Thursday, January 27, 2011

New week on it's way..

Baby shower cake will look like this.
Well this week is coming to a close and the new starting. As well as the Final Fantasy 40th birthday cake and Ladybug baby shower cake for next weekend. I am also now donating 3 sheet cakes for a benefit dinner for a young lady that is suffering from Cancer.. I can't wait to make them. Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry.. Yummy It is a great thing for the school to do for a past student. Here are a few picture ideas floating around for the cakes.. Good baking everyone..

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Skateboard Cake

Well today is the day that I get to carve a half sheet cake into a skateboard. I hope it works. I'm a little nervous that it will look funny. Not having boys I have not been exposed to a skateboard. I guess I better get a piece of cardboard and have a drawing session to get the shape right.. Then on to the bible that will sit on top. Till later have a great day everyone. I will update with pics as I get the steps done..
This is a Frozen Buttercream Transfer
Wheels and trucks are next.
Here it is..
The bible that goes with it ...
Word from the Grad, He loved the cake... Awesome..

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Birthday cake

This was made for my daughter's 17th birthday. Paisley shape, strawberry marshmallow fondant with marshmallow buttercream decorations.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Skateboard, Cinderella, Rainbows

What do these things have in common??? They are the cakes on board for this week. 
My daughters rainbow theme, My god daughters Cinderella and a graduation cake with a skateboard/Bible theme. Gotta make a cereal treat book and get it covered and bake the cake for the skateboard.. More carving in store for me tomorrow.. Yay. I love trying new things. Well I'm off to the kitchen and will post pics as I get things done. Have a good day..
Princess Cinderella

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Word from the bride

The word from the bride, they loved the cake. It tasted wonderful. The only cake the bride and groom got were what they feed each other. The guests ate everything else..
Waiting on word for 2 more wedding cakes... Very excited on that. This weeks cakes are my daughter turning 17 and my god daughter turning 6 rainbow cake and Cinderella..  Next weekend is a graduation cake shaped like a skateboard, it's gonna be fun to carve and cover.

Till tomorrow.. I am resting today..

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Delivery Day

The delivery went very smooth, We got there faster than expected and had to wait for there staff to get there and open the doors. The cook loved the cake and went on to describe the last wedding cake that came through there doors and it sounded like it should have been on the cake wreaks website. Frosting melting off, words all blurred, air brushing running down the cake. The poor bride had a melt down.I'm still waiting to hear from the bride, she loved the picture I sent her yesterday though.. So I am not real worried. So here is the finished product. I hope you guys like it as much as I do.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Finally Friday

Finally Friday yippee... Meeting at school today, work till 2 then I get to finish the cake. I can't wait to get the airbrush out and make it all shine. Adding all the beautiful decorations: ribbons, pearls, silver degree's, black swirls and the butterflies. The topper I will see tomorrow. I can't wait to see it complete on the stand.. Pic's will be posted as soon as I get home.
Everyone have a great day, till later.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A New Day

Well as yesterday did not go as planned at all. Having fondant and icing issues both was not fun. Now that another top tier is baked and cooling, I will get back to the 2nd and 3rd tier. My fondant seemed to want to be very dry yesterday, Hopefully today will be better.
Tier 2 is filled and needs frosted and tier 3 is ready to be filled. Pics will follow as I get them done. Now that other business has been handled I can get back to cake. Have a good day everyone..  Found the problem with the fondant yesterday was the bag of marshmallows was only 10.5 oz and not 16oz.. Had to add more marshmallows and it was perfect..
Tier 1 Vanilla almond with Vanilla filling and almonds
 Tier 2 Carrot cake with cream cheese filling 
Tier 3 English toffee with chocolate and toffee bits filling
Here is the 3 tiers stacked before any decoration is applied.
Hope you'll check back Saturday afternoon for the finished product.. All the butterflies can't be put on till it's delivered..
Have a great night all.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Fondant day

Well the boring part of the day is over and the fun can begin.. It's assembly day. I am going to frost and cover all 3 tiers in fondant... My arms are gonna get a nice workout. Gonna be great.. Have fun everyone. I will post pic's of the before and after fondant... Till later..  

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monogram day..

Good Morning.... Well almost after another few cups of coffee it will be.. LOL 
Today's docket is Monogram letters for the top of the cake. Making a few different varieties, gumpaste and royal icing. I'm not sure what's gonna dry faster and this is a last minute thing... also gonna make some ribbon roses and royal icing roses in black just in case we need something to go around the bottom of the letters supports.  4 day's to go. 
All the butterflies are glued together and ready, fondant is made. Tomorrow is gonna be baking day, so taking it easy today. 
Got to get my travel kit around just in case something happens on the car ride to delivery.
Have a great day. Pictures will follow 
Well after try 1 I didn't like the look when it was done in royal icing. So I went with the gumpaste.. Here is the base letters, they will be painted black and silver after they dry, so they match the butterflies
Before paint job and pixie dust 
  After Paint and dust.
Hope you like them...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Wedding week

Well for this cake almost everything is working out like clockwork. Her cake top has yet to arrive but a backup plan is in place for that, the base did arrive on time.. 
Fondant making will happen today, baking and buttercream tomorrow, icing and covering with fondant Wednesday, piping and bead work on Thursday last minute things on Friday and Delivery on Saturday.... I'm very excited to begin the final work to see it finished. It is gonna be beautiful..... 
Black and Silver Butterfly Cake...

