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

 

 

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

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

Graduation Order – May 2014

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So there’s been a lot of graduations recently, high school, college, kindergarten. You name it, their graduating! So for a sassy college graduate, I made sugar cookies, hot pick with black accents. “Congrats” “2014” “A” all over the cookies! The cookies turned out great, and I had fun making them! I also made egg-less, strawberry cupcakes to go along with them! hot pink, green, and black were the colors of choice. For the cupcakes I added a few small fondant flowers on top of them, along with a couple of edible crystals in the middle of the flowers. The entire order turned out really cute, and all the colors went well together! 

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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 

Turkey Cake for Thanksgiving – 2013

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So for Thanksgiving this year I decided to bake and decorate a turkey cake for a family get together! Inspired by Buddy Valastro’s turkey cake, I thought I would give it a try. I’m not going to lie, it did not start off too well, I ran into some obstacles, but despite those, I worked around them and gave it my best shot. I am pretty pleased with how the cake turned out considering this was my first turkey cake. This was a homemade, from scratch, red velvet cake with chocolate fudge icing as a filling. I used decorator’s buttercream to dirty ice it as well as for the “feathers” and the neck/head of the turkey. I started the process at around 8:30-9pm after I got off of work, and I had finished it by 2:30-3am. That includes, creating the mix, baking time, cooling time, and decorating time. The family loved it, and the kids got a kick out of it, one of the little girls even called dibs on the  entire neck/head! Needless to say she was on a pretty good sugar buzz after that. 

Remember that even though today was a day for giving thanks, you should always take some time out in the “average” day to do the same. Hoping everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and ate until your heart’s content!

 

Photo Cred: Patrick Burke Photography