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 🙂 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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Cake Recap

Here are some of the projects I’ve worked on the last couple months. Enjoy!

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Super Heroes

I don’t think I’ve ever seen my boys as excited about a cake as they were about this one. Every once in a while one of them would peek in on my progress, his eyes would get big and he’d call for his brother to come “check it out!” They’re still so easily impressed, and yet it still made me feel good to hear their compliments. This birthday cake was done for a friend’s grandson. It fit right in with all the great superhero decorations and party favors, right down to the life-sized Spiderman balloon. It looked like they were going to have a great time.

The Hulk fist is my favorite part of this cake. It’s made out of a carved Rice Krispy Treat covered with fondant. I used a veining tool to make all the lines and creases. Luckily, one of my kids has a toy Hulk fist that made the perfect model. Overall, a very fun and successful project.

 

 

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20 Under 40

I had the honor of making this cake for the 20 under 40 celebration hosted by our area’s newspaper. Congratulations to all the recipients of this award! Some of them are friends of mine and definitely very deserving of this recognition. The top tier is carrot cake with vanilla buttercream filling and the bottom tier is chocolate with Bailey’s Irish Cream mousse. All frosted with vanilla buttercream.