Monday, April 30, 2012

Dr. Seuss Birthday Cake featuring Cat in the Hat

This Dr. Seuss cake was for a 1st birthday party.  Cake was lemon with cream cheese icing and vanilla cake with strawberry filling.  All decorating was done with fondant, plus the characters (the Cat in the hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, and Horton) were hand drawn, colored and cut, then added to the finished cake.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Manolo Blahnik Shoe for Cake (Gumpaste)

This shoe is good enough to eat!  The whole thing was made out of gumpaste and fondant using a pattern I designed myself.  The shoe was modeled after the Manolo "Sedaraby" pump.  It was made to sit on top of a designer "shoe box" shaped cake.  The buckle was made of fondant and covered with silver highlighter dust, edible glitter and course sugar crystals.  The label was hand lettered.  This is probably as close as I'll ever get to the real thing!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Scooby Doo Birthday Cookies

These Scooby Doo shaped sugar cookies were glazed with chocolate brown icing and the details hand piped in black, white and teal royal icing.  The cookies were bagged and bowed, ready for handing out at the birthday party.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Corset / Bustier Bridal Shower Cookies

These corset / bustier shaped sugar cookies were covered in pink and white royal icing glaze and the designs hand piped with white and ivory royal icing.  They were given as favors at a lingerie-themed bridal shower featuring vintage lace and pearl details.  The cookies were individually wrapped in cellophane bags and tied with pieces of lace to match the shower theme.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Candy Land Game Cake

This bright colored cake was the centerpiece for a birthday party at Powell's Candy Shop in Aliso Viejo.  A chocolate chocolate chip cake was covered in white fondant and covered in colorful candy details depicting the game Candy Land.  Backgrounds, mountains and greenery were added with icing, then the fondant path was added to mirror the Candy Land game board.  Fondant was hand cut to create cupcakes, ice cream cones, a gingerbread house, gingerbread men, snowflakes and chocolate bon bons around the sides of the cake.  Lollipops and person-shaped game board pieces were also made from fondant and added to the top of the cake.  Gumdrops were added the base to create a border around the bottom.  And various candies were added to the top: gumdrops, gummy bears, chocolate rocks, and starlight mints.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mini Dessert Buffet featuring GLITTER POPS

This buffet of 300 pieces featured 7 different mini desserts.  There were 4 types of mini cupcakes: Chocolate Peanut Butter, Coconut Cream, Maple Bacon, and Salted Caramel.  Also offered were: Lemon Bar Bites, Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits, and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffle Pops.  Some of the truffle pops were covered in edible glitter to create GLITTER POPS!   And all items were beautifully displayed on our vintage style cake plates and trays.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pirate Baby Bottom Shower Cake

This 2 tier cake was for a co-ed, pirate-themed baby shower in Las Vegas (at the Treasure Island hotel!)  Both tiers were covered in white fondant and stripes of colored fondant were added on the bottom tier.  The top tier was carved into a sphere and topped in a blanket of red fondant.  Baby feet and the skull & bones were molded in fondant and added the the cake.


Monday, April 16, 2012

Pretty in Pink Sparkle Cake

This 2 tier cake was for a special dinner for a teenage charity league (Assisteens).  The cake was covered in white fondant that was brushed with pearlized pink food color.  The rhinestone studded ribbon was wrapped around each tier.  The girls' names were piped around the cake in white icing.  The heart shaped logo topper and the flowers were all molded in gumpaste and accented with edible glitter.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Baby Bootie and Diaper Pin Cupcakes

Lemon and Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cupcakes topped with vanilla buttercream for a co-ed double baby shower.  Diaper pins were cut from fondant.  Baby booties were hand molded from fondant as well.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Plumeria Birthday Cake

This 60th Birthday Cake was covered in lime green fondant and stenciled with pearlized hibiscus flowers.  The "60" on top was molded in chocolate, and the plumeria flowers were cut from 
gumpaste and airbrushed with yellow and pink.  

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pearl Studded Wedding Cake

This simple 3 tier cake was covered in white fondant and bands of "Tiffany" blue fondant at each base.  It was finished with sugar pearls that were studded all over the fondant.  Fresh Casablanca lilies and cascading white dendrobium orchids were added at the reception site.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Jake and the Neverland Pirates Cake 2

This 2-tier cake was covered in chocolate buttercream icing with piped icing details including greenery and a waterfall.  The sign and treasure chest were molded out of chocolate, and all the characters were hand cut and colored with edible markers.  The treasure map on the back of the cake was hand drawn on rice paper and the edges burned for a real pirate feel.  Finally, icing waves were piped around the base.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Pirate Ship Mini Cake and Cupcakes

This is a small version of my popular Pirate Ship Cake.  The cake was carved to resemble a ship and covered with textured fondant.  The ship was decorated with fondant port holes, a wheel and a "plank", piped writing, a fondant life preserver, and a treasure chest made from a fun size candy bar.  The sails were handmade from gumpaste and the pirate hand molded.  Two dozen cupcakes surrounded the ship with waves of white and blue and and even a few with shark fins.