Saturday, December 18, 2010

Sesame Street Cake

For my nephew's 2nd birthday I made him a Sesame Street cake. He loves Elmo (or as he calls him, "Melmo"). The cake had 2 flavors, chocolate cake with mint cream filling and chocolate-mint buttercream and the other, orange cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream filling with vanilla buttercream.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Poker Table Cake

This weekend we had a birthday party for my brother who is turning 30. I've always wanted to make a poker table cake for him because he loves to play. The cake was 3 layers (2 vanilla and 1 chocolate) with fresh strawberry filling and cream cheese buttercream.

Monday, November 15, 2010

30th Birthday Cakes

The fondant covered cake above was red velvet with cream cheese buttercream. The cake below is also covered in fondant. The bottom teir was vanilla cake with chocolate buttercream and the top teir was chocolate cake with cream cheese buttercream.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Birthday Cakes

30th Birthday Cake

Pride Birthday Cake (mini cake)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Mini Cakes

These mini cakes are 5 1/2 inches tall! Each tier is vanilla cake with chocolate ganache filling and espresso buttercream.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Father's Day

This past Father's Day, I made 2 cakes for my parents neighbors. They were having a Father's Day / Birthday barbeque. I hope they enjoyed eating them as much as I enjoyed making them.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

My Kind Of Fruit Cake

I recently planted a strawberry plant in a pot on our balcony and was curious to see if I could get any strawberries out of it. To my surprise, the plant has done really well and has already produced some delicious strawberries. This inspired me to make a strawberry flavored cake. When thinking about how I was going to decorate it, I thought what better way than to make it look exactly how it tastes.

To fill the strawberry cake, I used a combination of strawberry buttercream and dark chocolate ganache. I don't make too many cakes without chocolate and this was no exception. It reminded me of chocolate covered strawberry! Lastly, I couldn't finish this post without including a picture of my inspirational plant. I hope I will be enjoying its strawberries all summer!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Mother's Day was so busy! I made 2 cakes, one for my family and one for Colby's family. Here's the one I made for my family party. It was a citrus cake with fresh raspberry filling. YUM!

Below is the cake I made for Colby's mom. It was her birthday the week before and so I thought why not put both on one cake.

I have big plans for a Father's Day cake so be watching for that in a few weeks.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

My Final Cake

Last week I finished my last cake decorating class. For our final cake we had to design our own cake using the techniques we learned during that course and this is what I came up with.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Course 3

So here is the reason I started taking these classes...fondant! I've always loved the way fondant looks on cakes but never even knew how to go about using it. This was my first attempt at covering a cake in fondant and it came out so cute.

And this courses finale...

The roses are made completely of fondant. The colors were so much prettier in person, just another example of my photography skills or lack there of. One of the reasons I love fondant is it keeps the cake so moist and fresh. Since it's just Colby and I it can take a while for us to eat a cake, or in this case 2 cakes, especially if we're not sharing with anyone. All in all, I think this course was a success and so far has been my favorite. One more course to go and then I will consider myself a pro :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Course 2

The 2nd course I took was all about royal icing flowers. Royal icing hardens very quickly so its perfect to use when making flowers or other shapes and figures used to decorate cakes. Here are some of the flowers I made. The daisies and daffodils are my favorite.

All of these flowers were used to decorate our final cake.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Course 1

Here are pictures of the cakes I made in my first cake decorating course. The rainbow cake was the first, then came the rose cake. I wasn't too excited about the rainbow cake when I first saw it in the book but found that it was much cuter in person. It could use a little jazzing up but it's not too bad for my first cake, right?!

The dreaded rose! These roses are not easy or very fun to make but they actually look pretty adorable once on the cake.

My decorating skills have improved since these first couple of cakes as you will soon see. I wish I could say the same for my photography skills but I can not. I still insist it's the camera and not the photographer. Never the less, stay tuned for more delicious cake decorating goodness!