Thursday, September 27, 2012

Jungle Themed Baby Shower

Another jungle baby shower cake!  This is the first cake I've made since having my baby, so I was very nervous about being a little rusty.  Fortunately, the cake gods were watching down on me and this cake was a breeze.  NOTHING went wrong.  Bottom tier is chocolate and the top tier is vanilla and according to my husband, both cakes are the best I've ever made (he gets to enjoy all the scrap pieces).  And I've now realized that I really need to get back into this, even if it's just making a cake at home.  I think maybe I'll start making some fake cakes, just so I can keep up the pratice. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Disney Princess Cake

I made this a while ago and just never got around to blogging about it because I had a baby and then have just been living very crazy and tiring life of a SAHM of 2u2.  But finally here is the Disney Pricness Birthday cake.  Made this cake for our friends Karen & Dave's little girl's 2nd birthday.  Karen sent me some pictures for inspiration and this is what I came up with.  Before you even ask, yes, the brick or stone, whatever you want to call it, is all done by hand one at a time.  I know there forms and tools to make brick work very, very easy, but this is something that I tried out for a castle cake and really loved the way it looked, so I decided to do it again for the princess castle.  It takes way too long to do, but again, I just love the way it looks! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

BAM - Batman Cake

Birthday Batman cake!  This is one of my favorites!  I had so much fun making this cake.  With 2 boys I hope to make many, many more Superhero cakes! 

Monday, April 30, 2012

Another Harley Birthday Cake!

I love making repeat cakes!  Why?  Because I've already made it so I know what mistakes to avoid and how to time out my plan properly, which is incredibly important when you have a toddler to chase around while working on a cake.  This cake was for my new sister-in-law's dad.  His birthday was the day of my brother & her wedding, so they asked me to make a special birthday cake for him to have the night of the rehearsal dinner. 

Bridal Shower Wine Cake

This is the second wine cake I've made!  This time instead of making the cake look like a barrel, I made it look like a basket via basket weaving with icing.  I tried making an edible wine glass and wine bottle, but it was just not working out so well, so I went with the next best thing - a mini bottle of wine and a small wine glass.  I love the way it turned out. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012


I have never seen the movie Tangled but apparently there is a pretty popular boat scene in the movie.  Thankfully there is the internet so I could see what this boat scene was all about.  I have to confess that I was going to make the boat and the people all out of gumpaste, but I failed on the people making part.  That is something that I am going to have to keep working on.  Fortunetly Disney sells lots of toys that go along with the Tangled movie and I was easily able to find exactly what I needed for this boat scene and as a bonus, the birthday girl gets to keep the figurines on top.  I also thought of covering the cake in fondant but because it is a really simple design, I wanted to get some texture in there, so I iced the cake in buttercream and did a little wave action, to make it look like water.  If you're wondering what the little yellow things are in the water, they are lanterns, or candles, however you want to look at it.  In the scene they are surrounded by these while on the boat.  I didn't want to have a ton of them hanging because I thought it would look too messy with wires everywhere, so placing them within the waves of the water seemed like the perfect idea.  So Happy Birthday Lindsay!  I hope you enjoy your cake. 

Just for fun - a basket of roses

I recently went to a playgroup get together and contributed a cake to the event. I really wanted to make a lemon cake with raspberry filling and figured I could work on my piping skills at the same time. I originally was going to cover the top in roses and then do a scroll work on the side, but I didn't like the way it was turning out so I decided to try out a basket since I've never done one before. I think it came out cute but the best part is that this was pretty tastey.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Very Hungary Caterpillar Cake

The is the last cake of the January baby boy birthday cakes from playgroup.  The theme of the party is based off of the book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", and so is the cake.  Happy Birthday Timmy!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Mickey Mouse Cake!

Happy 1st Birthday Chase!  The Mickey hat at the top of the cake is Chase's smash cake! 

Winter ONEderland Snowman Cake!

Happy 1st Birthday Eric!  What a perfect theme for a snowy birthday party.  Snowman is made out of rice crispies and the little snowman cake is baby Eric's smash cake. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Winnie the Pooh Birthday Cake!

This was for a playgroup friend's birthday party.  My favorite is the honey pot.

Happy Birthday Ryan!

My little guy turned 1 on December 29th.  It's amazing how quickly a year can fly by.  Seems like yesterday I was holding this brand new, tiny baby and then the next thing I know I'm preparing for his birthday party and making his birthday cake!  We went with a Winter ONE-derland themed party.  I absolutely loved his cake.

Happy Birthday!

Ginger Cake!  Made this for my SIL's 30th Birthday.  It's made to look like her labordoodle Ginger. 

This is the first birthday cake I made my husband.  He's a Harley guy. 

And the 2nd birthday cake I made my husband.  I don't remember where we got the idea to make a peanut butter & jelly sandwich but I made one. 

Coach purse cake. 

My husband's 30th birthday cake.  This is probably my favorite.

Grooms Cakes!

Made this for my brother's wedding.  He's a cartographer so I thought this was perfect.

LSU football helmet cake.  First time I've ever tried to make a football helmet.  Good thing my hubby had a mini helmet to help me for inspriation.

E-A-G-L-E-S!  Made this for my friend's wedding!

Wedding & Wedding Anniversary!

I'm cheating by adding this.  This was my final project for my wedding cake class...and it's a styrofoam cake.  I still love it. 

My first real wedding cake! 

Wedding anniversary - It's a replica of where the couple got married. 

Wedding Showers!

Rose cupcakes for my best friend's wedding shower

Cupcake bouquet that I was tricked into making for my own wedding shower. 

Wine basket.  The background is horrible and I stuck an empty bottle on for the picture.  I love this cake.

Cinderella Cake. 

Baby Showers

I don't have many baby shower cakes yet but I do love the cakes that I've made.  Can't wait to make more so start having babies people!
Jungle baby shower cake - made to match the nursery decor

Winnie the Pooh Baby Shower Cake

Turtle Baby Shower Cake for my SIL's bay shower - made to match my nephew's nursery

Baby Phillies Phantaic Cake!  Perfect cake for a Phillies Phan!

Happy Birthday Babies!

1st Birthday cakes can be simple but they can also be a big deal.  I like to think of them as big deals.  Here are some of the 1st Birthday cakes I've made in the past.
Hugs & Stiches Birthday Cake

Leopard Print Birthday Cake

Cookie Monster Birthday & Smash Cake

Seasame Street Birthday Cake & Abby Smash Cake

Older Cakes: The Good & The Bad

I don't even know why I'm posting some of these cakes.  Maybe to give an idea of how much I've improved.  Oh well, here are the early cakes...
 Poker Birthday Cake                 Birthday Beach Cake  
Easter Cake

                                 Wedding Shower Cake                           Beer Cake 

                                  Baseball Cake                               Another Baseball Cake
                          An attempt to turn my house                Christmas House Cake
                          into a cake