Saturday, July 18, 2009

More Than Meets the Eye

Transformers...more than meets the eye.... Transformers.....robots in disguise.....

You know you're singing the song in your head right now!

I find it amazing how some of the iconic kid things from the 80's are resurfacing.
(Maybe I'm just so old everything is circling back around)

These are "BumbleBee" Transformer cupcakes.
Each has a chocolate topper of either the car or the Transformers logo for autobots.
Happy Birthday Dylan!

If There's Something Strange in Your Neighborhood......

Who you gonna call?


I had so much fun making these cupcakes and cake for a Ghostbusters themed party. Each cupcake is "slimed" with green icing and topped with a chocolate Ghostbusters logo.

The cake is frosted with white buttercream and then "slimed" with a green mixture of piping gel and corn syrup. Handmade chocolate designs include the top Ghostbusters logo and of course...


Happy Birthday Gabe!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

New England Patriots Football Fan

Taylor is really a big fan of the New England Patriots. This is the second year he asked for a cake that included the Patriots.
The football is made from cake and covered with a textured chocolate fondant and accented with buttercream laces. The logo is a handmade chocolate transfer.
Happy Birthday Taylor!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

50th Wedding Anniversary

The 50th golden anniversary is one of the most celebrated wedding anniversaries.
There are many ways to commemorate such a momentous occasion. Spending half a century in love with one person is a wonderful statement about the gift of married life. It is a milestone and should be celebrated accordingly with a party to honor the couple.
I happen to know of such a loving family that put together a beautiful party for their parent's 50th. It was held at a private residence in rural Georgia on a lovely piece of land.
This is the main table inside. The spider mums were the same type of flower in the wedding in 1959.

They had many photos, the wedding album and even the wedding gown displayed for all the guests to view. It made me feel like I was looking back in time to see the wedding pictures and see the actual gown.

Here is the lovely couple sharing their first cake together.

When their daughter in law called me about a cake for 100 we talked about what style of cake and we decided to have a central cake that represented the 50 years of marriage and then we would have 2 satellite cakes that represented the bride and groom's interests.

This is the anniversary cake. A 2 tiered cake with white on ivory buttercream icing, with quilting squares and a cornelli lace design.

(The thing I love about cornelli lace ~it is one continuous stream of icing that never overlaps itself, to me this is very symbolic when celebrating married life)

There are also gold dragees, fondant flowers and a sugarpaste 50 painted with gold luster dust. It was placed at the center of the table to be cut ceremoniously by the lovely couple.

This cake represents the groom's love of the lake house.

This cake represents the brides' love of music.

And here is the final display of all 3 cakes at the venue.

(I hope that I might get a photo of the cake cutting to include in this story.)

Congratulations on 50 years! What a lovely example you give for others to follow.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Turning 16 is a "coming of age" milestone in many peoples lives.
There have been many songs written about being/turning 16. You can't forget about Sixteen Candles a classic John Hughs movie from 1984. Even MTV has a reality show "My Super Sweet 16" where people try and have the most elaborate parties sparing no expense.
Many youth get their driver's license and then the world suddenly becomes much larger. You have the freedom to go many places all on your own!
Turning 16 is a momentous occasion.

This Sweet 16 cake is for a couple of lovely young ladies that live nearby. One of those girls helps take care of our dog when we go out of town. She is beautiful, polite and very trustworthy. I was honored to make her a special cake for her party.
She asked for a teal/turquoise cake with white polka dots.
This is the design I came up with ~a tiffany blue, two tiered cake with fondant polka dot accents and a gumpaste 16 topper.

Happy Sweet 16 Maggie and Kelsey!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Amazing Spider-Man!

Did you know that Spider-Man has been around since 1962?
(That's even older than ME!)
Boys have been mesmerized by Peter Parker's special abilities for decades, including birthday boy Noah.
Noah is turning 2 and he's having a Spider-Man party at a cool water park. So here are some cupcakes for easy serving and also a cake for a candles and singing.
The cake is white almond sour cream with a cream cheese icing. The spidey masks and webs are made from colored chocolate, as well as the Spider-Man that is crouched on the big cake.

Happy Birthday Noah!
Hope it's a "spiderific" day!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Cabana Pool Party

Summertime................and the livin' is easy!Courtney just turned 8 and she had a pool party with all her friends. Her Mom wanted her to have a cake to match so she called me and this is what we came up with!

How about a nice little poolside cabana....this one is made from the new Oreo Golden Fun Stix, some fondant leaves, a chocolate fondant door and a mix of fondant and buttercream flowers. Mmmm...have your fun and EAT it too!Here are the poolside necessities:
Towels, sunglasses, flip flops, radio and don't forget the SPF lotion!
A nice bubble gum beach ball floats in the pool ~ water is made from a cake decorating medium called piping gel and I flavored it raspberry since there are a lot of blue raspberry flavored things in the summertime!
(The umbrella is the only inedible item on this cake)
Hope you had a fun party Courtney!
(remember you have wait an hour after eating before going swimming ;) )