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!