Even though it was 87 degrees today, they say it's officially "fall." Maybe a few cakes with autumn colors will help speed the cooler weather our way, I'm ready for it!!
This was my first almond cake, and it was a whopping 4 layers which made it almost as tall as it was wide! (Covered in a base coat of buttercream, the stripes are fondant and the monogram was handpainted.)
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Sweet Emma turned 4 this week... and to welcome her into the "big girl club" she gets a princess castle for her special day! Emma's mom, Heather picked out these CUTE invites for her party, and it was perfect inspiration for the cake... check it out.
Calling all caped crusaders... what's better for a 4 year old boy's birthday than a Gotham City cake! (Wade's fabulous mommie, Anne, will be adding a batman figuring to the top of the cake... to watch over Gotham.) When I finished this cake today, my hubbie said "oh, I was picturing The Dark Knight in my head when you said a Batman cake, I suppose this is better for a 4 year old..." I guess now I know what I can make for his next cake!!
Friday, September 18, 2009
One of our good friends, Reese, turns 3 this weekend. Since I had a full cake schedule already her momma baked the cakes for me and I did some quick polka dot decorating. A little teamwork made for a great design :)
Thursday, September 17, 2009
So, I really wasn't trying to be rude when making this cake for my brother-in-law. He turned 30 this week, and although one might think a casket for a cake is a mean "over the hill" joke, it's actually not meant to be a joke at all, since Kristopher works for a funeral home. The mean joke version would have been a mini-Kris in an open casket! But, I would never -- happy 30th Kristopher!!!
(The wood grain on the casket is hand painted, as are the "silver" handles. I'm sure Kris will be able to tell me all the details I missed or messed up on, but considering it's made out of mainly sugar I think it looks pretty good!)
I know I say it each time... but this cake is now my most favorite (I guess that's a good sign)! I love the pinky cheeks and paws, and his hat just makes me smile. I made this sweet teddy bear for a little boy turning one this weekend. Grayson's mommie ordered him his very own cake to enjoy... it seemed fitting for Grayson's cake to be a present just for him delivered by this sweet teddy bear. (I don't know if you can tell how tall it is from the pic, but I actually had to remove shelves in my fridge to fit it in! Totally worth it though!)