Sep 18, 2014

Power Rangers Samurai Cake

Power Rangers Samurai cake made for a client of Flur bakery.

For those of you not familiar with the Power Rangers (me included).

Sep 15, 2014

Nautical Wedding Cake

I loved making this nautical wedding cake for clients of Flur bakery who got married on a boat. The navy and white stripes are trimmed with fondant rope that I made into a Love Knot- which was deceptively hard to make- but really beautiful in the end. Gumpaste anchor, roses and large peony accent the cake.

Sep 12, 2014

Girl Minion

Who says a Minion has to be male?! I was excited to create this large, 3D girl Minion for a special 2nd Birthday for Emma. The birthday girl wore a super cute custom dress, so I made the Minion's outfit to match. Fun!

Sep 9, 2014

Happy 50th Brigitte!

It's always special for me to make a cake for a dear friend... and even more fun when its for their surprise party! My dear friend Brigitte turned the big 50 and her husband threw her a lovely dinner party at The Dawson in Chicago. Although he is the former Executive Chef of the swanky Peninsula Hotel and has his pick of cake decorators and pastry chefs, he wanted Brigitte's friends Adriana of Flur bakery and me to create the cake. He wanted to make sure it was whimsical and filled with everything that Brigitte loves... No pressure at all with a room full of chefs and restauranteurs!

Me, Brigitte and Adriana

I knew that she loves her cat Denver like a child, but I didn't realize that my demur friend is a HUGE ice hockey fan- in particular the Colorado Avalanche.

Brigitte also loves the beach, Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia and flowers.

She loves blue so I echoed the blue wave pattern from her favorite dress as the overall pattern of the cake- which also worked with the beach theme. I also included the logo for Tisch, her banquet table company that she recently launched. See her beautifully designed tables at here.

When I visited her a few days later, I was pleased to meet Denver in person and see the gumpaste version perched on her window sill. 

Jun 26, 2014

Batman Dark Knight Birthday Cake

For 3 years now I have been making Javian's birthday cakes and this year I was excited to make his special Batman cake. The birthday boy wanted the new Batman logo... which is a little edgier than the old one- and now that he is a big boy, we went with more dramatic color scheme and Gotham skyline. Happy 3rd Javian!

Jun 22, 2014

Yo Gabba Gabba Brobee Cake

I was honored to be asked by Icing Smiles, a nonprofit that supplies special birthday cakes to children battling illness, to make a cake for sweet Wilson's 2nd birthday. I was excited to hear that Wilson likes Brobee, the fuzzy green monster from the kids program Yo Gabba Gabba.

I carved Brobee out of 4 eight-inch round layers. I first covered him in fondant and then used an extruder to make all of the fondant fur.

Wilson with his older brother and mother.

Happy 2nd Birthday Wilson!

Jun 19, 2014

Anchor's Away Cake

A lovely couple got married this past weekend on a yacht on Lake Michigan. I'm looking forward to doing their big cake for their official party in August, but for now, this darling little 6-inch anchor cake hallmarked their special day. They chose the decadent Chocolate Obsession cake from Flur. The name says it all. YUM!!!

I hand made the anchor out of gumpaste.

Topped with a cluster of red gumpaste roses.