Friday, October 22, 2010

The Other Burrito Cake

This one was fun because I got to make more fondant food! My favorite! I just love replicating the olives and lettuce and tomato. The best part is the realistic tortilla. Thank you Mr. Airbrush! All in all, this burrito came great!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Princess Jasmine Cake

I had so much fun making this one! Super girly! Who doesn't love princesses?! This was my first time being able to use sugar gems. They really added a little pizzaz and were fun to work with. Jasmine was a challenge, but I think she came out pretty great. I didn't realize until later that I forgot her giant gold earrings. I got them on there before delivery but didn't get any new pics. Hopefully the client will send me a few over. Either way, I love the way this one came out.

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Happy Meal Cake

This cake was for a special little girl. I am a nanny during the day for two girls and the younger one, who was turning eight, has been talking about this cake all year. She knew exactly what she wanted! Her favorite meal! She gets a happy meal every Wednesday. So I had to pull it off! The best part was making the burger (just a rice cereal patty, airbrushed...perfect meat consistency.) I also had a blast doing the french fries! The wrapper was fun to make, but shaping the fries, a bit of airbrush and crushed sugar (salt), they looked perfect! She absolutely loved it! Happy 8th birthday Kylie Koo!

The Hunny Pot Cake

Well, my best friend had to have a California baby shower! Since I was co-hosting this one with her fabulous step mom, Julie...I wanted to go all out. After doing the more traditional tiered Winnie the Pooh cake for her Vegas shower, I definitely knew I wanted to do a carved cake for this one. But I had to incorporate two elements, so I could have some gluten free cake and some regular cake. I decided to do a giant honey pot with cupcakes that had little bees on them. Half way was missing something. It needed Pooh....but how to incorporate him? That is how we came up with him falling into the honey, just his butt showing...put a little bee on top and....tah dah! It was a smash hit and got raving reviews! I was so happy I could do something extra special for my very best friend, Lindsay and her husband Simon and of Ava Jai!

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Girly Beach Cake

I had a blast working on this one. Since it was for my niece's 12th birthday beach party, I got free license to do pretty much whatever I wanted. Knowing how girly Sammi Lynn is, and how obsessed most 12 year olds are about Taylor Lautner, leopard print and hot pink, I kew exactly what I wanted to do! This one was all me and I enjoyed every minute! The always...were my favorite. The "Team Jacob" magazines, the sunscreen and most importantly, the old school boom box, were so much fun to make! Even the little handmade shell details came out perfectly. Happy Birthday Sam!

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Jumbo Donut Cake

We have made donut cakes before and they are always a hit. But they have only been made as part of a whole cake. This classic donut was made as the cake itself. They are so much fun to make and gets a smile out of just about anyone! That got us thinking...what a unique idea! We should sell these packaged, ready to go. They would be great for office birthdays, potlucks, birthday dinners. They are great for kids, your parents, your boss, your dentist, his secretary.... They are universally good, all around! So, as a FunCakes first, we are offering the JumboDonut Mini Cake at a super low rate of $48 each. Place your order today!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Pug Cake

First of all...animal cake are fast becoming my favorites to do. They are just so much fun and end up having their own little personalities. Like Elton the Pug here....I love how shifty he turned out, like he just did something wrong...a bit mischievous, even! We usually just do frosting for the animal cakes. Since they have fur, this mimics it perfectly. However, pugs are very short haired....what to do?! So we covered him with fondant, but then he is too smooth....the solution? I painted on a thin layer of frosting over the fondant and tapped it, it give it a short spiky texture. Then we airbrushed the whole thing. Turned out great! Some say..even a little scary, but I think that is a good thing!

The Caricature Cake

When I got an email asking if we could replicate an image from a caricature, I was excited but worried how the logistics would pan out....I knew we could do it! We have done faces before! Plus, this is one of Matt's specialties. I knew he would rock that face out...and boy! Did he?! The cake compared to the pretty close to flawless! Really happy with how this one turned out. Super fun and unique and different!

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Pooh Cake

This cake was the most personal cake I have ever made. It was very special to me and I wanted to do a really good job. My very best friend in the whole wide world, Lindsay had her baby shower in Vegas this weekend. The theme for baby Ava Jai's nursery is classic Winnie the Pooh. We wanted to do something simple yet lovely and I think we achieved that. The road trip was interesting. I have never traveled with a fondant covered cake before and the elevation wrecked havoc! Poor thing was in shambles as we arrived. But I had planned on doing the majority of the decorating at her house, so we immediately got to work and fixed the sad little cake up in no time! I especially liked making Pooh and Piglet. Figurines are my favorite thing to do! The honey pots could not have come out cuter...with real honey dripping over the edge and all! Shout out to my Vegas helper, Sara Otis and my mom, Sue and Madi too! It came together and was a hit at the shower. I was so honored to be able to do that for my bestie! Look out California shower....I am seeing a carved cake in your future!

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Green Lantern Cake

We were just too excited to do this cake. It was for a fabulous friend of ours, Ted, for his big birthday bash. The party was crazy and we were so honored to be able to pull this off for him. He loves The Green Lantern, so we worked together to come up with an awesome concept. We decided to do a comic book cake with the fist really popping out and a real working green light for his ring. It was our first time working with a technical element and it went really well. I love this cake so much. It is a definite high for our blog!

