Monday, December 10, 2012

Snow White Cake - November 2012

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Cake  

 Close-up of cottage

Elynn's Apple Smash Cake!

This cake was so fun to do! I made this cake for sweet little Elynn's First Birthday party. Her momma wanted to have this specific cake made to be just like the one she had for her 8th birthday as a little girl. It was the only cake she remembered from her childhood, and she wanted her baby girl to have the same wonderful Snow White-themed birthday experience that she did. She also requested an apple-shaped smash cake for Elynn. So after some trial and error, I came up with the one pictured above. It's a strawberry cake with red colored buttercream, and a tootsie roll stem. It turned out super cute! 

Avengers Cake - October 2012

 Judah's Avengers Birthday Cake

Judah turned 3! He l.o.v.e.s. the Avengers (his favorite is Captain America!) I wanted to make him an awesome cake for his party. His momma had such great ideas for his party, and this cake was the 'cherry on top!' I used gum paste & fondant for all of the decorations. The cake was a yummy chocolate cake with buttercream icing and blue and white striped buttercream for the filling between layers. The kids loved picking their favorite character off the top of the cake & taking a bite!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

September 2012 - D&G groom's cake

D&G Groom's cake  9.14.12
 This has to be my favorite cake I've made so far for a few reasons. 
1. It was very challenging. I hand cut each piece of the crest out of sugar sheets, and painted edible glitter on each one. I also hand cut out all of the stripes out of sugar sheets & sprayed them with edible gold mist. Not to mention the 6 layers of cake...
2. Derrick has been one of my best friends for years. When he asked me to make this groom's cake for him, I was honored. I couldn't imagine giving him any less than perfection. I put a lot of time and love into this cake, and I loved every second of it.
3. The reaction I got from the grooms was priceless. I'll never forget their faces! It still makes me tear up thinking of how happy this cake made them.

 I designed the cake to match the crest they had designed for their wedding invitations. I also used gold and white to stay with the color theme of the wedding.

 The happy couple!

 It was a huge surprise to them that I made the cake into a rainbow! They were so shocked - they LOVED it! 

Congratulations to a couple of the most wonderful people I know! 

Monday, November 12, 2012

January 2012

Our best friends got married in January 2012. They had the most beautiful day for a wedding. Their wedding was in a church, and the reception was at the Vanlandingham Estate. It meant a lot to me that they chose me to make their wedding cake. This was the first big wedding cake I did, and I am very proud of it!
The cake stand provided by the venue was so big that it made the cake look tinier than it really was, and the stand was also a little lopsided, so the cake appears to be leaning - but I promise it wasn't!
The cake was vanilla with whipped white chocolate ganache & strawberry filling, with vanilla buttercream icing. Red satin ribbon & fresh red roses completed this fabulous cake.

Baby Gender Reveal Cupcakes


When my husband and I found out the gender of our baby, we invited all of our friends and family over to reveal the news! The idea was to bake cupcakes, and fill them with either blue or pink icing to reveal if we were having a boy or a girl. Everyone was guessing what it would be. Nobody knew until they bit into the cupcake and saw...PINK! It was fun :) 

October 2011

These are the 3 cakes I made for my friend Brooke's wedding dessert table. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Summer 2011

 4th of July

Kailey's 1st Birthday

Cyndy's 60th Birthday

Summer 2011 was all about trying new things. Trial and error was the name of the game. I made a 4th of July cake, just for fun, because I found red and blue star shaped lollipops I thought would look awesome on the top of a cake. Then I experimented with different techniques on a first birthday cake, which I made to match the party decorations. Cyndy's birthday cake was especially fun because the request was 'tacky and fun.' So, shimmery leopard print, hot pink shag, and tear drop beads dangling above the cake is how I interpreted that. ;) 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

My second cake - June 2011

Luau themed 30th birthday - Cake #2
Here it is. The 2nd cake I ever made. The reason I made the practice Easter cake. It was a lot of trial and error, but I'm pleased with how it turned out! We even had a hole in the top of the volcano that we put dry ice in so it looked like the volcano was smoking! And we had sparkler candles on the top! It was pretty cool. I made a shrinky dink (remember those?) of the birthday boy on a surf board, surfing the waves on the cake. This was a really fun cake to do, and I was happy I was able to do this! It really got me excited about cake decorating. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My first cake - Easter 2011

Ok, so let's start from the beginning. This is the very first stacked cake I have ever made. Our friend's 30th birthday was coming up, and to help stay within a budget for his party, I volunteered to make his cake. After quitting my job in March, I had a lot of time during the day to catch up on all kinds of cake shows on TLC & Food Network...I thought 'hey, I could do that!' I've always been into art, and thought this would be a cool new medium for my creativity. (I was especially inspired by Melinda Gregory, of Just Desserts in the Outer Banks, who made our FABULOUS wedding cake. More about that another day.)
I wanted to do a practice cake before I had to make our friend's birthday cake in June, so I decided to make a cake for Easter. This is what I came up with! I was very excited with how my very first cake turned out. Little did I know that this could very well be my calling... 

Monday, October 29, 2012

New blog!

I decided to get a blog page for my cake business! I still have my page on Facebook, but now everyone will be able to view my creations, even if they don't have a Facebook account.
Please bear with me while I navigate through this blog world, and try to figure out how to use it! I will get all of my pictures up very soon. Thanks for stopping by!