Sunday, December 21, 2008

Something totally different

When Molly asked for this cake for her wedding I thought to myself, "seriously?"  Then after looking at the picture a few more times I thought it was fantastic.  Then after I made 1/2 inch ruffles for 9 hours I really grew to appreciate it.  I also questioned the apples, but once the flowers were on the cake and it was sitting on the apples I fell completely in LOVE with it.  It was just so simple and organic for this outdoor wedding.  It's a good thing that other people have great vision because without them I would be way less creative.  Thanks Molly!!!

60th Birthday Party for a woman this time

This customer asked for pretty and elegant.  That's not usually what I do but I decided that I had better incorporate some of that into my repertoire if I want to broaden my horizons.  I loved doing the pretty cake instead of the funky cake for a change.  The only thing I would have changed was the bow on top.  I wanted it to be the other direction but it wasn't quite dry enough so we had to sit it the more stable way.  But it doesn't matter, it was fantastic.

60th Birthday Party

Rich is a huge Steelers fan so we had to make him an appropriate cake for the occasion.  I thought that this logo would be a piece of cake... no pun intended, but it was a little difficult with the tiny lettering and the fine little points on the logo.  Anyway, he LOVED it!

1 yr old's Favorite Flower

My niece was turning 1 and my sister said her favorite thing was this huge pink flower light in her room so we decided to make big pink flowers for the cake.  Since my sister didn't really care about colors that much I just used the olive green left over from the cake the week before.  I think it worked out famously.  The baby LOVED it.  Nothing like pure sugar fondant flowers to snack on... for get the cake...

Babies once again

This is a repeat of another cake I had done a few weeks ago.  We just changed the mint green base to ivory.  I just can't get over this HUGE bow.  I love it.  It makes me want to put it on every cake.  :o)

Rice Krispy Cake

Ha!  This "cake" is made out of rice cereal treats.  It was for a display that had to sit out for 2 days and cake would not have survived that.  It worked out quite well.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

1 Year Anniversary

The instructions I got for this cake was to make it olive green and black and then I had creative control from there.  I saw a picture similar to this one online and I couldn't help but create it.  The crazy part was that it matched the tablecloth almost exactly and it was by pure coincidence.  It must have been fate.  It was unbelievable.  This cake seems simple but was way more work than I imagined.  You can't really see it but the ribbons around each tier were made of black fondant and were all folded up to look like satin fabric and it took a very long time.  Then doing the bows on their sides was another challenge.  But I absolutely LOVE this cake.  It now rests very high on my favorite cakes list.  

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Tempestt gets married!

The wedding that this cake was for was the most beautiful wedding!  The bride looked like a fairy princess and the location (El Rico's in Queen Creek) was fantastic.  Her colors were bright pink and orange.  I looked at the picture of the cake she wanted and said no problem...  Then when I started working on it, it was so much more work that I imagined, but totally worth it!  It turned out great.  The top 3 layers were real cake but they didn't eat it because no one wanted to chop into the cake.  
These were the cupcakes I made for the same wedding as the cake above.  They didn't want to chop into the cake too early so they had mini cupcakes for the kids to eat in the mean time.  They were vanilla with orange cream topping, chocolate with raspberry, and chocolate with vanilla.  I have done these for several weddings but just didn't post their pictures.  These were a really big hit... Who knew...

Monday, November 10, 2008

Babies, Babies, and More Babies...

Once again, a baby shower cake.  I really love doing these!  I got to have full creative control on this one too and it was a good time.  The polka dot line runs down the back too.  I am in love with this bow.  I originally tried to make it bigger but when I put in on the cake I'm glad I didn't because it was HUGE!  This cake made my whole weekend.  I just LOVE what I do.  :o)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A Yin Yang Wedding Cake

This wedding cake was for an "opposites attract" type couple and the bride wanted a yin yang type cake to reflect that.  She picked out the light and dark colors and wanted it half and half.  I deliberated over it for days and came up with this.  We wanted it to be unique and different but at the same time elegant and classy.  I hope we succeeded at that.  I didn't get to see the reaction of the couple but 0ne man told me it was like a "little masterpiece."

Another Suns Themed Grooms Cake

This one was a surprise for the groom.  He is a huge Suns fan and the bride wanted to do something special for him on the wedding day.  I didn't get to see the reaction of the couple but the hotel staff at the venue loved it.  :o)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

3 Year Old's Star Wars Birthday

This darling little boy that lives down the street from me wanted a star wars cake with Darth Vader and a red light saber on it. We thought about making the cake Darth Vader but then I got really scared and couldn't go through with it. I couldn't bear the thought of messing it up so I just went with round. His mom found the Darth Vader candle holder with the red candle in it so that part worked out. Then the trim around the bottom was a red light saber with a silver handle. It was a really fun cake to do.

Monday, September 22, 2008

It's a flowery event

I had full creative control on this one and sometimes that makes me nervous. The client said the theme of the party was garden looking flowers in distressed stone pots. I wanted to somewhat keep with the theme but still do my own thing so this is what I came up with. This fondant is actually chocolate flavored so it's a little bit better than regular fondant. I thought this cake was darling!

