Monday, March 28, 2011

Something different

I had a last minute request for a cake that looked like a square purse. The requester wanted the color to be yellow and there to be pink flowers scattered over it. Here is the end result -
Vintage purse cake - french vanilla cake with vanilla butter cream and fondant flowers.
So I drew inspiration from purses I have seen in vintage stores - the beaded handles always seemed to lay just askew, the big bead clasps that held it shut, and the strangely scattered patterns. I'm hoping the customer will be pleased and have a similar memory of these type of purses as I do.

So one of my biggest critics (aka my mom) told me that she just didn't see the purse in the cake (sigh). So I am back with a few more pictures of the final product that hopefully make this cake a little more understandable.
In this picture I would like to point out all the pretty flowers scattered over the board and also the rolo candy feet I added to the purse.

And here is a side view. I love the flower cut outs (provided to me by a Stampin Up dealer who is a friend - her link will be added as soon as I figure out how to do so). I didn't realize my rolling tape dispenser thing was broke until the last minute so I glued down all the paper cut outs with icing and even added icing dots to the small flowers. I'm praying that the grease in the frosting won't seperate and leave a grease mark on the paper - Stampin Up paper is some really quality paper and I've been impressed so far. Anyway, I hope these pictures made the cake look a little more like a purse in my critics eyes (love you mom!). As always, thank you for looking and have a sweet day!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Anniversary cake

White on white anniversary cake - french vanilla cake with vanilla butter cream.

Funeral cupcakes

Instead of sending flowers, soda, shave meats, or a vegetable tray - why not send cupcakes to the bereaved family? Well, this person did.

Funeral cupcakes - black and white swirl liners hold these french vanilla cupcakes topped with vanilla butter cream, white dragees, and pastel sugar butterflies.

Not only tasteful but tastee!

Monday, March 21, 2011

One busy weekend- here is what I have been up to over the last week....

Princess 1st birthday cake - french vanilla cake with whipped frosting with fondant dots and crown.

Pink and black polka dot cake - milk chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream and fondant dots and flowers.

North Carolina Tar Heels cake - french vanilla cake with vanilla butter cream and fondant basketball.

Leprechaun pull apart cake - milk chocolate cupcakes with vanilla butter cream frosting.

Leprechaun pull apart cake - french vanilla with vanilla butter cream frosting.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A lil bit

I am currently baking three cakes - all for this weekend. But here is a preview of two cakes (in the end they will be a lot alike) that I mixed the decorations on just to mess with their excited new owners. (Gotta have fun outside of the kitchen too!)
Personally I don't think the crown goes with the wild and crazy paper but it will go very well with the black and pink polka dots and ribbon that will adorn this cake in the end. I have to say the butter cream on this cake is amazing! (Thank you again, Aunt Kathy)  I now know why people pop into bakeries and buy shots of frosting - yum! (The smoothing still needs some work, but I'm getting there.) Anyway, just wanted to share what I've been up to since it is almost mid month and I had yet to post a darn thing!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The ultimate cupcake

I would just like to say "thank you" again to my awesome aunt who made me a stained glass window as an early wedding present. Check it out for yourself
The view from inside of my kitchen - yes I know it needs to be repainted.

The view from my soon to be dining room.

Words cannot express how happy I am with this awesome gift that I will get to look at everyday for the rest of my life!