Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A little Bling for this Birthday Bash

This cake was designed for one of my close friends. She is fun to be around and one of the most caring people I know. She's also very much a "girly girl" and her personality really makes her shine and stand out in a crowd. I tried to capture that in the design of the cake. The cake was white cake with homemade buttercream icing and chocolate fondant stripes. The flowers and silver strands were non-edible. I really enjoyed making this cake and while, it wasn't my traditional (all edible) cake, it was a lot of fun designing and creating.

I think I'll take my cupcakes Two at a Time Too!

This Noah's Ark themed cake was a for a baby shower. After making a cake for a fellow blog readers birthday, she contacted me and asked me if I could make a cake for a friend of hers baby shower. I just LOVE Noah's Ark. I think it's one of my favorite Bible stories.

Everything is edible. The boat was carved out of rk's and covered in fondant. The cupcakes were made to match.
I wish I had gotten better pictures. There were a pair of monkey's on the other side of the boat. I'll work on my picture taking skills, I promise!

Pink and Purple Polka Dots

I have a very faithful cake blog friend and this was for her birthday!! She found and started following this blog when I first started posting. Her only request was that it was purple and pink. She also had cupcakes to match (I forgot to get pictures of those!!). Happy Birthday faithful Blog reading friend ;)

What's better than cake???

Chic-fil-a AND cake!!! Helllo!

A very sweet friend, from my college days, contacted me about making a Chic-fil-a cake for her husband. This is what I came up with. The cow is made out of fondant/gumpaste. I decided the cow just didn't look festive enough without a birthday hat, so I threw that on for good measure. This cake was a lot of fun to make.

I also have to say, cake is a GOOD way to get your college buddies to stay in touch, ha! It was great getting to catch up with a long lost college friend :)

What 11 year old girl doesn't like pink??

The young lady I made this cake for told her mom she wanted a pink and green cake with a shoe on top. I added the polka dots and bows. This was another fun cake to make. I'm really starting to love the fondant bows! They take a bit of patience but I think they really add to the cakes "girly girl" theme.


I've strayed away from putting peoples name on my blog, but she won't mind ;) "She" is my best friend. Autumn Lynn turned 26 on August 19th. This cake was actually a surprise cake that her mom asked me to make. Her mother and I actually met half way between Landrum, SC and Columbia, SC during the middle of the week so that Autumn could have her surprise cake on the night of her birthday dinner. Being one of the first people to support me in my cake
endeavors, I love her dearly and appreciate her support. Hope your 26th year is Great Aud!

4th Birthday Transformer Style

Made for a little boy that loves transformers. I'll admit, I like the movies too :) Everything on the cake was edible. The figures were 50/50 gumpaste/fondant. My goal was to make a city scene cake with the transformer figures on the side and the top tier the sky. It was tricky working with the tiny figures, but a cool learning experience!!