Saturday, October 23, 2010

Baby Boy on the way...

I loved how this cake turned out. Who doesn't love polka dots? And babies? And eating cake?

side view to appreciate the polka dots!
This was a 5 layer chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and vanilla pastry cream filling.The whole thing was covered in BTB vanilla. (And weighed 15 pounds.)
Congratulations Collie Family!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Leaves are falling all around....

Great photo Kristen!
I chose a couple different kinds of leaves, cleaned them and painted chocolate!

Here was the birthday box with leaves placed on.

Little Acorns to go with the leaves

This was such a fun project- When Lisa called and wanted to order cupcakes for her birthday she wanted some kind of fall leaf so this is what I came up with. My daughter Natalie chose her own leaves to paint (she went with pink!) and I loved the way the colors blended and came together.I made the acorns thinking they would sit on the bottom of the leaf but the leaves were too big, oh well, maybe on a cake next time.
Happy Birthday Lisa!!
Natalie with her pink leaves.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Butterfly Cupcakes

What do you call a group of butterflies? A herd? I dont know but I love them!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

It's about the cake!

Making "cake toppers" and special orders for cupcakes is a lot of fun- BUT let us not forget the real deal here..... THE CAKE. Believe it or not- I have not always been a fan of cake. So maybe that is why I am a little obsessed with making really GOOD cake, because why waste the calories on something that isn't just really, really well... Delightful! I love fillings and drizzles and of course the frosting has to really be delicious.

The best compliment so far passed on to me about my cupcakes is "eating these cupcakes was an out of body experience...." Does it get any better? :)

This is what I was looking at Saturday morning at 4am right before I went to bed...... My garage fridge (and some of my kitchen fridge) was stuffed FULL of cupcakes for a wedding reception. I was planning to go to the Bay Area the next morning so I wanted to get them all done. The bride and groom choose Lemon Poppyseed, Caramel Apple, Samoa, Chocolate Mint, and Pumpkin Spice with a cream cheese filling. So many little cakes!! And I know that each one deserved attention so that it could represent correctly:)

Toasted Coconut topped Samoa's (based on the girl scout cookie!)

The Bride (Christa! So beautiful that night!!!) promised me pictures so I will post them shortly.

This was for the "cutting the cake" picture, with their initials and on top a crown that matched the cupcake wrappers they cut with their cricut machine.

CONGRATULATIONS Mitch and Christa!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Lego Starwars!!

Enjoy these pictures you will!
I think Darth Vader and the light sabers were my favorite part of this project- I have been wanting to find a way to make real looking sabers because the last ones I made (out of taffy) started drooping by the end of the day- these ones are made out of hard candy and I love them! Dartha and Yoda were so fun to make- I think Darth alone took 6 hours. But according to my kids he was the best part :) May the force be with you!
On his little cake before I frosted it-

Darth's body suit
Because I am a dork I made his face before I covered it with his mask.

Cant you just hear them making that....light saber sound?

YODA!!! Representing the non dark side!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pumpkins Pumpkins

Tis the season-MY FAVORITE SEASON, I love fall and anything related- I got a request for a Pumpkin themed baby shower- So cute! I loved coming up with these. Took a few tries to figure out how to get the swoop just right and not all over the place! I was going to make fondant stems but Costco was sampling these apple licorices (YUM!!!) and they work just perfectly.

These will make ANY occasion a squash- I mean SMASH! (I crack myself up)

These are available in regular or jumbo sized. (maybe mini too- I have to try it out!)
I just love these!!
This is a jumbo in its box.

They can be made on any flavor but these ones are pumpkin spice with a cake pop on top, then covered with BTB vanilla frosting and of course SPRINKLES!

Fall Colors

Saturday, October 2, 2010

LIttle Birds

This was another large Tuscan Cream Cake and the invite for the shower had these cute fat little birds on it- so I put them on top of the cake- The little bird was the trickiest (is that a word?) the chocolate was drying so fast it was a race to try and get the other colors in!       
Happy Baby Ilene!
Once again- note my MAD photography skills.......  when I can wake my husband up off the couch I will get him to show me how to post the birds on the actual invite picture.