Sunday, December 11, 2011

Winter Wedding Cake

This cake was made for a winter wedding.  The colors were royal blue and silver.  The flavor of this cake is Leelee's vanilla specialty.

Smurf's inspired cake and Cupcakes

I made this for one of my most faithful clients.  The cupcakes are made of vanilla cake colored with blue food coloring.  Frosted with vanilla buttercream. I Made one with a red lining and red icing for Papa Smurf and an other with yellow for Smurfette 

Animal Cookies

These cookies were made for a baby shower.  The client showed me the invite and I replicated them. They are vanilla flavor.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Cat in the Hat Cake and Goodies

Oh my, I loved this theme... loved the colors and loved the elements I made for this precious little boy!  The cake is completely edible.  I cut out the pieces of the cat, kite, thing 1 and two from gumpaste and once it  dried in a couple of hours I used edible colored markers and drew and colored in the details. I made cookies in the shape of the hat and used red and white fondant and then details were added with the black marker.  I tried painting the red on cookies, but it looked, well.. painted and cheap.  I'm too picky. I rather put in the extra work to have a product that I am proud of.  I loved how they turned out the hard way, lol! I also made hats out of marshmallows first dipped in white chocolate, then painted with red chocolate.  These looked adorable.  I made cake pops and added blue hair with fondant to look like Thing 1 and Thing 2. I placed everything on a table I have at home with a turquoise tablecloth to see how it looked and to give the client an idea on how she could display the elements.  She had beautiful things for her tables though. But it was just and idea. The flavor of the cake was vanilla with oreo cookie filling. Thanks for looking.

Mickey and Minnie Pops and Cake

I had never made so many cake pops all at once.  the most I had done was 60.  I made 120 of these things and they where each decorated individually. I was blessed to have such a great partner, my hubby.  I don't know why he puts up with me because I am very demanding and I can be a witch when I say things if I don't like them.  He helped making each and every pop making sure that they were all exactly round and exactly the same size (I inspected each of them, lol).  Half were brownie/chocolate and the other half were vanilla/buttercream. I made Cookies half Minnie and Half Mickey. I also made a cake in the shape of a star where the client placed these huge and beautiful porcelain Britto Mickey and Minnie.  The birthday was at the Children's Museum so this was super appropriate.  The pops were a hit!  Thank God for that!
 Mickey Brownie Pops
 Minnie Vanilla Pops

Minnie Mouse two tiered Cake

Yes, another Minnie Cake, lol! Completely edible!

Thanksgiving 2011

Every year I always select a theme to decorate my table for Thanksgiving.  This year I wanted something simple yet elegant.  I love sunflowers and although these are always paired with a more country type decoration, I wanted it to have a more elegant and simplistic feel.  I used brown satin table cloths and bright yellow napkins.  I made little 1.5x1.5 favor boxes where I placed a truffle for each guest and used the decorated boxes as place settings.  I also printed and decorated our menus.  I loved  my petit dessert table.  It only had three desserts because from experience I know that after a big Thanksgiving meal people really don't have space in their bellies for a whole lot of sweets.  Although not a great variety of desserts, they were a hit just the same and the right amount too.  Some people wonder why I go through all the trouble of doing all of that.  My answer to that is that I enjoy making my friends and family feel pampered and special, and this is one of the many ways I can express my love and appreciation to them as well as using my creativity.  My favorite part of this is when finally after a day spent cooking and preparing we all sit around the table and give thanks to God for another year of his provision, blessings, family, trials, and life.  Without Him this is just a day where people sit around and eat.  At the end of every Thanksgiving I am left with the wonderful memories of what everyone had to say of what they were thankful for.  I have seen how through the years my girls have grown by listening to how with time their words have matured and how God is an important part of their lives.  I must say that Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday and it's not for the great food served every year.

