Captain Spaulding Birthday Cake – July 2014

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So, my sister called me one day saying she wanted to get a cake made for one of her good friend’s birthday! I asked what his interests were and she told me that he loves the movie, “The Devil’s Rejects” so since Captain Spaulding is a key point character, not to mention creepy/wild looking we went with him as the focal point of the cake. The cake itself was half chocolate, and half vanilla with vanilla frosting. The stripes are fondant, and the Captain himself is a butter-cream transfer. I really, really love how clean he came out, and pretty proud of myself considering how much detail he has, plus my sister really wanted me to “capture the crazy in his eyes” so, I did my best to do just that. Instead of just having the typical “Happy Birthday” I went with “Happy Tutti F#@!& Fruity Birthday” which really just adds to the theme of the cake itself.

I was extremely happy with how it turned out, and not to mention this was my first crime/thiller inspired order! So when I get to step outside of the box with ideas, and designs it’s always an exciting process! From what I was told he was super happy with the cake and he had a great birthday! To any of you Rob Zombie, or Devil’s Rejects fans I hope I made you proud! 🙂

 

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Photo By: Patrick Burke Photography

 

 

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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

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

NASA Moon Birthday Cake – April 2013

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For a special little boy’s 5th birthday party, I created an out of this world moon cake, featuring a few astronauts, and of course an alien.  🙂  It’s a simple multiple layer chocolate cake, covered in vanilla frosting tinted grey. All made from scratch of course! The board is covered in fondant, featuring some stars, and edible luster spray to give it a little extra shine. I had a blast making this for the party, and it seemed to be a big hit!! 

 

 

Photo Cred: Patrick Burke Photography

Cucumber Birthday Cake – April 2014

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My manager’s birthday was coming up, and so that means a cake was in order. For his birthday I made a cucumber cake, inspired by Veggie Tales! He’s sporting a name tag, and Burberry inspired tie. It was a vanilla cake, dyed green, covered with vanilla frosting. The cake itself was an inside joke but he very much enjoyed it 🙂  A simple, yet fun cake for both myself to make, and for the entertainment of everyone else! 

 

Photo Cred:Patrick Burke Photography

Vanilla Birthday Cake – 2014

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This is a (Purple) vanilla cake I had made for a co-worker of mine! Chocolate frosting, and butter-cream piping, with a butter-cream transfer of a cute little elephant with a birthday hat on! This was the second butter-cream transfer I’ve worked with and I’m slowly getting the hang of it. The vanilla is made from scratch and dyed purple to reflect the love of purple by the birthday girl! I also used deep purple cake sparkles to add to the top of the cake. Cute, simple, and fun to make!

 

Photo Cred: Patrick Burke Photography

A present for my mother’s birthday! – 2013

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My mother’s birthday is technically on Monday, but because of me living out of town, and work (you know, life stuff) we decided to celebrate it this weekend. So for her (early) birthday I decided to bake her a “present” it’s a vanilla cake with decorator’s butter-cream, and satin ice fondant. This was my first time covering a cake completely in fondant, so it was an interesting trial. The ribbon was probably the hardest part for me, I had some issues with cracking, but it wasn’t to where it was falling apart. I used a pizza cutter to cut out the tag, and used a gourmet food writer for the dots, and “Happy Birthday” overall I’m happy with how it came out, and my mom loved it! So that made all worth while (:  

 

 

Photo Cred: Patrick Burke Photography