Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Saving Lives, one cake at a time.

I just had a rare, yet "heart- warming" cake experience!
Sutter Memorial Hospital had contacted me to create a cake to celebrate the lives of some of their patients. Instead of a "normal" sheet cake, I created an inspirational and whimsical cake for those surviving with the aide of a Ventricular Assist Device. At the request of the hospital, I topped the cake with an edible replica of a heart + VAD. This was my first attempt at making an anatomical heart, and it was pretty clear that I have not studied anatomy since high school...In the end, I was very pleased with the design! Take a look!

Mocha Spice Cake with Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Rice cereal "heart" covered in fondant

In addition, please take a look at some of the other creations from last week:

Chocolate A's baseball hat, with matching cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice cake with gumpaste baby booties

Birthday cake for my grandmother- with lemon cream filling, of course

Close-up of edible gumpaste Moth Orchids

Halloween pics to come shortly! Stay tuned!!


sft said...

nice A's cake!

Katherine Boroski said...

I'm totally going to have you make me some retro-style Kings cupcakes when they finally get back to the playoffs! I've even been hanging on to some retro Kings plates I found on ebay just for that occasion. Didn't think I'd be waiting this long.... but at least things are kind of looking up this year.

Shauna Younge Dessert Tables said...

Wow, that's a realistic looking heart. Impressive.