Monday, April 25, 2011

Engagement Party

It is spring! Time for an engagement party. This cake was inspired by spring and the love birds we were celebrating! The grass around the bottom tier is wheat grass and therefor edible. The bottom tier is chocolate with a white chocolate-mascarpone frosting, and the middle and top tier are champagne cake with a framboise swiss butter cream. The cake is iced in butter cream and decorated with tiffany blue branches of fondant and sage green love bird silhouettes of gum paste. The branches also have sugar pearls.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Birthday Month!

It is birthday month again! Both my boys had their birthday parties this weekend so it was intense cake time here at our house. My six year old is addicted to playing Angry Birds on our phones, much like many kids these days! I have to admit it is pretty fun. So he wanted an Angry Birds themed cake. I thought I would take it a step further after being inspired by a cake I saw online where the dad had his son use a sling shot to shoot fondant birds at the cake. So here is my version! All of his friends immediately recognized the characters and they all had fun taking turns shooting the birds at the pigs on the cake!

Then for my ten year old he wanted a "personality cake." He is an electric guitar player, music lover, artist, cup stacker, and competitive soccer player. Not to mention an all around great kid! So I tried to incorporate these things into a three tier cake. The bottom tier is all rock'n roll. It is red with a rocker studded belt. Set on top of the tier is a fondant replica of his guitar, a set of picks with symbols of his favorite bands, Green Day, Blink 182, Metallica, Linkin Park, White Stripes and the Beatles. Also there is a fondant paint brush. The second tier is made of stacking cups, and the top tier is a soccer ball.

Jungle Book, The Musical

Almost caught up! In March the Rocklin Youth Theater Company put on a production of The Jungle Book. For the cast party we had a Jungle themed cake, complete with a tiger striped marble cake (altered version of a zebra cake) in Shere Khan's honor! The bottom tier has scenes of the monkey's ruins, and the village. The middle tier is Council Rock, and the top tier is the canopy of the jungle.

Elliot Adler's Birthday

My friend and Uncle Elliot Adler, who designed my logo, had his birthday in August and I wanted to translate one of his beautiful works of art into cake! Here is the cake along side the print I used to inspire me!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Shower and Mother's Day

My Mother's Day creation in 2010 replicated a quilted look with pearl details. The cake was a champagne cake with champagne frosting and fresh strawberries. This is my favorite cake! The bubbles keep the cake so light! And champagne and strawberries are definitely a great combination.

For a wedding shower I made another Marimekko poppy cake. This one had golden poppies to match the invitation seen in the picture below.

More Catching Up!

Little League Baseball cake!
This is another end of season Little League cake. This one is for the Yankees. It had layers of chocolate and vanilla. IT also had the players' numbers on individual baseballs around the bottom tier so that each child had their own piece with their number! It was a big hit!

Catching Up!

It's been a long time since I posted but I have still been making cakes! So in April of 2009, it was birthday season again and I made some fun cakes for my boys. For my 9 year old we had a stack of Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. He took a group of friends to the movie and then we enjoyed the chocolate chocolate cake!

Then my five year old wanted a volcano cake that would erupt and the lava would cover dinosaurs. So I am to please and I created a volcano with plenty of dinosaurs. The lava was made from food coloring, water and marshmallow fluff (totally edible!). The eruption and "smoke" was created by using dry ice which caused the lava to bubble and flow down the volcano. Of course the cake was chocolate with lava red frosting in between the layers.