Sunday, July 26, 2009

Nesting {Blue Bird Nest with Eggs Cake}


A good friend of mine has a photography business (jenhuntphotography.com if you want to look at her awesome pics)... and her birthday just so happened to be this weekend. Now, Jen is one of those people that whenever she sees one of my cakes, she GUSHES about it and makes me feel like I'm Duff on "Ace of Cakes." So, how could I not make her one for her special day!! The graphics and themes on her blog are all bird related so this cake design was a no brainer for her. Happy Birthday, Jen!! (PS... this cake pic is from my camera, so when I get her MUCH more artistically composted shot I'll post it, as well!!)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dozens of Daisies {White and Yellow Daisy Cake}


This stacked daisy cake was for a wedding rehearsal dinner this weekend. The host asked for a BRIGHT yellow buttercream cake COVERED in daisies. This design fit the bill perfectly! The hardest part was keeping my girls from "picking" all the daisies :)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fire Engine Red {Firetruck Cake with Hydrant}




This was definitely one of my favorite cakes so far - I could have spent hours working on little details. The biggest problem though was getting that dark fire engine red... I had a moment of panic when I couldn't seem to get anything deeper than a dark pink color... figuring that wouldn't fly with an observant 3 year old boy, I dumped what seemed like all the red food coloring in Charlotte into my buttercream, and voila... RED! The firehydrant was added specially for the birthday boy, who can't eat gluten. Jackson's mom baked a gluten-free cupcake just for him so I worked it into the design.