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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me

I made myself a quicky birthday cake last week. Plans were sort of rushed, so I didn't have time for anything extravagant. I just made a simple birthday cake.
Lemon cake with strawberry filling... yum!





This weekend is my niece's 1st birthday! I'm making her a castle cake!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Topsy Turvy!

This was my very first attempt to make a topsy turvy cake.

It's for my niece who turned 13 today! She's cute as a button and this cake matches her quirky personality.

I had to work, so I didn't get to go to the party!!! Bummmmmmmeeeerrr!!! But I am told everyone loved the cake and had a blast. The husband sent this pic from dinner at La Fiesta to my phone:

The inside of the cake is pink and white alternating layers.

Friday, January 15, 2010

It's a Butterfly... it's an airplane... no! It's a cake!

This week I did two cakes! One was for my best friend Chelsea's sister's baby shower.
I was given this fabric as inspiration:

And this is what I made:
Butterfly Baby Shower Cake

Everything is buttercream on the cake itself. The butterflies are made of chocolate and are copies of the butterflies on the fabric. The little flowers are fondant with buttercream. The inside is lemon with strawberry filling!! It's the same flavor I made for Chelsea's birthday!
I love it. It's quite possibly the cutest thing I've ever made!

I also made a cake for a friend of mine on Twitter! @GinaKay!
This is an air craft carrier I made for her husband:

Sorry for the stupid black stuff all around the photo haha. I just needed to try to hide all of the junk on the counter!!!
There's a small Jazz band playing on the deck as well. I made it sort of an abstract element. Her husband is a Navy vet who loves jazz! This was mostly buttercream. The deck was made of oreo cookies with I processed into a fine grain in my food processor and there are fondant pieces here and there. The water is all buttercream.

I am making my niece a birthday cake on Sunday! Can't wait to post it!! It's going to be VERY cute!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Banjo Cake!

This cake was a very last minute cake for a special surprise! I basically had about 24 hours to design and create this cake! I made this for a co-worker's husband's birthday!
banjo cake

banjo cake

The banjo body is cake covered in fondant, the neck is foam covered in fondant and the head stock is made completely of fondant. Details were hand painted with silver luster dust and piping was done with buttercream.