Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Butterflies, Flowers, Mini Desserts

This past weekend we celebrated a very special little girl's 3rd birthday and I was so excited to do the desserts. Her mom, my good friend Lindsey from BellaLu Photography gave me full reign.

We wanted to do a small cake for the birthday girl, so we went with Chocolate cake with the ever so popular Chocolate Ganache and Oreo filling.
We decorated with beautiful bright green fondant and added gumpaste butterflies and flowers. I loved the way the cake looked and she adored it!

For the mini desserts I wanted a nice array of flavors, textures, and colors. The menu included:

Mini Chocolate cupcakes with a Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache and Kahlua frosting
Mini Cheesecakes with Toasted Hazelnut Crust and topped with fresh fruit
Vanilla Bean Sugar Cookies
Chocolate Cups with Peanut Butter Mousse (the crowd favorite!)


Thank you BellaLu Photography for the awesome pictures!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sweet Sixteen

I had the privilege of creating a special Sweet Sixteen Birthday cake for an awesome client! The requests for the cake was girly, bright colors, and to somehow incorporate some converse shoes and a basketball...this paticular 16 year is an amazing basketball player, but also loves to be the princess!

The cake was my version on Funfetti (since I don't use box mixes and that is her favorite cake), so I made a Vanilla cake and added some bright pink sprinkles to the batter. It was filled with Swiss Meringue Buttercream and fresh strawberries....I heard she loved it!


A very sweet couple ordered some cupcakes to celebrate their anniversary a couple of weekends ago. They are huge lemon fans, so they wanted the Buttermilk Cupcakes filled with Lemon curd and topped with Coconut Cream Cheese frosting. As a little touch I made some sugar Calla Lillies since that is what she had used in her bouquet.

They also ordered some mini lemon drops, but I didn't take any pictures...scroll down to see those.

I also made some of the most delicious and messy cupcakes for a friend's birthday. Vanilla Cookies and Cream Cupcakes.

Vanilla cupcakes with crushed oreos and topped with a sweet Buttercream frosting and heavily decorated with more crushed oreos....yum!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Cakes, Cakes, Babies, Birthdays...and more!

This was a busy weekend...which is a huge blessing!

This cake was for a baby shower and my client specifically asked for the converse shoes that we had done on a previous cake. We added a couple of cake cars decorated in fondant too.

I had some trouble with the heat and cracking fondant, but overall the cake turned out super cute, you can't ever predict the weather and how your cake is going to react, but the cake was a lot of fun to make!

The bottom tier was Chocolate cake with Kahlua cream cheese frosting and the top tier was a Buttermilk cake with White Chocolate cream cheese frosting and fresh strawberries.

This next cake was for a client who's only request was make it pink and make it girly! Well, nothing says girly to me more then bright pink, crystals, and some rhinestones....

More from this past weekend coming up soon....

Red Velvets

I did a small order for a Red Velvet cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese frosting. The only request for the order was to have purple in the decorations, so I iced the cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream and accented it with purple dots and found this beautiful huge purple flower!

I love fresh flowers on cakes....simple and elegant!

Since this cake was so small, I had left over cake, so I decided to try out a new design. Melody from Sweet and Saucy posted this gorgeous simple cake and later did a tutorial on how she did it. I loved the way it turned out, some rough spots, but for the first time trying it out, I was pretty happy with it! I think it would be easier to do on a slightly larger cake.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

'72 Chevy Nova

A friend of ours celebrated his 30th birthday last weekend, so as his gift we recreated his "baby" a 1972 Chevy Nova in cake! His wife then surprised him by towing the car from his childhood home in Colorado to California for his big day! So much fun to surprise him with the cake, and even better with the real deal!

The cake was Chocolate with Raspberry Meringue and Chocolate ganache filling.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Celebrating a new Baby with a Classic Book

This weekend I also had an awesome opportunity to do a baby shower for an adorable Mom-to-be! They gave me creative liberty, so when I was told that each guest was bringing a book for the baby, I knew I had to make a couple of cake books! The order also included some cupcakes for the guest to enjoy.

Both books are Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse Buttercream. The books are covered with fondant and I created the front cover by cutting each piece out of fondant and decorating it with an edible pen.

The cupcakes are a Vanilla Buttermilk cake with Coconut Cream cheese frosting and Chocolate with Chocolate Meringue Buttercream

Duo Birthday...Mini Lemon Pies and Espresso Cake

This weekend we celebrated two birthdays for some very dear friends!
One likes likes lemon to celebrate them both, they each received their own dessert!

Chocolate Espresso Cake with Espresso Mascarpone cheese frosting

Mini Lemon Pies with Shortbread crust and topped with Lemon Whipped Cream

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A little treat for some folks at Apple

I recently did a cupcake order for a group at Apple. It was fun to mix up the flavors and toppings....I heard that they were enjoyed by everyone!

The cupcakes were a variety of 4 different flavors.

Red Velvet with White Chocolate Cream Cheese frosting
Buttermilk with Chocolate Mousse Buttercream
Chocolate with Kahlua Cream Cheese frosting
Buttermilk with Raspberry Meringue frosting