The kids celebrated their last day of this crazy virtual school year on Thursday. We got a parade in, some dancing, and lots of ice cream. I'm excited for the cakes on my upcoming schedule but I am also taking fewer orders this summer in order to hang out with the kids. It has been lots of PTA work and orders and lots of screen time for the two of mine. We have all been in under one roof and still don't feel connected some times, you know? So I am hoping this summer will change that a little!
Here is a sweet Minnie cake for a ministry group I volunteer with.
Here is an awesome Buzz Lightyear cake wings and all.
And finally to the high school (and college) graduates who made the most of this insane year...congratulations.
The days of my bench against the painted wall as my photo background are coming to a pass. I ordered new surfaces and I'm hoping for a more professional look in the process. I even ordered a ring light for the days that my house is awash in dark clouds. Definitely felt like the "geriatric millennial" I am when I pulled that thing out of the box.
Before all that could get set up properly though, I had this wonderful Alice in Wonderland cake. It had everything. Hand drawn characters (the top Alice is from the bday girl's tattoo), ombre purple buttercream, and fresh flowers.
Next is a giant mermaid tail for a new 9 year old who was ecstatic when she saw it. What do you think of the new background?
I also got a small Among Us cake out the door. I love these characters. They are so easy to recreate!
I've been battling a bad back and tons of cake. That's a combo that just doesn't work sometimes. Nonetheless, I have had some happy clients these last few weeks. First cake up was for my cousin's postponed wedding/rehearsal dinner. We wanted to combine his love of golf and their dog, Maggie, to celebrate the groom with this order.
Next up is an Animal Crossing cake! The toys were plastic and purchased off Amazon but I made the house and tree topper to tie it all together.
I met up with my friend Kathryn at the Homemade Baker in Raleigh to get an edible print for the Rocket League logo on this next cake. My kids fondly call this game "car soccer" and the bday boy loved it.
The final two cakes were for the same sweet family. Both kids have a birthday in May and we went over the top this year in design. First up is Skye. Her days revolve around her love for her guinea pigs, Biscuit and Gizmo. They even have a TikTok account!! I made sure to give their edible versions bowties for the special occasion.
Their second cake was for Jacob who loves sushi, ramen, and pho. This was my first ever anti-gravity cake and I was super thrilled with how it turned out.
My busy season!!
These past few weeks have been crazy and will continue to do so till the end of May! Here are just a few of the cakes I have made in the kitchen lately. Below is a massive Minnie cake (psst...some tiers are fake to get this awe inspiring look).
Next up is a super detailed dino cake complete with the birthday boys favorite dinosaurs, the T-rex and velociraptor.
I had a request for a Prodigy cake. No no...not the band from the 90's. But a school math computer game that the local kids get introduced to starting in 2nd grade. My son knew exactly what I was talking about when I mentioned the order. This is an "infernewt". The characters remind me a little of Pokemon in that you get to level up and evolve your creatures into different forms!
I actually got to make this last cake twice. Two young men from the Progressive Taekwondo school recently tested and received their black belts!!
It's officially the start of my busy season. And what better way to start off the spring than with an adorable wild animal cake. The mom and I combined a few cake ideas to come up with something of our own.
And I am pretty excited by how the final cake came out. The added billy button flowers I found at Trader Joes were my favorite part!
This shiny cake for a 2 year old used a container and a half of gold luster. The air in the kitchen was even sparkly.
And this cake below was so fun to make. I have known this family for a few years now so it made it extra special. The "piece de resistance" was definitely the topper. I went internet searching for something different. I saw lots of toys and action figures and let's face it. They are just tricky to stand up right most of the time. And then I saw it. A plastic piggy bank. And most of the reviews were trying to do the same thing I had in mind!! So I ordered without a second thought and consulting the client. And we both loved the result.
The month of February is near record breaking levels for rain fall. And the lighting in the house for my cake pictures proves it. But we got some pretty big milestone birthdays in to celebrate!
First up, is a cooler cake complete with beer bottle toppers and isomalt "ice cubes" for a cousin turning 40. Just ignore the fact he likes the Dallas Cowboys AND the New England Patriots.
Next, we have a 40th birthday for a Friends fan. I can't believe that show is making another comeback! I really wish I could have gotten a better picture of that couch.
We also had a party llama fit for a newly minted 18 year old.
And a sushi cake for a sushi loving 13 year old filled with Nutella buttercream below
The last few cakes I have done have screamed "little girl"!
First up is a Cinderella Barbie cake. I wished I could have tamed her bangs a little but she came packaged with a can of Aqua Net apparently.
Next up is a simple, but adorable, Minnie Mouse cake.
The last of my frilly cakes was a unicorn music party. The mom combined two cake ideas she found and told me to have fun.
This weekend saw three Disney inspired cakes!
First cake delivered was a Toy Story cake in the form of Woody's shirt.
I also had a Moana cake complete with a suitcase of adorable little toys. Pua, the pig, was a bobble-head!! How cute is that?
The last cake was for the smallest pixie in the house. We officially have a 7 year old here and she has become VERY specific about what her cake should look like. This year's theme was Rapunzel and we needed to include her pal, Pascal, more than anything.
To say I was excited with how this cake turned out is an understatement. I was so nervous at the beginning when the mom of a recent entomology grad student said she was looking for a beetle cake. But with my own bug expert in the house explaining segmented legs and body parts of an insect on hand, I started in on the ground beetle.
With the main color being black, I knew I needed to amp up the shine and head texture with a super pearl luster dust and a giant clean blush brush. The youngest pixie helped me arrange a photo shoot outside for this guy before we headed out on our delivery.
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