Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Beach Ball Birthday Bash

This cake was made for a little guy that turned two this past weekend. He celebrated his birthday with a pool party.
His mom gave me the go ahead to design whatever kind of cake I wanted. We decided on a beach ball themed cake, to match his birthday balloons.
The cake and cupcakes were yellow cake.
The beach ball was RK's, fondant and gum paste.
I used disco dust on the "water" curls, but I still haven't mastered the art of taking pictures that show that small detail.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Baby Bambino's Baby Shower

My sister in law is expecting her first baby this fall.
She refuses to find out the sex of said baby, therefore, being the good sister in law that I am, I've dubbed the baby "baby bambino".
A baby shower was thrown for baby bambino and not knowing the sex of the baby proved to be difficult for cupcake designing. I pondered the design for awhile and then thought "We may not know the sex, but we know what it is!"

A baby!! (contrary to her brothers popular belief that his sister (my sister in law) herself arrived from another planet) She will, in fact, be having a baby! So that is what I designed the cupcakes around. Ha!

The cupcakes were made to be given as party favors. Each cupcake was placed in a box and tied with a simple ribbon.

Simple and chic, just like the mother-to-be!

Friday, June 4, 2010

I'm one of "those" people now!

I may be crazy for doing this, but I created a facebook page for "The Love Of Cake".

I'm still going to post cake pictures here. I've just been asked by numerous people if I had a place where you could just see pictures and not have to scroll through pages on a blog. I hope this makes viewing my cake photos easier.
I also wanted a place where people could comment, show support or even give constructive criticism (I can take it, haha). So feel free to "like" my page, become a fan, and let me know what you think!!

Thank you for supporting this crazy hobby of mine!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dora The Explorer

I have a confession to make, I'm not too fond of making cartoon/character cakes.
They make me nervous. I can be such a perfectionist and trying to make something look just like someone else's creation...just about drives me mad, lol. However, it's a challenge and for some reason I have a hard time turning any challenge down.
For this reason, I agreed to make a Dora the Explorer cake.
I will say, Dora was probably one of the hardest characters I've had to recreate.
Dora and Boots are made out of fondant.
The cake is yellow butter cake, buttercream icing, fondant stripes and pearls. I sprinkled each pink pearl with some disco dust. It was hard to capture the sparkle with my camera, sorry.

Here are Dora and Boots during the sculpting process:

All in all I was pretty pleased with Boots. I was not as happy with Dora as I would have liked, but I did the best I could and I'm pretty proud of the cake as a whole.
I received word that the birthday girl loved the cake and really, that's all that matters to me!!
Side note: I made this cake for a sweet friend that was stationed in Hawaii while my husband and I were there. She and her husband are now stationed in GA. She drove from GA to SC to get the cake and then drove it to NC where her niece was celebrating her birthday. How honored I was that she wanted to go out of her way just to have a cake of mine!!

1st Birthday-Sports Theme Style

A friend of mine recently celebrated her baby boys 1st birthday.
I made this cake to match the invitation that was sent out for the little guys 1st birthday.
He had a sports themed party.
The cake was chocolate.
Buttercream icing and fondant decorations.