The Other Mustache Cake

This mustachio was made for my sister Michelle's 40th birthday after party. The theme was Anchor Man and everyone had to wear a fake mustache. So, of course the cake had to be a mustache, right?! We kept it simple this time and left the nose off. But it turned out super cute and she loved it!

The Pretty Little Cupcakes

These pretty little cupcakes were for my sister, Michelle's big 40th birthday. We had a lovely family party with a teal and damask theme. I hand made the flags with the theme colors and little M's and 40's. I also made the pretty little cupcake stands and it all turned out so cute, I just can't stand it! I got to play with the flavors because she was so open and I came up with two variations that both went over well. Half were a chocolate banana with a peanut butter filling. The other half was strawberry white chocolate with a marshmallow cream filling....yummmm!

The Lakers Cake

Okay, so who doesn't love the Lakers? Who wouldn't love to make a Lakers cake with an awesome championship cup? It was for our good friend JohnPaul and he actually came and helped out. He did a wonderful job on the jersey and the cake turned out fantastic.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

The Dump Truck Monkey Cake

I had a blast making this cake for a little boy's first birthday. I loved getting a chance to do a little boy cake. The dump truck was made out of rice krispies and was so fun to decorate. But I have to say, making the traffic signs and cones were my favorite part.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The FABIA Cake

Gotta say...this was our biggest cake to date. It had the most details and elements and we knew we had to execute it as perfectly as possible! After all, it was for our very talented and amazing artist friend Natalia Fabia's opening show. We got a sneak peak of her work ( and were able to get inspired and make a cake that, we thought, reflected her paintings. We had a great time working on it and an even greater time at the opening. Congrats FABIA, we love you!

The Second Patron Cake

We did this cake a few weeks ago and it was fun getting another shot at a Patron cake, since I felt I made mistakes the first time. Here is the cake with the birthday boy. I think it turned out good, better than the first one for sure!

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Butterfly Cake

This cake was close to our hearts. We made it for our cousins Brenden and Joy's daughter's first birthday. We just love these guys to death and really wanted to do something ultra girly and sweet for little Maya Kate. I loved working on this one because I got to use some fun colors and totally express the child in me! Happy Birthday Maya!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Pretty Little Dress Form Cake

This was a birthday surprise for out super cute and lovely friend, Erin. She had no idea. She works in fashion and has awesome style...I always want to steal her shoes! This was a chance for me to play and be creatively free. I had fun playing with the draping and the ruffles. I put the dress form fondant on in pieces so it looked seemed up and down the body. The sweet little "E" plaque finished it off beautifully! She just loved the cake and it made me so happy to see her so happy!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Graduation Cake

This was a pretty easy cake. And mostly because Kelsey took the reins on this one and we sat back and let her have the experience! She did a great job! It came out just great and was such a relaxing, fun cake to work on.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Mustache Cake

I always say...the weirder the request, the better! So, when Paige, one of our very best customers, called in an order for a giant mustache cake...I became immediately giddy! It seemed so easy and it pretty much was. I love how the happy birthday came out! We got to deliver the cake and see the look on the birthday boy's face when we brought it out! It was beyond rewarding! I really really really loved doing this cake. It is a chance for us to be pop artists and go big!

The Cop Cake!

I was ridiculously excited to make this cake! The client, Sara's, boyfriend was graduating from the police academy and they wanted to do something really fun for his party. This was the first cake that we had our new assistant, Kelsey work on. She was a huuuuge help! And did a greeeaat job! We had a blast making the donuts! They look so real. Good enough to eat! Every detail from the newspaper board, to the coffee cup with his name on it and the little drops of coffee....turned out so cute! It has an overall cartoony feel and I like it!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Funny Necktie Cakes!!

I got a super nice email for a neat guy named Matt. He really likes ties. Like a lot.
His new blog did a post on awesome tie cakes in honor of Father's Day. You should definitely check it out. There are too many good ones, I seriously cannot pick my favorite! I do love the first one with the sleeve and cufflink. Darling! And I like the frosting sweater and tie cake. Funky! But they are all awesome. I sure wish I had a Father's Day cake order so I could do my own swanky version! But in the meantime enjoy Matt's site!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Louboutin Cake

Well.....what can I say about this cake? This was, by far, the greatest challenge of our cake making career. I am not entirely happy with the outcome...the shoe was the hardest thing we have ever had to make! We did our best and logged A LOT of man hours on this one. But in the end, I think it came out alright. I do love the little Louboutin bag with the gold shoes clap...that was super fun to make!

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Other Badge Cake

We got another order from a retiring police man for a badge cake. This one was on a much smaller scale though, so I felt it was easier to accomplish some of the detail work. We think we have improved!

The A Cake

Matt likes to call this the "trix cake" because of all the bright colors. We made this for my niece, Alicia who was turning 15.
We decided to go simple on this cake because next year will be a pretty big birthday and she will want to get something crazy!
But this was cute for our family party and she loved it!

Friday, April 30, 2010

The Diaper Bag Cake

Oooohhh! Was this a fun cake to make?! Um, yes! First off, I love all things baby. Second, I have been wanting to do a diaper bag cake for quite some time. And lastly, all the little detail work is my absolute favorite to do! I nerded out big time on the pacifier and the rubber ducky was super fun too! I hope Thea just loves it. Congratulations on the baby boy!