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Monday, October 25, 2010

Toy Story Birthday

I've really been looking forward to this cake - a Toy Story Birthday cake for a little guy turning 2! Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream filling, covered with fondant. All details you see are fondant as well - I used my Cricut to cut out the lettering and the number 2. The bottom tier was patterned after Woody's shirt, with the rope border. The top tier was patterned after the wallpaper in Andy's bedroom! :)

Detroit Lions Helmet

This cake was done as a grooms cake for a wedding - groom was a big Lions fan! Cake was my lemon pound cake with vanilla buttercream, covered with fondant and fondant accents.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Barney Birthday Cake

This cake was for a special little girl's Birthday! Yellow cake, vanilla buttercream filling and icing, fondant stripes and circles. Barney, Baby Bop, BJ, ribbons/bows, curlies and #2 were all hand formed using gum paste. Barney got a little darker than I wanted, but all in all pretty happy being my first time forming figures out of gum paste! I have to admit, at the beginning of this project - Barney and I were not the best of friends, but by the end we had grown much closer! (See what cake can do?) :o)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall Wedding Cake

This cake was my entry into this year's NC State Fair for the Decorated Wedding Cakes competition! Fall being my absolute FAVORITE time of the year made my decision to make a Fall themed wedding cake a very easy one! Four tiers covered in ivory fondant, then trimmed with brown grosgrain ribbons and topped with gum paste leaves cascading down the side of the cake. For me, there's just no comparison to having an idea in your mind and seeing it come to life before your eyes - I was just so pleased with how this turned out and am so excited to put it in this year's fair! *Update!* Added picture showing the 3rd place ribbon I received for my cake at the 2010 NC State Fair! :)

First Birthday Cupcakes

These cupcakes were for a special little man's first Birthday! Mom wanted the cupcakes to match napkins she'd purchased for the party, so that dictated the colors of baby blue, pastel green and pastel yellow. These were chocolate cupcakes with swirls of vanilla buttercream icing and topped with fondant cutouts some of which were stamped with a number "1".

Wonder Pets Birthday Cake

This cake was for a little one's Birthday - Mom found a picture of this cake online and asked me to replicate the design. Top tier was chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling, bottom tier was yellow cake with vanilla buttercream filling. Both layers were topped with vanilla buttercream and fondant - all the detail/accent work was fondant as well. When the cake arrived at the party, Mom added some Wonder Pets characters she'd purchased.