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Monday, November 23, 2015

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Fun and simple little buttercream pumpkin cupcakes for a Fall get-together! Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream piped pumpkins.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Pumpkin/Fall 1st Birthday Cake

My latest cake for Icing Smiles, Inc. - a sweet little Fall/Pumpkin themed cake for Delaney's 1st Birthday! Vanilla cake, vanilla buttercream filling, covered with fondant and fondant details. So blessed to be able to provide a cake for a sweet little patient!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Owl Baby Shower Cake

Fun little owl themed baby shower cake! Vanilla cake, covered with vanilla buttercream with fondant details/accents.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Prince 1st Birthday Cake

Fun little 1st birthday cake fit for a Prince! Vanilla and chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream filling, covered in fondant, with fondant details.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Woodland 1st Birthday

This was a fun double-barrel 8" round woodland 1st Birthday cake! The cake was chocolate, covered in chocolate ganache with fondant animals.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Sea Turtle Cake

I truly love working on cakes for Icing Smiles more than any others - nothing beats the smile you help put on that child's face - at a time when they truly need it most! This cake was for sweet little Collier, celebrating his 1st Birthday. He loves watching the videos of the brightly colored tropical fish and sea turtles in his room, so that's the inspiration for his party decor and cake! Two tiers of fresh orange cake with whipped orange buttercream filling and one of chocolate cake with mocha filling - Collier got his own little smash cake made of vanilla cake and vanilla buttercream :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Sports Themed Birthday Cake

Fun little 3-tiered sports themed Birthday cake! Chocolate and vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream filling, covered in fondant.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Super Mario Brothers Cupcakes

Fun Super Mario Bros themed cupcakes for a little guy's birthday! Flavors were chocolate with whipped chocolate buttercream and strawberry with whipped vanilla buttercream. All fondant toppers.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Duke Basketball Cupcakes

Fun Duke University/Duke Basketball themed cupcakes for a dinner party! Flavors were vanilla bean with whipped vanilla buttercream, chocolate with strawberry swiss meringue buttercream and chocolate with whipped chocolate buttercream. Hand crafted fondant cupcake toppers.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Duke Divinity School Graduate Cake

Loved crafting this all-ivory fondant graduation cake for a Duke Divinity School graduate! I re-created the Divinity School logo using ivory fondant and tried to mimic the look of the gorgeous windows that can be found at the school on the sides of the cake.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Paisley Birthday Cake

Fun, cheery and bright little paisley birthday cake! Vanilla buttermilk cake, vanilla swiss meringue buttercream filling, covered in fondant with fondant details.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Frozen Birthday Cake

(Another) Frozen themed birthday cake! Styled a little differently than others I've done, so that keeps them fun! Covered with fondant, toy Anna, Elsa and Olaf toys, all other details were fondant.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Gold Wedding Cupcakes

So here I am, yet again - posting work I did long ago (back in December to be exact!) This was a lovely, lovely wedding I provided cupcakes and a cutting cake for, held at The King's Daughters Inn in Durham, NC. Everything was decorated so beautifully and they were truly a joy to work with. The cupcake flavors were red velvet with vanilla swiss meringue and vanilla bean with vanilla swiss meringue. We accented some of the cupcakes with glittering gold heart picks and others simply with gold sprinkles. I hand made a golden gum paste topper for the couples' small cutting cake at the top of the stand.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Batman & Superman Cupcakes

Fun cupcakes to celebrate two little guys' birthdays! One loves Batman, the other Superman, so we made a mixture of fondant toppers for them. These were chocolate cupcakes with toasted marshmallow filling and fluffy chocolate buttercream, with fondant toppers.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Lacrosse Player Graduation Cake

I actually did this cake a little while back, but it had slipped my mind to post it! A cake to celebrate a high school grad lacrosse player heading to Methodist University! (We decided to decorate the cake using his High School colors).

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Basketball Shoe Cake

I had the pleasure of making this young man's Birthday cake a couple years' back through Icing Smiles and was so very excited to make his Birthday cake this year! His fellow team mates went together to buy him a new pair of basketball shoes, so we decided to model his cake after his new shoes! It was exciting to see this cake go from sketch, to crumb-coated shape, to final product! Not too bad for my first shoe cake!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lego Wolverine Cupcakes

Fun little Lego Wolverine cupcakes for a special little guy turning 5! A mixture of vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with hand made fondant toppers. Felt kind of bad making Wolfy so cute ;)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Superhero Comic Birthday

Super cute and fun, classic comic book superhero themed cake and cupcakes! Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream filling, covered with fondant and fondant details. Cupcakes were a mix of chocolate and vanilla with vanilla buttercream and fondant toppers.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Dora & Diego Birthday Cake

Fun little Dora & Diego cake for a special little girl's birthday! Chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream filling and frosting, all fondant details (with the exception of Dora and Diego - those were toy figures). I loved making the rainbow - as fun as I thought it'd be!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Valentine's Day Wedding

Can't say enough how much I enjoyed working on this lovely Valentine's Day wedding cake - my first ever! I'll admit to being nervous when working on square cakes (hello, edges!!) but was quite pleased with how this one turned out. Vanilla cake, strawberry swiss meingue buttercream filling, covered with fondant and hand painted zebra stripes. Silk roses and black grosgrain ribbon put the finishing touches on this beauty!