Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wedding Cake at Christmas

This cake was all real cake, chocolate with chocolate buttercream. YUM!! It was super heavy. As simple as it was this cake was so very elegant and just beautiful. It was very fitting for a wedding at Christmas time.

60th Birthday Party

The assignment was to not make this too much like a little girl's cake so we couldn't decide what colors to use. This is what we decided on and it turned out really fun.

Snowflake Cupcakes

These cupcakes were so fun to make. The sanding sugar on the snowflake cutouts and the crystal sugar on the cupcake made them seem very wintery... :o)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I'm going to be on TV!

Set your DVRs again my friends... I'm going to be on Arizona Midday next Wednesday the 23rd. The show is live from 1-2 p.m. on Channel 12 and we will be making cake pops! Fun and De-lish!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Barn Cake

Barn Cake
Originally uploaded by Designer Cakes By April
I only had a couple days notice to make this cake but it turned out just like I envisioned. She said they were having a barnyard theme party and it was up to me to decide what kind of cake went along with that. I thought that the barn was a super cute idea and went to work. The walls and roof were impressed with a woodgrain pattern to make them look like wood slats and shingles. And the animals were made out of fondant. But one of my favorite things about this cake was the hay bundles at the corners of the barn.

Lots of Dots Wedding Cake

The bride designed this cake. She was very sure about what she wanted and thank goodness because it turned out very cute. It actually turned out cuter in real life than I had pictured in my head. She originally wanted real ribbon around the bottom tier that was the blue with the white polka dots but I refused to do it. I have this thing against real ribbon on cake so I made it out of fondant and then just piped the little dots on it and it turned out so much cuter than if we had just tied real ribbon around the cake. I'm such a cake snob... :o)

Rainbow Trout Cake for Grandpa

This cake was for my husband’s Grandpa. He is a huge fisherman and so we had to make him a fish cake. I made it so late at night and there was so much more I wanted to do with it but I just didn’t have time. I could have worked on this cake for another couple of hours but when it hit 1:30 in the morning it was time to go home. But it was still super cool and for sure the most fun birthday cake he had ever had in all his 88 years.

Christmas Cake

This is a demo cake I made for the Taste of Chandler event in November. It was so much fun to make. People kept asking me if this could be made in real cake and the answer to that is that the first 4 tiers probably but the top one would be a little precarious. :o)

Artsy Wedding

This cake was so very cool. It was for a wedding at the Phoenix Art Museum. It started out as 3 white tiers and then I airbrushed the black and silver on it to get the faded effect. I had to “wash” it three times before I finally got the color and fading right. The topper was also very cool. It was like a brushed aluminum or something. It just made the cake that much cooler.

Elmo Birthday

This cake was so fun to make! It was for my niece's birthday. She loves Elmo so we had to make her a cool cake. I had her mom, my sister, cut out the Elmo, which was so very fun for her I'm sure. She's a cop and cake decorating is not her thing but she so graciously helps me when I need her and in return I helped her make this super fun Elmo party cake.