Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hot Wheels Cake and cupcakes

I know I say this all the time, but... I really enjoyed making this cake. The number 5 was carved out of a 10x10 square cake.  Covered in vanilla bean buttercream and then covered in MMF.  Everything on this cake is edible.  the cars are made out of MMF.  The flavor is Leelee's vanilla specialty.  The cupcakes are chocolate and vanilla and the tires on top are MMF.  Thanks for looking!

Painted Mini Cakes

These are 4x4 mini cakes that I decided to play with some edible paint and messed around with some techniques.  I'm posting them up to share what I did.  These are super cute to say "I love you" to someone special or for a theme party where you would like to give individual cakes!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Princess Cake

This cake was made for a precious little girl that was turning 1.  Her mommy wanted to have an enchanting cake fit for a princess.  She told me she wanted it to have an edible crown and we agreed on a red velvet cake with cream cheese buttercream frosting and covered in MMF.  Everyone was very happy with the cake, including the princess. The crown is made out of gumpaste and painted with edible silver.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Zebra Shoe Cake/Cupcakes

This was such a fun project for me.  I absolutely LOVE shoes and zebra print!  The mother of the bride to be showed me the invitation of the bridal shower and told me she wanted a shoe on a small cake and cupcakes.  The shoe is all gumpaste that I painted in zebra print. I made 25 chocolate fudge cupcakes and 25 vanilla cupcakes and used zebra print cupcake liners.  I made an 8x8 cake, covered it in fondant and hand painted the zebra print with food coloring diluted in vodka.  She also ordered chocolate covered oreos, brownie/Nutella balls, chocolate covered strawberries and chocolate covered pretzels, all in coordinating colors. I made the cupcake tower and added ribbon trim in the colors and patterns used.

The inspiration 

Without the cupcake tower this makes a nice cake with some cookes

These were not used for this shower

Ladybug Garden Cake

Ok, this is a 3 in 1 cake! This client is such a sweet girl.  She found me on the web and called me up letting me know she wanted a cake for her sister in law's baby shower and that they expected approximately 300 guests. The theme was ladybugs.  She asked me for advice for such a large order and had mentioned making a normal size cake with sheet cakes.  I shy away from sheet cakes for many reasons that I'll explain on a later date. I suggested making the cakes something grandiose and the focal point of her theme. She agreed and told me she trusted me.  I made a huge three tier cake with a cake ladybug on top, her head is MMF covered in fondant, and two smaller cakes with smaller ladybugs.  Since it was for a baby shower I made the faces whimsical looking.  The entire cake is edible with the exception of the antennas.  I had the help of my hubby because the big cake was too heavy for me to carry. Later that day I received a text message from the client letting me know how much people loved the cake.  Yey!!! I love what I do!

Butterfly on a Branch Cake

Word of mouth is key for this type of business!  The client of this cake has seen my work from two of her friends that were referred to me by a co-worker (love you Maria!) Not only did they like my work, but they also loved the flavor of my cakes. I was flattered when this client brought me the invitation to the event and asked me what I could design for her.  She loved my idea and I ran with it! I love clean, neat looking cakes that have simple, but elegant details with a focal point. When a client gives me carte blanche for me to design something for their very important event, I get a bit nervous. I was so pleased when she came to pick it up and all she said was, oh my!  It's absolutely beautiful!!!! She then smiled at me!  The branch and the butterfly are made of pastillage and MMF with Tylose.  

The inspiration

Beige and White Damask

This cake was made for a client that wanted something elegant and classy for her mother's birthday. She told me to use beige and white and that whatever I came out with was good.  This cake is a 12x12x4.5 square cake.  The flavor is Leelee's Specialty Rum flavor.  It is covered with beige MMF and the Damask detail on the sides is made with white royal icing.  The flowers on top are made of gumpaste.  The client really appreciated the cake and that made me very happy.