Sunday, January 9, 2011


It went very well. They loved the cake. Each tier is gonna be a different flavor. Irish cream with a whipped Irish cream filling, Key lime with a lime whipped filling and Strawberry with whole fruit filling and whipped strawberry filling. Pair that with the buttercream and home made marshmallow Fondant. It's gonna be yummy....  It will have gelatin shamrocks, swirls and dots on an ivory base. Maybe this cake thing is gonna work out... God knows I love to do it. Maybe someday I can open my own place, for now Home based Cottage food baker is good enough for me.....
Getting ready for my work Christmas party, guess what I'm taking Cake... lol
Food , Drinks and memories of the Christmas season... Should be a fun night.
Have a good one everyone.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Another day

Well today didn't go as expected but we dealt with it. Got a small cake done for some friends at a local Video store. They are all so nice, I make them treats... Got one small cake done for the work party and another one to finish tomorrow.
The baby shower was was liked. This week is gonna be wedding cake week. All the butterflies are done, ribbon is bought, everything is together to get baking on Monday. 40th birthday cake got pushed back 2 weeks, but added another birthday cake.  Tasting tomorrow is almost set to go. I'm gonna make the strawberry and lime filling in the morning. Yummmmm
Well till tomorrow, have a good evening I am ready for rest.....

Friday, January 7, 2011


Well today is gonna be clean and prep day, I am trying to get everything around for the wedding cake next week. I don't wanna forget anything and have to run to the store at the last minute. Cake mixin's, fillings, butter cream, fondant to make, ribbon to get, Black royal icing for the swirls.... Very excited.
For the tasting on Sunday I just have 2 fillings to make and a few different shamrocks,  then that will be done. 
Feeling blessed for the people that have contacted me for cakes, maybe this is what I was meant to do with my life. Only time will tell and I will love every minute of it. 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Carriage baby shower

This cake from the ground up is white and pink swirl cake with buttercream, strawberry marshmallow fondant, sugarpaste ribbon roses, buttercream vines,  leaves, air brushed with pearl spray with silver beads. I hope they like it. I am so happy the homemade fondant is so smooth...
Next on the docket is the Wedding cake... Keep checking back for pictures as things are created...
Dinner is calling so have a great night and Thanks for reading..

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Baby Shower

The beginning's of the baby shower cake.  Covered in strawberry fondant the carriage is color flow right on top of the fondant and ribbon roses, still have to add wheels, leaves, the baby's name and a shell border... Will be done tomorrow..
Baking  for a tasting on Sunday afternoon. Key Lime, Strawberry and Irish cream. Smells good in here. Using the extra cake for a late Christmas party for work. Gonna be yummy.. Might have to spike the ones for the work  

Got my new business cards, yard signs, car  magnet and hanging wall sign, I'll have to take a picture and  post it..
Well till tomorrow everyone have a good evening.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Butterfly Day

Today is the day of butterflies. Black with silver glitter and silver with black glitter. I think they look good.

Tonight gonna be all about the baby shower cake. Got it crumb coated and now to frost and fondant it.. The left over strawberry fondant is not gonna go to waste... lol Can't wait to make Chocolate cupcakes with strawberry frosting and fondant caps.. Till Later.. Have fun.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Referring New Customers

If you refer a new customer to me and they purchase a cake, Then I will gift you a Gift Certificate for 15% off your next cake order of $30 or more(a basic cake) as a thank you gift for helping me expand my business.

Fondant today...

Well today was a trial for Strawberry marshmallow fondant.. OMG it is so good.. I  had to play with the amount of 10x sugar cause it is only a 10 oz bag instead of 16oz. But the end result was yummy. I think I will be trying it with the caramel swirl and chocolate swirl marshmallows and using it when ever I can. I believe that It may cost a little less to lightly cover with icing then cover with the MMF. Gonna have to price that out and see.

Now on the the Butterflies
 Black wings on unpainted bodies, the wings will get there glitter on Wednesday.
 Black and silver bodies
I will be finishing the bodies tomorrow.

I am also thinking about taking a new online coarse that teaches techniques that Wilton doesn't teach. I found the online school while looking through the I.C.E.D. Site. I would be able to  take my time(up to 6 months) to master each technique. I have looked through the book on Amazon and it looks like it would be worth the small fee. I will think it over and decide by the end of the month.
Till tomorrow have a good evening.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Busy Day

Well today I  did get a lot done, 2 batches of marshmallow fondant and a batch of from scratch gumpaste. I will know tomorrow which ones work and which ones don't. To bad they have to sit overnight to mellow out. I got the silver wings  drying and had to make more bodies, I was being impatient and some I did make a bunch extra so I won't have to  do it a third time. Making a momma and baby girl for the shower cake, got it baked today and gonna base ice it tomorrow and fondant on Wed.... Looking forward to seeing the finishing product, this is a new design for me. I have also booked a few more cakes which makes me very happy, and waiting to hear on a wedding cake for June... I love what I do.... What more can I ask for. Till the next time..   

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year

Hello hello hello. I hope everyone had a great new years day and got home safely from all your parties and football game watching.
Working on Butterflies and baby shower stuff as well as cleaning today.  I got all  2  dz bodies made today and the black wings are drying. The silver wings will be done tomorrow. Bodies will be painted on Wed. For the baby  shower cake I am going  to make a batch of marshmallow fondant to cover the baby shower cake. It is gonna be an umbrella with a baby head underneath it. Gotta cut the head clouds and handle out tomorrow so they have time to dry before assembly on Friday. Will be posting pics of them as they get done. gonna be an exciting month of cakes.