Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Coffee Theme Bridal Shower

Here's a bridal shower I did this past weekend. This is was for my husband's co-worker's daughter who are practically like family. The theme of the bridal shower was coffee. It was held at Por Fin restaurant in Coral Gables. The upstairs part of the restaurant had a private section with a bar, tables, chairs and lounge area. The decor was absolutely perfect because it matched with the theme color: chocolate brown. The tables had adorable favors such as little coffee cups with matching saucers, little coffee pots or "Cafeteras" as Cubans would say, and little coffee scoops. The flower arrangements were beautiful as well with clear vases filled with coffee beans. My delicious decor was the perfect touch for the occasion. I used my white wooden stand with a chocolate brown ribbon trim. Each tier had a different delicious goody. It started from coffee cup cupcakes made of chocolate cake with a Kahlua mocha chip buttercream filling, and a marscapone buttercream swirl. I added a sprinkle of cocoa powder and a royal icing handle. The next tier had mexican wedding cookies aka almond cookies. They were packaged in clear boxes and wrapped with a thin chocolate brown ribbon. More cupcakes were added and the last tier had decorated sugar cookies. One side had coffee cups cookies and the other coffee pot (cafetera) cookies. All sugar cookies were decorated with fondant with royal icing details. Absolute perfection!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Gator Grooms Cake

Remember the engagement cupcakes I did for my really good friends, Carla and Scott? Well, here is the grooms cake. As much as I would have loved to have done the wedding cake (the wedding cake was part of their reception package), Carla wanted to have a surprise for Scott and asked me to do the grooms cake. Of course I couldn't say no. They both graduated from the University of Florida and they are extreme Gator Fans. She wanted something very simple but for it to be UF Gator theme. I thought the logo is the best idea and the colors I love because they aren't the true UF original colors. They are more pastel based and I think it went perfect for their May 30th wedding. They actually got married the day before my 6 year wedding anniversary. :) Enjoy!!!

Of course, the "real" photographer's pictures always come out best. Aren't the little bears with the gator gear just so cute???

This is the part I don't like. :( After the hours of mixing, baking, cooling filling, and decorating...they cut the cake. But then I guess eating the delicious cake makes it all worth it!

My First Wedding Cake

Ok so this is the long anticipated first wedding cake I did back in December of 2008. This was for my really good friend's cousin. She lives out of the country as well as her husband (now) because of their job. We had a cake tasting that was amazing and they couldn't decide between the cake flavors and fillings. The cake was 4 tiers along with 2 sheet cakes. All the cakes were vanilla covered in red vanilla fondant but each tier had a different filling. The fillings were dulce de leche, oreos cookies n cream, and strawberries. All Delicious!!!! Another cake decorator friend of mine, Kathy Munoz, helped me with the decorating of the cakes. I underestimated the amount of detail that went into piping the scrollwork design and then painting it in gold. In the end, it all came out perfect. The cake was just beautiful and complemented the season of Christmas.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sara Carolina's Baptism

Here is another baptism cake for a baby girl. This was done for another friend from elementary and high school. Her daughter is just absolutely adorable and she came to me to do her daughter's baptism cake. We came across an idea to do a 2 tiered caked in form of a dress. The bottom has a little lace trim around the top border on the sides. Towards the front has several pearl nonpareils (decorative confection of tiny balls made with sugar and starch) and a flower. The bottom of the cake has an opening in the front with the inner layer in pink and the skirt is ruffled all around with the lace trim. As for the very top of the cake, the mother put a Precious Moment cake topper which added that special touch.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ari's Baptism

Here is a cake I did for a friend of mine. It was her son's baptism and she used all white theme. As for the cake, she came across an idea to keep the cake very simple and white. She wanted the chocolate with a mocha chip filling covered in light buttercream with coconut flakes. I used a mirror cake plate instead of a cakeboard and it made it look more elegant.

She also wanted something special for the kiddies. The cupcakes were lambs for the Lamb of God and 1 of cupcakes was a lion for Ari, her son, which his name means Lion. I couldn't have been more pleased with the results. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Isabella's 1st Birthday Elmo Style

Here is a cake I did for a friend who's daughter turned 1. She loves Elmo but I had to think how could I make it girly? I used a round cake board covered in red fondant with the bottom cake in a square shape covered in a light lime green fondant with red and white polka dots. The top I decided to make it round covered in white fondant and add accents of yellow and aqua. As for Elmo, I made as if he was coming out the cake. Overall, I think I made the cake perfect for a little girl's 1st birthday Elmo style. Thanks for looking!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

My Etsy Shop

Hey Everyone!

I'm pleased to announce the launch of my Etsy Shop. Etsy is a website that helps people make a living by making things (handmade) and reconnect makers with buyers. The stuff that you see on their website is so different. If you want to purchase a very unique item for yourself or for someone special, I totally recommend Etsy. I will be selling Fondant cupcake toppers, cookies and cake toppers. These items can shipped all over the U.S. I can't wait to share my handmade, one of a kind items to not just the people of South Florida but all over the nation. That's pretty amazing I have to say. Here are a few items that I have already listed in my shop. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.