Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bar Mitzvah: Medieval Times Cake n' Cupcakes

As a cake designer, I'm so lucky to be a part of special events.  I love hearing about their event preparations, seeing the invitations and talking through cake ideas which will compliment the party theme. 

This cake and cupcake tower was for a Bar Mitzvah.  The theme was medieval times.  I had a lot of fun with this and loved how it all came together.
The cake was orange dream with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream and there were chocolate and vanilla cupcakes decorated with handmade sugarpaste decorations.
When the cupcake tower were finally set up at the event - it was perfect!  The decor at the banquet hall was absolutely amazing and really set the tone for the medieval times theme - I, myself, wanted to have a medieval times party :-)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

30th Birthday: Toolbox Cake

Back in March, I made a pink baby shower cake tower for a client.  With a brand new 1 month old - she was able to pull off a surprise 30th birthday party for her husband.

Her husband is an electrician so she loved the idea of a red toolbox filled with lots of his tools including hammer, marrets (caps for the wires), wire cutter, screwdriver, outlet and multi-meter.
The cake was Chocolate Sour Cream cake with vanilla swiss merinuge buttercream.  All the items were edible and handmade out of sugarpaste.  It was so fun to see it all come together!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

2nd Birthday: Elmo Cakes

There has been a lot of 2nd birthday parties lately and the most popular request has been Sesame Street cakes!  In particular, Elmo!

This design was a 2-tier cake with Elmo popping out of the box.  The flavor was Chocolate Sour Cream with Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream.
The client sent me over one of her photos which included the cute cookie monster cupcakes that she made.  She has her own blog called Crazy4Cupcakes.
Here is vanilla butter cake Elmo sitting with his 3 chocolate cake presents.

Lastly, a smaller Elmo sitting alongside a sugarpaste figure of the birthday girl.  

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bridal Shower: Teapot Cake

Tea Parties are becoming very popular since the movie Alice in Wonderland.   Who doesn't love some tea and cake... especially when your teapot is a cake!

This cake was designed to match the bridal shower invitations.  The cake was strawberry vanilla cake with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream.

I love when clients sent me their photos.  It also gives you a sense of how big the cake really is.
Hope you have a great week and take a break sometime to enjoy some tea and cake!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Star Trek Cake: Starship Enterprise Cake

Who doesn't love surprise cakes... especially at weddings!  This Starship Enterprise-D cake was a surprise groom's cake.   Although it was very challenging, I loved every second of creating it.
The cakes was Orange Dream cake with Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream.  The couple and their pets were handmade out of sugarpaste and sit on-top of a mini-cake.