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!
It's been a while since I posted!! I have had a least 4 cakes every weekend and I have fallen behind on the blog portion of this website!
But I got to do a pretty cool cake the other weekend that I wanted to share. It's a Nintendo Switch and the original cake had a rice paper scene with a little food coloring and fondant work. I don't have the capability to print on rice paper so I needed to improvise! Mario is all in fondant and the background is edible ink marker!
And here is the close up.
My week started off with an adorable baby shower cake. We wanted simple but sophisticated. So we went with a traditional onesie cake and designed it around the baby's room with hand painted flowers like the ones on her nursery wall.
We had a quick pitstop to deliver a 40th birthday cake complete with dentures, glasses, and handicap sticker.
And then we finished off the weekend with a cake for a bowling party!
It makes a world of difference.
I got the privilege to make a cake for our family photographer, Karen Brooks. Check out her work here. Her girls were turning 5 and 7 and have bdays close together. They are also both obsessed with anything related to unicorns.
I just love it when talents come together.
How in the world is my youngest turning 4 this month?? We are in full blown princess mode here in this household. And my daughter's favorite princess is Nella from Nick Jr. Nella isn't your average princess. She is a princess KNIGHT. And she is also hard to find materials and inspiration for. So lil bit and I sat down and created a cake just for her.
Here is my initial sketch
And here is the cake that we got to slice into during her princess dress up party with her friends!
November and December have been busy busy busy. Here are just a few of the cakes that I have been able to create the last few weeks.
Mickey Mouse clubhouse complete with the one and only Toodles.
"If you knock, knock me over....I will get back up again." Sorry. I have been singing the Trolls soundtrack ever since making this cake!
A 5th birthday Power Rangers cake for a cool dude named Jagger. I mean, seriously, you can't be un-cool with a name like Jagger.
A 40th bday cake for a neighbor and friend of mine. Complete with funfetti flavor inside. Turning 40 has to be a little fun, right?
And to round it all out...a 6 layer rainbow tiered Hungry Caterpillar cake
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.
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