Saturday, December 13, 2008

Anabel's First Birthday

As you can tell, it has been a while since my last post. It has been very busy. The week of Anabel's birthday I took my figure modeling classes in a local cake decorating supply shop. I learned alot and I can't wait to take more classes when the instructors come back.
I did a 9 inch vanilla butter rum cake wtih dulce de leche cream filling and covered the cake in buttercream. The strawberries and flowers and fondant. The number one is fondant/gumpaste. I just used the strawberry shortcake birthday candle as the cake topper and it blends it right well, can't even tell it's an candle.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Zebra Print Bridal Shower Cake with Shoe topper

This cake goes back to one of my original designs (the zebra print cake with the hot pink rose that I did in my very last Wilton class). The request for this cake was made by a good friend of mine's co-worker. Her daughter is getting married soon and wanted a cake for her bridal shower. The colors she chose were black, white and hot pink (my favorite combination). Instead of a rose as the cake topper, she wanted a shoe.

The bottom tier was a 9 -inch 2 layer vanilla butter rum cake with a strawberry cream filling covered in vanilla fondant. The stripes are black vanilla fondant and the hot pink border is just rolled-up fondant balls.

The top tier is the same flavor as the bottom but a 6 -inch cake instead. It's also covered in fondant with fondant accents as well as rolled-up fondant balls.

The cake topper is black fondant mixed with gumpaste. I used a shoe template I found on a cake decorating website. I also used a special tool that shows as if the seams of the shoe were sewn (the stitch mark). I always like to personalize the cakes because it makes it even more special just by adding the person's name. I added the bride-to-be's name: Roxy. I think her name matched the cake perfectly. She loved it and everyone was so happy with the end result.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Happy Halloween!

My son's daycare had a halloween party for the kids and parents. So, the director asked me if I could do a cake. Of course I said yes and was flattered.

I did cupcakes for the kiddies: vanilla and chocolate. I kept them simple. I bought some cute cupcake halloween piks and sprinkled halloween colored sugar. At Michael's, I found Halloween them cupcake stands that were made of cardboard. One was a pumpkin and the other was a spider.

As for the cake, my original idea was a witch but switched it to a ghost with other halloween inspired ideas. The ghost itself is 3 layers of vanilla butter rum with a strawberry cream filling covered in fondant. The bottom part is 2 layers of vanilla butter rum and a strawberry cream filling. I cut out 2 shapes using cookie cutters for the ghost, cat and pumpkin. I wanted it simple and cute. Everyone loved the cake and thought it was cute. :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Shoe cookies for a bridal shower

Again, I'm a little behind on blogging. I hope to be up-to-date this week. These cookies were ordered from a good friend of mine, Kristy. This was for a family member of hers that is getting married. She loved the shoes I did for our Sex and the City party. She wanted pink and blue and the Cosie shoe cookie. (I also have to post those cookies from our Sex and the City party). These were so cute and everyone loved them. People have been asking me how I do these cookies and if I use cookie cutters. These shoe cookies that I do are one of a kind and I do not use cookie cutters. I think this makes them even more special.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Going on vacation!!!

Hello! I just wanted to let everyone know that we will be going on vacation from Dec. 5th to 12th. So, I will not be able to take any orders during that time. I do have a friend who does cakes on the side from time to time so I can refer you to her. Thanks everyone!!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Beach Theme Baby Shower

Now, it is the younger sister's turn to have her baby shower. This cake was done for the sister of the teapot cake I did a few weeks ago...I hope that made sense. She had a beach theme baby shower since she is having a baby boy. The decor was amazing.

She wanted the same set-up as her sister's cake: a small cake on top with cupcakes along the bottom and the cupcake stand. She sent me a picture of what she liked and it gave me great ideas.

I started off with the baby. It's made of fondant/gumpaste. This was the first time I made a figurine, other than a little bear I did. I think it came out pretty good for the first time.

I added other figures as well, such as the beach ball the baby is holding, the little crab and the flip flops.
Hubby also helped out and did a great job. He made the lifesaver with the rope, the bucket with the little sailboat and the rake.

The cake itself was a 6-inch vanilla butter rum with a dulce de leche cream filling. I covered it in a marbelized fondant. Around the border of the cake, I covered it with brown sugar and topped the cake with a little bit as well.

The cupcakes are also vanilla butter rum with a dulce de leche cream filling. I also swirled and marbelized the buttercream to give it that ocean color effect. I topped each cupcake with a white chocolate seashell.

As for the cupcake stand, it's covered in a semi-shiny white fabric. The bottom board edge is wrapped in a blue ribbon with sewn daggling beads and sequins. The top 2 boards have a ribbon that is used for scrapbooking that I found perfect for this. It's white with the words "Sea waves blue surf tide splash." Absolutely adorable!!!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Tea Party Baby Shower

Ok, this is my favorite cake to date. It has been the most different and original cake I've done since I've started making cakes this year. The girl who I made this for is having a baby girl and her baby shower theme was a tea party. The location of the baby shower was at the Tea Room in Cauley Square . I never knew this place existed and this little area located in South Miami makes you feel like you are not in Miami at all. I can't wait to go there again and actually having some tea (I don't even drink tea :).

