Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hats Off!!


Have I ever mentioned how much fun it is to make cakes for lil girls?  Possibilities of bows, ruffles, and flowers are endless!!!

This chocolate cake was created for a joint princess birthday.  Draped with edible pearls, sugar flowers, and sparkling rings, this hat box cake was as a delight to make and design.

Top view of sisters Emmy and Ali's gift tags.

Close-up of edible wand.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Holy Cap!!!

Play Ball!!

It's a birthday baseball hat!  Carrot cake for a Giants fan!
This was my first attempt at a craved baseball cap.  I have to admit, it was a lot easier than I thought it would be.  Even though I tend to be my worst critic, I honestly am proud of this creation- aside from the wonky MLB logo on the back, lol.  The carrot cake was iced in vanilla buttercream and covered with fondant.  The bill and logo hand-crafted out of orange gumpaste.

I forgot the rivets, but the stitching details turned out fairly realistic

San Francisco Giants Logo

Silly MLB Man...

and after....

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Oh, Brother!

Happy Birthday, Brother!
Last week was my brother/roommate/Ryan's birthday.  He has a strong love for music and has been an artist for about 18 years.  From drums to guitar, teaching to recording, he has done it all!  For Ryan's 28th, I decided to create a turntable cake.  For a first try, it turned out pretty good.  Although it is not to scale, and the colors are quite retro, it was still a mini success for me!  

Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Cream Filling.  Fondant Icing and Gumpaste Decorations.

Gotta represent Diz in the cake too!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Hole in 50?!?

Birthday cake for a golf lover.  Lemon Cream-filled 50th birthday cake with Italian Meringue Buttercream and edible fondant gold accents.

Buttercream grass and boarders.