This week was full of birthdays for some men I know. The first cake below is for my oldest pixie who turned 9. I get it. Nine isn't anywhere close to manhood. I love him but he is starting to smell and eat me out of house and home. it's just around the corner.
My son has become fascinated with the Wings of Fire book series so he asked for an ice wing dragon for his cake. I made sure he was on hand for all the technical questions like talon color, length of spikes, and more.
The next two cakes happen to be for two dads I know who both turned 40 on the same day. How cool is that? One lives and breathes anything related to Philadelphia Eagles and the other dad loves to party.
I really enjoy sketching out a client's idea and then seeing it come to life. This weekend I got to work on a Top Wings cake for a little guy named Walker. The mom said she just wasn't finding anything that spoke to her so we came up with a sketch to feature his favorite character from the show.
The mom asked for a little more greenery along the edges. I also changed Swift's final pose a little and created him in my trusty food coloring and Vodka painting technique. And here is the final result!
This weekend was a trip! A trip to the pediatric ER for the smallest Pixie and some fun cakes got worked in somehow. Both cakes I did were Disney themed this weekend.
First cake up came before the hospital trip and featured a baby Stitch for a baby shower!
The second cake was super fun to work on. The dad of the birthday boy and I worked together to create the design for the cake. Initially, he wanted the plane crashing on the side but I convinced him to have it crash into the top. The birthday party was outside. in. August. I didn't think it would end well. We had the nephews up front and the main bad guy on the back too! All the images were created with edible ink markers, food coloring, and vodka.
And it's still strange as all get out out there.
My first cake was a baby shower cake and I LOVED making it! The customer told me to have fun with the design and I did. She even needed some cupcakes to send home with the guests as they came in throughout the event. So I got to incorporate the design into toppers as well.
This next cake wanted the "wow" factor but since plans had changed she didn't need ALL the cake to go with it. So we made the bottom a dummy tier of foam to still get in the design she wanted.
And this last cake made my summer. It really did. And I swore to the heavens I would never make another shoe after a cake mishap a couple years ago. But I needed to do it for this client. I met Ms Carrie a few months ago when she moved to the area and reached out for a cake. Have you ever met someone that just has this contagious smile? That's Ms Carrie. I have made a few cakes for her in the last few months but it was her husband who reached out for this one which I thought was really sweet.
Life is still slow as we are officially out of school. Camps have all been canceled. And we are driving. each. other. INSANE. But we are still finding ways to celebrate around here in the Triangle.
I have to be honest in that I haven't seen the show below. But my Dad is a huge fan and he was fascinated with this cake.
The cake below was sent to me in another inspiration picture but I wasn't too fond of the character on top. So I found some clip art that I loved and created my own topper.
This past week was nothing but Baby Shark cakes!!
We even had a Baby Shark smash cake to boot. The mom said her baby was blue from head to toe. So I call that a success!
"Unprecented, never before, new normal"...are just phrases I don't like anymore. I haven't updated my blog since February. And like everyone else, things have been insane here at the Pixie household.
My kitchen has been overran with school assignments, a post-it note task center, and Lego creations. Virtual school, class video conferences and online karate classes is our "new normal".
For a few weeks as school was shutting down, all of my cake orders (understandably) canceled. And the few ones that maintained course and just adjusted to a smaller serving were tweaked in design as our craft stores have opened and closed here and materials are coveted. But here are a few cakes from early March to share as we still figure out this crazy mess we are in.
A Moana inspired cake above and a Wings of Fire, Tsunami dragon, below
And of course we can't forget about the Duck and Goose cake we delivered!
And we got the chance to binge-watch some Disney+ over the last few days. But in true North Carolina fashion, today was almost 60 degrees and we are back to normal out there. While the weather was warming up, I got to deliver this behemoth to a gym
And I have done plenty of Minecraft cakes these past 2 years, but this one was completely different and I have to say...my favorite. I even found sparkler candles to really get the image across!
Whoever the genius is that decided to open up a hard cider bar right next to a dance studio is a pure mastermind. I, personally, know a few ladies that get the kids dropped off and head next door to finish up work, catch up, or simply relax. I was told they were holding a impromptu baby shower for the owner and his wife and I happily said I would make the cake.
One slight alteration to their logo...and voila. A diapered Naughty Penguin to add to the collection of cakes.
I can't believe 2020 is here and we are already a month in!! January has been busy and exciting and I got to make some pretty awesome cakes already.
First up, the smallest Pixie in the house turned 6 this month. Her request? "A harbor seal on his side in water please. And I want his little flippers holding the 6". You got it, Baby Pixie.
The next cake happens to belong to a little guy who turned 6 the day after my baby. I have been making his cake for 4 years now!
But no offense to either of the birthday kids, this next cake was really cool to make. I was contacted by a neighbor of mine who works for NC State just minutes down the road. A colleague of hers was retiring after 36 years on the campus. Part of the cake was foam as there were other desserts at the ceremony. But I got to delivery this behemoth on Friday. *cough cough* Let's not mention how long it has been since I have been on a college campus okay?
Lover of any thing and all things cake and chocolate related