Sunday, December 16, 2012

Teal and Red Dessert Table

I just love, love, love this color combo and so does the person I made this for.  This was for a girl I consider family, beautiful, stylish Amanda Marie, not to mention that her parents are great friends of ours and our kids have grown up together.  Amanda told me exactly what she wanted and I didn't want to disappoint her.  I made little teal caps with red tassles to be placed on her favorite cupcake flavor, red velvet with creamcheese frosting. I also made little diplomas with a red ribbon for vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting. Chocolate covered pretzels where to chocolate was the shape of a diploma with a red ribbon,  chocolate/nutella cake pops in teal covered in teal chocolate. marshmallow pops dipped in white chocolate rolled in teal and red sugar crystals, red chocolate covere Oreos.  Her celebration was at the park so her mom had filled mason jars with red carnations and placed a teal ribbon around the jar, absolutely fabulous!!!!!! This was at placed at the dessert table as well (my dessert tables will always be very simple and the actual goodies on the table along with the colors and textures used will always be the stars and what will stand out, not too much clutter becuase after all it is a DESSERT table). Her mom, a school teacher, made the banner (forgot the name of those triangular thingies) that was the perfect backdrop for the goodies placed on the table.  Amanda was delighted with how it turned out as well as her parents and that was very important to me. Yey! 




Graduation Cake

I have been making cakes for this client for years now.  I have lost count of how many cakes I have made for her; her girls Quinces, family birthdays, and recently her girls graduation from college and university. Her youngest daughter just graduated and she wanted a special cake to celebrate the ocasion.  She sent me three separate pictures of which she wanted elements from. The doll is made of sugar. I went ahead and created exactly what she had requested and she loved it!

UM Graduation Cake

I totally loved making this cake for another one of my faithful clients.  Her hubby was graduating with his MBA and she wanted to make him a special cake that showed how proud she was of his achievement. The diploma is printed with edible ink on rice paper and then placed on a piece of fondant that I curled to give it the look of a diploma that was unrolled. The flavor: chocolate fudge with chocolate ganache.

Mickey's Playhouse Cake and Cookies

This family has always entrusted me with the cakes and goodies for  their kids parties, baby showers, etc. and for this I am grateful to God for allowing me to always make them happy.  Last year I had an awesome time working on this little boys first birthday becuase it was Cat in the Hat and I was dying to work on that theme. This year his them was Mickey's Playhouse and the mom sent me a picture of something I had done in this theme before, so I changed a couple of things and I loved this cake more than the other one I had created before. I also made cookies for this party which I loved How they came out.  The flavor of the cake was vanilla with cookies and cream buttercream. All the elements are edible.
Thank you for looking.


Caring for Miami Cake

I work for a none profit counseling center formerly named CF Counseling which is a  ministry of Christ Fellowship Church, the church my family and I attend.  The church also had other ministries that served our community such the Mobile Unit, that provides medical and dental assistance for those without insurance, and Family Life Center that provides help to women that are pregnant by equipping them with life skills, free medical checkups, etc. Recently the church decided that it would be a great idea and combine all these three ministries under the name Caring for Miami. 
On December 2 we had our first annual Christmas party as CFM where all the staff and volunteers of these three entities came to celebrate together.  I thought it was a appropriate to make a cake with our logo. If you would like to learn more about CFM and how it touches our community, go to


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Snow White Cake and Cookies

Totally enjoyed making this cake for a returning client. This cake is a replica of something I saw online.  I loved the tapered top tier becuase it gives the illusion of the bodice of Snow's dress, so I carved the cake to give it that shape. I also loved the golden swirls around the top and the golden buttons becuase it makes it feel very regal. Although not a Leelee's original, I did add my personal touch, such as the difference of the skirt as well as the bow which I preferred standing upright,  and the addition on the childlike Snow White which I designed from the invitation the client sent me. 
The birthday girl looks like Snow White because she has very fair skin and raven like hair.  So the sugar figurine can be this precious little girl. 
The flavor for the cake was Marble with Nutella.  I also made 100 butter cookies in the shape of castles with the Snow White colors and little blue birds.


