Friday, April 29, 2011

My last cake before the baby!

Less than 2 weeks before my due date, I take on a cake job! It was a just a little one so it was nice to actually do something fun rather than constantly clean the house in my last few days before chaos takes over!

My best customer, Tiffany, was having friends visit from out of town and they are expecting as well. Both her and her husband are police officers so I thought I would make a little teddy bear with a police hat and badge to tie that in.

But that's it now til the end of May when I do my friend's baby shower cupcakes! She is exactly 5 weeks behind me!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monkey See, Monkey Do, Monkey Baby Cake For You!

Okay, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this cake! The colors, the theme, everything. This was a cake I did for a monkey-themed baby shower. When I had the idea to sculpt a monkey out of modeling chocolate it seemed easy enough. Then I went to do it and I remembered I had never really sculpted anything before! Ha! But I'm proud of how it turned out. I made the head and body out of rice krispie treats and covered with modeling chocolate. And the banana peels everywhere just make it! Even the flavors are well-suited! Chocolate cake with banana cream Italian Buttercream! MMMM!

Toy Story THREE!!!

Where does the time go? My niece, Niayah turned three and for her birthday cake I decided to do a Toy Story 3 cake. The only thing that wasn't edible were the two little figurines. I would have liked to attempt Buzz and Woody but they were just too small to get the right amount of detail so I cheated and put toys on there :(

Just like her dad, all she ever wants is vanilla cake! But a layer of Bavarian cream in the middle makes me feel like it's a bit more exciting! I was quite proud of this one. I think it turned out well!

Beach Wedding

A girl I went to highschool contacted me and asked me to make her beach-themed wedding cake. She had a 6" top and 4 dozen cupcakes of assorted flavors! All the seashells are made of white chocolate and I used graham crumbs for the sand.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Baby Farrah Turns One Month!

Baby Farrah is now one month old and in Chinese culture, I am told, it is somewhat of a milestone. So Tiffany (she really is my best customer!) ordered some cookies for the intimate dinner they were having for their beautiful baby girl.

Krista's Wedding Cake!!!

Let me start by saying, my favorite wedding cake I have done to date!! Compared to what we orginally talked about, this cake is nothing like what we planned. I changed the design about a billion times before I came up with the final product. Luckily, Krista is the most amazing, easy going bride ever and trusted my crazy inspirations!
The top tier is chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and the bottom tier is lemon cake with lemon filling and lemon buttercream. The anemone flowers are made of gum paste and modelling chocolate for the black centers. And if you can believe it, the part of this cake that made me the most nervous, were the little black dots! No room for error when you are putting black on white! You can't just pick it off it the dot is uneven or the wrong size! I used a ruler and carefully mark with a tooth pick every 1.5" where each dot would be and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!! I also made 90 cookie favors for the guests in the shape of little heart tuxedos, wedding dresses and big "bling" rings! AND I was a bridesmaid too! Such an honor!
It was an amazing wedding and I was so happy to be apart of it ♥♥♥

Non-traditional Wedding Cake

I love when people want to break out of the ordinary and do something different. A girl I went to highschool with contacted me and said she wanted her wedding cake to be blue with white piping deatails instead of white with blue detailing which is what most people would do.
I love how the white stands out on the blue.

Not Your Average Baby Shower!

My sister-in-law definitely breaks the mold and is her own person! We love her for it! She is pregnant with a baby boy right now and I planned her shower. Being that she is so individual, I knew that a shower of train, planes and automobiles wasn't going to fly with her! So I threw her a "ROCK THE CRADLE" shower with electric guitars and skulls and instead of name tags, everyone had V.I.P. passes. It was sooo much fun! It suited her so well!

This is the cake I made. The guitars are made of modeling chocolate. and I made a dozen cupcakes in her favorite flavor too. Coconut/lime with lime cream cheese frosting. and I used an edible transfer of sheet music on the chocolate triangles to keep within the "rockstar"

I also made her this blanket for the baby! It is unfinished in the first picture just so you can see the whole design because the second picture where she is holding it up is partly covered. And for favors I made soap in the shape of skull and crossbones! SO cute!

Ducks and Bubbles

My friend Tiffany is in LOVE with my carrot cake recipe, she orderes it any chance she gets! And I have to admit, I love it too because I made it myself! No book recipe or family recipe. I made this one entirely on my own! And I assure you, it is not your average store-bought carrot cake!!

But back to Tiffany! She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Farrah! And to thank all the nurses and doctors that helped bring her precious daughter into the world, she ordered some carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for them. I decided to make them extra cute and added some chocolate ducks I made and the sugar pearls, I thought, were a great idea for bubbles!

More Leopard Cupcakes!

Leopard apparently is the new thing to do with cupcakes because I am doing so much of it lately! I made these for the bridal shower or my very close friend, Krista! (keep and eye out for her wedding cake coming soon!)

Wedding Samplers

I love mini cupcakes! I think they are the cutest things on earth! And a great way to sample which flavors you would like your wedding cake to be!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

MAC makeup and Chanel makeup bag

My best friend ordered this for her Mom, the ultimate MAC makeup fan!
The Chanel bag is the cake part and all the MAC makeup is edible, made from modeling chocolate! I especially love the blush brush complete with powder on it! This was definitely one of my favorite cakes that I have done so far!

Tiki cake!

Every year my mom asks me to make a cake for the July 1st party up at Deep Bay. This year I decided to make a tiki/luau cake! The mask is my favorite part, I love how it looks like woodgrain!


Not your traditional bridal shower cake but I LOVE it! These boobs were probably about a

D-cup! The cake was huge! All chocolate with chocolate Italian Buttercream. There is a tattoo on the boob with the Groom's name in it!

Tattoo Cake!

Ok, for those who know me, I kind of LOVE tattoos! Actually my whole family is pretty tatty'd up! Even my 80 year old Grandma has one on her ankle that she got at age 76!!

My brother-in-law is no exception so I jumped at the chance to make him a "tattoo" themed birthday cake! Everything here is edible. All the decorations are made of modeling chocolate!

More random cookies

1st birthday cupcakes and mini cake

This little cake was vanilla with chocolate Italian Buttercream icing and the cupcakes were chocolate cake with chocolate Buttercream. I also made the leopard print chocolate triangles with a cocoa butter transfer sheet! I just love the bright colors!

Babies, babies, babies!

They seems to be popping up (or should I say, popping out!) everywhere!
I know so many pregnant people right now!
This was for a "laundry" themed shower.
I also did the sunflower cookie favors.

Baby Shower

This is a carrot cake for my friend's baby shower! It's just simple but very cute!