Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ahoy! It's a Boy! (Take 2)

The first cake I was ever commissioned to make was for my friend Rosie who was throwing a bridal shower for her best friend.  A few weeks ago, Rosie honored me with her request to  fashion a baby shower cake for the same lovely friend of hers.  The nautical cake was crafted from layers of vanilla cake and robed in vanilla buttercream.  A fondant lifesaver adorned the top of the cake.  My last attempt at crafting rope out of fondant was a major disaster.  Thankfully, things went much more smoothly this time around!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

These Are a Few of my Favorite Things

For my friend's mother, in celebration of her birthday.  This cupcake order featured a few of her favorite things: dark chocolate, the beach, coral, and The Beatles (and, of course, a few monogrammed cupcakes).  The dark chocolate cupcakes were topped with a dark chocolate ganache and white sugar shells.

Finding myself without access to a printer that printed with edible ink, I was forced to devise a Plan B.  My solution?  Print images on shimmer cardstock and finish with a decorative punch.  Unsure whether the paper would be foodsafe, I used the decorative punch to create a parchment backing.  The embellishments sat atop vanilla cupcakes robed in vanilla buttercream icing.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Birthday cupcakes for a young Washington Nationals fan.  Once again, we went with both vanilla and chocolate cupcakes.  The selection featured baseballs, monograms, and blue sugars (the birthday boy's favorite color).

What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice.

I was recently asked to bake cupcakes for a little girl's seventh birthday.  I decided to go with my favorite shimmer monograms atop pink buttercream icing.  I topped both the dark chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with buttercream icing. 

The cupcake order featured 2 types of monogrammed cupcakes (G's and 7's).  Cupcakes topped with coarse rainbow sugars completed the darling arrangement. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

A Little Princess is on Her Way

I love the combination of pink and green!  So you can imagine how absolutely thrilled I was when my friend asked me to make cupcakes for a pink/green baby shower!!!  It's difficult to see in the picture, but even the cupcake wrappers fit the theme.  The duckies, peas in a pod, and pink onesies atop each cupcake were all made using fondant.  I played with the idea of a pink and green ducky to unify everything to fit the theme.  A big thank you to my lovely friend, Sionne, for thinking of me for this project and giving me complete artistic freedom!   

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Ahoy! It's a Boy!

Baby Bradshaw has since arrived, but for Kate's baby shower, our friend Jenni asked me to bake some cupcakes, and I happily obliged.  I made nautical cupcakes to complement the event's theme.  Only the anchor (center) and the monogram cupcake made the final cut.  I crafted the anchor out of royal icing and dusted it with edible gold shimmer.  The monogram button was made using fondant and royal icing. 

Thursday, February 17, 2011

We Meet Again

My favorite cake gets a mini-makeover.  This is my favorite cake, probably because its design features my favorite flower and a scroll design embellishing the side of the cake.  This is the same design I used for Jenni's bridal shower.  Instead of using the sugar pearls, I piped a string of vanilla buttercream beads around the base of the cake.