 Pumpkin Mousse
 Pumpkin Spice Woopie Pies

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Candy Dot Cake

The client of this cake found me through my blog and she loved my work so she contacted me.  She asked me if she could sample my cakes.  I gave her a list of the cakes I make and she chose two that I made for tasting.  I made a yellow loaf with Oreo buttercream filling and a yellow loaf with light whipped buttercream with fresh strawberries.  She and husband had a hard time deciding, but at the end chose the second.  This is not entirely my design.  she brought me a picture of this cake and I made it with some modifications. I will go and deliver it today and hopefully she will love it! Thanks for looking at my work!

Maltese Dog Cake

This cakes was made for an adorable little girl that absolutely loves her Maltese named Pepi.   Her favorite color is purple and her second favorite color is blue.  She's a girly girl and knows what she likes at the tender age of 8.  Her mom wanted to make her something special that would make her little girl smile. Their family has gone through a lot this year.  Hopefully Sophia enjoyed her cake just as much as I did making it for her. The dog is sculpted out of cereal treats covered in  MMF with Tylose.  My husband said to me: "Wow, Negra (term of endearment to me) you truly are an artist" That made me feel great and honestly, I love how the dog came out, it really looks like Pepi. The best parThe flavor was vanilla loaf with chocolate buttercream filling and iced in  the same, then covered in MMF (marshmallow fondant) tinted in those fabulous colors (my favorite too).  Feel free to leave me comments!  Thank you for looking!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Old Lady Cake

This was so much fun to do.  The recipient of this cake had asked me for a particular cake that she wanted for her birthday.  I was going to make it when her sister called me and asked me not to make the cake her sister wanted because she was throwing a surprise party for her and wanted a funny cake instead.  I had to tell the birthday girl that something came up and I could not make what she had asked for. I felt really bad because she was disappointed.  Needless to say she was super surprised with the birthday bash her sister threw in her honor, and although it wasn't the cake that she originally wanted, she still loved it
Thanks for looking!

Single Flower II Cake and cupcake

I had made this cake already for a wedding.  The client saw it and wanted the same for her wedding.  very simple but pretty idea. The flavor was marble cake with buttercream filling.  the cupcakes are half chocolate and half vanilla with buttercream frosting and a gumpaste flower and edible pearls.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Parisian Love

This cake was made for a Parisian theme bridal shower.  I am very pleased on how it came out.  The silhouettes were cut out out fondant with a bit of tylose for stability.  Flavor is Marble with Chocolate buttercream filling.  "Love is in the air"

Batman Cake

I wish I could say the idea for this cake was mine, but that would be cheating.  The client showed me several cakes for her little boy's birthday and I just fell in love with the one I replicated with a few minor changes. I absolutely loved the figures because they are little boys dressed up like the super heroes.  I thought the idea was appropriate for a 4 year old boy.  I totally enjoyed making this cake.  the figures, the bats, the moon and the symbol on top are all made out of gumpaste.  The cakes were each 6 inches high and each tier consisted of 3 Leelee's specialty vanilla divided by dulce de leche filling.When the client picked it up she was really happy and gave me a hug. I was so happy!

Cherry Blossom

this cake was made for a bridal shower.  Flowers and branches are all made of fondant.  The flavor of the cake is yellow sponge cake with chocolate ganache filling.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Minnie Mouse Hot Pink Cake

This client found me on my FB page and contacted me.  We made an appointment and we met.  She showed me a couple of pictures of what she wanted and I designed this cake for her from two that she had showed me.  The bottom tier is Red Velvet with creamcheese cream filling.  the top tier and the Mickey hat are vanilla loaf with coookies and cream buttercream filling. I wasn't home when the client picked up the cake, but my husband said that she was thrilled with how it came out.   I also made 500 cupcakes, 25 vanilla and 25 chocolate.  They were decorated half in hot pink icing, ears and bow, and the other half was covered in red icing with only ears.  I forgot to take pictures of the cupcakes.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mickey 1st Birthday Cake and Cookies

