Jackson's mom requested a 3-D General Lee cake for Jackson's 3rd birthday! Apparently he's quite a fan, thanks to his grandpa who has a Dodge Charger and has encouraged the fascination with the bright orange version from The Dukes of Hazzard!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
When Jaime was getting ready to celebrate her 6th birthday, her mother contacted me requesting a dance themed cake featuring silhouettes. Jaime is into all kinds of dance and her favourite colour is purple! I have made other cakes with silhouettes and decided to use those featuring various forms of dance around the perimeter of the cake. The cake is covered in buttercream with all accents made of fondant. A top hat, which was actually a miniature cake, ballet slippers and #6 were placed on the top of the cake!
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I love the simplicity of this cheery little number! I was given almost complete free reign on this one-the only details I was given ahead of time was that the birthday girl does not like blue and it was to be simple but classy. I decided to go with a sunny yellow and a large white ruffled flower as the focal point. Black accents were incorporated in the centre of the flower and the fondant bands wrapped around the base of each tier. Two black fondant buttons added a cute and subtle little detail!
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Friday, January 11, 2013
This pretty little number was created for a November bridal shower with a "blingy" snowflake theme. The request was for the cake to be simple but classy, which I think was achieved! The cake consisted of two flavour combinations; vanilla buttermilk with raspberry filling and chocolate with peppermint filling. The peppermint filling was made by mixing finely chopped candy canes and peppermint flavouring into my buttercream. It was a nice variation and tied in well with the whole snowflake/winter theme!
The cake was covered in white fondant and all snowflakes were made with white fondant and covered in a mixture of white sparkling sugar and silver pearlized sugar...so pretty! A band of fondant with "congratulations" written in silver colour was wrapped around the centre of the cake. Fondant balls brushed with pearl dust were placed around the base of each tier, while two delicate snowflakes were placed on the top as the finishing touch!
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Thursday, January 3, 2013
I was happy to be asked to make Malia's birthday cake again this year! I had made a barnyard themed cake for her second birthday and this year was to be a princess themed party! I was asked to make a castle cake complete with shimmer, tulle and anything else that screamed "birthday party for a little princess"! The cake itself consisted of a square bottom tier topped with a round tier. The turrets were made of paper towel rolls covered in fondant and topped with fondant covered ice cream cones. They were held together and attached to the cake using royal icing, which holds much better than buttercream or fondant would. I added pink shimmer to the tops of the turrets and wrapped a piece of tulle around the cake board to finish it off. Once again, I prefer the cakes to be completely edible but the birthday girls' mommy asked that I include her collection of princesses around the cake, which added the finishing touch! It was Malia's birthday after all and if that's what she wanted, that's what she was getting!!!
Posted by Heidi at 11:31 AM
I wasn't sure where to begin when I was asked to make a 50th birthday cake for a woman who is really into angels. Her sister requested the cake and admittedly advised that her sister is very different than she is and so she had nothing else to suggest. I didn't want the cake to look tacky or too childlike but mature and classy. The other challenge was that the cake had to withstand a car ride to Montreal for a party three days later. I decided to go with a single tier covered in fondant to withstand the trip and maintain as much freshness as possible. Using white fondant I formed a single angel wing and tinged the tips with gold. The clouds were an interesting technique I found online that actually worked! I acheived the look I was going for and was thrilled to receive a report afterwards that the cake made it to Montreal, was fresh and made the birthday girl cry!!! That's what I like to hear!!!
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