Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Baby Birdie Cake

Love love love this cake! I worked on it with my mom the night before my birthday. We just had the best time decorating her (the cake.) The color palette is playful and the stenciling came out so dainty. My mom worked on momma bird and baby bird. Our first time using marzipan! Pretty easy and pliable to work with and tastes a heck of a lot better. The nest was chinese noodles dipped in chocolate (easy and delicious) The whole look is sophisticated yet fun and sweet and I had the best time working on her (the cake.)

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Soccer Ball and Lei Cake

This cake was made for a special kid. When I am not baking, I am a nanny to two great girls. The older girl, Danielle turned 12 this weekend, along with her best friend, Bailey. They decided on a soccer and luau theme....naturally! So this is what we came up with.I had a blast making the flowers for the lei. And piping all that grass, leaving a bit of "dirt" was really cool too.

The Books Wedding Cake

Yes..... you heard right, I said wedding cake! I know I usually don't do those (the pressure!!!) but this one was special. It was for my cousin Jenn and her fiance Michael. They are both really into fantasy..Star Wars, Lord of the Rings...etc...So they didn't want just an ordinary wedding cake. Together we came up with this concept of a stack of vintage books left in the forrest. My mom did all of the detail work, the twigs, ferns, acorns...etc....which looked awesomeee! This cake is really stunning all put together and truly represented them as a couple. And that makes me smile.

The Guinness Cake

This is a cake made with guinness to look like guinness......yup...that about says it all!

The Baby Cowgirl Cake

This was a sweet cake. It was for an old friend's little sister's baby shower and it was cowgirl themes. I had fun making the botts, thought they were difficult! It always is when trying to make gum paste stand on its own. But I think they came out great. Along with the hat and it's customized buckle...the parents-to-be were delighted!

The Other Guitar Cake

This cake was a rush job for a high profile producer...not naming names!!! : ) It was on a smaller scale but getting all the gears and nobs took some finess. I love the wood grain on the neck best!

The Luggage Cake

I have seen a bunch of these types of cakes. There are a lot of ways to go with it. So I was excited when I got this order. I loved doing all the hand painted luggage tags, and making it look vintager was so fun!

Th Big Lebowski Cake

This cake was for a Big Lebowski fan, so we wanted to get all the details juuust right. We actually had the rug image printed out onedible paper using edible ink. The figures were hand sculpted by Matt (husband/business partner/master sculpter) and I dressed those bad boys! I love the way it came out.

The Rice Krispies Cake

Mmmmm. A cake made entirely of rice krispies, yes. That sounds delicious. Add some frosting...decorate with Cap't Crunch and you are all set! This was for our best friend Skot and we all dove in and gobbled it right up. Who doesn't love rice krispies?!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Ted's Dummy Cake

Catch up time! I have been falling behind in keeping up with the blog posts. The bakery has been very busy! This cake was done this summer for a fantastic friend of ours, Ted. He was having a creepy circus themed birthday party, Teddy Jam 2011, and we came up with a giant dummy head with working lights in his eyes. He was huge, a lot of work and a major hit!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Nautical Cake

This cake was fun to work on because it was just so darn cute! I loved all the colors, the theme, the little boat on top. And I am really proud of how clean it came out. The family loved it and sent me this great photo (courtesy of Kelly Fogel Photography.)

The Baby Elsa Cake

Warning! This cake has been called "quite disturbing." And I can't say I don't disagree. It was an odd request for sure. But I expect nothing less from our outrageous and artsy friends, Jeff and Liv. We really pushed ourselves to make this cake as life like as possible. When they said "fetus cake" We answered, "just born!" With the umbilical cord and scissors and all!
This one has received a lot of attention so far. Some bad, but mostly good. What it comes down to is, we created a cake that is truly a piece of art. Whether you are grossed out or amazed...

The Mardi Gras Mask Cake

This cake was for my niece's Sweet 16 party, which was Mardi gras themed. I can not believe I have a 16 year old niece but I was happy to help plan her party and, of course, make her cake. We went big. I mean, really big! It was super fun to decorate with the gold paint and the jewels. A really fun and creative experience!

The Time Warner Cake

This cake was unique in that it wasn't a cake at all! It was the first time I got to work with "cake dummies." Styrofoam cake rounds that I covered in fondant and decorated it for a Time Warner commercial. Which was really exciting! Another unique element was that I had to make three top tiers that were interchangeable. I thought it all came out perfectly.

The Very First Wedding Cake

So, I finally did it. I "bit the bullet" and accepted my first wedding cake. It was fairly simple and I think we pulled it off. I love the fresh flowers we got to arrange ourselves on site.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Shopping Cake

This cake was a shoppers dream! I loved making the Nordstrom and Victoria's Secret boxes. My favorite was the Tiffany's bag. It really came out perfect. I had tons of fun making the tissue paper and the bag handles. All in all, I think it came out wonderfully.

Monday, April 18, 2011

The Lakers Jersey Cake

This was a groom's cake for a fellow named Jenkins. Pretty simple design. They just wanted the jersey with his name and number. It was all about nailing those famous Lakers colors and font. We then added the stitching detail and tah dah! The most fun part was the custom Laker's basketball court board. That was a super fun detail! And the client was thrilled.....

"Anyway, the cake was fan-fricken-tastic!!!! It was exactly like we had imagined! Thank you so much for all your help and professionalism. It was great working with you, and I would definitely refer you anytime someone needed a cake. Just wonderful!!
Many thanks,

The Little Baby Shower Cake

I looooved working on this cake. The girly cakes are my favorite. I loved the soft muted colors. I loved making and then placing all the little delicate flowers.I loved the bow and the broach. And I loved making the carriage with the baby in it the most! It was so fun getting to play around and make something so sweet.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Face Cake

This is the second cake of this nature we have done. We call them 'caricature' cakes because we base it on a drawing of the subject rather than trying to make it look super life like. This was as surprise to a guy from his girlfriend. He loves the Lakers, his band 'The Teeth' and his Rickenbacker bass guitar. I think we pretty much nailed it and kept it clean and cool looking.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Cop Cake

This cake was super fun to make. It was for a retiring detective, Gregg and was bought as a surprise from his adorable girlfriend, Linda. He loves 'Dunkin' Donuts' coffee and raspberry danishes. So we added his badge and gun all on a newspaper board and called it a day! Couldn't get more stereotypical cop than that. I loved recreating the logo and details on the cup and even putting the details on the gun was fun. We had a bit of trouble with the rain but all in all, this cake came out beautifully!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Gibson Les Paul Cake

We got another crack at making a guitar cake. The first one we did was over a year ago and was one of our very first cakes. So we were excited to put to use all the new tricks and experience we have gained in the meantime! And even more so because we got to do it for such a wonderfully sweet client. Lisa wanted to surprise her hubby-to-be with a life size replica of his favorite guitar for their wedding day. It was, in fact, my first groom's cake and was happy to do this for such a lovely couple. We had a blast "nerding out" on the little details...all the nobs and buttons. And Matt did an amazing job on the wood graining with the airbrush. All in all, I think we blew the other guitar cake out of the water. Congrats Marco and Lisa!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The Zebra Cake

I am back after a long winter break! And the orders have been rolling in! Starting with this adorable baby shower cake. I had fun with the graphic colors and the zebra print. Most of all, I was really happy with the special piping on top, as the mommy-to-be called her bum 'baby bean.' I thought it all came out adorably.