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. ;)