Friday, October 29, 2010

Yankee Hat Cake - 75th Birthday

I'm sad that this might be my last Yankee hat cake this year since their season is over! :( But it was a lot of fun to make this cake - my client requested it for her mom's 75th birthday!! Such an amazing milestone! What an honor to make the cake for such a special occasion!

The cake was layers of vanilla and chocolate cake, with chocolate buttercream filling and vanilla buttercream frosting. My client requested a few flowers be added to the cake to give it a little more of a girly feel...I love how the red pops! :)

Happy 75th Birthday Marilyn!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Beachy Birthday

Recently, I was asked to make a shell shaped birthday cake by one of my work colleague's for her grandmother's 75th birthday...such an awesome idea for someone who loves the beach! I was so excited to make the cake for the awesome birthday weekend she and her family had planned for her grandma!

Here is the cake!

From the top!
The cake was lemon with lemon custard filling and vanilla frosting. So light and delicious, and totally reminiscent of summer! Happy Birthday! :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wedding Cupcake Skewers

After entering the cupcake skewer contest at Pizzazerie I felt totally bitten by the mini cupcake skewer bug, so I was super excited when a few girls at my office requested some for a bridal shower they were throwing! These sweet little bite-size treats are so perfect for parties - literally pop them in your mouth and you're in heaven! No forks needed!

The bride-to-be's wedding colors are dark purple and silver, so I used those colors for the sprinkles and mini fondant flower on top, along with white buttercream frosting to make two-tiered mini wedding cakes.  Each mini-cake was perched on top of skewers, tied with mini purple & gray ribbon. I LOVE how they came out!

The bases holding the cupcake skewers were homemade by me and really easy to make.  They are little floral foam squares, wrapped up in silvery gray posterboard, each adorned with a gorgeous purple scrapbooking flower (all purchased at AC Moore).

Honestly, the toughest part of cupcake skewers is transporting them!! I ended up putting all the ribbons on the skewers two nights ago, decorating the cupcakes last night and carried them (on NYC transit - SCARY!) into work in tupperware - I didn't put those little guys on the skewers until it was time to set up the party! :) I definitely think it was a wise choice!

Wishing the bride-to-be all the best - what a fun send off from her co-workers to her wedding this coming weekend! :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Luis Vuitton Diaper Bag Cake

I don't get it, one of my FAVORITE cakes ever, and I forgot to make a blog post about it?!? I definitely posted it on Facebook and Flickr, but it must've been one crazy summer to make me forget to blog about this cake!

This Luis Vuitton diaper bag cake was made for one of my work colleague's baby shower this past summer! Her sister was so sweet and contacted me asking for this awesome design! I was so psyched to be doing my first purse cake and was thrilled with the results!

The toughest part about making this cake was actually not the purse details, like the handles, pockets or the was the mini LV's all over the purse! They did take a long time to draw on there, mainly because in the dead heat of summer, no matter how high the AC was, the fondant kept sweating! So the edible marker wouldn't work in certain spots. I think it took a total of 4 hours to finish all the little LV's...but honestly, it was so worth it! I love this cake!

If you read the post prior to this one, you know that the mama-to-be has already had her sweet little angel, David! I was so excited to be asked to do the cake for her baby shower and christening...truly, one of the best parts of cake decorating is playing a small part in the happiness of the special occasions of my clients. It's so awesome!!

Can't wait for the next special event!! :)

Buttercream Christening Cake

This past weekend I had the honor of making the cake for one of my colleagues son's christening! The cake was two tiers (bottom tier - yellow cake, top tier - devils food cake) with cannoli cream filling and vanilla frosting.

I was lucky enough to have made the baby shower cake for David's momma (Luis Vuitton Diaper Bag cake, which I JUST realized I never blogged about - am I crazy!?! Will post a blog about this cake soon!), so to be asked to come back and do this little angel's christening cake was truly awesome!

The cake was covered in buttercream, decorated with fondant flowers (in the shape of a cross), polka dots, ribbon and a scalloped circle with "God Bless David" adorning the top of the cake.

Friday, October 8, 2010

CNN Iphone Cookies

Awhile back, I was asked by an Account Executive in CNN Mobile Ad Sales to design a cookie to highlight the CNN iphone app to send to her clients to thank them for their business.  What better way to do this than by creating an iphone cookie!?!

The cookies were sugar cookies, decorated with fondant, each CNN logo hand-cut since there's no cookie cutter out there yet (I attempted to make my own, but there were WAY too many curves!).  Each cookie was wrapped in it's own cellophane bag and tied with a red ribbon.

Pretty little cookies, all dressed up and ready to go!
Boxed in delicious groups of 12, I packed them in sleek silver tins (from the Container Store) with red tissue paper. Then they were tied with a red bow and sent off to CNN mobile clients!

I also designed a sample of the CNN mobile app itself, but they decided they like the Iphone the best.

Thanks for using Heavenly Bites Cakes, CNN!! It was a pleasure working with you! :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monkeying Around!

For my nephew's 3rd birthday, he asked MONTHS ago for a Curious George cake - he whispered it to me at his brother's Star Wars birthday party! I LOVED that when we showed up at the party, he had decided he wanted a mix of characters for decoration, so there were Lightning McQueen plates and Toy Story balloons - I love a kid who thinks out of the box! :)

The cake is the famous yellow hat from the Curious George books...and George is peeking out from underneath! It was yellow cake, with chocolate buttercream frosting, Andrew's favorite!

Inspired by a picture I took of Andrew at my boys birthday party...

A little blurry - sorry about that!
It was a fun cake to make! Happy Birthday Andrew!! Love you!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Yankee's 90th Birthday Cake

This past weekend, one of my clients asked asked to make a Yankee's themed birthday cake for her grandmother's 90th birthday - how amazing is that?!?! 90?!?! And she's a Yankee's fan? I love it! 

The cake was a Yankees jersey and the hat was made of rice krispy treats...

The cake was devils food cake with chocolate expresso filling and frosting.

Happy 90th Birthday Jean!!


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