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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Minnie Mouse Birthday cake with matching cupcakes

I absolutely LOVE when I get to design cakes/cupcakes around themes!! That was the case with this Birthday cake and cupcakes - Mom wanted them to match the Birthday girls' outfit for the party! Yellow cake with vanilla buttercream filling, covered in fondant. Bow and ears were both gum paste, I hand painted the zebra stripes on the bow and the trim around the base of the cake. Cupcakes were yellow cake topped by a vanilla buttercream swirl, fondant bow and gum paste ears. Had a BLAST doing this cake - just loved the way the zebra stipes looked with the hot pink fondant! :)


This cake was done for a very big Snoopy fan's Birthday! Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream filling and icing covered with fondant. I used black food coloring mixed with a little lemon flavoring to paint the lines and door on Snoopy's dog house. Snoopy was hand formed using white fondant. :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Blue and White Birthday

Well, my baby girl turned 7 over the weekend...and instead of dwelling on how big she's getting (which is just too doggone sad!!) I decided to throw myself into making her cake! The bottom tier was chocolate fudge cake with chocolate ganache filling, buttercream icing which I then covered with fondant. The top tier was yellow cake with vanilla buttercream filling and icing covered with fondant. I formed the crown topper with gum paste and most of the other details on the cake were fondant. Taylor loved her cake - she has since claimed the crown and it now sits in the Birthday princess' room on her dresser which I thought was very fitting! :)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monkey Baby Shower Cake

This was a smaller, one tier version of the monkey baby shower cake I've done in the past! Chocolate cake, chocolate ganache filling, vanilla buttercream icing and fondant/gum paste details. :)

Friday, November 5, 2010

Asheville Wedding

This cake was a challenge in that it had to be designed to travel several hours to the site of the wedding (Asheville!) Decided to keep it as simple as possible to accommodate that! Red velvet cake, vanilla buttercream filling and icing, accented by gum paste leaves with a touch of shimmer dust. Tried a new technique with the icing that I thought went well with the overall design. The wedding will be taking place just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, so I thought the colors of Fall would work well for this cake! :)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mini Pumpkin Cakes

This was a recipe I'd found last year and Finally got around to trying out (SO VERY GLAD I did!!) There are two flavors - the darker colored cakes are molasses-pumpkin, the lighter colored cakes are pumpkin, both with caramel-rum glaze, then topped with a caramel stem and leaf! These were so much fun to make (and the house smelled wonderful to boot!) Used my new mini-pumpkin pan to get the fun shapes. Could a dessert be any more perfect for Fall?! I think not!! :)

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

These were so very yummy (of COURSE I had to sample this new recipe before handing it out!) Pumpkin spice cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese icing! The house smelled absolutely wonderful while these were baking!! :)

Candy Corn Cupcakes

These were so fun to make - candy corn inspired cupcakes! Chocolate cupcakes topped by a swirl of vanilla buttercream icing in candy corn colors! :)