Monday, December 31, 2012

Elmo Mini Cake and Sesame Street Cookies

Mini (6") cake was covered in white buttercream and topped with a half dome shaped cake which I covered in red icing "fur".  Sign and facial details were cut from fondant and added to the cake.

Matching sugar cookies were cut in circles and topped with bright colored icing glaze.  Facial features were added with fondant and edible markers.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Fitness / Yoga Mat 40th Birthday Cake

This single tier cake was covered in beige fondant that was textured to resemble bamboo flooring and brushed with cocoa powder for accent.  The cake was topped with 4 cupcakes rolled together in textured fondant for a yoga mat.  The kettle bell weight was molded from fondant and gum paste and stamped with a "40" for the fortieth birthday girl.  Fitness + Cake = Delicious!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Optimus Prime Transformers Cake

This sheet cake was "transformed" into the semi-truck/robot character.  The cake was covered with fondant and the details made from cut fondant.  Logos were hand drawn.  Shading and silver sheen were added over the top with an airbrush.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Avengers Birthday Cake

3 tier Avengers cake was covered in fondant with fondant details.  Features Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America.  Facial details were drawn with edible markers.  

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Firefighter Birthday Cake

This buttercream cake was covered in red fondant stripes and frosting flames.  The firefighters, fire truck, ladder and hose were molded out of fondant and added to the front of the cake.  Water was added with blue piping gel, and the cake was topped with a custom birthday banner and a "5" molded in chocolate.  The cake was alternating layers of chocolate chocolate chip and vanilla cake with vanilla custard in between.  

Friday, November 23, 2012

Simply Cupcakes Wedding Tower

This cupcake display was for a wedding reception at El Adobe Restaurant in San Juan Capistrano.  This tower of 120 cupcakes included chocolate chocolate chip, red velvet, lemon and vanilla cupcakes. The cupcakes were displayed on our custom stand with a jumbo cupcake at the top for the bride and groom.  The bride and groom's initials were molded out of white chocolate for the top of the cupcake.
The cupcakes were topped with candy pearls and tiny fondant cutouts in the wedding colors of sage green and plum.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Cake

Yep, it's cake.  Vanilla cake split in half, then filled with strawberry filling and peanut butter cream cheese icing.   This one was for my husband...and very delicious!  Fun for the PB&J lover in your life.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Wedding "Cupcake Cantina"

This fun-loving couple chose to serve a variety of mini cupcakes for their wedding reception at Franciscan Gardens in San Juan Capistrano.  For their special fiesta, they chose mini cupcakes in 10 flavors:  Chocolate chocolate chip, vanilla, red velvet, maple bacon, margarita, carrot, moscato, mud pie, pumpkin pecan, and salted caramel.  All the sweet treats were displayed on our antique style cake stands in bronze, gold and Tiffany blue. For the bride and groom, I made a simple 6" round cake for cutting, topped with lifelike sugar succulents.  Que delicioso!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Our Bridal Expo Booth

Isn't it beautiful??  I was so happy with the way our booth looked.  Almost as happy as all the people who tasted our cakes!  We handed out over 900 mini cupcakes in 4 hours!  It was fun to meet the brides and their families and get to share my passion for good-tasting cake with everyone.  Can't wait for the next show.  Come taste our cake and see our booth at the Bridal Expo at Dove Canyon Country Club next weekend: Sunday, October 29th!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bling'd Out Ballerina Birthday Cake

This single tier cake was covered in white fondant and the designs around the sides were airbrushed in silver sheen.  Rhinestone ribbon was added to the base of the cake, and silver dragees were studded in the fondant.   The tutu on top was hand molded in gum paste and hand painted with silver disco dust.  (The tutu design was based on a photo sent from the client.)  The tutu was suspended over the cake on a wooden dowel.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mama Bird Baby Shower Cake

Two tier fondant cake was decorated with a fondant branch and flowers in pink and green, plus piped flower details and a bird cage in front.  Birds on the front of the cake were cut from fondant.  Mama and baby bird on cake top were hand molded.  Design was based on the shower invitation and the nursery decor.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Grey and Yellow Wedding Cake and Buffet

Two tier fondant wedding cake was accompanied by mini desserts, including cake pop truffles and strawberry cheesecake parfaits.  (This was alot cuter in person...first time with a new camera! Yikes!)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Hot Air Balloon Birthday Cake

Two tier cake was covered in blue tinted fondant and topped with a hand-molded elephant and suspended balloon in gumpaste.   Textured fondant balloons were added around the bottom tier and fondant clouds added to the top.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Mini Purse and Lipstick Cupcakes

Peanut butter and red velvet cupcakes with hand molded fondant lipsticks and mini purses in a hot pink and black color scheme.  Details added with edible markers and silver dragees.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Lovebirds Wedding Cake

3 tier square cake was covered in ivory fondant and decorated in all white.  Gumpaste birch trees were hand molded and added to the top and bottom tiers, along with a couple of smaller birds.  The middle tier was highlighted by piped ferns and scrolls with a pearl fondant stylized fern branch.  The ferns and scrolls were repeated at the top of the cake where two little lovebirds sat.  The birds were hand molded in gum paste and brushed with pearl white luster.  The feathers of each bird were also highlighted with a touch of color luster dust (hot pink and teal) to tie in to the colors of the wedding.  The pretty tree trunk cake stand was provided by the client.