Saturday, March 31, 2012

Starbucks Cup Birthday Cake

This cake was covered in fondant with fondant details.  Cup was sculpted cake with layers of fondant.  All wording was added with edible markers, as well as the markings for a mocha with whip cream (birthday boy's favorite drink).  Starbucks logo was drawn freehand with edible markers.  Napkin was hand molded and the coffee rings added with food color.  Cake flavor was "Mudpie" (cappuccino cake with crushed Oreos) and the cake was accompanied by a dozen Coffee Cup Cupcakes (see post).

Coffee Cup Cupcakes

These chocolate cupcakes were wrapped in fondant "cups" with fondant molded handles.  Each cupcake was topped with cappuccino buttercream icing and a swirl of chocolate.  They were accompanied by the Starbucks Cup Birthday Cake (see post).

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Reptile Snake Cake

This cake was for a fifth birthday party with a visit from the "Reptile Man".  The 2 tier cake was covered in lime green fondant and the vine pattern stenciled with the airbrush.  The snake was molded from rice cereal treats and covered with textured fondant, then airbrushed to resemble an albino burmese python.  [Note: this thing looked too real!  It creeped me out!  Not a snake girl.]  The other animals (tarantula, skink, turtle, and frog) were all hand molded in gum paste, then airbrushed with layers of color.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Star Wars Lego Birthday Cake

This birthday cake was covered in blue fondant and decorated with fondant space ships from the Star Wars saga.  The Lego bricks were molded chocolate, as well as the "4" on top.  The movie logo was hand drawn on fondant.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Superhero Birthday Cake featuring Batman, Spiderman, Wolverine

This super hero cake features Batman, Spiderman, and Wolverine.  The bottom tier was covered in blue fondant with a skyline of hand cut buildings.  The top tier was covered in red fondant and spider web details added with an edible marker.  The 3 figures were hand molded from fondant and added to the front of the cake.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Dodgers Baseball Hat and Glove Cake

This cake was for a Dodgers' fan's 21st birthday.  The bottom tier was shaped like home plate and team logos were piped on and the MLB logo hand drawn.  Home plate was topped with a catchers' mitt carved in cake and covered with fondant (which was then airbrushed).  Balancing on the glove was another cake shaped like a Dodgers' hat, with the birthday boy's name and number added on the back.  All details were added with fondant.  The last item was a baseball, which was molded from rice cereal treats and covered with white fondant.  The ball also featured the MVP's signature.  

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Amtrak Train Birthday Cake

This 2 tier cake was for a little boy who loved Amtrak trains.  The cake was covered in chocolate buttercream with piped greenery and landscape.  The cake was then airbrushed to give the scene some depth of color.  The train was hand cut and decorated from fondant and the train track piped in.  Chocolate rock candy, a chocolate "4" and a chocolate molded sign were also added.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Rapunzel Tangled Cake

This four-year old birthday cake was covered in pink buttercream and topped with hand cut and painted fondant artwork on top of piped buttercream "hair".  Side was decorated with fondant diamond shaped tiles featuring cupcakes, 4s, and suns.  (Party was a cooking party where the guests decorated cupcakes).

Friday, March 16, 2012

Rainbow Pot of Gold Cake and Rainbow Cookies

Two-tiered cake for a St. Patrick's Day Birthday theme.  Cake was cookies & cream with vanilla buttercream, covered in fondant.  Bottom tier was carved into a pot.  Rainbow, shamrocks and flowers all molded in fondant.  Foil wrapped chocolate coins were added as well.  Matching sugar cookies were individually wrapped and given out as favors.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sharks Soccer Cupcakes

These cupcakes were for the "Sharks" soccer team for their end of the season party (cookies & cream cake, vanilla buttercream).  All fondant decorations were hand cut and drawn.  

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Leap Year Birthday Frog Cake and Cookies

This leap year birthday party featured frogs (animals that leap!).  On the cake, I covered the small rounds with brown textured fondant and topped the cake with a cupcake frog, which I covered in green fondant.  Then I added details in fondant: molded legs and facial details.  He even got a fun party hat (mimicking the invitation to the party).  The party-goers all got a personalized sugar cookie in a bag with a bow with a tag reading "Thanks for coming to my Leap Year Birthday".  

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Agent P and Doofenshmirtz Cake (Phineas & Ferb)

Cookies & Cream cake was covered in aqua blue buttercream and trimmed with a white bead border.  Added fondant diamonds around the side of the cake.  Artwork on the top was and cut and drawn by hand, then painted with food color and edible markers.