The school year has been underway for over a month now and the art projects and homework are already piling up. Here are a few cakes I have been able to create in the last month and a half.
A "Tropic Like It's Hot" 21st birthday cake
A barn owl cake courtesy of my bird obsessed oldest child
A fire truck cake for an amazingly planned birthday
Vintage and baseball were the two words repeated for this baby shower order
And last but not least...a unicorn cake that any 2 year princess would enjoy
Oh it's my favorite time of the year!
Just kidding. I am holed up in the air conditioning praying that my trips out in the sun are limited each week. I don't glisten with sweat...I look like a drowned rat. I don't gorgeously tan...I burn like toast set on 4. Delivering cakes in the school break with my kids is stressful as hell. But darn it. I have gotten some cute cakes out this summer.
A woodland baby shower cake
A jungle animal cake with a hidden snake on the back
We've been staying busy over here at the Nadeau household. One child is graduating preschool and one is headed to 3rd grade soon. Both are in karate and headed towards their next belt color this week. My husband and I have slowly been redoing a bathroom and trying to keep all of our hair that is slowly turning gray. And I have been holding steady with 3-4 orders a week. Here are some of my favorites from these past few months.
A Millenium Falcon christening cake appropriately ordered on May 4th
A hand painted lion cake for a 8 year old obsessed with the king of the jungle
A small BumbleBee cake
And (some poorly lit taken late at night in my kitchen) dinosaur cupcake toppers
This cake was made for a ten year old who had a paint your own canvas party! The theme was giraffes and I am so happy with how this turned out.
And this next cake was just too cute for words. The cake was based on the cartoon "Gallina Pintadita". Coming in at three tiers, it was a heavy cake made of red velvet, Oreo and chocolate tiers.
This cake was a massive undertaking for me. Not only was the client super nervous because of past cake experiences, I always get stressed hand painting fondant. It took me a week to "paint" with edible ink markers and vodka. 3 monsters, a sailboat, and a main literary character later and the client couldn't have been happier.
My absolutely amazing (step) mother in-law turned sixty this past weekend. Initial plans were drinks and appetizers at the club they belong to. Obviously, I couldn't go without making a cake.
Triangle Custom Creations made another wonderful acrylic topper for me and I let the kids pick out the flavors. My son has recently become obsessed with Neapolitan ice cream and so we have tiers of strawberry, vanilla, and chocolate.
And I also got to deliver the tallest cake that I have ever made. Coming in at 15 layers of cake, this wedding cake was delivered to an adorable venue, the Rand Bryan house, in Garner NC
I can't believe we are in June already!!! First grade conquered for one and another year of preschool down for my youngest. The house is full of chapter books because my son has to read everything in sight, paper airplanes because they are so cool, and every scrap piece of paper has my daughter's name scribbled on it because she is starting to spell words.
I'm over in the corner trying to hold it together and keeping myself busy with cakes in the process.
Below we have Wild Kratts, Minions, mermaids, and Monster High. Oh and check out a super cute Minnie in my gallery that I made this month too!!
Hey everyone! Cakes can be super frustrating. Really they can be. And as I have mentioned on this blog, Plan A doesn't always work. Sometimes Plan B doesn't work either but that's a story for another time. This cake below was a total Plan B cake and I freaking LOVE how it came out. It even has different layers inside for the different layers of the Earth. And yes, I will not lie. I had to ask my 1st grader what the layers were because I couldn't remember.
The cake also came with these super fun and super easy planet cupcake toppers!
This weekend was a lot of work. But I had a blast!
First up was a Disney Octonauts cake. My kids LOVED watching that show so it was nice to reminisce.
I also got to work on a Disney Descendants cake. I felt stuck in the middle this weekend. My kids say they are too old for Octonauts up there but they aren't old enough yet for the Descendents movies. We are officially stuck on the animated princess/ninja phases of childhood here.
For this cake we combined different ideas. The cake below, unfortunately, has a broken link. It's GORGEOUS and I have no clue who made it. But instead of the gold seashell crown, we wanted Uma's hat and no fondant.
Here is what we came up with.
And it just dawned on me that Disney has a tentacle problem.
The last super fun cake was a Harry Potter spell book for a young neighbor of mine. I absolutely LOVE that Harry Potter is still so popular. My husband and I love the books and movies. My favorite necklace is a golden snitch. And now my 6 year old has discovered the Fantastic Beasts illustrated book. It makes my inner nerdy heart smile.
This past week I got to make a gigantic 10" Hot wheels cake complete with a loop and a tunnel! I can't wait to see the pictures from this party!
It took everything I had not to borrow my kids' toys to see how it looked in action!
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