Sunday, September 26, 2010

September Cake Orders

For the Chocoholic

6 inch chocolate cake with chocolate icing & chocolate sprinkles...better grab a glass of milk with this one!

Happy Birthday Charlie!

For a Toy Story fanatics' 2nd birthday. I think this one has been the most fun to make so far.

Happy Birthday Michelle!

For my best friend, who LOVES peanut butter cups. Hope my future niece or nephew loves peanut butter cups too! ;)
For the golf fanatic
50 cupcakes arranged to look like a golf course. The water is blue tinted piping gel and the sand is graham crackers & brown sugar, the rest is buttercream.

July, August & September Family Birthdays
My family has 16 birthdays in the months of July, August & September and when we celebrate everyone gets a cupcake and a candle (thank goodness they are no longer the singing candles!). I decided to have a little fun with these and arrange them like flowers.

Happy Birthday Grandma!

I think this is my favorite cake to date. It was a lot of work, but well worth it. I was surprised by the number of people who thought this was a real flower arrangement. Everything was made out of fondant.
Fall Birthday Cupcakes

Cupcakes with fondant flowers

Happy Birthday Dan!
Cardinals cake for my cousin's 30th birthday. The Cardinals logo was made out of royal icing.

Cookies decorated with royal icing, also for my cousin's 30th birthday.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Oh No!

I didn't have any cake orders for Labor Day weekend, so I thought I would make a cake for my dad and try out a few new techiques in the process. The cake turned out pretty cool, but as I took the cake out of the oven, the heating element in the bottom exploded. I was so bummed and then had to spend my Labor Day shopping for a new stove.

Here's the cake:

And the inside of the cake:

And my new baby :)
Not sure if I am more excited about the convection oven or the smooth top, but either way, the week without a stove was pure torture!