This week I got to work with fresh flowers on a cake. I love fresh flowers in vases around the house. I just had a "make your own bouquet" table at our neighborhood block party. But I have always been iffy about fresh flowers on cake. Sure...they are beautiful. But...still iffy. Whatever my personal opinion is, I think this cake for a 65th birthday party came out pretty great. How do you feel about fresh flowers on desserts??
This month I got to work on a Darth Maul cake. I have some experience with Darth Maul. A old boyfriend I had in college dressed as the Sith lord for Halloween one year. He had a swimmer's cap with fake horns, crazy contact lenses, and a face full of paint courtesy of my painting skills.
Mr. Birthday Boy Beckett here also has a BB8 cake seen in my gallery. Time will tell which side of the force he chooses.
I also got a request for a cosmic galaxy unicorn cake. That is definitely a head-scratcher but the mom was super amazing and sent along the birthday party invitation she created. Stars, planets, and rainbow hair make for an epic birthday cake if I do say so myself.
I had some downright funny cakes this weekend. One "Plants vs. Zombies" cake, seen in my gallery, that had my six year giggling and demanding to play the game in the same breath. And then this cake...
Harry Potter + Minions = total cuteness in this house.
And I LOVE when clients come and say "I like this but not this. What can we do?" SO we took this inspiration cake off Pinterest
Softened the darker colors. Pumped up the air in the flowers. And....
Came up with a cake that the birthday girl is going to LOVE!
Creative freedom. Can you smell it? Ahhh....it's a wonderful thing.
I absolutely LOVE to make cakes for my friends and family. And I love it even more when they say to have fun with an idea. The cake from this weekend was for a newly engaged couple who spends all their time together playing Rock Band. You know what? I can't judge here. My husband tried to teach me routing protocols on our third date. Whatever your glue is....use it.
Could they be any more adorable on top of that cake??
How often do you hear that someone is obsessed with flamingos?? Turtles...yes. Dolphins...sure. Poisonous dart frogs...ummm.
This week I had a birthday cake for a soon-to-be three year old who is obsessed with flamingos. And they threw pineapples in the party decorations just for fun. Why couldn't I have been invited to this party??
This weekend has been spent re-visiting old cakes and reworking them for some newly minted birthday boys and girls. The first cake I tweaked was the "PJ Masks" cake in my gallery. To make it extra special, the mom who contacted me had a small inkling that she knew me from somewhere and just couldn't place my name. Turns out our children are in the same preschool class.
I changed the topper and name of course. And voila! Dane had an awesome chocolate cake with his favorite cartoon character up front.
The next cake isn't really a rework. But I got the job because of my daughter's Paw Patrol cake that I made for her third birthday. This momma had a smaller budget so we picked the birthday girl's three favorite pups and this cake came to fruition. I LOVE the dark blue, turquoise, and pink together!
Next up...a Llama Llama Red Pajama cake is in the works!!
Goodbye Graduation season. Hello heat and 90 degree weather. Man, I feel summer has hit early and hit hard this year. School is done for the year and so is my busiest time for cakes. Birthdays, weddings, and graduations hit all at once this past month. Below are some of the cakes I made in the last few weeks!
This birthday cake was for a man who bled Buccaneer blood. When your baby's car seat cover is decked out in pirate flags it might mean you have a slight obsession! Inside was three layers of chocolate cake with a peanut butter marshmallow frosting and chopped up Reese cups.
This grooms cake came from combining two cakes the bride's family found. We covered our cake in fondant instead of icing and splattered the stars. A topper was pulled from another cake because the couple had a daughter and they wanted her included in the day. Lots of strawberries and chocolate made up the two tier cake that was enjoyed during the rehearsal dinner!
This last cake has me cursing and checking out new cameras. I am not happy with the photos I got but I am darn pleased with myself with the results of the cake. I had a BLAST creating the pieces on top. I mean, come on, it's not every day you are asked to create the Monster Book of Monsters. Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting helped ring in the new wizard's 11th birthday this past weekend.
Remember to check out my gallery of images too. I have different cakes and items posted on the other page as well!! Have a great summer everyone!
Sometimes a cake idea strikes while I am washing my hair. Sometimes a cake idea strikes at 1:30 in the morning while I am contemplating how to smother my snoring husband. And sometimes I just have to look to the almighty Pinterest for an idea.
My cousin asked for a cake for his mom who had some major milestones recently. His parents just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and she turned 60 not long ago. I knew I needed to do something "pretty" for her and that is where I was stuck. I searched through my pins and found this cake.
My version didn't need to be SO grand. But...we are all happy with the end result. Even if my pink flower needed more petals :)
April was insane!! Cake orders, Spring Break, beach trip, Easter and egg hunts, a STEAM festival....
First up, a baby shower cake with an adorable topper for a little girl named Peyton. I ordered the topper from Karolinka Kreations on Etsy. Simple white fondant on top and pale pink rosettes on bottom.
That delivery was a pit stop on the way to the beach! I got to spend a few days in the sun and sand with my family and parents. Britt's donuts, 100 SPF, and collecting sea shells at night was definitely what I needed. I have never been a HUGE fan of the ocean. Freckles and sunshine are not friends. But this...
This was everything I needed.
After a few days of sand in places I shall not mention, it was time to get back to business. And that business was organizing the neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt and a STEAM fair at the elementary school.
Cakes are slowly picking back up though with some Doc McStuffin cupcake toppers
and a 30th margarita-filled birthday party. Triangle Custom Creations did another outstanding job on a topper I sketched up. So let's bring it on, May!!
I have had some pretty detailed cupcake orders recently and I can't complain. I always get nervous when I have to hand-draw details but it makes me slow down and focus. Hard to do when you have a 3 and 5 year old running around!
This birthday boy had recently become obsessed with the Lego Batman movie coming out. I can't say I blame him!
Below is a cupcake order for a bridal shower. The aunt, who made the order, wanted tons of sugar work and for me to have fun. I love when a client says that. When I heard the theme of the wedding, and shower, I decided to try out sugar veil. It took me a bit of trial and error and I am still no where near proficient in it. But I got it to work!!
And now on to the cupcakes!!