Monday, December 14, 2009

Just keep swimming, just keep swimming

He's going to be a Yankees fan

This is one of the first cakes I did when I got back into NM and it was done with only a quarter of my supplies being here! The receipent loved the cake (my friend Sylvia) and it was a hit at the baby shower. I can also happily report that LJ was born on 12-11-09 and both mom and baby boy are already home and doing well.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Week Off?

Wow who gets that? I finally have a week off from cakes and honestly, I'm beside myself in terms of what to do after work. Maybe I'll actually get on the threadmill or clean all the airbrush paint from my cabinets.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

UF Graduation Cake

So I have to admit, I'm not entirely happy with the way this cake turned out but the graduates mom seemed pretty happy. So what am I not happy about? Well really it's all the accent details, the graduation cap that I had to do in gumpaste because chocolate would not stand up for a 3-4 hour car ride, the eyelashes on the gator - I should have used fondant strips instead of painting them, the coach wristlet - it needed to be flatter and the print needed to be darker, and lastly I need to get better at cursive or somehow steal my sisters beautiful handwriting.

A very princess birthday party

This is not a concept thought up by me but of the one and only Kerri for her daughter. Thankfully she and I have ESP or something because it came out exactly as she pictured in her head (and on a cute lil drawing she did for me)!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Lil Lamb

Lil Sleeping Lamb for a baby shower. Everything is completely edible, even the lamb...though I don't know who could each somethign so cute!

Nightmare Before Christmas Wedding

I had the pleasure and honor of making this for Jill and Julians vow renewal. This is my rendition of the "Nightmare before Christmas" cake that Collete Peters did (cake god); hers is far too advanced for me.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Poker Cake - 70th Birthday Celebration

70th Birthday cake for an avid card/poker player. Everything, except the ribbon, is edible; cards and "Happy Birthday" were hand painted.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

My First Wedding Cake

I had soo much time with this cake dispite the stress it gave me. I was only really stressed because of a few things - workign with someone whom isn't a friend and the fact that the cake would be sitting outdoors in 95+ degree heat. All went well though and apparently the couple loved the cakes design and taste!
Gerber Daisy's and rose were handmade with gumpaste and then airbrushed to the requested colors.

Friday, June 19, 2009


Okay so I ditched edible Thomas and went for the back up...I hate putting none edibles on cakes but I'd rather put something non edible on than deliver a cake it looking horrible. Everything (expect Thomas and Percy) are edible; made from Satin Ice. Orange cake with Strawberry Mousse Filling Thanks for looking

Friday, May 15, 2009

Kaela's Graduation Guitar

Graduation present from a very proud mom to her daughter. Everything but the guitar strings and fret board is edible....even the piece of paper.

Crying Baby Cake #2

Recreation of the same baby cake I made for my friend Laura but this time it was for a baby shower that Jill is hosting. This one was alo bigger than the previous baby cake and I swear weighed twenty pounds...then again it may have seemed heavier because I hadn't had coffee yet when I decided to carry up three flights of stairs.


And these are the cupcakes that all of Chloe's guests received. Horses are not edible (bought at the party store) but they're still cute.

Chloe's Horse

Staying true to my tradition of hand sculpting fondant figures for Laura's daughter, I made her a horse of her very own for her horse themed birthday party.

Twilight Homage

A "thank you" gift to my friend Jessie - the biggest twerd of them all!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Ahhh, here's the baby

Awe this is the cake that almost didn't happen because my oven broke on Monday - almost had a panic attack. For some weird reason the element damn near melted itself all the way through and I'm so thankful I came into the kitchen before the preheat was done - the element was glowing white and was sparking! Immediately turned it off and called Lowes. Thankfully it was an easy fix and just required a replacement element that arrived on Wednesday, just in time for me to do the cake.

But anyway, this cake is for my friend Laura whom was hosting a baby shower for one of her friends. Laura brought me a picture of a cake she found on one of those baby shower planning websites and asked me to replicate....I think I got it pretty close.

Chocolate cake with Oreos and Cream Mousse.
Covered and detailed with Satin Ice Fondant

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!
Made this after seeing a similar cake on Cakecentral but the egg was just white. I decided to paint the egg to make it more Easter like.
Carrot Cake with Creamcheese Buttercream Fill and Frosting.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

So this cake was far more challenging to me than I thought it would be and surprisingly, it wasn't the was the shoe box! Purse was done in about 3 hours and the darn shoe box took me easily 6-8 hours to complete. Mainly that was due to my own stupidity (fondant wasn't long enough) but I just couldn't get it to look right. After three attempts, what you see is what I settled on. Overall, I like the outcome. Shoe, Roses, Pearls, and Flowers are all gumpaste. Purse is Marble cake with chocolate filling covered in Satin Ice; Coach design was airbrushed on with Silver Luster. Shoe Box is Chocolate Cake with chocolate filling covered in Satin Ice. Martini glass is plastic but it's filled with red glitter gel.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Pink and Green Baby Shower

This one was for my friend Connie...she wanted it for her sister-in-law's baby shower. Replicated after the shower cake I did for my sister over a year ago with a few tweaks. Everything but the bow and the monogram are edible.
Cake is yellow with chocolate bavarian filling and iced with white chocolate buttercream. Satin Ice fondant used for the accents.

Fantasy Island

I made this for one of the girls in engineering for her rehersal dinner.
Everything is edible...even the flowers though I'm sure they wouldn't taste too good.
Bottom tier is chocolate with strawberry fill, middle is strawberry with bavarian fill, and top tier is white almond sour cream with strawberry fill.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

6x Birthday Celebration

So this is what happens when a family has 6 birthdays in one month! These were so much fun...I just itching for someone else to order the same! LOL.

Lily Shower Cake

Another long distance traveler, I drove this from Orlando to Clearwater over the weekend for my friend Jessica and the booger survived.

Corvette Birthday Cake

I shipped this to my brother-in-law from Florida to California for his birthday and it actually survived!

Friday, February 6, 2009

50th Wedding Anniversary

More "firsts" on this cake: edible image, calla lillies, and the lettering...a ton of fun and what made it even better is that this cake was for a dear friend of mine. It's her Grandparents 50th Wedding Anniverary this weekend and she's throwing one heck of a party so getting to see her reaction to something so meaningful to her was the greatest joy of my day.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Princess themed baby shower

I made this for my friend Erica's baby shower; Princess themed of course!
Princess crown is gumpaste that was airbrushed pink and then hit with silver luster dust. Cake was Chocolate and Pink Vanilla layered with Bavarian filling.

Becky's 30th Birthday

My first gumpaste heel!! This cake was a 30th birthday gift for my friend Becky.