Sunday, August 29, 2010

Bauba's Birthday

This awesome whimsical birthday cake was covered in colored buttercream with fondant accents.  The silver stars on top were hanging from silver wire and were dangling over the side of the cake.  It isn't overly apparent from the picture but it was frosted so the layers were larger at the bottom and frosted at an angle.

The cupcakes went along with this cake and were in the shape of a star.  The too were frosted with buttercream and have fondant accents.

Gerbera Daisy Cupcakes

These were for the Bridal Shower for Lindsy (see Lindsy's Wedding Cake).  Her wedding was bubblegum pink and white with Gerbera Daisies, so it seemed only fitting to do multiple types of pink fondant Gerbera Daisies to go on top of her cupcakes.  

The Princess and the Frog

This was such a fun cake to do! It was based on the Disney Movie, The Princess and the Frog.  The frogs, and crown are all made out of gum paste.

Melanie Baptism

This cake was a challenge because they wanted a cross cake that serves 50-60.  Due to the shape of the cake, there was no way to make it that large without it looking distorted and semi "coffin" like.  The solution was to make a smaller cake and serve matching cupcakes with it.  Overall, this cake was about the size overall of a 1/4 sheet cake, and served approximately 30 people.  It was covered with buttercream and fondant pink and white daisies.  

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Day to Hit the Green

This mini 6 inch cake was covered in green buttercream with green fondant for the "green", blue buttercream for the pond, and vanilla wafer crispies for the sand trap.

Pina Colada Cupcakes

This was another cocktail inspired cupcake.  It was a coconut pineapple rum cake topped with rum buttercream frosting and toasted coconut.  It was a little taste of the tropics for dessert.

Pain Killer Cupcakes

This cocktail inspired cupcake was an inspiration after my recent trip to the US Virgin Islands and the British Islands.

The Painkiller Cocktail Inspirational Drink Recipe
3 parts pineapple juice
2 parts cream of coconut
2 parts rum
1 part orange juice
Shaken and served with fresh grated nutmeg on top

This was a coconut cupcake with a pineapple orange filling topped with rum frosting and sprinkled with grated nutmeg.