Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Halloween Minnie Mouse Cake

This cake design almost literally came to me in a dream last week. I was dreaming of Disneyland during Halloween time and when I awoke the next morning I thought what a great idea for a cake! So this cake is Minnie Mouse but not in her traditional outfit. This is Minnie Mouse in her Halloween dress.

The bottom tier was strawberry and vanilla cream and the double barreled top tier was chocolate cake with a hint of lime and chocolate ganache.

This cake design is my original design.




Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Gondolier Cake

I was tickled pink to be able to create this last minute order for an Italian family celebrating a birthday event in the style of their heritage. Being married into an Italian family myself, of course I was thrilled to create something truly unique for them, so I went with the Gondolier as inspiration, making him into a dog wearing the Gondolier outfit with a straw hat.

I used a little tylose powder to give him stiffness so I could work his shape and then set to work on the Gondola. I'm not going to lie, making the gondola was challenging, mainly because I didn't have gumpaste and I didn't have much time to wait for fondant to set enough to use. I was able to wait just long enough to get it to stay upright, but phew. That was cutting it close!

The bottom of the cake represents the colors of the Italian flag - green, white, and red.

The phrase at the bottom is of course the classic first few words that the Gondolier's sing while rowing down the waterways of Venice, Italy. Enjoy!





Red and Black cake

I made this cake for a birthday party that was to be elegant in nature. Usually these designs are more for weddings, so it was nice to be able to make this without the stress of delivering a wedding cake. The cake was chocolate mud with strawberry jam and chocolate ganache.





Monday, September 22, 2014

Paddington Bear Cake

Based on the beloved children's book of a Peruvian Bear who travels to London on a rainy day. Hand painted and the suitcase and Paddington were modeled using fondant. The cake was lemon poppyseed.




Batman Cake

Batman themed birthday cake for a little boy turning 6. Chocolate mud cake with raspberry filling. Everything was hand cut and hand painted.