Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cake Catch-Up

Here are some photos of my latest cakes...

Pretty yellow cake with sugar pearls for Mother's Day:

Bubble Guppy smash cake for a little girl turning 1:

Baby shower cake (white cake with raspberry filling and vanilla buttercream frosting):

And finally, an ocean-themed cupcake tower with a 6" round layer cake on top:

Monday, May 21, 2012

Girl Scout Cupcakes

I made these cupcakes for the end-of-year party for my two Girl Scout troops.  One troop is Daisies bridging to Brownies this year, and the other is a Brownie troop that is bridging to Juniors this year!  So I wanted to find a way to incorporate the different levels of Girl Scouting.

For the Daisies, I made yellow cupcakes with vanilla frosting and a fondant daisy:

The Brownie cupcake was chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, decorated with a mini-marshmallow on a pretzel stick:

And for the Juniors, a gluten-free chocolate cake with vanilla frosting and a fondant trefoil:

Here are all the cupcakes displayed together:

Bridal Shower Cupcakes

These cupcakes were for a bridal shower.  The colors were navy, white, and light green, and the bride has an affinity for purses, shoes, and fashion.  I made chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream, then decorated them with fondant flowers and little purses and shoes made out of candy melts.  Adorable, huh???

Beaker Muppet Cake

My daughter Rebecca had a science party this year to celebrate her 7th birthday.  Bunsen Honeydew and his sidekick Beaker were on the front of her party invitations, so she really wanted to have a Beaker cake.  I had fun creating him - I love his eyeballs!

Here's me and the birthday girl making Beaker faces (hubby said Rebecca's is better):

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Monogram Cake

This cake was for a boy celebrating his First Communion.  The party colors were pastel blue and yellow, so I made the cake to coordinate with the decor.  The bottom tier is chocolate cake with chocolate filling, and the top tier is yellow cake with lemon filling.  I used my super cool fondant extruder (love that thing!!!) to make the blue pin stripes.  I hand cut the initials for the monogram on the top, and I was so happy with how it turned out.  Congratulations, James!