***Hang in there! I'm having camera problems and have had to take pictures of cakes with my phone. When I get to CVS, I should have at least 5 new cakes to show. Two Topsy Turvy Cakes, a pink and black polka dot 2 tier cake, an order of baby shower cupcakes, and a cupcake cake with Mario drawn on it. Check back in a week or so to see new cakes!***
Sunday, November 15, 2009
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Tuesday, November 3, 2009
There is a funny story with this cake order above. The customer's friend really likes a blog called "Cake Wreck". This blog shows all the mishaps of cake decorating from the time the order is placed, to the time the cake is delivered. The customer wanted to give her friend a bridal shower cake mimicking one of the cake wreck cakes.We also wanted to give it a "walmart tacky" look to it. The bride's name is actually Cari, but she often gets mail with her name spelled Carl so it fits into the cake wreck theme. Her cupcakes were marble, lemon and pumpkin spice flavors.
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Monday, September 21, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
We look forward to a winning season with the Vols new head coach Lane Kiffin!
GO VOLS - BEAT UCLA!!
This is my new giant chocolate chip cookie cake! It is inspired by Great American Cookies cookie cakes. It is homemade chewy chocolate chip cookie with homemade rich buttercream and fudge icing. This is a 12x8 size which will serve 15-20 people. It can be decorated any way you like for birthdays, showers, ball games, parties, or for your own indulgence! You can go to http://www.greatamericancookies.com/ to see great designs for your cookie cakes!
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Friday, September 11, 2009
Decorated with gumpaste fantasy flowers and black piping, this elegant but fun cake is perfect for anyone's birthday. This one was for my sister-in-law Trisha. It is a pistacio-almond/chocolate fudge brownie icecream cake. The flowers and piping can be any color, and the icecream can be your favorite flavor. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TRISHA!! Thanks Trey!!!!
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Saturday, September 5, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
This is my first fondant bow. I think they are really nice on a cake and are great for a birthday if you don't know what to put on someone's cake. The cake can be any color or have any type of design to it. The bow can also be any color and have polka dots or stripes on it. This cake is covered in buttercream, but the cake can be covered in marshmallow fondant as well. If you want one of these bows on your cake, please call 4-5 days ahead because it takes that long for the bow to set up.
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Sunday, August 23, 2009
I've been wanting to make a topsy turvy cake for a long time. So I just made one for myself this weekend. It's a very interesting process and was a ton of fun to make. Usually the first time I do something new, it turns out to be a total disaster. But I had no trouble with this one. Even the fondant turned out nice on the cake. It's just the second time I've tried covering a cake with fondant and it worked out great. Also my first time making the wire topper. Finding the right kind of wire is difficult. But this worked well. My original idea for the decorations was pink and brown with flowers on the top tier and a bow. My chocolate fondant didn't work. It was too dry to use, so I changed the whole thing. I love pink and green just as much as pink and brown. The cake inside are new recipes too. A new version of strawberry that is absolutely fabulous, and a chocolate fudge brownie cake on the bottom tier. It is so moist and fudgy. My favorite chocolate cake now. I have two strawberry recipes now. The one I made for this one which is Extremely Strawberry and dark pink, and the Strawberry Delight which has real strawberries and cream cheese. Strawberry Delight is a delicate strawberry flavor, light pink, and the cake is so moist and creamy. It is really my favorite one, but Extremely Strawberry is good too. Well, I'm glad I know I can make one of these cakes now and look forward to the next one. Look at http://www.pinkcakebox.com/ for great designs for your topsy turvy cake order!
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Monday, August 17, 2009
Delicious chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream icing. I was practicing basket weave and rope borders for a grooms cake coming up in September. I've never really done basket weave before. It was surprisingly simple. I used a star tip because the basket weave tip I have is really small. I'll have to get a larger one and it will look even better. I am surprised that no one orders chocolate icing more often. It is soooo good! How can you not love chocolate cake with chocolate icing!
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Thursday, August 13, 2009
Ya'll must check out the Cakes by Judi website in the My Favorite Cake Websites list. She is from Mobile, Alabama and her cakes are beautiful! She has some great designs for all sorts of occasions. Definitely look at her website to help you get ideas for your next cake order!
