Monday, April 27, 2009

Wedding Cake

I created this wedding cake in Toba Garrett's One Week Wedding Cake Workshop at the Institute of Culinary Education. It is a yellow cake filled with french vanilla buttercream and lemon curd, covered in ivory fondant. All of the white chocolate roses and leaves were designed and handmade entirely by me! I decorated the cake with bead piping along the borders, free-hand drapery, and embroidered flowers.

Lemon Meringue Cake

This is a lemon meringue cake, comprised of vanilla chiffon cake soaked in lemon syrup and filled with caramel and lemon cream. It is surrounded by fluffy, toasted meringue.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Charlie's Birthday Cake

Charlie's 60th birthday cake pictures a mustached Charlie and his wife, Carole, on a bird-watching excursion. Charlie uses binoculars and Carole focuses her camera on two robins nesting in a tree. They are each wearing shirts representing their individual loyalties to New York baseball rivals, the Mets and Yankees. The cake is composed of vanilla chocolate marble cake with milk chocolate buttercream filling, covered in vanilla buttercream.

Thanksgiving Cake

The Stabiner family's Thanksgiving cake was comprised of four layers of chocolate cake and old-fashioned vanilla frosting. The cake features basket-weave piping on the sides, topped with handmade autumnal leaves, acorns, pears, pumpkins and granny smith apples made of homemade marzipan.

Tim's Birthday Cake

This cake featured Tim, a union organizer nicknamed "Tee," and the inflatable rat that always marks the site of a strike, who wished him a very happy 40th birthday. Beneath the New York skyline is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

Wedding Shower Cake

This is a wedding shower cake for Kim, which incorporated swirls and flowers in the bride's favorite color, and fleur de lis, representative of her hometown, New Orleans. Since the bride is a huge chocolate lover, the cake alternates rich chocolate layers with raspberry buttercream, and is covered in chocolate ganache frosting.