Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Danelle & Duke's: Ivory Tower

My first wedding cake which my darling niece and her husband bravely allowed me to make for their wedding on New Year's Eve; hence the mirror ball topper.  It is a double layer 12", 9" and 6" tiered cake. I made it vanilla coconut cake, and berry cannoli filling with miniature chocolate chips. The frosting is simply vanilla rum buttercream.  I added a bit of maribou feathers I found in a craft store to add a little whimsy and movement.  The beautiful cake stand was borrowed from Tina a fellow caker. I think any cake stand is the frame for the cake and adds just the right finishing touch. *hint, hint

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Anna Mae: Ivory Ruffles

Vanilla cake 3 layers with Cannoli filling. 

The frosting is a delicious and light Swiss Meringue I discovered on Foodgawker.  I learned how to make ruffles from a tutorial on youtube and fell in love with the technique. I added 3 real red roses you see in the background to the top. I don't want to give away all my new found secrets.

Monday, February 27, 2012

KC Anniversary Blush Roses

Special Anniversary cake made for my friend.

My first attempt with gum paste

This lil sweetheart is my vanilla coconut cake with a raspberry cream filling.  The two tiers are 4" and 6".  I love making leaves and decorative edges. 

Isabella: Polka Dots & Bows

After MaryJanes
Before Mary Janes~featuring the bow

This cake was co-designed by my sister for her friends baby shower. The cake was marble with raspberry cheesecake filling and buttercream frosting.  The decorations are mostly fondant, but the shoes are real (too cute).  I made a gumpaste bow and piped her name Isabella on the ribbon with buttercream. 

Purple Rose of Candi

Purple Roses of Candi
Although it looks bigger this is only a 6" two-tier large rosette cake. I used buttercream for the frosting and I did not venture out beyond my marble cake yet. It is a combination off my Mom's chocolate cake and coconut milk cake. This was ordered by Kayla for her friend at work who was leaving.  These little cakes are so forgiving with the huge rosette and they make such an elegant piece. I love making these!

Aidan: ABC~ I'm 2

All the decorations were
hand-cut from fondant.

I also made the banner to match the cake.

This is one of my first tier cakes. I just finished cake decorating classes last October (2011). I have made a few cakes for my friends and family to practice on, so thank you to them for supporting me. The cupcake on top was Aidan's own cake (Smash Cake). This cake was a chocolate vanilla marble cake with a double layer 9" and double layer 6" with a jumbo cupcake on top. The frosting was vanilla buttercream.  The letters & numbers were all hand cut from fondant.