Sunday, September 5, 2010

Rosette Cake

This is a cake I did on referral from another wedding cake. I've seen this design a few different times and love how the rosette's give it a modern feel. The bride, Rachel, wanted it tinted gold with red flowers and pearl white beads every other tier. Flavors included key lime cake with coconut cream filling, raspberry swirl with chocolate ganache and chocolate with raspberry cream filling. I had to deliver it all put together, twenty minutes away, with both of my kids. So stressful. Fortunately there were no disasters. Congratulations Rachel and Steve!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Water Fight Cake

This is the 2nd of 2 cakes for my friend Emily. Her boys are less than a year apart (yikes!) so each year she gets to plan two parties back to back. This year she decided to have me help out with the cakes. Ethan is an adorable 8 yr old boy who requested a "water fight cake with a hand sticking out shooting a real water gun." It sounded like a fun challenge so I set about figuring out how to best execute it. I've found that the most challenging aspect of doing a cake for little boys is that they really want it simple (basic flavors, no bling and NO fondant). After a couple days of thinking it through-this is what I came up with. I hope you love it Ethan!

Jungle Cake

I did this jungle themed cake for my little dude's first birthday. We invited over a few family members and had a fun little party to celebrate. The cake was chocolate with an oreo cream filling and vanilla buttercream frosting. Yum. Fortunately, the guest of honor was well behaved all night and we had a great time with our loved ones. Happy Birthday Liam!