My son's 8th birthday cake! Really random themes all put together. Halloween. Disney. Pirates of the Caribbean. Steampunk. I know. I know. It's a lot to take in. So, let's just sit back and enjoy the beauty of this little cake! Oh, and a big shout out to my friend Brandi Teuscher who took the pictures for me! You can check out her site to see more of her amazing work.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Another beautiful wedding cake! I know I've said I like making birthday cakes better, but when I get a fun order like this one then it's not so bad. I loved doing a new design and adding little tiny details to make it extra special.
All sugar flower. I had to look at pictures of a real magnolia flower to figure out that detailed middle part!
I'm so glad you can see the sparkles in this cake. It really added that extra something.
My awesome sister took these pictures with our big brother's camera. She had fun with it!
I love how the cake stand mimics the balls on the cake. So delicate and perfect.
My sister also helped me roll all the tiny balls for the top. And yes, all those other, larger balls, hand rolled. Took forever, but so worth it in the end!
I really enjoyed making this cake. The flower was a little bit of a headache at some points, but I loved how it turned out. This cake was a lot of firsts. My first magnolia flower and ball pattern. First carrot flavored cake, which was super yummy by the way. (Thanks to my friend for her secret family recipe!) First gorgeous cake stand. And.... my first French bride! She's from Paris and has been here in the states for a year. She was so sweet and fun to work with. I hope she and her new groom have a happy eternity together!!! Congratulations John and Gen!
A woodland fairy cake for a sweet little girl birthday party! The coloring is a little weird in these pictures, so sorry. But it's all edible. Down to the fairy wings and flowers. I really don't like making people, but this fairy was pretty easy, and I loved her little shoes and hair!
See, these two pictures are the same cake, but the coloring is so different. Oh well. Say la vie...
Isn't the snail adorable?! The mushrooms were pretty fun to make as well.
Oh, and the flavor of this cake?! White velvet cake with fresh strawberries in between the layers with rich chocolate frosting. Oh my goodness, now I need one for me!!! Happy Birthday Ashlyn!!
I absolutely loved this cake! I looked online for ideas and everything looked the same. Then my hubby suggested the bonsai tree and the Japanese arch. It was exactly what I needed for the cake to stand out! Everything is edible, minus the wires holding up the little ninja stars.
My favorite part? The cute little ties coming off the back of the Ninja's head!
Although, I really loved the bonsai tree as well!
Although it's not a 'karate' cake, making this cake really made me think of the movie Karate Kid! I loved that movie and still do! Happy birthday Kevin!!
Cute little smash cake for a one year old photo session. My friend and neighbor took the pictures and did a fabulous job! You can check out her other photos here.
This was so fun to make and so easy! I decided I want to make a cake like this for me. Only me!
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Another take on the basketball jersey cake I did a while ago. This time it was to celebrate the birthday boy's love of church basketball. His wife teases him that he should marry basketball! Thus the tie and diamond tie pin. The pin is the only thing not edible.
Giant cocoa krispie treat! I used tulle to get the texture on the ball.
Happy birthday Emmitt!! Hope you had a good one!!
Friday, September 13, 2013
My sister recently graduated college and it's been a long time coming so there needed to be a significant celebration. Since said sister is not the most 'social' of people a big, fancy, celebratory party was out of the question. So what was the next best gift?! Why, a surprise ticket to a Fun. concert with her big sister and best friend of course!
So best friend and I got together via text messages and Facebook messages and we figured out a way to surprise this lucky sister of mine! We didn't tell her I was even coming up to her house or about the concert. We spent WEEKS trying to figure out her favorite flavor of cupcake (which was difficult in itself since she likes it all!) And we agonized over keeping this all a secret from her!
Her college colors are NOT red and gold, they are actually blue and white, but ewww, how boring! And since this sister loves Iron Man then red and gold were the perfect solution!
Peanut butter cake with mini Reese's peanut butter cups in the middle then topped with chunky peanut butter frosting and drizzled with melted dark chocolate. DIVINE!!!
And since she didn't know about the concert yet, this was how we told her when I surprised her on her porch with the cupcakes. Her reaction was PRICELESS!! She looked, then looked again at the cakes and said, "REALLY?!?!?!"
And so the three of us had a BLAST rocking it out at the concert! Best friend and I got to surprise a wonderful person with a wonderful gift, we got to eat some yummy cake and spend some quality time together. I even got to feel young again! I think my 5 kids thought I was crazy when I told them about my behavior!
CONGRATS BECCA BOO!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOU TONS!!!