Saturday, June 30, 2012

Girly Graduation Cake

This simple cake was iced in white buttercream frosting with swirls of icing piped on top.  The ruffle border and the writing was piped in pink.  Then pink fondant flowers were added.   A nice break from the gold and (fill in the blank) color schemes of most graduation cakes!  It was more about the graduate and less about the school.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Pixar Cars 2 Birthday Cupcakes

These cupcakes were topped with multicolored sprinkles and fondant Cars 2 characters, which were molded in fondant and the details hand painted.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Lightning McQueen Cars Cookies

These sugar cookies were cut out in the shape of Lightning McQueen and topped with a thin layer of fondant.  Red fondant was cut and stamped with a cookie cutter, then attached to the tops of the cookies with icing glaze.  The details were all hand painted with food color and petal dust, the eyes dotted with blue piping gel and black pearl candies.  Each cookie was then wrapped in individual cellophane bags with matching bows for giving as party favors.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bubble Guppies First Birthday Cake

This version of my Bubble Guppies cake was topped with a jumbo cupcake, which also served as a "smash" cake for the 1st birthday girl.  We also added the chocolate "1" to the top, plus a couple more characters than the other cakes.  The cake was covered in fondant with fondant stripes.  The coral and shells were molded out of chocolate.  Characters were hand cut from fondant and hand drawn.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mini Grad Hat Cake with Diploma

This little 2 tier cake featured cream cheese icing with fondant details.  The mini grad cap was covered in blue fondant with yellow piped icing (UCSD colors).  The cake also features and fondant diploma which was hand drawn and attached to the side of the cake.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Grad Cake with College Mascot

This cake was for a recent graduate who was leaving Laguna Hills High School for Texas Christian University, home of the "horned frogs".  The cake reflected the TCU colors of purple and white.  The 2 tier cake was topped with a fondant covered mortar board and fondant tassel.   The frog mascot was hand drawn on wafer paper and attached to fondant.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Twin Princess Castle Cakes

These cakes were made for twin sisters who were turning 4, each with a favorite princess.  So I made two separate cakes, one pink and one blue.  Both cakes were covered in textured fondant in shades of pink and blue.  The towers on top of the cakes were stacked cupcakes topped with sugar ice cream cones.  Each castle features a hand drawn princess at the front gates, textured wood shutters, and fondant flowers in piped ivy vines.  The cakes were featured at a beautiful royal dessert table decked out in everything pink and blue (all done by their talented mom!) which also featured my chocolate peanut butter parfaits.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Alice in Wonderland Inspired Tea Party Cake

This 3-tier cake was for a first birthday and was much cuter in person! (Sorry for the bad batteries gave out and I had to use my phone).  The tiers were covered in pink and purple alternating fondant.  Then I added simple shapes (stripes, hearts, and teapots) to each tier.  I then added the cutout "Alice" silhouette (which was taken from the party invitation) in fondant to the bottom layer.  I created some gumpaste flowers for the side of the cake.  Then I molded a pocket watch from fondant and painted the outside with gold luster paint.  The tea cup on top of the cake was molded from chocolate and hand painted.  I then filled the cup with vanilla cake and topped it with a dollop of strawberry buttercream and some "pixie dust" glitter (this cup o' cake was the "smash" cake for the first birthday party).  The cake tiers were german chocolate cake, lemon cake, and vanilla cake.  I thought it was a simple and fun representation of the Alice in Wonderland theme.  

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Jungle Animal Cupcakes and Glitter Pops

These cupcakes were for a baby shower with a jungle animal theme.  I used their invitation as inspiration and created fondant animal toppers for the cupcakes.  The cupcakes were "confetti" vanilla cake with cream cheese icing that I tinted light green.  Then I made matching chocolate truffle pops which I covered in 3 shades of edible glitter.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Caddyshack Gopher with Golf Ball Cake

Those of you who attended the Charity Golf Classic and Carnival last weekend at the Aliso Viejo Country Club may have just seen this little guy in person.  Plumeria Cake Studio donated 200+ cupcakes to support the American Heart Association, MDA, and some other great charities.  Not only did I get to come up with this fun display (complete with astroturf), but I also got to make a "display cake" to celebrate their event theme: Caddyshack.  The "cake" was actually molded rice krispie treats covered in royal icing.  All the other details on the gopher's face were made with fondant, the eyes and nose covered with piping gel for a little shine.  The golf ball was molded out of white chocolate, and the flag cut out of gumpaste.  It was a fun project and a great day.  Thanks AVCC!!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Graduation "Book and Cap" Cake

This 2 tier cake was a vanilla cake with strawberry filling on the bottom and a strawberry cake with strawberry filling on the top.  The base cake was covered in fondant and made to look like a book in his high school colors of teal, black and white.  The top cake was molded to look like a graduation cap, topped with a fondant-covered piece of cardboard and a fondant tassel.  The fondant stars were covered in piping gel for sparkle and wired to stand above the cake.  Then I added a couple details to represent the Graduate's plans to study pre-med at UCLA.  [Note: If you saw my previous post regarding grad cakes, this was Grad Cake Design #3].  

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Graduation "High School to College" Cake

This cake was for a Santa Margarita Catholic High School graduate who was also turning 18 and is going to Colorado State in the fall, so I chose a yin/yang design to incorporate both schools' colors and logos.  The SMCHS Eagle and Colorado State Ram were hand drawn on fondant and added to the cake.  The fondant letters were glittered with edible glitter (which matched the glitter pops that accompanied the cake - in gold, green and blue). The cake was cookies & cream cake with vanilla custard filling.  Congratulations Rylee!  We'll miss you in the 'hood!  

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Purple Flowers Birthday Cake

This 2 tier cake was covered in lavender fondant and decorated with white and purple fondant flowers. The flowers were dusted with pearl shimmer dust and a banner added for a birthday wish.  The cakes were champagne orange cake with cream cheese filling and coconut cake with coconut cream filling.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Cinderella Pumpkin Carriage Cake

This 2-tiered cake was the centerpiece for a 1st birthday celebration.  The pumpkin shaped cake was covered in white fondant and brushed with pearl luster dust.  All carriage details were made with fondant.  Cinderella was stamped onto fondant and colored with food color markers.  Wires were added for decoration.  The base cake was covered in blue fondant with white buttercream swirls piped on top.  The swirls were studded with pearl candies and the fondant banner added to the front.  The cake was vanilla on the bottom and cookies & cream on the top.