Saturday, June 25, 2011

Just a little note...

Hello Readers! I just wanted to mention that I've renamed some of my posts so that the titles reflect the keywords you might use with a search engine. I couldn't figure out why some of my posts were so popular, while others (that I liked better) weren't. Keywords like "CAKE" make all the difference... duh! ;o) Thanks for reading!

Butterfly Cake and Cupcakes

This was all created to match the following picture from Birthday Express. Fun and bright prints. The butterfly cake pan was also included in the Birthday Express package, so I used that and added some cupcakes.
Here's a closer picture of the banner I made.

The cake is strawberry (I thought a pink cake would be most fitting for this party) and half the cupcakes are vanilla and half are chocolate. All is frosted with vanilla buttercream. I can't wait to see pictures from the party and the birthday girl enjoying her cake!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kindergarten Graduation Cupcakes

One of the local schools celebrated the kindergartners' first year with what they call a Q-U wedding ceremony. I guess they have the boys act as one letter and the girls as the other and they walk down an aisle and everything. A friend asked if I would make some cupcakes for the event. The colors were Quince (peach) and Aqua. The point being so the kindergartners always remember to put 'u' after 'q' and a fun way to end the year. I did 4 dozen cupcakes, some vanilla and some chocolate. I also made the little toppers.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hamburger Cake

I received a unique request for a hamburger cake. My friend's nephew is turning 11 and saw one at Fred Meyer he really liked. She asked if I could give it a try, and this is what I came up with. The "buns" are yellow cake, unfrosted, just carved to shape. Inside is a layer of chocolate buttercream frosting underneath a single layer of dark chocolate cake, topped with vanilla buttercream "cheese" and "lettuce". The ketchup is just red icing gel. The little sesame seeds on top are also vanilla buttercream. I intentionally did a lot of "lettuce" since there was no frosting on the top or sides of the cake. It's almost like a cake sandwich. :o) Thanks for your business, Megan!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Neutral Baby Shower Cake

This was a fun baby shower cake to do. The invitaion was the inspiration for the cake, and also the pottery barn bedding set "Sweet Lambie." I made the cake to go a little more with the invitation, but the banner (pictured below) to go a little better with the bedding (also pictured at the bottom). The banner will be used in the baby's nursery after the party.

The cake was lemon with chocolate mousse filling, frosted with vanilla buttercream. Here's a picture from the party. Everything looked so beautiful. Thanks for a fun party, Beth!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Pink & Green Baby Shower Cake

This is a one-tiered baby shower cake with chocolate cake, chocolate mousse filling, and buttercream frosting. The colors for the shower were pink, green,and cream and the request was to just keep it kind of simple and cute.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Alice in Wonderland Cake for Piper

This cake was sooo fun to do!! And it gave me a valid excuse to sit and watch Alice in Wonderland (the original Disney version, of course) with the kids. I can't decide what looks best for cake pictures, flash on or off, so I posted one of each.

The cake platform is decorated with paper cutouts from my Cricut machine, the bottom tier of the cake (the Cheshire Cat) is chocolate filled with vanilla mousse, and the top tier (Mad Hatter's Hat) is rainbow chip filled with vanilla mousse. The teacup is plastic, but is stuffed with cake and frosted, topped with two marshmallow slices for the White Rabbit's ears. The whole cake is frosted with vanilla buttercream. The white details were cut from an edible Wilton Sugar Sheet (teeth, tag in hat, clock face, and doily on top).

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Rosette Cake for Sophia's Ballet Recital

I've been wanting to do a cake like this for a while, and what better occasion than my little girl's first ballet recital! I love how it turned out. I just did a small layer cake and then regular-sized and miniature cupcakes. Cupcakes are easier at off-site parties, it seems. We had rented a small banquet room just across from the theater. The cake was lemon, filled with cheesecake mousse and frosted with vanilla buttercream. The cupcakes were vanilla and chocolate with the same frosting as the cake. I also made the Beautiful Ballerina banner, pictured below.

Here's my beautiful little ballerina posing for me after her show. She did great and had a lot of fun. I think she also had two cupcakes and a slice of cake. It was yummy!