All the colors of the rainbow
What do you get when a 5 year old asks for a rainbow dinosaur cake??
The answer is the cutest ruffled cake I have ever done!
I have been steadily busy the last few weeks and June is going to be no different with birthdays, graduations, and baby showers to boot!
Never gets old
Pikachu cakes come in all shapes and sizes even if the little yellow guy stays the same. I decided to give the hand painted Pikachu a little attitude on this cake instead of the stereotypical pose of him sitting down. I'm happy to say it was 6 year old approved.
Ever seen the Netflix show "Is it Cake?" I don't know how those artists tackle each day. I spent more time on a small lemon than I did the bigger birthday cake for the party.
ONE lemon wiped me out, y'all.
Never would I ever
Think I would make a Chucky cake for a kid's party.
But here we are.
I also got this "favorite things" cake out the door for another kiddo to include his fav sport, game controller, and fav food. He is also in a "good vibes only" mood lately and got a neon sign as his birthday present.
It's all in the details
The pollen has already started here in NC and the weather is flipping between winter and summer all in one week. It's a glorious time for anyone with sinus problems. Even with all the snuffy noses in the house, I got some great detail out this weekend.
For the cake below, the mom had a custom outfit made for her daughter with the animal images so I recreated them in food coloring and vodka for her. Check out my Luigi's Haunted Mansion cake in my gallery for the other super detailed cake that went out this weekend!
Where has February gone??
This month has been a BLUR!! I can't believe we are headed into March soon.
I have had a ton of buttercream cakes recently and I am slowly getting more and more comfortable with them.
The Pooh cake below had a blue base of buttercream but the details were in fondant and edible marker.
It's the little things
If you don't like colorful language or "parent words" as my youngest calls them...look away now.
I got to make a cake for a friend celebrating her divorce and the end of her alimony payments to her (insert sarcasm) charming ex husband. We wanted pretty, colorful, and snark all wrapped into one for this celebration. Do you see how a simple topper dramatically changes the impression of your cake?
Baby Pixie turns 9
The youngest pixie turned 9 this weekend and her cake truly showed the imagination she possesses. She has wild dreams of owning a bakery and calling it the Pastry Penguin. I am honestly not sure where she got that name but we flew with the concept this birthday. We started off sketching on the iPad.
We talked about a few more details after the sketch and brought it all together in time for her birthday.
Rounding out 2022
This year, like every year, has been a whirlwind of life. I took a moment this morning and took a count of how many orders I had over this past year. It came out to 154 cakes and 50 dozen cupcakes.
I've had wedding cakes, birthday cupcakes, grand opening celebrations, and more on the book.
Thank you for your continued support and I can't wait to see what 2023 holds.
National Gingerbread Competition
I recently was invited by my friend and neighbor, Grier Rubeling, to attend the National Gingerbread Competition in Asheville NC. Grier has entered in the past and placed 2nd overall last year in the adult category. Her submission piece last year consisted of 12 nutcrackers and a reindeer!
This year she entered a fire breathing dragon defending her eggs against a Santa knight and his elves.
The 3 days we were there were filled amazing people, immense talent, and was chocked full of Christmas spirit staged by the Omni Grove Park Inn. Below are some of the top 10 finalists and some of my favorite pieces.