nephew's Cake

I know, that title is terrible.  The thing is, I did this a while ago and I think I'm in the early stages of Alzheimer's because I cannot remember anything lately.  Our sweet friends, Rick & Annetta gifted this cake to his nephew.  The bride really wanted a true black flower, so we used silk flowers.  I totally spaced bringing my camera, so my iPhone camera will have to do.

Bella's Cuppies

Our sweet neighbors asked me to do some special cupcakes for darling Bella's 10th birthday.  She gave me a few hints & let me run it with (LOOOOVE that!)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Alisha's Cake

It is such a huge compliment when I get repeat business. I did Alisha's sister's wedding cake in 2008, and it was such a pleasure to work with their sweet family again. Alisha chose a white chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream filling topped with marshmallow fondant & gumpaste calla lillies. I wish Alisha & Will the very best of luck in life, they are off to a great start!
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Sherri's Cake

So. I really hate when people ask me to teach them how to make cakes. I know that sounds so rude. Its just that its such a trial & error thing, I can tell you all day how to do it, but until you actually go & try to do it & get a feel for it, it's totally blah, blah, blah. Any time I've been asked to do a class I get so frustrated because things never go like I'd planned & I end up looking like an idiot & a big fat faker. Which I am.
A faker.
Sometimes an idiot too though.
Seriously. I have no idea what I'm doing.
I started making cakes because I was too cheap to pay someone to do my own for my first wedding.
Then my friends started getting married & asked me to do their cakes. Bless their hearts.

Twelve years later.....

I love how much I learn with each cake. Its the best.
Sherri apparently was at one of these cake classes I taught for the lovely women of my ward. I was so complimented that she would remember me & ask me to do her wedding cake.
The middle tier is actually just styrofoam & the other two are carrot cake with buttercream filling. I love the homespun, delicious look of buttercream. Fondant has it's place, but you just can't beat buttercream. At least not mine. ;)
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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Evette's Cake!

ah, the topsy-turvy cake.... we meet again... bwahahahhaaa!

I really did my research this time though, and now know that this look you've got going on.... yeah, it's all an illusion. You can't fool me anymore.

But you are one time consuming little bugger, I'll tell ya that much.
I still kinda love you though.

(sour cream chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream on the 6" & 10" and white cake with sprinkles aka funfetti on the 8" & 12" tiers)
This cake was jeeessst challenging enough to really keep me focused, but not so much that I wanted to throw it in the nearest dumpster & run away to Iceland. Just like I like it. Who am I kidding? I'd do this for free, I love it so much. Hell, I practically do.
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Friday, May 13, 2011

Frenchy Frencher CupCakes

Holy Crap! these are the single yummiest cupcakes I have ever had in my long-legged life! I'm not even kidding. Since I just stole it from the internet, I have no qualms about giving you the link so that you can make them for yourselves. Just know though, that this'll be the next flavor that Sawyer & I do for her "Earn a Trip to Disneyland" bakesale day, so if you live close to us, you'd probably be better off waiting & just buying them from me then. Just make sure you're my friend on facebook so you know when we do it.
It was Jenna's birthday & homegirl is obsessed with all things french. Thus the mustache, beret & eiffel tower. We opted to not top them with bacon, mostly cuz Cyd is a vegetarian, but also because we had the genius idea to crumble up Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and put that on top, which was awwwesome!
When I first took the cuppies out of the oven I was sad because they looked dry. They are not. No worries there. And look how cute!

