Favorite Quote Ever :)

Life is short. Eat more cake!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Star Vs the Forces of Evil (cake!)

In honor of my little girl's upcoming birthday...here's her cake from last year! She LOVES watching Star Vs. the Forces of Evil - totally her favorite cartoon, so I knew I wanted to do this cake theme for her! But how?! Really didn't want to do an edible image, or attempt what would surely be a sadly modeled  version of Star Butterfly out of fondant or gum paste! When searching for inspiration, I came across a screen shot taken from the episode where this particular cake was made for Star - now THAT I could do! :)

I baked the cake (funfetti of course), covered it in white fondant, then hand modeled the fondant "icing" around the sides and top edge of the cake. Then, I used a combination of edible food color markers and thinned gel coloring to paint & draw the image on top of the cake! Not too shabby and the Birthday girl was thrilled with the end result :)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Under the Sea Birthday

Fun little "under the sea" themed cake for a little one's 2nd Birthday! Loved the colors & detail on this cake.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Black & White 40th Birthday

Just a simple little quick cake for a 40th Birthday - vanilla cake, vanilla swiss meringue buttercream filling, covered in fondant with fondant details.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Snow White First Birthday

I loved the theme for this sweet little one's 1st Birthday party - Snow White! Hand cut and etched fondant Snow White cake topper along with an apple smash cake :)

Friday, October 14, 2016

Elephant Baby Shower Cake

Fun little elephant themed baby shower cake! Flavors were red velvet with cream cheese filling and pumpkin spice with cinnamon cream cheese filling, covered in fondant with fondant details.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Catching Up!

Last weekend was a busy one! 

Lovely Fall Birthday cake frosted in chocolate buttercream with fondant leaves - 

Then there was a Fireman's Helmet Birthday cake - 

And finally a lovely golden dripped, pink peony Birthday cake - 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Avengers Birthday Cake

Fun little Avengers themed cake for twin brothers turning 5! Cake was strawberry with vanilla buttercream filling and chocolate with toasted marshmallow buttercream filling, covered in fondant with fondant details.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

2015 North Carolina State Fair Cake

Well, here I am again after a long hiatus! (Sorry about that!) I just realized that I never posted my entry for the 2015 NC State Fair, so thought I'd remedy that. As I think I've mentioned before, I always enjoy using my state fair entry as a way to try something new and really have fun! When I decided to focus on orchids, I didn't want to just have the orchids displayed on a normal shaped multi-tiered cake - I wanted something different, a little more realistic. So, I decided to attempt a potted orchid plant! Overall, I'm still very happy with the outcome even if it didn't result in a blue ribbon. And I discovered that I enjoyed making sugar orchids, even with all their minuscule parts!