Monday, June 21, 2010

Number Seventy-Seven

June 19th, 2010.
The FABBB Cake

This cake was for a family who had a lot going on one weekend. They asked for a simple white cake, because they were celebrating a baptism, a baby blessing, a birthday, an anniversary, and Father's Day all on one day. I gave them their white cake - but hid in details to cover everything. This was a chocolate cake, with fudgy chocolate frosting in the middle, covered in vanilla buttercream.
F - Father's Day (tie design on the top of the cake)
A - Anniversary (wedding rings design around outside)
B - Birthday (balloons design around the bottom as a border)
B - Baby Blessing (swoops around the cake with a baby shape)
B - Baptism (water border around the bottom)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Number Seventy-Six

May 15th, 2010.
The Rivera Wedding Cake

This cake was half red-velvet cake, half white cake, covered in a vanilla buttercream, and champagne-colored fondant. Trimmed in ribbon, detailed in chocolate piping. The matching cupcakes were half red velvet, half white cake, covered in buttercream frosting and detailed with a ribbon, topped with a hand-crafted plastic butterfly.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Number Seventy-Five

April 9th, 2010.
The Puppy Birthday Cake

This cake was a white/strawberry swirl cake, covered in buttercream and fondant, with hand-painted details.

Number Seventy-Four

March 21st, 2010.
The Hearts Bridal Shower Cake

This cake was made in fashion after the Autumn Bridal Shower Cake. This was a yellow cake, with a strawberry "jam" filling, covered in buttercream, with fondant & dragee accents. Mmm!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Number Seventy-Three

March 6th, 2010.
The Happiest Happy Birthday Cake
When the old missionaries left our ward (see the beer cake entry), the new missionaries rotated in were Sister Missionaries. (Yay!) We also had them for dinner one night, and got to talking about cake. Funny enough, one of the Sister's birthdays was in about a week or two, so again, I volunteered to make her birthday cake. She wanted something crazy and artsy, so this is what I made for her. (Inspiration thanks to "The Whimsical Bakehouse" cookbook.) This was a devil's food chocolate cake, with chocolate chip cookies n' cream filling, covered in white and colored buttercream. (I used the leftover icing to make some crazy cupcakes.) She loved it!!!

Number Seventy-Two

February 24th, 2010.
The Treasure Chest Cake
This cake was for the Naperville 6th Ward's Young Women's "New Beginnings" night. The theme: "Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies." This was layered - white, chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla cakes, covered in buttercream frosting and fondant, decorated with various candies.

Number Seventy-One

February 17th, 2010.
The Elder Beer Cake :o
We had the missionaries over for dinner one night, and got to talking about my cakes. Elder Kotowski joked that I should make him a birthday cake, since his birthday was in a couple of weeks. I volunteered (of course!), and then asked what he would like. He told me about his family poking fun for him turning 21, and about some jokes they were making - so he thought it would be really funny to have a beer cake. Your wish is my command! :os This was a confetti cake, with buttercream frosting, topped with cool whip.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Number Seventy

January 16th, 2010.
Madalyn's Princess Cake
Finally! I made a princess cake. For a princess party! The birthday girl LOVED it.
This was a rice krispies cake, with fondant detail. (We made chocolate and vanilla cupcakes for serving.) I certainly hope there are more of these in my future. It was so much fun!

Number Sixty-Nine

January 9th, 2010.
Logan's 4th Birthday Cake - Lightning McQueen!
Logan's cake was made to his request this year - "only chocolate", and Lightning McQueen. I made cupcakes to serve to the kids at his party (much easier than dye and fondant everywhere!)...
This was a chocolate cake, with chocolate buttercream, topped with fondant. The cupcakes were chocolate/vanilla, with chocolate/vanilla buttercream, sprinkled with sugar crystals and "dirt" crumbs.

Number Sixty-Eight

December 26th, 2009.
The Puppies Birthday Cake
This cake was for a baby's 1st birthday - so naturally, there was a little cake for he baby to match. This was a 2-flavor cake: chocolate and vanilla, filled with chocolate frosting and topped with vanilla buttercream. The baby cake was vanilla cake, injected with chocolate frosting, and topped with vanilla buttercream.

Number Sixty-Seven

December 24th, 2009.
The Christmas Cake

This is a family tradition now - every Christmas we enjoy this amazing treat. How could you not? This is a moist chocolate cake, filled with delicious chocolate truffle loaf, coated in rich chocolate buttercream, topped with silky ganache and silver dragees.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Number Sixty-Six

November 26th, 2009.
The Thanksgiving Dinner Cake
For Thanksgiving dinner with our family, I brought this cake. It was a huge hit! This was a two layer cake - vanilla and chocolate, with buttercream frosting, finished off with fondant & various details.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Number Sixty-Five

November 12th, 2009.
Baby Shower Cake
This cake was for someone who attended Carin's baby shower, and really liked the gift box cake idea. The couple knew they were having a boy, so we tied in the pastel green and blue along with the brown ribbon. This was a white cake, with buttercream frosting and fondant details.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Number Sixty-Four

October 29th, 2009.
The Halloween Cake
This is a cake for someone my husband works with - and I decided to use a little 'artistic freedom' with it. :o)
This is a red velvet cake, with buttercream, and fondant details. The pictures below illustrate the hand-planted wheat field, all the way to the lit Jack-O-Lantern on top.

Happy Halloween!!!!