Monday, November 26, 2012

Bridal Shower Teapot

My sister-in-law is marrying a wonderful guy on the beach in just a few short weeks.  Her bridal shower was this past weekend at Tea at the Gallery.  It was a lot of fun and we even learned several things about tea.  This teapot was created for the occasion.

Chocolate cake with buttercream filling.  The teapot is covered with fondant.  The handle and spout are also fondant.  The flowers are all buttercream.

My First Wedding Cake

Something really exciting happened back in August...two of my friends asked me to make their wedding cake!  John and Christie had the awesome idea of doing a dessert table at their wedding.  A whole TABLE of goodness...cake, cookies, brownies, cheesecakes, etc.  Why is this idea not more popular?  Anyway, they wanted a small tiered cake to be the centerpiece for said table and to cut for pictures, and they asked me if I would make it.  I was so excited and so honored.  See more pictures at Dani Rose Photo.

The cake was strawberry with a vanilla buttercream filling covered in marshmallow fondant.  The bride made the fabric flowers herself.

Big Green Monster

I've been dying to attempt a cake like this since I saw an orange one like it on Pinterest last year.  So when my mother-in-law needed a cake for a Halloween party and trusted me to be creative, I knew just what to do.

Chocolate cake filled and iced with buttercream. The eyes and mouth are fondant.

Coffin Cake

Not another teen birthday...and oh yes, this boy wanted a coffin cake.  I guess it's appropriate considering his birthday was so close to Halloween.

This was a classic vanilla cake filled and iced in buttercream and covered in fondant.  The "wood grain" was done with a mixture of food coloring and vanilla extract.

Dark Knight Birthday Cake

A coworker of mine has a son who requested a Batman cake.  No, not cartoon Batman.  This is a 14-year-old we're talking about.  He wanted a modern day Batman cake that played off the new trilogy of movies (which are amazing if you haven't seen them).  The cake was just for a family celebration.

Chocolate cake filled with chocolate ganache and iced in buttercream.   The Batman symbol and buildings are marshmallow fondant.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Few of Her Favorite Things

A teacher friend of mine wanted a big cake for her birthday.  She wasn't really sure on the exact look, but she wanted a cake that incorporated all of her favorite things.  They all came together to make this bright and colorful creation!

Her favorite things:
Flip Flops

Sock Monkey

Her orange Volkswagen bus (yes, she has one of these!)

Sugar skull

and all things tropical!

I'm really happy with how it turned out!

Both tiers of the cake were white cake with vanilla buttercream filling.  The "sand" on the top tier is a mixture of brown sugar and graham cracker crumbs.  The top tier is also surrounded by Pirouette cookies.  The palm trees, sock monkey, and flip flops are all modeling chocolate.  The flowers are royal icing.   The VW bus is cut from Rice Krispie treats and covered in fondant.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Born on the 4th of July. . .

This cake/cupcake order was for a first birthday.  It also just so happened to be Independence Day.  The mom wanted something patriotic, but also something free of bright blue and red icing that would have wound up all over every child by the end of the party.  Sprinkles and fondant solved that problem.  I think it still turned out pretty festive. :)

 A dozen strawberry....
 A dozen vanilla, a dozen chocolate...
And of course the smash cake!

There were a variety of cupcake flavors for guests to choose from.  All were iced in vanilla buttercream.

Physician Assistant Cake

My wonderful husband is currently in PA school, so for his birthday I made him a white coat cake complete with stethoscope.

The cake was french vanilla filled with a vanilla cream and fresh cut strawberries.  It was iced in strawberry buttercream and covered in marshmallow fondant.  Strawberry is Brian's favorite, so it works out pretty well that his birthday is in June.  I love that summer brings an abundance of fresh strawberries with it.  Delicious!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Knoxville's 3rd Annual Great Cake Bake was this weekend.  The cake bake is held to benefit Knox County Imagination Library. For those of you unfamiliar with the Imagination Library program, it was founded by Dolly Parton and allows for every child in the state of Tennessee to receive one age-appropriate book in the mail every month from birth until five.  It is a wonderful program!  Anyone can enter the cake bake.  The cakes are judged in different categories and are also available for sale.  Although it is not a requirement, I wanted to make a cake based on a children's book.  I chose one of my childhood favorites that was sure to be bright and colorful.  This is the result!

I did not win any categories, but my cake was already sold when I arrived!  I was so happy to support such a great cause.  Both tiers are chocolate cake covered in fondant.  The letters are also fondant, and the tree is modeling chocolate.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Twice the Fun

Another teacher is expecting twins! One boy, one girl.  This cake was to celebrate her baby shower.

The cake is french vanilla filled and iced with buttercream.  The babies are covered in marshmallow fondant and the legs and feet are modeling chocolate.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Jack is One!

This cake was for a little cutie's first birthday party.  The top tier was used as his smash cake.  The pictures below were taken by the lovely Dani Rose at Dani Rose Photography.

Chocolate cake filled and iced with vanilla buttercream.  The circle accents are fondant.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bridal Shower

My brother-in-law and his fiance were in town from Texas just a few weekends ago.  This cake was for a surprise shower thrown in their honor.  The colors for the shower were black, white, and, teal.

The top tier was chocolate cake and the bottom was french vanilla.  Both were filled and iced with buttercream and covered in fondant.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tangled Tower

This was for a 6-year-old girl's birthday party.  She loves the movie Tangled and all things Rapunzel, so that is the inspiration for the cake.

Chocolate cake filled and iced in buttercream.  The tower is made from cake cones, sugar cones, and cereal treats with fondant and modeling chocolate decorations.  The trees are sugar cones.

Too Many Cookies!

I wanted to make something special to bring to my parents' house over the holidays.  After searching several different sites online, I found the inspiration for this cake.  Loved it!

The chimney is chocolate and vanilla layers filled and iced with buttercream.  Santa is chocolate cake covered in fondant with cereal treat legs and boots.  The accents (bricks and belt) are also fondant.