Friday, November 23, 2007

Fall Birthday Cakes

Here are two cakes I did this week for fall birthdays. The first one was for a friend who wanted to celebrate a few family birthdays on Thanksgiving. It is an 8-inch square and 6-inch round stacked to look like gifts. It's iced in buttercream with fondant accents, bows, and tag. I loved doing this cake in fall colors. It would also look great in Christmas colors!

Stacked Gifts - $38 (serves 16-24)

The next one was for my mother-in-law, whose birthday is next week. We thought we'd celebrate on Thanksgiving with everyone. This is an 8" round 2-layer with all buttercream icing and scroll decoration.

Fall Birthday Cake - $22 (serves 12-16)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Madison's Disco

Disco Ball - $60 as shown (serves 30-40)

My friend's daughter had a 70's themed birthday party for her 11th birthday and wanted a pink disco ball. So here's my first "disco ball" cake. This one was challenging but I really enjoyed it, and I especially loved all the bright colors! The cake is a 2-layer 10" square iced in buttercream. The disco ball is a ball-shaped cake with buttercream icing and fondant squares. The figures and nameplate are also fondant.

Baby Shower

2-Tiered "Baby" Cake - $35 (serves 15-20)

Close-up of baby and blanket

Here is a cake I did for a shower. It is a tiered 8" white cake and 6" chocolate cake with buttercream icing and fondant accents. The baby with blanket cake topper is also fondant. This was a fun one!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Shirt and Tie

Today is my dad's birthday, so I decided to try this cake for him. This cake would work for a birthday, Father's Day, graduation, etc. This is a 9X13 chocolate sheet cake, covered in buttercream, then fondant. The collar, pocket, and tie are also made of fondant.Shirt and Tie Cake- $30 (serves approx. 20)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

"Candle" Cake

Fall "Candle" Cake-Approx. $35 (price and servings depend on size and design)

A picture with the candle lit
Close up of acorn border

First, I have to give credit to my friend Jan who told me about this idea. She had seen a picture of a cake that looked like a candle, so I searched and found a few pictures of some that had been done. I thought I might make one for our family Thanksgiving dinner, but I had to have a "practice round" first. This is a 3-layer 6 inch french vanilla covered in fondant with fondant leaves and acorns.