Not Fancy but DELISH!!

I had a request for a cake that "doesn't have the stiff frosting." So this is what I came up with. It was four layers of chocolate cake with 3 layers of raspberry filling covered with homemade chocolate buttercream. I finished it with chocolate shavings and fresh raspberries. It was seriously one of the yummiest cakes ever. One woman at the party said it was "pretty much the best ever." It always makes you feel good to get those kind of compliments. I LOVE my job!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Very Sweet Sixteen!

A sweet sixteen surprise birthday party is always a great occasion for a fancy cake. The 16 actually matched the decorations for the party which was very cool. There was a little bit of a sad story about this cake though. We had our first cake-tastrophe. When I was delivering it the top fell over when I did a u-turn ( that will teach me to pay closer attention) It broke the bow and made a gouge on the bottom tier on the back. It was sad and I actually cried. We put it back together at the party and it was still pretty presentable but I was very sad about the whole thing. I guess we all have to live and learn right???

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Blingy Bridal Shower

Another favorite of mine! This color combination is just too cute. I love every cake done with it. And this cake stand... is awesome! It is difficult to carry though when it has heavy cake on it and it is not the most stable stand in the world. But hey, the things we do for fashion right?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

FUN FUN Wedding!

Yes, this cake was crooked on purpose. It was the guys who kept asking. The girls knew that is was supposed to be that way. My mom couldn't believe that this was for a wedding but little does she know that this is totally the new trend and everyone LOVED it!!!!

Baby Baby Baby!

Dang cute baby shower cake! The circle pattern in the middle is my favorite! I wanted to do the whole cake in those but you must do what the customer wants. :o)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Baby's Birthday

How fun is this cake? I absolutely love the pink green and black color combination. This baby had a rockin 1st birthday.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

"So Martha Stewart"

I delivered this wedding cake when no one was at the venue. When I went back in to take a picture there were two girls there looking at the cake and I overheard one of them say, "It's so Martha Stewart." I took it as a huge compliment. The green actually looks more green in the picture than it did in real life. It was actually more of an olive color. I have finally realized that simple can be BEAUIFUL too!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Sushi Birthday

Nothing like having a birthday party at a sushi place and having a cake that looks like a sushi roll for dessert!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Groom's cake

The groom requested a Phoenix Suns themed grooms cake so here you go. The man cakes are always a challenge for me because I just don't think like that sometimes, but they usually manage to come out pretty cool.

Gelato Freeze inspired wedding

I LOVED this color scheme. I haven't been to Gelato Freeze but they tell me it's very similar to this. I thought this cake was beautiful and I loved making it. I can't wait to do her cousin's wedding in 3 weeks.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Ellie turns 4!

Ellie very much loves her pillow cupcake so her mom asked if I could make it into a cake for her 4th birthday. This cake was a BLAST!!! Chocolate w/ chocolate mouse... a kids dream party. The kids absolutely went crazy for this cake!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Double Bridal Shower

I was totally excited when they requested paisley! I have been wanting to do paisley for a long time but never really had the opportunity. I also found those little dragees at the cake store so of course I had to use them on these cakes. Oh, and the cake stands... I am in love with them. My dear friends gave me a gift certificate to a decor boutique for my birthday and I couldn't help but buy these cake stands. I have a six inch one too that matches.

Double Bridal Shower

This cake and the cake above it were for the same bridal shower for two cousins getting married 3 weeks apart. I was originally going to try to incorporate all of their wedding colors into one cake but I just couldn't mix turqoise, black, brown, pink, and green. It just seemed a little too crazy. Anyway... I love this cake! The blue zebra was my favorite.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Ooooo BABY!

I believe the words were "blinged out baby shower." I hope this cake lives up to the Bling! You may not be able to tell in the photo but it is covered in edible glitter! It was definitely the most sparkly cake I've ever done. Then we had to put the rhinestones on the diamonds of course. The bow is hiding it a little bit but the design on the top tier is zebra. When the girls came to pick it up they actually screamed. Those are always the best reactions. I love what I do!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Little Baby Boy

This cake was chocolate with chocolate mousse. I really hope the guests at this shower really like chocolate! And in case the background is too dark the base color is chocolate brown too. And you can't see it but the polka dots on the top tier get smaller as they go around the back. I'm really starting to get into this baby boy thing. I did only girly stuff for so long and with this run of boy stuff I've done lately I'm really starting to embrace it. It's still an interesting process to decide where to put something else where you would normally put flowers or bows. :o)

Friday, June 13, 2008

Simple but Freakin Awesome!!

Okay, I LOVE this cake! It was for a six-year old boy's birthday party. His mom gave me the little tile on the cake stand and said "turn this into a cake" so I did. She said that the dad was more excited about the cake than the birthday boy was.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Black and White Wedding!

