Catch up Time!!! Try to keep up.
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.
I also did a wedding cake for the end of February. The colors were white and lime green. At first I was wondering how it would all come together but in the end I loved it.
I wanted to keep it simple and clean. This was a vanilla cake with strawberry filling.
What better way to celebrate the holidays then with a festive cake.
This is a double chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting.
Dia De Los Muertos
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. :)
Yay for cupcakes!
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.
Mexican Themed Birthday Cake
I got asked to do a mexican themed birthday cake with a skull. I was super excited in an odd way for this one. A couple of months back I discovered sugar skulls and wanted to try them out but of course knowing me I waited till I got asked to do a skull for a cake. It was surprisingly easy but it did test my patience during the drying process. I have no patience for drying whether it be sugar, fondant or gum paste. To my surprise it was quite heavy and I did have to hollow it out 1) so it could dry quicker and 2) so it wouldn't be quite so heavy. I made the sombrero and flowers out of fondant which had to dry for 2 days. (Patience was running low at this point.) The design was drawn out for me so I followed the design given to me. I added the 2 skeleton toppers just for that extra flair.
This cake got me excited for Dia De Los Muertos! ^_^
Pulled sugar flower
This was my first time every playing with isomalt. This has been something I have been wanting to do for a very long time, and at the cake show I recently went to they had hands on demos. I was super excited for this!
I got to blow sugar! I ended up making 2 blown sugar balls and the first one broke while I put it in my box to take home and the second one broke on the way home. I was upset but glad I got to experience it! As for my flower it did take some technique but I got it. The isomalt wasn't as hot as I though it was gong to be when working with it but then I was double gloved. Oh and I did break out a sweat. The heat lamps that keeps the isomalt pliable but out a lot of heat and the area was hot. If you got the right equipment I say give it a try. I did end up buying isomalt sticks and a mould but I still need to get my heat lamp and area to work in to really get down and dirty with the sugar.
This is my pulled flower from isomalt.
So as I mentioned earlier last week I was going to take a gum paste flower class. It was 2 days of intense hardcore flower making . . . and I enjoyed every bit of it! I fell in love with the flowers we made in class and I am seriously thinking of going to Georgia to take some more of Nick's classes!
Here is me and Nicholas, the sugarcraft guru.
Here are my flowers.
Can I get a woot woot! LOL!
If there are any questions you may have about these flowers or others feel free to ask me and I will try to answer them to the best of my ability. I hope to get the time and try to put some tutorials up on how these were made.