Minnesota Vikings Theme Wedding

I can honestly say I never imagined I’d be asked for a purple and yellow Minnesota Vikings themed wedding cake. Especially living here deep in the heart of Seahawks country. But after decorating cakes for about 5 years now, I’ve learned that there’s no such thing as “traditional” anymore and weddings can be as unpredictable as birthdays when it comes to cake design and theme. Having said all that, I was given a lot of freedom from the bride in how I incorporated these colors, and so I was really excited to try out a buttercream ombre technique that I’ve been admiring for quite a while now. It took a couple trial runs to get the look I wanted (thank you family for being my guinea pigs), but I was happy with the end result.Β It’s really an astonishingly simple technique that gives a very cool look and I’m looking forward to trying out some different variations of this in the future. Congrats to the bride and groom, and thank you for letting me be part of your special day!

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Best Princess Party Ever

My niece, Emma, is totally and completely in love with Princess Elsa. So for her 3rd birthday a “Frozen” theme was a no -brainer. I’ve always wanted to try out a princess dress cake and I finally got the chance. The darker blue color is fondant and the light blue top is buttercream. Some silver sparkles, a few royal icing snowflakes and a tiara topped off this birthday cake. Between this cake and two good friends who dressed up as Anna and Elsa for a surprise visit, I think the birthday girl was officially blown away. The bar has been set very high and I think this party will be tough to top.

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Joe and Courtney’s Wedding

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This sweet, simple wedding cake was done for my cousin’s wedding. It was just part of a beautiful table full of delicious desserts. This was one of the prettiest weddings I’ve ever been to and I was so glad I could contribute in one small way. Congrats Joe and Courtney!

Summer Wedding

This awesome summer bride gave me the chance to do 3 different tiered cakes for her wedding. She sent some wonderful ideas my way and then let me run with them. I salute her bravery πŸ™‚ I had fun coming up with these designs inspired by the photos she sent and I think she was happy with the results. I know I was.

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Ivie’s 1st Birthday

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Happy Birthday to my sweet little niece! Had so much fun making this tiered cake with a combination of fondant and hand painted flowers and butterflies. It’s something I’ve wanted to try for while and this was the perfect opportunity. The topper is also hand-made with fondant and gumpaste. Thanks for checking it out!

It’s a birthday…..wait….it’s a wedding!

I had the pleasure of making this cake for a friend’s little boy’s 1st birthday party, which ended up being more than just a birthday. Mom and dad surprised everyone by going ahead and getting hitched while everyone was in the party mood. The birthday side is a re-creation of the baby shower cake that I also did. The wedding side was simple and low-key, just like the awesome bride. Congrats to the whole family and thanks again for involving me in your extra special day!

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A Pile of *%#!

Yep. That’s what this is. Can’t say it any clearer than that.

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Happy 1st Birthday Jo!

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My beautiful niece turned 1 last month and my sister threw a super-cute rainbow themed birthday party for her. Awesome job as always πŸ™‚ These cakes were just plain fun.

Bride and Groom Cupcakes

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These cupcakes may look simple, but that’s when the details count the most. We didn’t just make white and black cupcakes only varying the color. The look is sold by the difference in cupcake wrappers and bows. The white ones are a delicate, laser cut design making them decidedly girly. The hand-tied white bows are thinner with tails, finishing off the feminine look. The black wrappers on the other hand have a very small black on black polka dot and just enough scallop on top to make them interesting. The hand-tied tuxedo bows on top make it look more manly (for a cupcake). When using cupcake wrappers that finish higher than the cake itself, a piled high frosting look is the way to go. That way your frosting and decorations don’t get lost.