Friday, September 23, 2016

Rock and Roll Drum Cake

Who doesn't like to rock? This kid loves all things rock music and loves playing his drums! So I was excited to build him a rock and roll drum cake, inspired by a picture given to me from his mom.
 The drums were especially fun to create, since I got to break in my new hot wire tool. Have you tried these? They are super fun, and cut through Styrofoam like melted butter!! I could have created a whole band of instruments! Possibilities are endless! They should definitely make a fun toy like this for fondant!!! But until then, I'll settle for a bag full of foam!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Shopkins Birthday Cake

I was excited and a little confused to receive the request for a shopkins cake! I hadn't really heard of them! My daughter had received a few from friends off and on but I really didn't know what they were all about. After seeing how much the birthday girl loved them, I was happy to create one for her from a picture she had seen and loved! It was a very happy colorful cake, and fun for summer!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck Cake

 Well, I've never thought about them together on a cake before, but here it is! I've done my fair share of Minnie Mouse cakes with the occasional request for Minnie and Mickey. But I wasn't quite sure how to mix Minnie and Donald on a cake when I received this request from a group I am a proud member of called Icing Smiles. It's a great organization that provides cakes families and children with critical illnesses. It has been rewarding to participate when I've been able to.  
 This sweet cake was for little Capri's 3rd birthday. It was her first birthday to be able to celebrate, since her first 2 were spent in the ICU
Capri's favorite things are Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck. I loved the idea of doing a cake around the character's outfits, since that is what they recognize anyway, right?
 and in the end, the colors ended up working really well together!!
 Who doesn't love Donald's little hat!?
I was so excited that Capri recognized it right away and it was so sweet to hear her say "quack quack" in response when she first saw it! Success! It was a joy to create this cake for little Capri and her family. I hope her birthday is as magical as the characters it's based on!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Baby Elephant and Balloon Party

I knew when I bought those cute little elephant cookie cutters last summer, that one day out of the blue I would need them! And, viola! One day- was this weekend! Yippee! It was fun to put together this cute little set of items for the little man's Baby Elephant and Red Balloon 1st birthday party
 Started with baby elephant sugar cookies,
 and added some red ballon sugar cookie pops~
 all wrapped up to go!

what a fun pop of color in those gumballs!
and finished off with the sweet baby elephant smash cake! I love the colors with the blue, gray and pop of red to color it up! What a sweet little theme for a baby's first birthday!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Cuddly Teddy Bear 1st Birthday

This little guy wanted a cuddly teddy bear 1st birthday, and so cuddly teddy bear is just what he got!

Don't forget the teddy bear cupcakes for the party!
 So cute and fun! What a great use of chocolate!

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Vintage Pooh Corner Baby's 1st Birthday

I was sooo excited to be asked to do the dessert table for this old fashioned Winnie the Pooh birthday party! I have always wanted to have a reason to do a bee cake or a Pooh party, so YAY!
 Who doesn't love a cute beehive cake! This cake was a honey French vanilla cake with a lemon and honey buttercream glaze, topped with royal icing bees EVERYWHERE! I made my bees with royal icing and my food writer edible markers mixed with Americolor black gel paste for a little shine.
 I loved how golden the cake came out of the mold. A mold which I, by the way-LOVE! I have used it many times and it is much easier to use than other beehive molds I've used in the past.
 Can you even have a honey beehive cake without honey cupcakes? These beauties were a lemon vanilla cupcake with a honey cream cheese frosting. I may or may not have eaten all of the remaining frosting from the bowl and my daughter may have licked it clean.
 these beautiful chocolate cupcakes with a marshmallow whipped frosting were done at the clients request and torched to resemble a beehive. I loved the texture and depth they gave to the whole ensemble of desserts with the lightly toasted color, and really- does anything smell better than chocolate and toasted marshmallow?
 When having a Pooh party- Tigger tails are a must! I always love seeing these at Disneyland, and had fun singing the "wonderful thing about tiggers" as I dipped and drizzled chocolate everywhere!
What a beautiful party set up!

Hello Little Kitty!

Hello Kitty is always a bright and colorful affair! This one was a brightly colored version of my pastel one made last fall. But brighter colors to match the party d├ęcor! Kitty is strangely a hard shape for me to cut freehand. Must be the perfectionist in me trying to get both sides perfectly even. I use this super cute and way easy cutter for my "kitty" needs!