Monday, August 29, 2011

Movie Reel Director's Cake

So I am blessed to have such a talented family.  One of whom is my brother in law Salim Akil who just happened to direct the movie Jumping The Broom!  To celebrate opening night of the movie, my sister ordered her hubby a wonderful Director's Reel Cake!  Super fun and exciting to make!

Used edible images of the man himself in Directorial action!

Made the Director's Chair out of Modeling chocolate and Fondant.  Dried for several days and glued together with royal icing!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Flower Pot and Garden Bug Cupcake Cake!!

Okay, so the cupcake has been the "it" dessert for a few years now... but the cupcake cake is starting a trend!  The ease of a cupcake served at a party with the flare of a cake is what's happening!  I got to make the cupcakes for the adorable Phoebe who turned the big 1!!!!  Her mom wanted to go with the butterfly theme and I took it to a whole level with all kinds of garden bugs!!  Too cute!

How adorable is this cupcake cake!!  I got to use a few different piping tips to create different textures!  Lots of fondant Garden Bugs to adorn the cupcakes!

Adorable little ladybugs perched in the center of each flower!

This one is sunbathing!!  

Hand painted Butterflies!! Oh and garden worm!

Hand painted Dragonflies and cute little Bumble Bees!

Made individual Flower and Grass Cupcakes for the extra guests!

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Yellow Cream Cheese Frosting!

My favorite... a little bee sitting on a bee hive!

Sleepover Birthday Cake

Loved sleepovers as a kid!  How much fun to now capture the moment thru cake!!  Too much fun with this cake!  Even used some rice krispy treats for some of the furniture!

So much fun making the little pizza and popcorn!!  And the hardwood floors add just the right touch to this cake!  

Elegant Simplicity Cakes!

It has been a while since my last post... have to admit there is way too many social media's to keep up with!!  So I decided to take this Sunday evening to update my blog with all the caking I have been doing since my last blog!

For the simpler side of life I have come up with my Elegant Simplicity Line of cakes for those who just want a great tasting and fabulous looking cake with simple buttercream design, with the occasional embellishments!

Saw this design work at I am Baker's blog!  LOVE IT!!  So easy and an instant crowd pleaser!

Not sure who started this Ruffle Cake but I heart this one as well!!  Another instant stunner!

A simply beautiful swirl design with an added gumpaste Ibanez Guitar!

Love this look!!  Used the rose tip to make the Ruffles all the way around the cake!  

My new favorite (time consuming) but gorgeous Pearl Cake!  Saw a similar cake made with fondant pearls over at Sweetalopita's blogspot!  I heart her!

A view of the top of The Pearl Cake!

I call this the Open White Rose Cake!