May 17, 2011

Baby Bea Turns One!

Happy 1st Birthday to my little friend Bea! She may be fuzzy, have four paws and like to sniff things, but every gal deserves a fab birthday cake and new party dress!



 

Which one is the real toy you wonder? Hummm.


Watch out Bea! My pup Olive is looking way too interested in your cake.




This photo has nothing to do with anything. It just cracks me up to see it sitting in our fridge nestled among the eggs and milk. Awe... cute!

May 14, 2011

Willy Wonka Baby Boy

A cute Willy Wonka themed baby shower cake for baby Nathaniel, who is due to arrive into this world some day soon.



Carved cake tiers covered with fun stripes and wild dots. Fondant candy, top hat, and of course the Golden Ticket!


Candy around the back.

May 10, 2011

Wills and Kate's Royal Wedding Cake

Ok, well not really THE royal cake... but it was made for a wedding watching party hosted by my fabulous friend Jane. True to Jane's style, it was a full-fledged party starting at 6am to watch the royal nuptials complete with butlered drinks, a full breakfast spread including quiche, pastries and oven roasted bacon. Guests arrived in their pajamas and fancy hats. The mimosas kept flowing. Another drink? Why not?

What's a wedding watching party without a wedding cake??? This event was the perfect excuse for me to try my hand at a more traditional style cake. Recently my boss Colette Peters ( www.colettescakes.com ) made the most AMAZING cake! I was so excited by it that just had to make a mini version of it for this party.

Here is Colette's stunning cake covered in hand pipped roses, fruit, and flowers. An amazing array of pipping and swags!
My wee version...


Swags of pipped grape clusters, roses and leaves... Topped with an arrangement of gum paste and royal icing flowers.


We were all given pretty convincing knock-off sapphire and diamond rings. I'm pretty sure we all felt like a princess for a day!