I have to start by saying that I love this client. Although we met, well, through cake, lol!   I really don't recall how she found me; on my web or blog , Facebook? I'm really not sure... When she comes to pick up her cakes we just talk and talk. She has amazing taste when it comes to parties and I love how she explains exactly what she wants. She loves having parties at her house,  and having the perfect cake or goodies is essential for her all  of her events.  We talked about what she may want for Halloween, Xmas and other future things in her life.  I just love her energy.  Anyway, this cake is completely edible.  The Mickey hat, top and bottom tiers are marble cake iced and filled with buttercream icing and then covered with MMF.  The Mickey I hand drew and painted with edible color.  He's so cute! I really enjoyed making this cake a lot.  Love the color combo of baby yellow, sky blue and lime green.  When she picked it up she said: I am never disappointed with your work, music to my ears!  I also made chocolate covered Oreos in those three colors.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sunflower Cake

This is a very simple cake.  I made it for a baby shower.  The flavor is guava with fondant.  The sunflowers are made of gumpaste. This cake with another tier and could be great for a bridal shower or even a wedding with a monogram on top. 

NY Jets Cake

This is a very small cake for a Jets fan. Thanks for looking! I didn't even know the client and she gave me a hug when she picked it up. Yey!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Cars Cake, Cookies and Cupcakes

The client that asked for this cake goes all out for her little boys birthday.  She wanted a tall Cars cake for his second birthday. She also asked for two cookies bouquets and cupcakes spelling out "Happy Birthday"  She gave me all the cars to place on the cake.  When I went to deliver the cake and goodies to her house, she was really really happy and I was amazed at the level of decoration for her party and how she had turned her backyard into a race track.  The table where the cake was going to be placed was gorgeous.  Hopefully she will send me pictures of it.  The flavor for this cake wash Leelee's Vanilla Specialty with dulce de leche filling.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Playhouse Cake (yes, another one, but different)

This is a popular theme these days for children's parties!  I think every other cake I make has this theme or Minnie. I really don't mind at all.  This cake was also for a returning client.  I love these faithful people! I had made the baby shower cake for this couple.  It was a King of the Jungle cupcake and cake tower.  Now they have a precious little boy that was turning one already (how time flies by)and they contacted me and told me what they wanted.  The proud daddy was specific about how it should look and the color.  I obliged and when the daddy picked up the cake, he was a happy camper. 

Blue Christening Cake

This past week was full of cake projects for me.  This is another one I did.  This is also from a returning client.  I had made a Strawberry Shortcake Cake for her little girls first birthday and now she had a new baby boy and wanted a cake to celebrate his baptism.  The flavor is Amaretto sponge cake with buttercream frosting covered in MMF.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Tangled Tower 2

I was contacted by a very good client of mine that does these spectacular birthday parties for her kids.  Every time I have made a cake for her, it has been something with details and I love that.  This year for her little girl's party she wanted a Tangled Tower, but not just any tower, she wanted something with details.  She showed me a picture of what she wanted and asked me if I could do it and I said, heck yeah!  I had already made a similar cake, but the tower was all RTK, very simple in comparison.   This time the tower was more similar to the one of the movie and the top was a 6 inch cake that not only had to be decorated in detail, but had to be transported without falling off.  I'm happy that I have seen quite enough TV shows where I've learned to construct sturdy bases.  So I went to work with the help of my hubby and created this beautiful cake.  I enjoyed every minute of making it. When my client came to pick it up I just enjoyed her smile and how she said it was so beautiful!  Yey! She was putting on the little figurines at the party and will send me pictures of her little ones celebration. Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Bumble Bee Shower Cake and Goodies

I was thrilled when this client asked me to make her baby shower cake and dessert table goodies.  When she told me her theme and color scheme, I got even more excited!  She sent me some pictures of things she would like and we agreed on what to do.  The bumble bees are made of fondant and painted with food color paint.  Daisies are also made of fondant with a little tylose for stability.  The cake is made out of a 10 , 8, 6 and 4 inch pans that I carved to make look roundish and then put dulce de leche in between layers and buttercream.  I must say that I was happy with how it turned out and so was the client.  I also made fudge cake pops, marshmallow covered in white chocolate with sprinkled sugar, butter cookies in shapes of bees flowers and behives, and last but not least, mint chocoloate covered oreos.