Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Aya's Birthday Cake

Aya celebrated her 2nd birthday with a Dora the Explorer cake, filled with flowers, trees, ladybugs, bumblebees, and of course Dora's jungle friends who each wore party hats and brought a present for the birthday girl. The cake was a white velvet butter cake filled with strawberry cream and covered in vanilla frosting.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ninja Turtle Cake

This is a cake for Wade's third birthday, which features all four Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They are depicted on a city street surrounding a scary blue monster, from Wade's favorite movie, TMNT, coming out of a manhole. It is a marble cake with chocolate fudge filling and vanilla frosting. The characters, weapons and buildings were all hand-molded from fondant, gum paste, and icing.

Pants Man!

Ryan's birthday cake features his dog, Mr. Oliver McWiggly Pants, aka Pants Man. It is made of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Pants Man is dressed like a superhero, wearing sunglasses and a cape with his name and a pair of flaming pants.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Dorothy Bear and Toto

This birthday cake for Meghan, aka Bur, is an entirely edible Dorothy Bear and Toto. Dorothy is made from yellow butter cake with chocolate frosting, covered in hand-painted gingham fondant with many buttons, bows, ribbons and, of course, sparkling ruby slippers. Toto is hand-piped with vanilla frosting covering chocolate butter cake, and he sits in a basket decorated with basketweave piping, naturally, and a swirling fondant handle.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Happy "Rattenbaby" Cake

This cake was for a baby shower, and the inscription is a play on the recipient's last name (Rattenbury). The ladybugs, snails, bumblebees, glow worms, butterflies, and ducks, made from fondant and royal icing, create a whimsical world surrounding a pea pod. The cake itself is composed of rich chocolate layers filled with vanilla cream and coated in chocolate fudge frosting.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Friendship Cake

This cake was given to Willie and Nancy as a thank you for their many years of friendship. Decorated with a fondant bow and royal icing butterflies, it is a light almond sponge cake layered with raspberry buttercream and coated with vanilla buttercream.

Tabby Cake

Modeled after the birthday girl's adorable orange cat, this is a chocolate butter cake with vanilla frosting.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Chocolate Rose Cake

This is an elegant yellow cake with mocha amaretto buttercream, crowned with a chocolate rose and bow.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Nick and Emma's Baby Shower Cake

My dear friends Nick and Emma are expecting their first child in July, and for their baby shower, I made a two-tier chocolate and vanilla marble cake covered in chocolate fudge frosting and customized to reflect facets of their individual personalities, their marriage, and the new addition to their family. Half of the cake is devoted to Emma, so I referenced her childhood summer getaway, Camp Sloane, the book she's written entitled "Like," an Om symbol amidst the clouds for her love of yoga, and apples to reflect to her job as a teacher. On the Nick side, we have his childhood camp, Lanakila, and recreations of some of his photographs, which feature Mallomars and guacamole chips creeping up a beach. Baby animals, footprints, balloons, and flowers bring the two sides together, and the cake is topped with a cupcake from the bakery which provided the cupcakes they served at their wedding. I like to call this cake my ode to Nick and Emma.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Congratulatory Cake

I made this cake for a friend who was starting a great new job. She is a coffee fanatic, so I made her a coffee-infused chocolate cake with mocha buttercream, topped with dark chocolate covered espresso beans and flakes of dark chocolate.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Nanny

Here is a birthday cake for Nanny, which reflects her love of gardening and flowers. It is a four-layer chocolate cake with vanilla cream filling and chocolate fudge frosting.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Psychic Party Cake

Created for a group of chocolate lovers, this is a dense chocolate cake with old fashioned chocolate frosting, crowned with a celestial spiral of dark and white chocolate chips.