A Trip To China Cake and Sweets

I am happy to say that this cake turned out beautifully despite the horror I encountered while delivering it and having to literally redue the three bottom tiers becuase the bottom tier decided to collapse a corner away from the venue making the others crack. Im not gonna lie, I went into panic mode, all I could think was that the quinceanera's cake was ruined. After I composed myself and driving Ignacio and Lauren, crazy, I called Miles Cakes that was 15 minutes away and asked if I could go there to repair the cake. I was shaking like a leaf and I guess they heard the despair in my voice and said yes. I am so grateful for the owner Adriana for not only allowing me to go to her shop to fix my cake, but for actually leaving her house and coming to help me. I had Iggie deliver the goodies and let the client know I'd be late with the cake and explained what had happened. The cake was repaired and we went and delivered it. As I was taking it into the venue all you could hear was," omg, that's huge!" and " Is that a cake?" all the guests were arriving dressed beautifully and I looked like death all nasty and sweaty. I felt such a sense of relief once that cake was placed on the table. I never knew how it felt to have a cake disaster until this day. The client was very understanding and  happy with how the cake had turned out and that is what mattered most. I will be forever grateful to Adriana, the owner of Miles for her help and to Ignacio and Lala for their patience and encouragement in the midst of it all.
The cake was delivered to The beautiful Redlands Koi Gardens.  The place was absolutely breath taking.  I felt as if I was walking into Mulan's story. The Quinceanera wanted to make her celebration a "Trip to China" and that's was the cake in the shape of the luggage meant. All the guests were dressed in beautiful Asian attire. The flavor for the cake was yummy moist red velvet with cream cheese buttercream filling and vanilla with vanilla buttercream filling. The chinese take-out box on the side of the board where the cake is was made out of rice crispies treats covered in white chocolate and then fondant, and I hand painted the motif . The decals on the luggage were images I found online and had them printed on rice paper.  I also made other goodies like, butter cookies in the shape of take out boxes(this was fun because the birthday girl and her friend came over and actually covered the cookies and painted the motif on them), Oreo covered cookies with the nunber 15 in chinese, edible gold covered milk covered bonbons, and chocolate ganache chinese lantern cake pops.
First Cake before the collapse

 Repaired Cake

 The beautiful Cake
 Take-Out box cookies (all painted by the b-day girl. I made a sample and she went to town decorating all those cookies)
 Golden melt in your mouth milk chocolate bonbons

Chocolate covered Oreos with golden number 15 in chinese

Chocolate Ganache Chinese lantern cake pops

The Quinceanera's Beautiful mother

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Super Mario Brothers Cake

I had been wanting for the longest time to make a Super Mario Brothers cake and I got the opportunity this week.  One of the things I love to do the most is modeling figurines so this was my favorite cake of the week. It is a Leelee's vanilla cake with dulce de leche filling.  The tiers are a 10x4 and an an 8x4. I am grateful for the clients that keep coming back over and over again and trust and admire my cakes not only for the excellence in which they are made, but also the flavor.  I made this little boys birthday cake last year too. The theme was Batman. I hope he enjoys his cake this year as much as the one last year!



Minnie cake and cupcakes red,

Always a challenge to work with red and black fondant without it looking ugly.  The most hardest colors to make!  I truly loved how this cake turned out. The client had gone to a party of another client of mine and contacted me and asked if I could make her little girls cake and cupcakes and I was happy to actually make a Minnie cake with her traditional colors. The bottom tier is a 10 inches by 5 inches high marble loaf with vanilla bean buttercream filling, the middle tier is an 8 in by 5 inches high vanilla cake with chocolate ganache filling, and the Minnie hat is a Chocolate loaf with cookies and cream filling. I also made cupcakes decorated with the hat and a bow, half were chocolate and half vanilla.  I loved, loved making this cake.