A co-worker asked me to do cupcakes and cake cones for her son's birthday. As you can guess he loves dinosaurs so I made these cute cupcake toppers for the cupcakes and made the cake cones into dinosaur eggs.
Here are my cake cone. I tried to make it represent a dinosaur egg.
What do you think? Success?
My tia Lourdes celebrated her 50th birthday on halloween eve and came up with this design for her cake. This is her design brought to life.
Pumpkin cake with maple pecan filling and buttercream frosting with fondant and chocolate details.
I did a really last minute de los muertos cake for a couple celebrating their court wedding. They were pleased, hopefully I can do their actual wedding too. Fingers crossed. :)
A while back I volunteered my services to the Family Place for a fundraiser and someone wanted to redeemed their buttercream cake vouture. The customer wanted a Celtics cake for her son's birthday. I was excited to try a new technique, a frozen buttercream transfer. After watching several instructional videos (it looked easy enough) I decided to give it a try. This was a lot harder then I thought but in the I loved the way it came out. Nice to say this is it all buttercream. :)
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.
Here are some vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream topped with fondant designs.
The vibrant colored designs were created for a co-worker's 26th birthday.
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!
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.
Here is a sweet sixteen cake I did for a co-worker's cousin, Isabel. This one was a first for me because it was a tiered buttercream and fondant details. I have done tiered but not buttercream. I didn't have as many issues as I though I would but then again I had my mom, the buttercream queen help me out a lot. Thanks mom!
The sweet 16 colors were Turquoise and white with some purple. And her invitations had butterflies on them. I while back I took a class for gelatin butterflies and bows and knew when I found out there were butterflies on her invitations I wanted to do the gelatin ones (they seem more real then fondant ones to me) for the cake. Isabel also wanted zebra pattern on her cake.
The sweet sixteen butterfly cake