Saturday, April 19, 2008

An Eco-Friendly Bear Essentials Sprinkle

This is a cake I made for my friend Heidi's "sprinkle." The theme of the shower was "Bear Essentials" with an eco-friendly twist. In addition, the baby-to-be's nursery bedding was all about stars. So, I combined all three--green in color to be eco-friendly, teddy bear on top and stars and bears on the sides. The cake was a two tier chocolate cake with buttercream frosting. The bear on top is gumpaste and bears and stars on the sides are vanilla fondant.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Strawberry Shortcake

This is a 10 inch homemade strawberry shortcake I made for a friend to give his wife. It's a double layer sponge cake filled with strawberries and vanilla whipped cream frosting. The cake was topped with more strawberries and glazed with strawberry preserves (homemade by my Mommy...yum!). It's a little hard to see the decoration on the top, but there is a strawberry fanned out with whipped cream.

Bunco "Wedding Cake"

This cake was for a friend that was hosting a bunco night with the theme "bad bridesmaid dresses", so I modeled this cake a little around the dress she had mentioned she was wearing. The bottom tier is a double layer chocolate cake with a raspberry & ganache filling and the top tier is my pound/plain cake with a lemon buttercream filling.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Birthday cakes

I made two cakes for 7 year old boys. Both were 6 inch pound cakes with buttercream frosting. The first boy wanted a Star Wars ship and the second wanted the Iron-Man superhero mask. The ship and the mask were completed doing a buttercream transfer technique.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Gumpaste Mary

Here's another gumpaste lady "Gumpaste Mary" that I did this week. Although this one was a rush job, I think she turned out ok.