Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wedding Shower Cake

This latest one was ordered by the wife of one of my colleagues. She also teaches and was the host for a wedding shower at her school this afternoon. The cake was fashioned after the couple's invitation which was a lovely cream color with rich brown lettering, gold trim around the edge, a ribbon at the top, and maple leaves across the top. It was yellow cake with buttercream icing. The ribbon is made out of Satin Ice ivory-colored fondant brushed with gold glitter. Leaves are also fondant; they were brushed with coloring and glitter to make them look a little more realistic. Because of the dampness in the air while I was preparing the cake and overnight, it was necessary to leave the paper towels in the bow loops to prevent drooping. They were removed before the cake was presented at the event.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Happy 12th Birthday!

Here's the cake I delivered yesterday. The party was this afternoon, so it's okay to post the pictures now. The birthday girl wanted white cake with blue icing and fairies. YouTube has some great tutorials, so a combination of a few that I watched resulted in the fairies you see just beyond the fondant lake. The flowers are gumpaste fantasy flowers and gumpaste frangipani (plumaria) flowers. The icing is buttercream. This was a really fun cake to make.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Happy Anniversary, Pat and Dick!

This is the 50th Anniversary cake I did last week. There are 50 hand-made gumpaste roses decorating the cake. Flavors were chocolate cake with ganache filling for one half and vanilla cake with raspberry filling for the other. Both sides were iced with buttercream and covered in mm fondant.

Sneak Peek

Hi there! I just finished another cake. This one is for a 12th birthday. The party's not until tomorrow, so I can't show you the whole cake, but I thought I'd post a sneak peek. This is one of the details on the cake.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


The neighbor was over yesterday morning working on the front step for us and I thought that I should make something to thank him. I made cinnamon swirl bread last time, so this time, a cake was in order. We are very lucky to have such great neighbors! I saw a ladybug cake the other day that I thought was simply adorable and wanted to try my hand at it. While my version is not as cute as the one I looked at, it's a start. The cake has a layer of devil's food cake and a layer of vanilla. There's a raspberry filling, and it's iced (under the fondant) with whipped chocolate ganache.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Fundraiser Cakes

These are the cakes that were in the Teachers' Rooms at school yesterday. The purple flower cake was a yellow cake with lemon filling and vanilla buttercream icing. The chocolate cake was devil's food cake with raspberry filling and whipped chocolate ganache icing. I also placed collection cups next to the cakes in the event that anyone was interested in contributing some small amount to the Alzheimer's Association 2009 Memory Walk. My wonderful colleagues contributed about $40.00 for the walk! Thank you so much! I am truly lucky to work with such great people!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

What's Next?

Three weeks...three cakes. Later this week, I'm planning on making a couple of cakes for the Teachers' Rooms at school. They'll both be to raise a few extra dollars for the Alzheimer's Association. The following week will be a baby shower cake. And finally, there'll be another wedding shower cake. Stay tuned...