Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Louis Vuitton Purse Cake

I never tire of creating Louis Vuitton purse cakes, although I must admit, I always hope the logo gets easier to handpaint... but it doesn't.  It still takes longer than I plan but the result is so rewarding.

My client asked for a classic style LV purse similar to a cake design that I made up a couple years ago.  So, I chose the Louis Vuitton Beverly GM.
This cake was alternating layers of chocolate sour cream and vanilla butter cake filled with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream and covered with chocolate fondant.
Here is a view of the side and back of the purse cake - handpainted logos everywhere.  If you are interested in attempting a purse cake, you can refer to my purse cake tutorial.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Baby Shower Cakes n' Cupcakes n' Me

Is it me or does it seem like there are babies everywhere?  Here are some cute baby shower cakes I've made with a wonderful pram design.
I also have a wonderful announcement.... in 2 months, I will be a mom for the first time!  We don't know whether it will be a girl....
We don't know if it will be a boy....
You may be wondering why I took a picture of a cupcake with 4-inch heels...  I was shopping with my husband when I just passed the halfway point of my pregnancy.  I saw these heels and fell in love.  He looked at me in the shoe store and said "You are 5 months pregnant and want to buy 4-inch heels?"   I answered coyly, "Yes, is there a problem with that?"  He had a giant smile and laughingly said "No problem at all"

We are so excited and I am feeling great.  If you notice from my availability, I will be taking some time off from regular cake orders.  But, I will definitely continue to blog every Tuesday about cakes, do some tutorials and have some guest posts.  See you next Tuesday!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

1st Communion Cake

This past weekend, I made another first communion cake.  I've made this design previously in a 3-tier blue version.

This time it was a 2-tier cake and in hot pink!  Chocolate velvet cake with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream on the top tier and vanilla butter cake with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream on the bottom.
The cross and rosary were made out of sugarpaste.  I also created a handmade sugarpaste model of the girl that matched her first communion dress.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

4th Birthday: Princess Castle Cake

This past weekend, I created this wonderful princess castle cake for a 4th birthday.  Last year, the birthday girl was into all things Egypt and I made her a Sphinx Cake.  This year, her parents surprised her with a princess themed cake and a surprise trip to Disney!
The top and middle tier were chocolate sour cream cake with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream.  The bottom tier was vanilla butter cake with vanilla swiss merinuge buttercream.  I covered the castle with edible gold dust, added in some edible glitter on the rice krispie turrets and Cinderella was handmade out of sugarpaste.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

1st Birthday Cake: Toy Story Cake

It has been a while since I created a cake based off of Disney's Toy Story:  here's a link to that post.  I find the characters very detailed and complex - but love all the different colors.  This time around, the characters were 2D, instead of 3D - I loved how they turned out.

The frog sugar topper is not a Toy Story character, but the birthday boy's favorite toy.  The top tier was Orange Dream cake and the bottom tier was chocolate sour cream cake.