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Life is short. Eat more cake!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Football Birthday Party

My Son celebrated his 9th Birthday this weekend and now that he's getting a little older (okay, much too much older for Mommy's taste) he's getting into more of the "guy stuff" including football. My husband (being the good role model that he is) took it upon himself to insure that Austin pulls for the "right" team, and that team at our house is of course the Carolina Panthers! :) So, that being said Austin requested a Panthers Jersey for his cake this year and I was excited to tackle (no pun intended...honest!) this challenge! The jersey was yellow cake covered in fondant - I used white shimmer dust to attempt to replicate the shimmer on the Panthers' home jerseys with some success. My trusty Cricut Cake was used to cut the lettering and #9 out of fondant. Then I paired the jersey cake with some vanilla cupcakes topped by a chocolate buttercream swirl and fondant footballs. It felt a little more like superbowl weekend than a Birthday, but my Son was thrilled and all was right with the world!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Little Cowboy Baby Shower Cake

This sheet cake was made to match the bedding being used for the baby's nursery and it was a lot of fun to make the quilt in cake form! :) Yellow cake with vanilla buttercream icing - all the cutout details were made using fondant. I've included a picture of the quilt so you can compare the two!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Girly First Birthday Cake

This cake was for a special little girl's First Birthday! :) Mom wanted the cake to match the party decorations, so that's what we did! Chocolate cake, chocolate ganache filling, vanilla buttercream icing and fondant/gum paste details. My absolute favorite part of this cake - the bugs (who knew they could be so doggone cute?!)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Day at the Beach Anniversary Cake

I really enjoyed planning this cake! The couple this cake was for were actually married at the beach and they have the sweetest little cottage they sneak away to as much as possible so I thought, what better way to celebrate 40 years than with a little piece of the beach? The cake was butter yellow, vanilla buttercream filling and icing and crushed graham cracker "sand". The chairs, fence and shells were all gum paste - I added a little touch of shimmer by painting the shells with white shimmer dust. You can almost feel the ocean breeze...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sunflower Cupcakes

These were just made for the fun of it! :) I'd made the royal icing sunflowers a couple weeks back thinking I'd end up using them for something and when I decided to make cupcakes last night I thought, why not? It's the perfect time of year for sunflowers! The cupcakes were yellow cake topped by a swirl of white vanilla buttercream icing and a royal icing sunflower.