So it's that time again, my sisters birthday. I love when her birthday comes around because I get to try out and create crazy cakes. This year I knew what I wanted to do a while back. We were having a sister night and sister nights usually consist of wine and Disney movies. This time it was Sleeping Beauty. When I saw the part of the fairies trying to make a cake with out their magic wands I though to my self "THATS IT!" That was the cake I was going to attempt to do. I say attempt because it looked pretty darn hard and if it didn't happen she wouldn't know, plus I had a back up plan if it didn't work out. My back up pan was the unbirthday cake from Alice in Wonderland. So glad it worked out!
Now the cake and all its glory!
Here is the cake again with a few screen shots from the movie, that way you guys know what part I'm talking about (if your not to familiar with Disney movies).
Here are the cakes I've done for her since I started caking, mind you I've only been doing this for about 3 years now.
I got an inquiry to make a Christian Louboutin shoe box cake and heel. I was a bit scared the heel wouldn't come out like the actual heel she sent me because it had been a long while since I've done a heel and I had recently got a new mold and wasn't to sure how to use it. I did end up having to re-do the heel just because it wasn't to my satisfaction. The second one I loved and actually wanted to keep it for display.
Look at all that BLING!
It has been a long time since I've blogged about my cakes, so now its time to play catch up. Now that I have time on my hands let me quickly show you a preview of what I have been up to this year.
Large Cake Pop Order
I recently got an order for 220 cake pops for a company to give to their top customers and was honored when they ordered the cake pops from me.
Flavors from left to right were strawberry, white almond, chocolate and red velvet.
This is how the boxes were made up.
Me with the finished order. :)
New item added to the menu! :)
I recently added a new item to my cakeball menu. I introduce to you the Alcoholic Cake Ball. A fun adult twist to your average cakeball. These cakeballs have a little side shooter, you can either shoot and eat or eat and shoot the options is totally up to you.
Monster High Cake
I got a request for a Monster High Cake which like usual (since I don't have kids nor am I familiar with shows) I had to look up.
This cake was super fun to work on. I espically loved the skull on top.
Super Woman Cake
Sometime in November I did a Super Woman cake for a beautiful little girl.
Lalaloopsy who ???
In October I had to do a lalaloopsy cake and I agreed to do this cake without even knowing what a lalaloopsy was. Glad to find out it was a show of rag dolls that came to life. After getting some inspirations from a couple of dolls I came up with this cake.
Love how colorful this cake is.
This was a tough cake to make. Everyone knows I am a DIE HARD RANGER FAN so it had to be someone pretty special to get me to make this cake (lol). This was for my sister's boyfriend's birthday. I am not going to lie it hurt more because my Rangers lost to them in the wild card game.
Ball was chocolate cake and bat was made out of rice crispies then covered in fondant. Logos are edible images.
Happy 44th Birthday to the Dallas Fire and Rescue House
I was real honored to do this cake for the 44th birthday of the Dallas Fire and Rescue House #26. I had to go above and beyond of what was done last year for them so instead of doing your typical fire engine or burning building I figured I'd capture the helmet and axe they carry.
I wanted to really dirty up the helmet to show how hard they work for us.
Here is their actual hemet I based the cake off of.
A personal 'Thank You' to all you paramedics and fire fighters out there. :)
This was a crazy last minuet request and by last minuet I meant she only gave me about 2 days to pull this one off. Her son Noah was turning 1 and she wanted to go big with the cake. This was a huge cake about 2 feet or so tall an about 1.5 feet wide and gosh knows how many pounds. Loved the outcome though. I was uncertain on how it was going to come out but this has to be one of my favorite 3D cakes.
The whales with the party hats have to by my favorite ones.
Icing Smiles Cake
I finally got called into action!!! I needed to make a special little boy who loves Elmo his dream Sesame Street Cake. This is what I ended up making him.
Thank you Lauren Kitchens for your help with the Elmo!
I love cookies and milk
Now were in July and the cake was for my sister. We love cookies and milk if we could we would have it for breakfast and dinner ever night but sadly we don't. But to honor the love we have for them I did this cake for her. I love love love this cake. :)
The milk carton was the cake.
Happy Birthday Missy! I love you!
Bridal Shower 'Cake' Pops
A college friend requested wedding cakepops for thank you gifts for a bridal shower she was throwing. These were a lot harder and more time consuming then I would of ever imagined but they did come out beautifully!
Happy Birthday Mommy!
Being a cake decorator I had to go above and beyond for my mom's cake and here is what I ended up doing.
This cake was for her work. All buttercream 3 layers tall. Cake flavor was vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. Wish I would of taken a picture of how the inside looked once it was cut.
And this beautiful little number was for her party we had here at home.
Box top and gems are not edible.
This cake was hard, well not the actual cake but the edible images. The birthday boy loves Sports Illustrated but I wanted to custom the covers for the cake and I am not very good at photoshop so I can to call in my other half. He made the magazine covers for me and customized for the birthday boy.
