Favorite Quote Ever :)

Life is short. Eat more cake!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Doc McStuffins & Minnie Mouse Birthday

What do you do when the birthday girl loves Doc McStuffins -and- Minnie Mouse? You give her both on her cake, of course! Marble cake, vanilla buttercream filling, covered in fondant with fondant details and a toy Doc topper. So much fun to design and bring to life!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Ninjago Birthday

I'm actually quite surprised that I haven't had a request for a Ninjago cake before now (especially that I haven't had a request from my son being the Lego nut he is!) Really had fun with this design! Chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream filling, covered in fondant with fondant details and vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream and fondant toppers.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

One Direction Birthday

I get so excited when I receive a "call to action" from Icing Smiles, Inc.! I do believe this was cake #4 that I've been blessed to work on for them - the birthday girl was a BIG One Direction fan! The cake was vanilla and chocolate with vanilla buttercream, covered in fondant with fondant details and I'm told it was a hit with the birthday girl!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Pink Sugar Peony & A Highly Recommended Online Class!

I am so excited to share my picture with you today! My very first open sugar peony - I have been wanting to tackle one of these for FOREVER!! Finally did with the help of a great class available on Craftsy - have you had a chance to check their offerings out yet? If not, I highly recommend it! They do have a number of free classes and tutorials available, but this one was SO worth the $! And compared to live classes, extremely affordable at only $20! (I did snag it when it was 1/2 off!) The class I just finished is "Cakes in Full Bloom" by Erin Gardner - again, she show some beautiful techniques and how-to's on sugar flowers - a really fun and well-done class! (And no, I haven't been paid a dime to review this class - just wanted to share!) My peony still has a way to go before I'm completely happy with it...but so excited to finally attempt one - always a work in progress! :)

Thursday, July 3, 2014

"Preppy" Floral Striped Birthday Cake

This fun little cake was designed based on the Birthday girl's party invitation - it featured the same bold stripes and colorful flowers that adorn the cake - I just fell in love with them! This was a vanilla cake with lemon swiss meringue filling, covered in fondant with fondant details.