Thursday, October 31, 2013

Nurse Diane is Dreamy

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This cake was commissioned by my office manager to honor Diane an amazing RN who was nominated for an award for our State Dream Team for hospice. Hence the cloud cake with nursing supplies. 
Clouds were made from my homemade marshmallow frosting.  All the decor was edible and created from fondant. The cake was "Dreamsicle" Orange cake, vanilla buttercream and white chocolate mousse filling.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Katie's WitchKrash

Katie's family loves to have parties to celebrate everything and of course Halloween is a favorite. I made this 8"- 3 layer cake with three flavors (Katies idea), she wanted the inside to look like you are cutting into a candy corn. Top cake was Orange Creamsicle, Vanilla white velvet and chocolate fudge on the bottom. 

All the decor was handmade from fondant and royal icing.  It was a 10 hour project; a real labor of love.  

Monday, October 21, 2013

K&S 1st Anniversary Cake

 Happy first Anniversary to my two best friends.  Kevin wanted to order a cake to take as a surprise for Sheryl, on their anniversary trip to the coast.  I received a text around 10pm Friday night that she was indeed surprised.

This is a caramel apple cake with homemade apple pie filling and vanilla butter cream roses.  It is only a 4"~3"~2" cake and stood about 8" tall. I made 17 shell pink gumpaste roses and dusted them with bronze pearl dust. It only took me 4 hrs to make the flowers. I was getting a bit faster toward the end.  Well worth the time for my BFF's.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Haddie's Cupcake Birthday

These cupcakes are all strawberry with vanilla mousse cheesecake filling and a Swiss Meringue vanilla buttercream.  The giant cupcake was Haddie's smash cake made of banana and strawberry mousse filling.  All the candies and cherries were handmade from fondant. My favorite decoration to make was the embossed ribbon and the curly 1.  So cute!!

There is a story behind these sweet cakes. I finished all the decorations and all the cakes were ready for frosting, so as I was in the middle of whipping the meringue we LOST power. I had to text the slightly frazzled baby mama who ordered the cake that there is a minor challenge and I will have it there by 3pm no matter what.  Sooo, I live in town and I called all my relatives around Rogue River to find out who has electricity. No answer from anyone, so I packed my half whipped frosting still in the bowl still attached to my Kitchenaid and took it all for a ride to my Mom's house 2 miles away.  No luck; no power! Then just before I left Mom's house, I got a call from my niece who only lived 1 mile away and she said she has power!!! Wahoo! I ran over there, jumped out of the car hugging my beastly kitchenaid in my arms with a pound and a half of butter and Voila!  Swiss Meringue vanilla buttercream was created. I zipped home, texted party mom with details and finished the rest of the cakes by candlelight. Wheewww! Just in time....

Baby Haddie enjoying her Chunky Monkey cake.