Cake is all buttercream and edible images.
Sponge Bob & Guitar cake
Finally got to do a Sponge Bob cake.
Guitar cake done for my cousin. I got to pick what ever cake I wanted to make for him and since he plays the guitar what better cake to make then a guitar one? :)
Baby shower cakes
Here are a few baby shower cakes I did this year.
Here are a few cupcakes I made through out this year.
Here are some cakes I did the end of February for some guys.
A strawberry boobie cake with fondant pasties of course.
A chocolate and vanilla bootie cake with fondant details. Wish you could see the bows on the sides of the panties.
This bootie cakes we are first for me. I liked the over all look but will attempt to alter it next time I get asked to do one.
I also got asked to do a bachelorette cake but that picture isn't going up here. LOL!
My center piece for my table. My candle might not smell but I can eat it. ^_^
I saw a cake like this last year I believe and wanted to try it out. I did have trouble doing such a tall cake but like always it came together in the end.
This is double chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream filling (need my chocolate fix before the new year). I carved out a hole on the top of the cake to be able to fit a tea light.
This is my second Barbie cake. I'm glad I got to do another one of these because there were some new techniques I wanted to try. I love the way this one came out! I did have trouble with the wings being so big. Since my barbie dress was big they prevented the wings from stick flush on the barbie. I had to do some cutting and trimming to the back of the dress to get the wings to fit perfectly. In the end I got it to work out and love the result! Bottom tier was buttercream with fondant details.
I did this cake for 2 lovely ladies (mother & daughter) celebrating their birthday together. They gave me full range on this cake since they had no idea what they wanted. I figured what better way to celebrate a birthday than with a slice of birthday cake. ^_^ The chocolate cake was vanilla with buttercream and the yellow cake was pineapple with buttercream. All edible including the cherries on top of the cake slices (excluding the cherry stem). What a wonderful colorful birthday cake. Happy birthday again ladies.
I got asked to do a Disney's Lightning McQueen cake and was super excited. I have been wanting to try this out but I must admit I was a bit worried that it wouldn't look like in the movie but in the end I surprised myself.
This was after I had carved the cake and crumb coated it. The carving wasn't to hard but I wasn't to sure it it looked like my mini example. The cake was vanilla with vanilla buttercream.
Okay I might be getting closer. It does look like a car and it is red so I can say I am on the right track! ^_^
Much better! All I needed were the final touches to make it look like Disney's Lightning McQueen. I did replace the #95 with the #1 since the birthday boy was turning 1 plus they asked me too.
In the famous words of Lightning McQueen himself, Ka-chow!
My cousin requested a TCU cake and this is by far the hardest cake I have done! This cake not only had me pulling my hair out but I called it quits twice. I mean first I had to find out exactly how a TCU horned frog looked then replicate it. Of course in the end it got finished and I was satisfied and very relieved it was out of my hands!
I did one of my hardest but very fun cakes by far this weekend. It was for my cousin's daughter's 4th birthday. Her request, a tangled cake. My only regret is that I wish I had taken step by step pictures to show you how this cake came together. Oh well, maybe next time I can get someone to just take pictures of the process for me.
A brief explanation on how I did the cake. I got a 12 inch board which was going to be my base. I then got a 1 1/2 inch pvc pipe cut down to my desired length of the tower. I then attached a flange to the board, that way it was easy to attach my pvc pipe to it. I baked a 10 inch vanilla cake and made a hole where the pvc pipe would go. I frosted and covered it in green fondant and placed it on my base. I then covered the pvc pipe with rice krispies adding more to the top and bottom to give the pipe that tower look. I covered the middle of the pipe in fondant airbrushed to look like brick then placed the pipe between the cake (connected to the flange). When the pipe was connected to the bottom flange I covered the whole pipe in fondant then made tears where I wanted the brick colored fondant to show. Since this cake would be traveling 3 hours to get to its final destination I decided for stability reasons to make the top tower out of rice krispies and not cake. On top of a 6 inch board I made the tower out of rice krispies and the top of of an icecream cone with added fondant to give the the final shape. I covered it all in fondant. I made little fondant squares for the shingles to go on the top of the tower. Just putting on the shingles took about an hour. I then colored the fondant black where my windows were going to be. I then began to add all the buttercream detail like the brown around the tower and the green leaves scattered in groups. I had tiny fondant flowers from a previous cake and added those on to the cake. The trees were out of fondant but I didn't like the way they looked so went over it with buttercream and a leaf tip. Pascal was made out of fondant by my sister then the happy birthday message was added. Now for the last bit to make it an actual tangled cake, I printed out the image of Rapunzel and Flynn out of edible image paper and placed them on the main window. I placed the 6 inch board holding the top of the tower on the pvc pipe and tada it was done.
Without further ado I present to you the tangled tower cake.