Monday, June 25, 2012

Avila: Christening Celebration

Avila's 3~Tier Christening Cake

Avila's cake took approximately 12 hours from start to finish.  The bottom tiers are 9" and 12" rounds and the top tier is a 6" hexagon.  The cakes are vanilla with strawberry cheesecake filling which I am starting to discover is a crowd favorite.  The bottom and top tiers were alternate layers of chocolate and kona mocha cake filled with fudge mousse.

The top tier has a fondant eyelet border that I cut with  a ruffle border and I poked holes in the top to make it look like eyelet lace.  I used real ribbon on top the eyelet to layer the look. The silk peony I used for the topper was a wedding flower Avila's mom and dad saved from their wedding.

The tiny polka dots are candy pearls placed on with tweezers.  I made the pearl border with a silicone fondant mold, then brushed with pearl dust. I purchased the beautiful acrylic cross from a hospital gift shop and it makes a perfect keepsake for the baby too.

The final layer was the most time consuming, but turned out just as planned.  The polka dots were hand-cut from white homemade fondant.  I like to cover the cake board in fondant it adds such a personal touch to the cakes.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Malena: Bug

This darling cake was my first commissioned cake for a one year old lady, Malena.

Lady Bug covered in homemade fondant.
The #1 was hand-cut from chunky fondant and candy dots were glued with piping gel. 
Bow was imprinted with floral impression onto fondant and hand sculpted.
The cake is all homemade from scratch. The top layer is confetti white velvet cake and was made especially for Malena to eat herself.  The second tier is 2 layers of white velvet and 1 fresh strawberry. It was filled with french vanilla cheesecake and glazed with strawberry syrup. The bottom layer was 1 layer of my mom's fudge cake and 1 layer Kona Mocha cake(acquired by Tina) and filled with chocolate Marshmallow Mousse.  The frosting was a rich vanilla butter cream.  I totaled 13 hours on this cake and loved every minute of it!
The finale!