Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas Drippy Cake

Here's a fun cake I did for the family on Christmas Day. These drippy ganache cakes are super trendy right now. I just love the loads of candy and sprinkles that adorn the top! So festive!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Elegant Gold 60th Birthday Cake

This pretty and simple cake is hand painted with luster dust. I love the streaky finish. The topper is fondant then covered in gold sprinkles. The flower is made of edible wafer paper. This is a hummingbird cake with cream cheese frosting and covered in fondant.

Monday, November 30, 2015

UP Gingerbread House

So I decided to enter a donation gingerbread house into the Festival of Trees for the second time this year. The donations are all auctioned off and all the money goes directly to Primary Children's Hospital. I had to sign up months ago and an idea to put on the sign. I had been wanting to try making an UP house for awhile so I thought this would be a perfect design. I found a template online but unfortunately it was missing some pieces and had some extra pieces so I had to improvise a little bit. Some of the roof angles were off and gave me a headache but I pushed though.

The start of my gingerbread house. I used a recipe which didn't call for molasses hence the light coloring. I figured no one be eating this anyways and it would be on display for the holidays.

 Putting on the final touches at home. Kevin and Paul seem to like it. :) I used gum balls for my balloons attached to a round Styrofoam. My husband had the great idea to add in more gum balls by piercing them with toothpicks to give it more dimension. Brilliant!

I had to add a handmade edible Carl and Ellie.

Final product.

Me and my house at the Festival of Trees.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Pirate Ship Smash Cake

This is was a really cute smash cake for three brothers with close together birthdays. The waves were fun to put together in ombre colors. this is a chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting and fondant.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Pokemon Rayquaza Cake

How cool is to be asked to make a mountain out of cake? Well that's what happened right there! I was also asked to make one of the Pokemon characters flying down the mountain. Her son says I should be on TV! What a sweet kid!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Mondrian Modern Cake

I absolutely loved studying modern art in college, so when I was asked to make a Mondrian inspired cake I was so excited. The cake was for the happy couple's 5th wedding anniversary, but they preferred it simple with no wording. I improved a lot in this cake with sharper edges by using some new techniques. The cake is dark chocolate with bavarian cream and dark chocolate chocolate ganache. This is the first cake in a long time that I wanted to dive head first into! Mmm.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Rainbow Dash Cake

I am loving this handmade edible Rainbow Dash figurine that I made. Thank you, youtube tutorials! I love how the standing rainbow frames her from behind.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

My Little Pony Cake

My first My Little Pony Cake! It's funny how cake themes often come to me in twos! I must admit I loved these toys growing up! They are so fun. Does anyone remember Megan? She was a doll and horse trainer of the ponies, had that too. these ponies are just so magical with there wings and beauty marks. I enjoyed doing that little rainbow heart theme around the bottom to tie in the big one on top.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Minion Cake

Another minion! My husband calls me the minion factory!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Garden Cake

 A sweet garden theme cake for a one year old. Handmade and edible topper.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Mermaid Cake

I made this oceany cake with edible handmade topper and fishy. The letters are made to look like coral texture. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Running Shoe Cake

I made this cake for my sister in law's birthday and first marathon. She is an avid runner and it is based off a shoe she owns that she once posted on Instagram. It's such a pretty shoe and I love the way the colors came out so bright!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Dragon Cake

I did this cake to challenge myself based off of a craftsy brand tutorial that I bought online. It was a TON of work, but I learned so many valuable things. 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Topsy turvy Lollipop Cake

My first cake donation to Icing Smiles, an organization which provides free cakes and treats to children with illnesses and their siblings.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Elephant Baby Shower Cake

A simple, modern baby shower cake. I loved doing the chevron design on the cake and the handmade edible topper.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Hamburger Cake

I just love the way this hamburger cake turned out. The fries are strips of fondant accented with cocoa powder. I also used cocoa powder on the top of the bun and hand sculpted each sesame seed. The cake is chocolate with one layer peeking out as the patty. 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Minion Wedding

Bride & Groom Minion so happy together. One is vanilla the other is strawberry cake.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Mermaid Smash Cake

A fun design made of buttercream scales for a little mermaid.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Superhero Cake

A fun mashup of Captain America, Superman, Batman and Spiderman. I love this design!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Minecraft Creeper Cake

Fun Minecraft cake, I learned he is called a creeper from my nephew after I made it. I will definitely have to try playing this sometime.

Firetruck cake

Such a fun cake to work on! Cars are always a challenge, I think this was my third one so far. It's chocolate cake, with chocolate buttercream and fondant. 

Transformers Optimus Prime Cake

Nephew's cake special request. Optimus Prime is so cool.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Frozen Cake

In the first time in forever.....actually since a couple of months, I was asked to do a Frozen cake. Here it is all ready go and to have some character figurines added. That would be so cute! Marble Cake with homemade candy glass shards.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Giant Cupcake Smash Cake

Cute pink and gold smash cake. Strawberry cake with buttercream!

Xbox cake

Fun xbox cake for a gamer! Yellow cake with chocolate buttercream. Edible remote control made from rice krispies, smoothed with white chocolate and fondant.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Manicka, Hurvinek & Zeryk Cake

These handmade edible figurines named Manicka, Hurvinek & Zeryk and from a beloved puppet show from the Czech Republic on a "We will miss you" farewell cake. Red Velvet with Cream Cheese frosting. I decided to try out a wood stump look since the design was up to me. I like the way it turned out but my favorite part is still the figurines. I was told the couple decided to keep them hopefully their dog doesn't get to them. Ha ha!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Roller Coaster Cake

I made this coaster cake for a roller coaster fanatic. It did take me some brainstorming to figure out how to do this one. The base is two layers of cake and then I molded curved pieces out of rice krispy treats, covered them in chocolate to smooth out and then in fondant. The most time consuming part was the bars on the coaster, making them and applying them. The cake is lemon with buttercream frosting.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Teacher Retirement Cake

I love this cute and simple teacher retirement cake. I hand sculpted the little apple and crayons, and music notes. The base is all buttercream which can definitely be a challenge to smooth perfectly but I love the mix of piped details and the fondant accents. The cake is carrot cake.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Pancake Breakfast Gravity Defying Cake

So I like to have a little fun every year to pick the cake design I want to celebrate my husband's birthday. There seems to be a running theme of food made of cake - i.e. sushi cake, a enchilada cake, (batman not so food) and this year with a pancake cake. He really loves making me pancakes in the morning, he used to put in strange concoctions like crystal lite, cocoa powder or orange juice. I didn't care for that much, this time it was time for me to make the pancakes for him! Nothing too strange here though - real maple cake with caramel buttercream.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tool box Hardware Cake

My husband works at a Hardware store and they wanted a cake to celebrate the boss'es birthday. I was excited to make a tool box cake and hand sculpt all these tools. I used silver colored luster dust to give them some shine. The cake was apple pie cake.