Thursday, July 12, 2012

Weddings Cakes of 2012

This cake was for my wonderful friends Amber and Ryan who had a beautiful wedding in upstate New York.  Cake was red velvet with a cream cheese frosting filling and vanilla buttercream frosting on the outside. 

 Photo from the wedding venue is a little grainy, can't wait to see the photographer's shot of it!  The color theme of their wedding was purple and yellow, which I incorporated with the small piped flowers. 

   This is the cake before adding real flowers at the wedding venue.  Including this photo since it is more clear than the first photo of the completed cake.

 This was a lemon cake with vanilla frosting, covered in fondant.  The bride was a redhead, as indicated by the custom made wedding cake topper!  I had fun with this cake.  I love making the criss-cross pattern on fondant cakes. 

Birthday Cakes of Spring 2012

Here are some of my favorite birthday cakes that I created this past spring.  Enjoy!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Fondant cakes of the month!

 The second Buffy the Vampire cake I've made this year!  The cake was lemon-blueberry with lemon frosting beneath the fondant.  
9" round cake

Also the second Etch-A-Sketch cake of the year - with funfetti cake covered in chocolate frosting underneath the fondant!
9" x 13" Sheet Cake

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Autumn in Cake!

Its been a busy summer and an even busier fall, but here are some of my favorites that I made over the last few months!  My favorite cake by far that I have worked on this season is the wedding cake below.  The cake itself was red velvet, and the silhouettes were based on the actual couple, Jackie and Spencer.

Tier sizes for this cake were 14", 12", and 10".

A haunted gingerbread house cake made for a Halloween party! 
The steps are brownies, and the shingles were made from sunflower seeds.

 Etch-A-Sketch birthday cake for two good friends.  
The silver effect was achieved with a silver shimmer powder dusted over gray fondant.

A birthday cake for Melissa with a frosting rendition of her favorite cat!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Springtime Cakes!

Its been a busy spring!

Fondant fruits & veggies I created decorate Alice's birthday cake.

Simple vanilla/chocolate wedding cake, 6" x 8"x 12"

Buffy themed birthday cake for Marguerite!

 Fireworks / tie dye themed fondant cake for my niece Natalie's 9th birthday!

Monday, March 28, 2011

This Winter in Cake!

Chinese New Year Carrot Cake. 2011: Year of the Rabbit

In NYC, 2011, Year of the Rabbit, has been quite a year thus far in blizzards, snowstorms, and cake, and although I have made numerous cakes, this post includes a few cake highlights from the last two months:

A birthday cake for Cassandra, celebrating her amazing cat Isis.

Simple Lemon Cake

Birthday cake for Ashley, guardian of the infamous Mongo, a.k.a Lord Underbite.
See photo below for explanation of everything you need to know about Mongo, designed by Andy:

This was ordered for someone who reportedly caught their hair on fire from the previous year's birthday cake.
Hence, the flames! Marbleized orange, yellow, and red fondant for the fire effect.  Dusted with edible gold shimmer dust. 

This cake was for my father's birthday, and is the logo of his alma mater, Manhattan College, and their mascot.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Fundraiser

Inspired by the logo of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, I made mini jolly roger cakes covered in black fondant for their Winter Wonderland bakesale fundraiser.  The filling was a vanilla buttercream, with two layers of chocolate cake underneath.  These 3" mini cakes were tedious, but worth the end result.  I ran out of black fondant, and decorated the remainder of the mini cakes with chocolate ganache and chocolate dipped strawberries.  Instead of using small cake molds, I actually made two large sheet cakes and cut them into even 3" squares, then split the layers in half and filled with frosting.