Friday, October 29, 2010

Candy Corn Halloween Mini Cupcakes

 I made some mini-cupcakes for my sons' playdate Halloween party that we're hosting tomorrow. 
 The cakes are actually layered in the candy corn colors (white, orange, yellow), but you can't see it for the black halloween wrappers.
Buttercream frosting, sprinkles, and a candy corn are placed on top!

Volleyball Cakes

I recently made three volleyball cakes for some local seniors. 

 Each cake was a carved yellow cake covered in buttercream.

 The seams of the volleyball was then marked into the frosting and the girls' names and numbers were put on top in their school colors.

MMA Wedding Cake

This is a wedding cake I made for a friend.  It's a three tier (10-8-6) cake covered in buttercream.  The MMA championship belt and "Round 1", "Round 2", and "Round 3" signs are gumpaste with royal icing detail.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Princess Castle Cake

This is a two tier castle cake I made for a little girl's birthday. 
 The bottom tier is the Lemon Almond Awesome Cake (Pound Cake) and the top tier is a marble cake. 
Both have a raspberry buttercream filling and are covered in buttercream. 
The towers and turets are part of the Wilton Castle Cake kit that I decorated with buttercream, royal icing, and silver sprinkles. 
The flowers were made with royal icing and the "stones" are fondant.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Roopa's Birthday Cake

My friend Roopa recently celebrated a birthday.  Not only did I actually wear a skirt to work (first time in 6.5yrs!), but I also baked her a cake!  It's a double 9" layer spice cake with buttercream frosting.  The cake was covered in a deep red fondant.  The roses are yellow fondant and the rest of the decorations were piped buttercream.

Bike Cake

My friend and her husband LOVE to bike, so when his birthday came around I made him a cake! 
The cake is a double 9" layer dark chocolate fudge with a coconut filling. 
It is covered in chocolate ganache and then decorated with fondant.  The bikes were hand painted on the fondant.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Superhero Birthday Cake

This is a superhero birthday cake I made for my son's 4th birthday.
The cake is a two tier cake--the bottom tier is chocolate with chocolate fudge filling and the top tier is a marble cake with chocolate fudge filling. Both tiers are covered in buttercream and fondant.
The "superheroes" were modelled after the birthday invitation and are painted on gumpaste.

The superhero logos and "city" is also painted gumpaste.

He really wanted to make sure that all of his superheroes were covered, so we have Ironman, Batman, Spiderman, and Superman "logos" on the cake.

We also had a #4 sparkler for when everyone sang Happy Birthday to him.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Monkey Cupcakes

These are cupcakes I made for a co-worker's baby shower. She loves red velvet cake, so the cupcakes are red velvet with a pale blue tinted cream cheese frosting (she's having a boy).

The monkeys are made of gumpaste, fondant, and royal icing.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Snowball Cake

This is another cake I made for our 4th of July cookout.  The "cake" is basically a trifle composed of angel food cake and a mixture of strawberries, jello, and whipped cream.
 I topped the dish with cut strawberries and blueberries.

Red, White & Blue Mini-Cupcakes

I made these mini-cupcakes for our 4th of July cookout.  The cupcakes were a butter vanilla white cake. 
I colored the batter so that each cupcake was a layer of red, white, and followed by a layer of blue.  The icing is buttercream and the stars are fondant.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Farewell Blackberry Cake

This is a cake I made for a co-worker who is moving to Tennessee.  He was very attached to his BlackBerry so I thought this was an appropriate send off for him!
It's a 12x18 chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and covered in fondant.
Details were made using royal icing.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Graduation Cake

This is a graduation cake I did for my neighbor's daughter.

 There are three tiers of WASC cake with buttercream frosting and then covered in fondant.
Letters and numbers are royal icing and the top of the hat is cardboard covered in fondant.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Relay for Life Bake Sale Cakes

This is a cake I made for a bake sale fundraiser at work to support our Relay for Life team. It's a two tier 8 inch chocolate cake with buttercream frosting. It is covered in fondant. The tree trunk is chocolate fondant and the remaining decorations are vanilla fondant.
This is another fundraiser cake I made for the bake sale. It's a two tier 8 inch white vanilla lemon sour cream cake with a lemon curd filling and buttercream frosting. It is covered in fondant. All decorations are vanilla fondant.
This is the final fundraiser cake I made for the bake sale. It's a two tier 8 inch red velvet cake with buttercream frosting. It is covered in light blue fondant with chocolate brown and white vanilla circle decorations.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Hokie Bird Graduate

A friend of mine's daughter is graduating from Virginia Tech this week.
So, of course being a Hokie myself, I had to make her a Hokie Bird Cake!
The cake is a double layer Lemon-Almond-Awesome Pound Cake covered in buttercream frosting.
I then covered the cake in fondant. The wording and "Hokie Feet" are royal icing.
The Congratulations banner and graduation hat are gumpaste.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Thomas the Train Cake

This is a cake I made for my son's friend's birthday.
It's a two tier yellow sponge cake covered in buttercream frosting. The decorations are all fondant (except for the train....that's not edible :-) ).
The clouds and name were made with royal icing.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Starbucks Frapp Cake

This is a cake I made for a friend's daughter, who loves Starbucks Mocha Frapps. The cake is a 10 inch double layer chocolate cake with a mocha chocolate mousse filling. It is covered in buttercream and fondant. The Frapp was handpainted onto the fondant and the writing is royal icing. Of course, I had to get a Frapp as part of my "research" ;-)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Baby under construction

This is a cake I made for a friend who is expecting a baby. Since my friend is a guy, I wanted to keep the cake somewhat masculine.

The cake is a two tier chocolate fudge cake with a chocolate mousse filling.

The cake was then covered in buttercream frosting and fondant.

The tools are gumpaste and the tool belt and construction border is fondant.

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