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!

- Posted from my iPhone

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.

Danny's Birthday Cake

Matt's bestest friend Danny turned the big 3-0 a few weeks ago & his darling wife Jessica threw a big ol' surprise party for him, complete with an over-the-hill, death-of-your-youth theme. I still need her pictures from the evening, but here is the only picture I got of the German Chocolate grave cake I did for him.