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.

Jun 15, 2014

Charlie Brown Wedding Castle Cake

I totally love to create a unique cake customized to an occasion or people. I previously posted a castle cake that I made for display in Flur's window. An adorable couple fell in love with it and wanted it customized to their wedding. The groom's last name is Brown and he has always been a fan of Charlie Brown-so together we came up with this whimsical castle cake with Charlie Brown knight, bride, Snoopy warding off a dragon, and (my personal favorite) Woodstock. Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Brown!

May 28, 2014

Camping Birthday Cake

I loved making the decorations for a little girl's camping birthday party for a client of Flur bakery. From the tent, to the fire, to the marshmallow roasting on a stick. Cute, cute, cute!

I used some edible chocolate rocks to help create the fire pit and made the logs and fire out of fondant.

May 26, 2014

Happy Jean Dancing Queen

My friend Jean is one of the happiest people I know. She's never mad, never down. She always has a smile. We lived together in grad school way back when and every morning I would find her dancing in our living room to ABBA or some other happy music. So happy 40th to my dear friend, Happy Jean!

She's probably going to kill me for posting this next photo.... but like I said- always happy, never mad ;)

May 15, 2014

Heavy Metal Mother's Day Kiss Cake

Remember the heavy metal band Kiss from the 70s? Well apparently they are still popular. I had an absolute BLAST decorating this small 6-inch cake that one very cool girl ordered from Flur bakery for her rock'n mom for Mothers Day. Love it!

The Gene Simmons inspired cake has his hallmark extra-long tongue, black eye paint and studded dog collar that I made with extra large silver dragees.

I made the Kiss logo out of gumpaste and covered them in mini silver dragees for a glam rock effect. Super fun cake to make!