Sep 28, 2013

Jungle Animal Cake Toppers

Nothing makes me happier than to model cute little critters, so when Flur Bakery asked me to make some jungle animal cake toppers, I was happy to oblige. The client wanted the animals to look like the ones on the party napkins, so here are some photos of both.

My favorite animal of the moment.... one darn cute zebra.
Here they are all together waiting to go on the cake along with the giraffe.

Sep 23, 2013

Nursery Rhyme Baby Shower Cake

I LOVED decorating this sweet little cake for a client of Flur Bakery in Riverside, IL. Nothing makes me happier than making little vignettes out of fondant so this theme was right up my alley. They requested a mostly pink cake for the baby girl to be, so I used a limited color palette of pinks with just a few punches of other colors here and there.

Sep 18, 2013

Minion Cake

I was super honored to be asked by Icing Smiles, a national non-profit organization that gives kids battling serious illnesses a birthday cake of their dreams, to donate a really special cake for Kevin's 8th birthday. Kevin is one very cool kid who picked Despicable Me as the theme he wanted for his cake. So of course the cake had to be about the Minions, right? Needless to say I had a BLAST making his cake.

I wanted the cake to look like a quintessential birthday cake with swags and trim, but I used blue, grey and black to tone it down so it wasn't too frilly for an 8 year old boy.

I wanted it to be full of Minion antics- so here is one eating Kevin's favorite food, pasta Alfredo and another below that just pulled off a swag and is yanking one of the stripes.

All of the minions were modeled out of Krispy Treats and gumpaste.

The topper shows one Minion getting whisked away by the birthday balloons.

Here is the birthday boy with his cake. The smile says it all. Happy Birthday Kevin!

Sep 15, 2013

Orange Dot Wedding Cake

Congratulations to George and Richie on their wedding this past weekend. I was thrilled to make their wedding cake for Flur Bakery in Riverside, IL. I've been doing cake decorating for Flur for a few months now and if you don't know their product, check them out. They have the best pastries around and oh, yea... they happen to all be Gluten Free. Everything is so yummy and yes, they do ship!

It turned out to be a fun yet still a very handsome wedding cake. I love vibrant deep orange they picked as their wedding color. It's a great color for both autumn and summer- and in September you never know what kind of day you might get- hot or chilly. They lucked out with a particularly perfect sunny crisp day. 

I had a great time making the whimsical bird toppers out of gumpaste to match their wedding suits. Pretty dapper birdies!