The cake was made with three 6-inch vanilla butter rum cakes filled with a dulce de leche cream. One of the layers was trimmed to 4 inches and the top part is an actual cupcake. I rounded out the edges and each of 3 layers were covered in fondant. The spout and the handle were made of fondant & gumpaste. My husband helped me out with this and he did a great job. Who knows, maybe he'll start doing cakes with me. That would be a great team.

The cupcakes are also vanilla butter rum filled with the dulce de leche cream and topped with vanilla buttercream. I cut out little chocolate and vanilla flowers and placed them on top of the cupcakes. The handles were made of royal icing. I just placed each one into the cupcake like a cupcake pick. These were too cute.
I also made the cupcake stand. They are made of 3 different size cake boards covered in a delicate fabric and brown ribbon around the edges. My husband also helped with finalizing the construction of the cupcake stand.

Overall, it came all together and I think it was just beautiful. The mother-to-be was so happy she said I outdid myself. I think I did. I can't wait to see what will top this.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Little Mermaid Birthday

I finally got to do a Disney character theme birthday cake. This was for a friend's daughter who had her birthday theme as The Little Mermaid. This is probably one of my favorite movies growing up and I love to sing "Part of your world." That is one of my old hidden talents. :)

The cake is a 10 inch vanilla cake with a cookies and cream filling. It's topped with buttercream. The seashells are chocolate, which i did myself. The white coral on the cake is royal icing. The figurines were purchased at the Disney store. The big pink seashell in the front is fondant/gumpaste and witten in royal icing.

The cupcake pops were another goody I made. I originally saw this done on Martha Stewart and I had to try them. They are made of chocolate cake that is crumbled up and mixed with cream cheese icing. This acts as the binder. I roll them into 1.5 inch balls, freeze them for 15 minutes, form them into cupcakes with a flower cookie cutter, freeze them again, and the dip them into chocolate. They are all top with white/clear sprinkles and a red M&M. These are sooooo good.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Baby shower cookie bouquet

I know I haven't posted anything in a while. It has been really busy and I'm finally getting orders here and there. Here is a cookie bouquet, the first one I've ever done. These were done for my dad's co-worker. The ofice had a baby shower for her in the office and my mom asked if I could do cookies. Of course, I said yes and I thought this was the perfect opportunity to do a cookie bouquet. I did 4 different cookie designs: baby onesie, pacifier, teddy bear, and the baby bottle. The baby bottle was the only cookie that I had an actual cookie cutter. The others were cut with a knife and shaped. I need to start making my cookie cutters....hmm, another business venture???? Anyways, I'm happy with the results. I hope you like them too.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Birthday present cake

Here is another one of the birthday present cakes I did for a friend of ours. It's buttercream with fondant accents. The cake was for my husband's co-worker who is practically like his mom and she became a grandmother on Friday to a beautiful baby boy. Congratulations Isa!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

I love SHOES!!!!

HAHA! I do. What girl doesn't??? Just think about the amazing shoes in Sex and the City but as a cookie. Well, this is my version of those amazing shoes. These were fun to do. After I was done with them, I felt like a shoe designer. I had to figure out how thin or thick to do the heel, how high, the color, etc. I gave these cookies to my girl friends. I had packaged them up in baggies and did cute tags that said "Especially made for you!" Sorry, I didn't take pictures of them bagged up. My friends love them.

These are the black heels. Very sexy and cute!

These are the brown platforms. More casual but nice. These are my favorite. I actually do like platforms better than heels.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Baby onesie cookies

I was really excited to do these cookies. I love the way they came out. The blue cookies were done for a friend of ours who is expecting her first baby. I also did the little tag and I'm happy with the results. The pink one was done just for fun and it came out cute.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Wedding Cookies

Again, I did another little project for my friend, Carla. She wanted to send some cookies to the girls she was going to ask to be her bridesmaids. I did 3 different styles: wedding dress, wedding cake, and the bridesmaid dress. She told me she wanted the cake to be black and white and the bridesmaid dresses to be yellow. Every cookie is different. The top wedding dresses just have a basic design to them. Two of them have a little fabric bow.

The dresses have the tulle added to them like if they were a princess dress. Some of them have fondant cut-out flowers.

As for the wedding cake cookies, the first three are just basic with hardly any black. Some of them also have the fondant cut-out flowers.

These cookies I added more black to them to give the black and white contrast, which I love, and more fondant cut-out flowers.

The first three bridemaid dress cookies, I went with a white outline.

The last three have theblack outine to them. There is more of a contrast. Each has a defined waist with a neckline.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Adrian's 2nd birthday

Adrian's birthday was in May and I actually did 2 cakes. The first one is just a character pan for Disney's Lightening McQueen. I also did some cupcakes. On some of the cupcakes, I put a sticker of the other characters on a piece of cakeboard, cut it out and taped it with a toothpick. This cake was done for his actual birthday and we celebrated it with the family.

For Adrian's birthday party, which we celebrated it at Oleta River State Park, I did a stacked sheet cake. The top tier of the cake I drew a number 2 with chocolate buttercream and made it look like a race track. I bought a bunch of little Cars and placed them on the cake. I wish I had a better picture but I'm waiting to receive them the good pictures from some friends.