Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wedding Cupcake Towers

A popular option for weddings are wedding cupcake towers.  Sometimes, they are also topped by a small cake too.  Purple was the main color theme for these two weddings.

This cupcake tower matched the couples invitation.  It was filled with chocolate sour cream cupcakes with strawberry icing and strawberry vanilla cupcakes with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream.  How cute is the cake topper that they purchased from Naked Peggies on Etsy?
The display also included a few cupcakes in boxes and extra labelled clear boxes displayed behind with a little sign that says "Enjoy a wedding cupcake or take one home".   It was both a takeaway and also a dessert.
This wedding cupcake tower was decorated with some sugarpaste bees and ladybugs.   The tower had chocolate sour cream cupcakes with cream cheese icing and zesty lemon cupcakes with lemon buttercream.  On the sides were plates of mini chocolate cupcakes decorated to look like grass.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

80th Birthday Cake: Liquorice Allsorts Cake

A few weeks back, I posted this sneak peek on Twitter and everyone did guess correctly.  These were small stacked zesty lemon cakes decorated like the candy Liquorice Allsorts.  You either love the confection or hate it.
These cakes were for an 80th birthday.  I also made a collage of some personal things for the birthday boy based on some things his daughter told me.  She told me that he loved it and is saving the board.  How sweet!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cupcake Towers

Whether you are turning 1 or 38... it's fun to celebrate with a cupcake tower topped with a fun cake.

This first celebration was a 1st birthday with a toy theme.  The topper matched the invitation and the yellow car is a sugarpaste version of the birthday boys favorite toy.
I handmade 48 sugar items like planes, helicopters, tractors, cars and trucks to top each cupcake.  They matched the toys they were giving away in the loot bags.

This celebration was a beach-themed surprise birthday party.  24 zesty lemon and 24 vanilla bean cupcakes.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sesame Street Cake

I always love making Sesame Street cakes or any of the characters - they really do make you smile!  Here's a cute cake for a 1st birthday.  All the characters are handmade out of sugarpaste and the cake is 8 layers of lemon butter cake.
A view from the side - I love the alphabet letters around the bottom of the cake.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

50th Birthday Party: 1979 Corvette Cake

A perfect surprise 50th birthday cake:  a black 1979 Corvette L82 chocolate cake.   The birthday boy's spouse had been planning this surprise for over 6 months.  I guess it would be more of a surprise if it was the real thing!
And here are some photos on how it all began.... Somehow, I had to turn these chocolate cake layers into a sleek corvette.