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Good Lordy! Who put this UGLY cake on my blog ;) I wanted to make my mom a special birthday cake for her 50th birthday. I had no time to spend on this cake and that's not a good thing when it's the first time doing something. The fondant was too soft and I rolled it out too thin. I had no idea where to place the flowers either. Also my first fondant bow attempt. I'll try this again sometime. And to whoever put this awful cake on my blog...TAKE SOME CAKE DECORATING CLASSES!!!!
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I saw cookies like these on Layers of Love and thought I'd try them. They look really pretty, but I was terribly unhappy with the way they tasted. I am still searching for a great cut out sugar cookie recipe if anyone would like to share. The marshmallow fondant makes pretty decorations, but has a strange texture for cookies. Plus it takes a REALLY long time to decorate using the fondant. After a day or so the icing dries fairly hard and is more like a candy. When the marshmallow fondant is on a cake it stays more soft. As pretty as these are, I think I'll keep looking for a great cookie/icing recipe.
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Monday, August 3, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
This is a full sheet luau cake. It is iced in buttercream with graham cracker crumbs for the beach, and rolled fondant decorations. I am learning that rolled buttercream is too soft to make fondant decorations. It does not set up well at all. Even when it is dry it is still soft. So the palm tree leaves had to be made out of foam. But everything else is made of rolled buttercream.I got to use all of my new gum paste/fondant tools that Josh got me for my anniversary present. He was so sweet and went to Hobby Lobby and picked out a ton of tools and cutters for me. I'm so glad to have his support. Our 6th anniversary is tomorrow. I love you Josh!
The tiki masks had to be put on a piece of cardboard so that they would stand up. There are so many skewers behind them it looks like scaffolding! If I had used gum paste they would have dried hard and would have stood up better. They look scary and mean!
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Thursday, July 30, 2009
I love finding the character the customer wants in toys. Especially for very young kids. They love having a cake and a toy to play with afterward. I found this paddle ball and yo-yo at The Dollar Tree! The airbrush really makes it look like it's under the water, and the sea weed and coral made from buttercream add an under the sea look too. I added clear sugar sprinkles all over to make the water shine.
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This was my first italian cream cake. I had no idea that it took so many ingredients! I made myself a sample cake to try and it was really moist and had nice flavor. I think next time I'll half the recipe because the cake was HUGE! I couldn't fit it in a regular cake box. This customer really got their money's worth. Mrs. Alice said this was the best italian cream cake she'd ever had! And this is her favorite kind of cake! I'll have to keep this recipe.
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Monday, July 27, 2009
I have some great new cake pans that I just got today. They are the shaped pans which include Barbie or Princess, Teddy Bear, American Flag, Motorcycle, Bunny Face, Snowman Face and Easter Eggs. The Barbie and Teddy Bear pans would be great for young kids birthdays and the Bear would be a really cute baby shower cake as well. The motorcycle would be good for a teenage boy or your husband! Just another option to think about!
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Sunday, July 26, 2009
Pink and brown is pretty for a 12 year old girl. I got this idea from a cake on The Pink Cake Box website. They did this design on a tiered cake. It is one of my favorite designs I've seen in a while. The cake is covered in buttercream and decorated with rolled buttercream. If I had a good digital camera the colors would have come out better in the pictures.
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Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
I tried to paint the deer on gumpaste, which would look pretty much identical to what it does now. The whole thing cracked and fell apart 30 minutes before I was to deliver it. I had to use the print out from the computer and color it in. I felt so bad about it. It still looked ok and the customer liked it anyway. I'll have to practice using gumpaste a little more.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This was the very first cake I did at home. I was new to making buttercream, so it was a little dry. Plus, she had an invitation with this design on it and she wanted the cake to match. I was always good at drawing from a picture, but I hadn't done it with buttercream on a cake before. She kinda looks like Pamela Anderson a little bit! Since then, I've learned a lot. I don't do much drawing on cakes anymore, just because it takes so long. I didn't ever charge extra for it, but I've learned my lesson to charge for special requests.
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