Dec 24, 2009

Pie cake or cake pie?

Since it is verboten for one to make their own birthday cake, Vinny made one for me. It is a cake made to look like a pie. Cool right?


Take my word, its a pie... I mean a cake. IT IS A CAKE.


See the chocolate cake peeking out? Cake I tells ya. Cake.


See? Spaghetti and Cake.... I mean Cake and Cake! Garrr!

Dec 22, 2009

A Very Spag n' Balls Birthday

Happy 42nd to my Vinny Vinny Coco Puffs. I ruined a perfectly good pasta roller to make this cake, but the effect was well worth it, right? Right??!


Fondant "pasta" with rice krispy treat "meatballs" covered in fondant.
Red piping gell "sauce" with white sprinkles for "cheese" and green sugar for "oregano".
Now THAT'S Italian!

Dec 17, 2009

Day of the Dead 40th Birthday Cake

You win some, you lose some. I made this for my best buddy Kristin's SURPRISE 40th birthday party.



The idea in my head was a kind of sophistocated yet dark look, since its an Over the Hill cake. I love how the chocolate brown roses turned out, but the overall look turned out to be more Day of the Dead with a few lumps and bumps then NYC Chic. Good thing it was a dark room. Everything looks better in candle light.
Win some, lose some... meh!

Lovely brown roses... you will be used again!

Nov 7, 2009

Baby Girl Olive Turns One

Even baby girl Olive pup deserves a first birthday cake. Yes, yes, I do realize she is just a dog.


Cake with Coco Puffs as dog kibble.


Too bad Olive couldn't actually EAT her own birthday cake. Poor pooch. Life is ruff.

Oct 16, 2009

Say what? Twins?!!?

Baby shower cake for bird lovers Erin and Jim for their now born twins, Charlie and Deliah.



See? Two eggs for two twins? Awe....

Oct 1, 2009

Autumn Orchard Shower Cake

Bridal shower cake for an upcoming orchard wedding.


Fall foliage and flowers.



With wee little gum paste apples tucked here and there.


Jun 14, 2009

Dad's Work is Never Done Tool Box

Made for my beloved Dad, who is Mr. Fix-It AND Superman rolled into one.


Thanks to Vinny's nimble fingers for making the nails, tape measure and plyers (all the hard stuff!)



Oh, yeah, and screwdriver. But, I made the cake and hammer and maybe the bolts too!!
That counts for sumthin, right?

Jun 10, 2009

Blue Ribbon Pink Cake

First place BLUE RIBBON for best Beginner Cake at the NYC Cake Club compitition. Weeeeeeee whoooooo!!! The blue ribbon is proudly placed on the fridge.



There were only 6 other entries, but a win is still a win damnit! AND I'm $25 bucks richer!

May 20, 2009

Another one bites the dust.

Another 40th Birthday cake. Happy, happy Alice, my dear friend!

Apr 1, 2009

Cow Jumped Over the Moon Cake

Shower cake for my good pal Cheryl. Cute cake, bad photo... You get the idea.

Jan 23, 2009

70 is the new 50

Happy 70th to my Mamma! A great weekend we all had together in NYC. Jersey Boys musical, fancy schmancy dinner out, and all topped with one sweet cake.


Gum paste roses. Yep, they are edible!