My little taste tester.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Porter's Sports Cuppies

My bestie Kirsten asked me to help her out with her 7 year old Porter's party (SEVEN!!! how in the wide wide world of sports do I have friends with seven year olds? I remember being seven.)
My frosting was being weird, but they turned out cute despite. Kirsten is a fancy-pants crafter over at The Crafting Chicks, so it was nice of her to feature them on their website. Go check it out, they have some of the cutest ideas ever.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Chocolate Marbled Tres Leches with Strawberries

Nick (Cyd's boyfriend & one of my best friend's sons) turned 19 on Thursday. He is leaving soon for the Spanish speaking Cleveland Ohio mission, and so requested a tres leches cake. I've never made one before. Once I tried cupcakes and they totally sucked because I didn't think that the cake would ever soak up all the milk, so I just didn't use like half of it, and they were dry. Apparently the sign of a good tres leches is that there should be tons of milk just leaking out of it & pooling around it. Well this was a good tres leches. It makes it impossible to do a cute little pipping border around the base, but it's all good. I found a recipe on that combined Nick's love of chocolate cake & tres leches, with the added bonus of strawberries. It was delish.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

back in the saddle again

Now that Abram is 9 months old (how on earth did that happen?) and on a great sleep schedule, I'm open to taking cake orders again. The summer wedding season is starting & if you know anyone who will be tying the knot & needing a cake to celebrate, I would appreciate any referrals. Let me know you sent them & I'll give you 25% off a birthday cake.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Katrina's cake

I did this cake forever ago, they drove it to California for what looks like a gorgeous, fun wedding, and in my flurry to get it ready for them to take, I completely spaced taking any pictures of it. So thank goodness for blogstalking, I stole this off of her blog. It's cute, huh?

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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

I never said I was a photographer

Jake & Alta just sent over some pro pictures of their cake & I wanted to share them for a few awesome reasons:
1- clearly this is a superior picture to mine. I have no problem admitting that.2- Alta is gorgeous3- Jake's face is in the cake. And check out Gramps. He looks genuinely concerned about the situation.4- yup, that's awesome. I've done groom's cakes, anniversary cakes, but this is my first face cake.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Jake & Alta's Cake

Jake is a good friend from back in the high school days who just happens to also be in my ward. He married a darling girl today & I'm just pleased as punch for them. I am pleased as spiked punch that they trusted me to do their wedding cake & I'm pleased as spiked punch with "special" brownies that it turned out this nicely. They chose yellow cake with vanilla buttercream for the top tier, orange creamsicle (my newest favorite) for the middle tier & red velvet with cream cheese filling for the base.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Teacher Appreciation cake

This picture sucks, I'll get a better one up as soon as I can. A while back I donated a cake certificate to a fundraiser for Hill Air Force Base deployed families, and it was so fun to make something with color & shapes as opposed to the wedding cakes I usually do. Anyway this was for a teacher appreciation lunch at St. Joseph's Catholic Elementary School in Ogden.

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Friday, January 01, 2010

Brock & Stephanie's Cake

I remember when this kid was born. This is my second oldest sister's oldest, Brock, and he is freaking awesome. He came home from the MTC to speak at his father's funeral, then went right back out & killed it on his mission, just like everything else he does. I cannot think of a time when he wasn't (almost) annoyingly positive & happy. It is a gift to spend time with him. And Stephanie just makes him that much better. She is pretty amazing herself. Anyway, I love them, and had a blast doing these cakes for them, just knowing that they would react like I had just painted the Sistine Chapel. I say cake(s) because they had two receptions, one Thursday in Idaho Falls, and another on Saturday in Springville. So we decided that since they wanted to serve the cake at both of them, and due to the fact that I was doing it for free & didn't think that doing two whole cakes in 48 hours sounded very fun... I did the top three tiers with foam cake dummies & the bottom tier was real cake- chocolate with cookies & cream filling, which I made another of before the Saturday reception. It worked out pretty smoothly, and I love how it turned out.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Sawyer's 4th Birthday Cake

Two words: Barbie cake. That's all she wanted.
I love how it turned out, especially the skirt, with the stenciling.
Happy Birthday, Baby-Love, I can't believe how time flies.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Quincie's 1st birthday cake!

My best friend Kirsten has three boys. And one baby girl. If you think Kirsten isn't having a blast with a girl, you are dead wrong. I think she was hoping that Q would go to town on the cake & smash it up, but the dainty little thing just sat there plucking dots off & eating them. Such a girlie-girl!

