Another year, another birthday. Dark chocolate cake with nutella filling decorated with marshmallow fondant. The silhouettes are gumpaste with rice paper overlays.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Much for which to be thankful this year not least among them the presence of family and friends with whom to share the bounty with which we are gifted. And to celebrate, much food and conversation and laughter, and to end the meal, a cake. A hummingbird cake filled with raffaelo buttercream and covered in marshmallow fondant. The picture is hand painted with food safe pens and gel food colors, and the words on the facing page are hand printed with food safe pens.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Leggo Ninjago for a little boy who turned one. Darkest chocolate cake with nutella filling, covered in a mix of candy clay and fondant. The little ninja had a rice cereal head on a chocolate cake torso.
Monday, August 26, 2013
A frilly and feminine cake in pink and gold on a lightly textured fondant background. The cake is one layer of vanilla cake between two layers of spiced pumpkin cake with cream cheese filling and frosting covered in lightly textured fondant and decorated with frilly gumpaste flowers and ribbon with gold candy pearls for accent.
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
The promise was to make a cake that wasn't too girly. A promise to design a cake that was a little less ball gown and a little more tuxedo; something befitting a sophisticated young adult entering her last teen year. I think we did it with this little number we agreed to call "black rain". It's carrot cake filled with cream cheese buttercream, a band of textured fondant does for the sides and the top is more cream cheese buttercream with a hint of white chocolate and gumpaste fantasy flowers. The whole is accented with splashes of black and black candy pearls:
A little late posting these cakes. It was our anniversary and we celebrated by renewing our vows with the help of friends and family. Ed Turner performed the ceremonial part of the event (with great solemnity and gravitas as befits such an occassion-the bride was moved to tears, the groom kept whispering "don't cry"). The ceremony, which was conducted out of doors, ended just before the rain started and was followed by much eating, and a bit of drinking followed by (of course) cake. First was the groom's favorite: a carrot cake filled and frosted with cream cheese frosting and decorated with a fondant plaque:
Then, for those who prefer their cake without the vegetables a red and white cake filled with white chocolate buttercream, covered with fondant and decorated with gumpaste. The topper was provided by the groom as a surprise which made the bride tear up (of course):
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
One layer of red velvet, one layer of vanilla with a nutella filling hiding beneath a whipped white chocolate frosting. The bow is cheesecloth tricked out to look like burlap for a bit of rustic chic to offset the rosette design. Happy birthday guys.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
It was a wonderful day for an outdoor wedding reception. Hot (but not too hot) and sunny with enough of a breeze to keep the mosquitoes away. A crowd of happy folk and large amounts of food. Three flavors of cake. Who could ask for more. Truly, a grand time was had by all.
First, my favorite picture of the happy couple taken at Christmas 2012:
Then the wedding cake, the top tier was a white vanilla cake with nutella buttercream filling, the second tier was a carrot cake with cream cheese filling. The whole was covered in a white chocolate buttercream and decorated with gumpaste flowers and lettering.
Then there was the groom's cake which was the groom's absolute favorite black forest cake, and which we managed to make a complete surprise (which is not that difficult when only two people know about it). Darkest chocolate cake, fresh whipped cream, cherries and just a bit boozy, what's not to love about it?
Did I mention that a good time was had by all?