Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Almond Cake

Had a client tasting for a Almond wedding cake with Chocolate buttercream. Below is the little 4" cake I made for the tasting and this cupcake was one a few leftovers. I have been super busy with client meetings and last minute shoppers for wedding cakes. I booked 2 wedding cakes for April and another one for May in the last week. I can't imagine waiting until that close till the wedding to start looking for a baker! I have a Scuba diver cake and a strawberry shortcake cake due for Saturday. Should be fun :) Hope you all had a great March!

Almond Cake with Chocolate Buttercream - Client tasting

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Spring Cupcakes

Made a dozen spring looking cupcakes for my mother's neighbors last weekend. She had been mentioning to me about placing an order to thank them for all the help they had been this winter when my father passed away. So I figured since they have two little girls I would whip up somthing bright and colorful.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Easter Cupcakes

Today I decided to try out a couple new recipes. A chocolate butter cake recipe, which is now my new favorite chocolate cake recipe and a whipped chocolate ganache recipe. The cake recipe was amazing! Its moist and yet fluffy with a delicate crumb basically in a nut shell it's perfect. I have been searching long and hard for a chocolate cake recipe that was perfect and finally I have one :)

For the whipped ganache, although it tastes delicious, the consistency was not that great so I will have to look further. Although I definitely will be using it again as a cupcake or cake filling as it tasted like a truffle filling, not to sweet. Very yummy :) Anyways here is some Easter cupcakes to get you into a spring baking mood! Enjoy :)

Chocolate Butter Cake with Whipped Chocolate Ganache with Royal icing flower

Chocolate Butter Cake with Whipped Chocolate Ganache with Fondant Rose Bud

Friday, March 13, 2009

Pixie Cake

Making kid's cakes are becoming my new favorite. I had a blast making this cake. Especially the little frog :) I gave the little girl having either the pixie sitting on a lily pad or a flower. She picked lily pad and so this was what I came up with for the design for the rest of the cake. I learned a lot of useful things while making this cake. Most importantly:

Always attach the head to the body before adding the hair.

Pixie Closeup

Mushroom Closeup

Frog Closeup

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Pink Cake

Well as cute as this cake turned out it was a huge pain trying to make. I hope I never get an order for a pink buttercream cake! If you just nick this cake you end up with pink on you which inevitably ends up on something white. I ended up going through two ribbons around the base of the cake plate because the first one managed to get pink on it somehow, never mind trying to roll out white fondant without tinting it pink! Lots of frustration with this one but I think the end result was worth it in the end. Very Cute :)

Thursday, March 5, 2009


I discovered Lightroom today. It has been so much fun that I have been distracted all day and now behind in my work for this weekend. Good thing it's a cake for my family :) This program is great for doing really neat things with your exsiting photos. I wanted to make my cake photos into "glamour shots" for a album I plan on putting together one of these days. There is soo many different ways or changing your photos for the feel you may be going for. Anyway's, I love this program so much I had to share it with the rest of you! Here is some shots I worked on today of cakes and cupcakes I have done.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Deer Head Cake

Made this cake earlier today for a extra special client of mine. I'm starting to think she caught a cake bug. This is the second cake she has ordered from me in 3 weeks and when she emailed me to order this one she also asked me about one for next week as well. I was starting to think I should make a "cake stamp card" for her. Sort of like Slab's ice cream card, buy so many and you get a free cone, or cupcakes.. in this case :) Anyways, I wanted to share a photo. Yummy chocolate rifles.. lol...

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Dinosaur Cake

Here is a couple shots of a birthday cake I made today. I had alot of fun making this cake and may have to use the dino again in a birthday cake for my son :) While I was out shopping yesterday I came across some letter cut outs in a shop I wouldn't have expected to find them in and was happy I put them to use already! The cake was White Velvet filled with raspberries and cream filling, covered in vanilla buttercream. I hope Kingston had a great 1st birthday!

Full view Dinosaur cake


Here is a couple cupcakes I made this weekend. I love the leaf ones. I wish you see the shimmer on the leaves. They were a gold and coppery orange color. Just beautiful. Then a cute coconut cupcake :)

I also made a super cute Dinosaur cake which I will add in another post!

Coconut Cupcake with sugar heart

White Velvet cupcake with Vanilla buttercream