Saturday, December 24, 2011

Peanuts and Snoopy Christmas Cupcakes

Vanilla and Chocolate Chocolate Chip cupcakes featuring Christmas designs with the Peanuts characters.  Fondant toppers were cut out and hand decorated using edible ink markers.  Designs included singing kids (Charlie Brown, Lucy, Sally, Frieda, Pig Pen and Linus), plus Snoopy, Woodstock, and the famous Charlie Brown Christmas tree.  Merry Christmas!!!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Poinsettia Cookie Pop Bouquets

Christmas cookie bouquets were six poinsettia shaped cookies on sticks, hand decorated with icing glaze, sugar, edible glitter and melted chocolate.  Each cookie pop was individually wrapped and tied with a bow.  The cookie pops were displayed in a recycled baby formula container wrapped in holiday paper and a fun bow.  The container was filled with sand and rocks (to weight it down) and topped with a circle of styrofoam (to hold the cookies in place) and green shredded paper.  These were made for my daughter's teachers' gifts from her class (gift cards were also added and stuck in with the cookies).  

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Stork with Baby Boy Cookies

These cute cookies were created as favors for a baby shower.  Cookies were cut out with a monster truck cookie cutter.  The storks were hand-piped with royal icing and designs filled with royal icing glaze.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Stork with Baby Boy Shower Cake

Baby boy shower cake was vanilla with strawberry filling and covered in light blue fondant.  Big white bow and polka dots were cut from fondant and added.  Stork and baby toppers were hand molded from gumpaste, then painted with food color and luster dust.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Bubble Guppies Birthday Cake 2

This 3 tier Bubble Guppies cake was "black and white" (layers of vanilla and chocolate cake with vanilla custard filling). The tiers were covered in fondant and airbrushed in blue.  Purple stripes, white bubbles were cut from fondant.  Characters were hand-cut and drawn with edible markers.  Sea weed was piped with icing and molded chocolate shells, sand dollars and star fish were added to the bottom.  "2" topper was molded from chocolate and added to the top with greenery and chocolate shells.  

Monday, December 19, 2011

Fifties Theme 50th Birthday Cake

This 3 tier cake was for a fifties theme 50th Birthday party.  The jukebox was carved from cake and finished with fondant details.  The records and cars were cut from fondant and I added the car details with edible ink markers.  The cake tiers were chocolate chocolate chip, german chocolate, and vanilla with raspberry filling.

Fifties Party Centerpieces

I made these centerpieces for Fifties Theme Party.  Silver tone "soda fountain" style vases were filled with 6 large pink carnations and topped with 6 small white carnations.  Arrangements were topped with a plastic cherry (on a bamboo skewer) and 2 straws added for effect.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Tardis Birthday Cake

This 40th birthday cake is for all you science-fiction loving Brits!  The cake was a nod to Dr. Who's tardis time machine with fondant details and hand painted blue finish.  Cake was 3 tiers (same size stacked) with layers of chocolate chocolate chip cake and lemon cake with raspberry filling.  

Monday, December 5, 2011

Pixar Cars 2 Birthday Cake

Two tiered birthday cake (serves 25-30) covered in buttercream icing.  Background scenes were airbrushed onto buttercream.  Icing landscape elements were added and also airbrushed for dimension.  Chocolate rocks were added and greenery piped on as well.  Cars characters (Lightning McQueen, Mater, Finn McMissile, and Francesco) were cut out of fondant and color added with edible markers and luster dust.  Sign post and "4" topper were molded out of chocolate.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sports Ball and Tae Kwon Do Cake

Two tiered cake (serves 25-30) covered in yellow fondant with red, brown and orange details.  Bottom tier with textured fondant basketballs, baseballs and footballs; top tier with tae kwon do uniforms.  Pennants and wired stars were made of gumpaste with hand drawn details.

Thursday, December 1, 2011