Monday, April 19, 2010

Candy Cake

About a year ago I ran into a friend I hadn't seen in a while. She had just given birth to a beautiful little girl a month earlier and decided to name her Gwen after our daughter. She said she had liked the name ever since hearing it (over 4 years ago) and hoped we didn't mind that they used it. I, of course, was flattered. A year later baby Gwen is having her first birthday and her mom asked me to do a cake for her. She requested carrot cake and left the rest in my hands. I decided to frost it in an orange cream cheese icing and decorate it in a candy theme. I made bright colored lollipops, gumdrop blossoms and added some jelly beans instead of piping around the bottom. I think it impressed her older brother the most. He kept asking if he could take 'OONNEE tiny lick'. Thanks Annie!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Butterfly Cookies

My cousin Amy gave birth to a cute little boy a few months ago and invited us to her baby blessing on Sunday. I decided at the last minute to throw some cookies together. I topped the sugar cookies with color flow icing because I love the glossy finish. I wanted to spend several more hours on jazzy details but, alas, I ran out of time. I always love getting together with the extended families over great food. Congratulations Amy, Tyler and Brody!

Bus Cake

I had the chance to do a cake for my friend Becca's little guy this weekend. He was turning 2 and completely in love with buses. I decided to do a 'small town' scene complete with a dirt road, old style school bus and a dilapidated mailbox. You can't quite see in the picture but the Rome figurine is wearing a backpack with a book on buses sticking out of a pocket. The cake inside is chocolate with chocolate mousse. I've learned to not cover cakes for kids with fondant (they won't eat it) so I just frosted it in a yummy lemon buttercream. I had so much fun pouring over all the details of this cake. Thanks Becca!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Tinkerbell Cake

My sister asked me to do a cake for a friend in her neighborhood. Her little girl Tanith was turning 3 and adores Tinkerbell. We decided to do this pale pink cake in hot pink and white daisy's. Inside is a white cake with raspberry, lemon mousse. I also did cupcakes with coordinating daisy's to hand out at the party. It was such a blast to put together. Thanks Sis!