This was an impromtu wedding cake. The family had other plans but something happened last minute where they couldn't do it anymore so they called me. I was a little nervous about having two cakes due in one day but with a little planning it went off without a hitch. I think this wedding cake is FABULOUS!! The wedding it wa delivered to was gorgeous, black and white, with red roses. It was really nice and I think the cake went perfectly!

Awaiting the arrival of a princess!

This cake was for a dear friends baby shower. The invitation was purple, black, and cream and had a darling crown on it. It was printed on pearlized paper so I pearled the cake to match. I kept wondering if I should add some decoration to the bottom tier but I couldn't think of anything classy enough to stay in keeping with the classiness of the shower so I left it blank. I made the crown out of fondant with sugar pearls. I tried to make it out of gum paste but it was too dry and I kept breaking it. The crystal above it was just hanging from the chandelier above the table. It wasn't part of the cake. :o)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

A Baby Girl is Blessed

I love the shimmer shimmer with the edible sugar pearl accents. If this doesn't say new baby I don't know what does. I didn't taste this one but I know it was good. It was vanilla cake with 3 layers of chcolate mousse in each tier. YUM!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Surprise for Janeice!

Okay, you should have seen the party that this cake was for... The decorations were RIDICULOUS! In a good way. Lettie way outdid herself for her sister's birthday and this was the cake for it. I think this is very close to the top of my favorite cakes list. It was for adults only so that's why I put the non-edible "bling" on it. We can't have any kids ingesting plastic rhinestones.

8th Grade Graduation

I love the metalics these days! The silver is so very cool, and what goes better with silver than black right? I'm also getting better at making bows.

Friday, May 30, 2008

My Baby Brother's Wedding

Sven & Christine tie the knot... 450 miles away! This was an adventure for sure. I had to bake the cakes here, pack them back up in their pans and take them to Colorado. Then I had to make all the flowers (with the help of my sister, mom, & darling neices) up there, prep & cover the cakes in the Senior Center kitchen, then transport the parts to the events center and put it all together there... all while trying to coordinate the catering too. Crazy! But the wedding turned out amazing and I was just glad I could be such a big part of it. Love you Sven!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Another Baby Shower

I think this color combination has to be one of my favorites ever. I mean can it get any cuter for a baby girl baby shower? I had to make the bow and flowers the night before so they could dry. FUN FUN FUN!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

33 Year Old Firefighter B-Day

Happy Birthday to you firefighter! This was one of the most fun cakes to make too. I thought it really looked like a fire hat. The medal was made out of gum paste and made to look metalic gold. Oh, it was chococolate cake with strawberry cream cheese filling. YUM!

8 Years Old

You gotta love the Cowboys right! This cake was super fun to make! I especially loved the silver layer. I finally learned how to make fondant look metalic. It's so cool!

Burning money!

Okay, just kidding. This was for Colby's birthday. He's nineteen and is going places. He has a "millionaire mind" and he's on FIRE! We didn't think about the money burning appearance until the cake was all done. Love ya Colby!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Engagement Party

Okay, they told me not to do a dark color for the flowers but I couldn't help myself. I saw this design online and I couldn't not do it. It was too perfect for such an occasion. I thought it turned out awesome. I wish we had a 360 of this cake. Oh... all those designs were hand cut with a knife! Crazy!

Cinco De Mayo!!

It's party time everyone! If anyone knows how to party it's Jean. She threw a mean party! This was a good time and the cake was delicious. White cake with chocolate ganache between the layers. YUM!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Two Baby Boys

This was a baby shower cakes for two girls having two baby boys around the same time. The bottom was four layers of chocolate cake with cream cheese buttercream filling and the top was vanilla cake with strawberry cream cheese buttercream filling. GOOD! And I loved the argyle. I thought it was very sophistocated...

Monday, April 14, 2008

Gorgeous Tracy

This cake was more gorgeous in real life than it is in this pictures. I didn't know I had it in me to make "pretty" cake as opposed to just cute and fun cakes. It is flecked with gold luster dust and the pictures just doesn't do it justice.

Another car lover

Another car loving little boy turns two and wanted the same cake that I made for owen. I totally dig the flames on this one.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Zander!

Okay, I really intended for this cake to be a little less Frankenstein but I guess it was really cute. The boy didn't care. He chowed it down like it was going to be his last meal. It was Strawberry shortcake on the inside and it was GOOD!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Cowboy birthday

This was a for a one year old boy. The theme was cowboy but his mom said the cake didn't have to be totally cowboy. I don't know if you can tell but those are "ropes" around the bottom of each tier. Then the stars are so dang cute! I think this cake is darling!

The train, the train!

Happy Birthday Ryan and Grant. Ryan is my next door neighbor boy who turned 4 and Grant is his cousin and they had a joint b-day party. They loves trains. This one was a little challenging for me because it was the first one I've done that is not "cake" shaped. It was really fun though. I had a great time making it.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Owen!

The theme was race car for this 2 year old boy's birthday. Almost everything I do is very girly and so it was a whole new experience tapping into that masculine side to create something fun for a little boy.