Birthday Cake For My Babe – July 2014

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This past Saturday I got to make a very special birthday cake for a very special person in my life! My own personal comedian, biggest supporter, my bestfriend, and best of all my love for the past 6 years of my life. He chose to have a vanilla cake, with chocolate fudge, and walnut filling. The “theme” was a HIM inspired cake! He has been a huge supporter of HIM longer then I’ve known him. I used an image from one of their album covers. I did a buttercream transfer for the nun, and vanilla icing.

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It got a little crazy at one point, because I was actually working on an additional cake while I was doing this, so I flip flopped back and forth. My poor kitchen looks like a tornado hit it! Then while I was trying to ice it, our AC decided to go out, that was exciting. (Hopefully you can sense my sarcasm through your screen) So the icing got a little crazy while I tried to keep it as cool as possible! But I was happy with how it turned out, and he was too which is all that matters to me.

He loved his cake, and it tasted amazing! I don’t always get to taste the finished product since they usually go towards a client, but this one I was more then happy to get a slice of! I had a wonderful say with him, and I can only hope he had a wonderful birthday!!

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I love you Patrick, and I feel so blessed to be able to help you celebrate your birthday!! xoxox

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Photo Credit: Patrick Burke Photography

 

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All Pink Everything – June 2014

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For a co-worker who is moving on to bigger and better things I made this sweet little number for her going away party! She was the person that I’ve worked with since I started, and now that she’s gone, it’ll be strange working with someone new! It’s a strawberry soda cake, made with strawberry soda! No eggs, no oil, no milk! Vanilla icing, and covered in different shades of pink! The cake really describes her personality, the sparkle, and the color included! I can only wish her luck in her new job, and hope she does the best that she can!! I know that she will do great, and I know she loves the change in pace (not to mention the clothes she gets to wear) 🙂

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Photo By: Patrick Burke Photography 

Roger Rabbit Birthday Cakes – June 2014

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I was very honored when I was contacted to make not one, but two cakes for a little boy’s first birthday party! not only was it the fact that I got to make two cakes, but they are Roger Rabbit themed cakes! How fun is that? I really stepped my game up this the big one above, I used RKT (rice krispie treat) for the cartoon buildings and first covered them in chocolate and fondant afterwards. The cake is half chocolate, half vanilla. Covered in vanilla icing, and everything on this cake was edible except the lamppost. 

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Roger himself was a cake topper provided by the client, which really just made the cake perfect! 

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The second cake was for the kid to dig into himself, so that’s why I covered it in only icing, with roger being the only fondant accents. That way he could really dig his fingers into it! This cake was red velvet (one of my favorite recipes) with vanilla icing tinted blue. I had a blast making these cakes, not only did it make me step out of my comfort zone, but the fact that I was the one they asked to help make his first birthday just a little extra special was a blessing all in itself! The client was very happy with how they turned out, and I can only hope everyone else enjoyed it too! 

Image  Thanks to everyone who has followed my journey so far, and I can’t wait to keep sharing it                                                                             as my story unfolds! xoxo

 

Photo Cred: Patrick Burke Photography

Chocolate Anniversary Cake – June 2014

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For a 3 year wedding anniversary, I was asked to make a special chocolate cake for the couple. The entire cake consisted of chocolate, and a little bit of peanut butter. Chocolate cake, chocolate filling, chocolate frosting; and the cage and letters were peanut butter melts! This was my first time making a chocolate cage, and I was very happy with how it turned out! It took a couple tries mainly because chocolate seems to do what it wants 😀 Along with the cage I made a “3” a heart, and “Happy Anniversary” out of the melts as well. 

The feedback I got from her was that she loved the cake, and was amazed at the cage. She was very, very happy with the cake and apparently didn’t want to share with her husband 🙂 This cake was fun to make, and there’s so many different options for a cake design like this. I can’t wait to make another one! 

 

Photo Cred: Patrick Burke Photography

Seester’s Birthday Cupcakes – May 2014

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So today is my older sister’s birthday and I cannot express how lucky I am to have a sister like her in my life! She’s someone who really loves to experience life, and makes friends wherever she goes! Every time we get together it’s like no time has passed, and we pick off where we leave off, it’s always fun to hangout, whether it’s going out and doing things, or just hanging out at home with my little fur niece! I made these cupcakes for her, because I am the BEST SISTER EVER 😀 haha, but seriously it’s because I kinda like her.

The cupcakes are homemade from the cupcake, to the icing. I did not make the cupcake liners, unfortunately I’m not at that level yet 😉 They care red velvet cupcakes (my fav) with vanilla icing. Dyed black, and half white to give it a little definition. I then used an edible silver spray to top them off with a little extra shine. They turned out delicious and super cute, not to mention my seester loved them, which is the most important part! 

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I had a fun time making these sweet cupcakes, and I can only hope my sister has a wonderful birthday today! I love you seester, and I can’t wait to make you more sugary sweets until we’re old and I forget how to make them, so I’ll make mud pies instead! 

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Photo Cred: Patrick Burke Photography

High School Graduation Cake – May 2014

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For a high school graduation in my hometown, I got to make a two layer, chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. I made a buttercream transfer for the school logo, and I was really happy with how it turned out. Especially considering I’ve only done a couple of transfers and this one had a lot more detail to it. But, I am definitely more comfortable with working with them 🙂 

I used a 50/50 shortening, and butter-cream recipe so it was able to become a little stiffer then the other icings I’ve used for them. I was very happy with how it turned out, especially since it wasn’t a ton of notice. 🙂 

Congrats to any, and all graduates that got to walk across a stage! 

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Photo Cred: Patrick Burke Photography

Mother’s Day – May 2014

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For Mother’s Day this year, I thought I would try something that I haven’t before..cookie cakes! Plus what better test subjects then your own family!? 🙂 I made a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe, and a heart shaped pan. Then I just did a little piping on top with some sugar decorations! They both turned out really cute, and I couldn’t be happier with them! The taste was wonderful, and everyone loved them! 

Hoping everyone got to enjoy some time with their mom! 

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