This cake was inspired by the amazing cascading dresses the Disney Princess are always wearing. The cake was “pink” velvet with cream cheese icing, covered in pink fondant with purple swags and a candy sprinkle border.
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This cake was inspired by the many 40′s inspired polka dot dresses Jamie is always posting on her pinterest.
“Pink” velvet cake with cream cheese frosting.
Who doesn’t love buttons?
My mom recently celebrated her 60th birthday! My big brother and I threw her a luncheon at a French restaurant. I wanted to try a new technique and make something special for the special day.
Pinterest is amazing, and gave me great inspiration. The cake was chocolate with chocolate frosting. The fondant was dyed a light pink and the designs were dyed grey.
To make the designs, I cut shapes using my leaf cutters. Then, I dyed royal icing and created a cross hatching on the reverse side. My piping skills aren’t great, but the overall look came out great. This is definitely a technique I will use again in the future.
My very first attempt at a topsy turvy cake was successful! I followed a technique I found online, and will definitely try it again, this time making my tiers a little taller.
Red Velvet cake with Vanilla Frosting.
Two years have flown by and the most amazing little boy celebrated his 2nd birthday! In what is now a tradition of making challenging cakes (2009, 2010) for my nephew (and future niece) I was challenged to try my hands at Thomas. Initially, the request included dry ice smoke, but that was quickly rules out and we settled on a smaller version of Thomas to celebrate the day.
Devil’s Food cake with Vanilla Buttercream was used on the inside. I added height and created the engine with rice krispie treats.
I can’t take all the credit for this cake however. My amazing, soon to be husband =-D, is the one responsible for Thomas’ face. His patience and careful hand is what was needed for this project.
This has got to be my favorite cake up until this point. Having my nephew point at Thomas the whole night and say train, was enough to melt me to goo.
For a recent birthday party I was asked to make a Fancy Nancy cake. Not knowing a thing about Nancy, I immediately went to google. To say I was overwhelmed at the idea of creating a cake inspired by the detailed illustrations would be an understatement.
I finally found inspiration in Fancy Nancy’s purple ruffle skirt. I was excited to finally have the opportunity to try this ruffle technique I had seen floating over the internet for awhile.
The cake and cupcakes were decorated with some party confetti to let them fit in with the theme of the party.
A Tinkerbell inspired cake!
For the second year in a row I’ve had the pleasure of making Maira’s birthday cakes! Last year it was Foofa inspired, this year we moved to Tinkerbell. This cake turned out exactly how I’d hoped.
I swirled the main fondant to give the very green cake some texture, and used fabulous silver sprinkles to add some “pixie dust” to the cake.
Yellow and green swirled “velvet” cake with cream cheese icing!
The cake really took form when the birthday girl added some Tinkerbell touches.
Last year I wondered if it was normal to make yourself a birthday cake, and then I made two. This year I restrained myself and only made one.
The cake is marble and has chocolate fudge frosting. I used left over frosting from the baby shower cake I created the same weekend as my birthday, which I dyed to purple. I recently got a brand new cupcake cookie cutter that I finally found a use for. I used the same technique as the onesies on the shower cake, and rolled different colors of fondant into the white to create sprinkles, as well as the striped letter for the “Happy Birthday!”
For now, I think making your own birthday cake is okay, I’m hoping it doesn’t go farther than that in the future (i.e. my own wedding cake, or baby shower cake)
Chocolate Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting
I really enjoyed making this cake for a few reasons. The first being the challenge of the interesting shape, a new favorite that I will definitely try again. I baked the cakes in square pans and used circle cookie cutters to cut out the edges. It gives the cake a unique shape and adds depth to a usual present themed cake.
The second reason was the challenge of creating question marks for the cake. At first, I was convinced my alphabet cutters included a question mark, but I was wrong, only a exclamation point. I was ready to throw in the towel until my wonderful boyfriend suggested using the “2″ cutter. I did just that, bending the final product slightly to create the question mark. We debated about the little arm and whether it was correct, but in the end I won out.
After putting the cake together, I was a little worried I had just made The Riddler a birthday cake, but was happy to see I was the only one who noticed the resemblance.
Last week was my sweetest, most adorable, most lovable nephew’s first birthday. Backyardigans is one of the only things that can get that sweet, adorable, and lovable boy to sit still for more than a few minutes, so a cake was requested. I used bakeries cake as my model and created away. While it was a very time consuming cake, I have never been happier to make a cake for any reason.
Pablo is the little man’s favorite character, and therefore the most difficult one I had to make.
Look at him holding up the dot that is falling off. Yes, I did that on purpose!
A view from the top. I’m very proud of that bow, the nicest one I’ve been able to make. I’m definitely going to keep making small bows just like this!
I used a white cake and dyed each of the three recipes blue, yellow, and green respectively. Then I used the same technique as the rainbow cake for M’s birthday cake. Finally, I filled the cake with the most delicious chocolate frosting. I am convinced every cake needs this frosting from now on.