Saturday, February 26, 2011

Cheeseburger in Paradise

I made these cheeseburger cakes for a family celebrating their son's first birthday at Five Guys.  The big one is for the grown-ups and has three 10" round vanilla layers with chocolate filling, frosted with vanilla buttercream and then airbrushed.  I made the sesame seeds, cheese, tomato, and lettuce out of fondant.  The smaller burger is a 6" smash cake for the birthday boy, including "fries" made with pound cake.  I cut it into fry sticks with my crinkle cutter, then toasted them in the toaster oven to brown the edges.

Not bad for a vegetarian, eh?  No animals were harmed in the making of these burgers! :)



Sunday, February 20, 2011

Yippee-ki-yi-oh!!

Made my very first Western-themed cake this weekend, for a bridal shower!  So fun!  Two tiers of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and fondant decorations.  Happy to say that it received rave reviews both for taste and appearance.  Yee-ha!!!


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Club Penguin Undersea Adventure!

This was a super fun project for me.  Leila, the birthday girl, is a big fan of Club Penguin, and she wanted a Club Penguin cake, complete with her personal penguin avatar (a princess ninja penguin!) and some puffles (colorful little fluffy balls with eyes).  Her birthday party theme, however, was an "under the sea" party, so Mom suggested that perhaps the penguin could be having an undersea adventure?  Leila also requested a dolphin swimming out of a shell.  Viola...here it is!  A penguin hanging out with a bunch of sea creatures, accompanied by puffle cupcakes!!  The cake on top is yellow almond amaretto cake (YUM) and the cupcakes are kid-friendly vanilla. :)

P.S. My super awesome dad MADE the cupcake stand!!!  Doesn't it look great?  It has layers in several different sizes that can be switched in and out depending on how big a stand I need.  How cool is that???





Unicorn Cake

I forgot to post photos of this lovely unicorn cake that I made last weekend - it was a vanilla sheet cake with vanilla buttercream frosting.  I used the FBCT technique to create the unicorn image, which matched the party ware.  Happy Birthday, Faith!!


Wingardium Leviosa!

No, I can't actually make this cake fly, but it sure was fun to decorate!  It was for a boy named Jacob who was having a Harry Potter Lego party for his 7th birthday.  He wanted a Lego cake with Harry Potter items on it, as well as a figure that looked like him dressed as Harry!  I love how he turned out.  I had a great time making the little items, too...the infamous Sorting Hat, the elusive Golden Snitch, a Gryffindor scarf, a Nimbus 2000 broom, and of course a wizard wand!!!  The Legos were vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, covered with fondant.  Happy Birthday, Jacob!  Accio Cake!!