Sunday, June 13, 2010

I need your feedback about Fairies!

My amazing and talented friend Gigi paints fairies such at this one and many more. You can check out all her work at She and I are collaborating on a project. I would make the fairy themed cakes and little plastic fairies like this one would come with it as decoration and then can be taken home by the kids at the party as favors. Please tell me if this is something you would like to see and if you would order it for your little princess' party. Thanks for your input!

Heather's Rock Star Cake

My employee Heather got married and I got to make her whatever cake I wanted. I originally made her the square orange and pink cake w/ the daisies on it but then I knew it wasn't "Heather" enough so I made her this rock star cake too! It was way more her and I thought it rocked!!! The gum paste flower and feathers were the best.

Heather's Princess Cake

This cake was so pearly and pretty but I'm glad I didn't leave it as Heather's only cake. But how fun is it to have 2 wedding cakes!!!

Masculine 50th Birthday Party Cake

This cake was one of the most challenging cakes I have ever made. Making chocolate cigars with custom gold labels was one thing, modeling the guy on a motorcycle was another, but the black and grey striped fondant was a whole different story. This cake was inspired by a Tammie Coe piece and now I know why she charges what she charges because the striped fondant was not funny at all. The bottom tier was my first attempt and the top tier was my second attempt. I'm sure if I did it a few more times it would get easier. I'm sure having a sheeter would make this job so much easier! And if you want to keep the stripes from mutating you have to "fold" the fondant around the cake. It gives it a different but kind of cool look. You go Tammie Coe!

Green flower cake on custom stand

This cake was super fun to make! First of all this color of green is my total favorite. Then the funk flowers were just a blast to create. I made the board and painted it custom for this cake and I think it totally made the cake!

Leaf Cake

Leaf Cake
Originally uploaded by Designer Cakes By April
There were so many leaves on this cake!!!! I had Mandy cutting them out and she made so many of them we ended up making a demo cake very similar to this one for the bridal show just to use up the extra leaves and because this cake was just so cool we wanted one like it in the shop.

Cupcake holders

These are FABULOUS cupcake holders made by "The Cakehole Project" in Phoenix, AZ. They had a booth at the bridal show too and we made the cupcakes for their display. They are absolutely the coolest cupcake holders I've ever seen!

More cupcakes

The holders are cooler than the cupcakes.

Super Mario Bros Cupcakes

We found a picture online and had to make these fabulous cupcakes for my friend's son's birthday.