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ladybug Cuppies

So you know all the hype lately about that book "Hello Cupcake"? Well I haven't been really impressed. But if you want to know what one does impress me, go to Costco (or wherever) and get Martha's cupcake book. (It's like twice as much if you don't get it at Costco though.) Amazing decorating ideas, I've only tried two of the recipes, but I like my good old vanilla cupcakes best. I tried the ladybug cupcakes for last Sunday's family dinner, and they were so fun to make together, Sawyer & Matt helped make the marzipan ladybugs and I had this idea to turn it into a summer sidewalk because I had way too many cupcakes to frost. They turned out so stinkin' cute.

Monday, June 08, 2009

BJ & Renee-Anne's Cake

My nephew & his darling bride were good enough to trust me on this one. Their wedding was a week before the reception, and when I saw her dress I asked Renee if she trusted me because I wanted to change her cake a little & surprise her with it. It was supposed to be all 4 tiers with those modern circles, but I thought that the bodice of her dress was way to pretty & I've always wanted to recreate the bride's dress in cake, so here it is. I LOVE how it turned out. The top & bottom tiers were carrot cake with cream cheese filling, the 8" was chocolate-chocolate chip cake with mint chocolate ganauche, and the 10" was brown sugar pecan cake with caramel buttercream and peaches, one of my favorites.

Typical BJ face. I wish them the very best that life has to offer, they are adorable together & amazing.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Callie's Cake

At this particular wedding (which was lovely beyond words, btw) I met Laurel Farrer, of Backstrom Events.
She pretty much made me want to get married all over again or have an "event" just to use her services & hang out with her in the process. If you have any need at all of an event coordinator, please call her, she is lovely and will certainly reduce the stress of your planning process.
I was so lucky to have been involved in this wedding. I left feeling like family & with renewed love for the human race in general. The cake turned out pretty cute too, if I do say so myself!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Megan's Cake

This is the first time I have experienced zero stress while making a cake. Then I started to stress out about why I wasn't stressed & what could go wrong because I wasn't stressed out enough. It's very simple but I am in love with it and I challenge anyone to find a flaw in the fondant, or to guess which tier is the foam one. That's right Bobby Flay, let's throw-down.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Kathleen's Cake

I kinda love how this one turned out, its simple, which I love, but doesn't involve flowers or ribbon, so it's got it's own vibe going on. I loved that Kathleen went with a fall theme just because she wanted to. The current weather sucks anyway, so lets just pretend to be in our favorite season. Sounds good to me. Anyway I love the nuts and the feathers and pine cones and the chocolate hand painted details at the corners. We've got a coconut cake with lime curd, almond cake with raspberry filling & buttercream, white chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream, and on the bottom, my current favorite, brown sugar pecan cake with peaches & caramel buttercream. All are covered in nummy marshmallow fondant.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Tinkerbell Cake

My niece Janene has a five year old. WEIRD! I'm old. Evie wanted a Tinkerbell cake & of course, she got it. Have you seen her? Of course she got it. Not only did she get it, but I drove six hours to deliver it and only could stay for 4 hours. So yeah, she's awesome. She got the cake. It's a white chocolate cake with strawberry filling covered in Swiss Meringue Buttercream.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Hanne & Sophia's Baby Blessing Cakes

We did a joint baby blessing celebration at Susie's this weekend, we've been blessed with two beautiful baby girls in our family recently & it was so fun to be able to do some cakes for the party. Mandy requested the same flavors I did at Melissa's wedding because we all didn't get enough that night. So we had (left to right) almond cake with pastry cream, whipping cream & strawberry filling; coconut cake with lime curd; and lemon cake with lemon curd & blackberry filling. The poor little lime/coconut cake had an unfortunate delivery mishap, that's why she's a bit misshapen. Mental note to me: always take pictures before delivery.