Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hero Cake

This 3 foot hero cake was made for the grand opening of the awesome new bread bakery Cammareri's on Hudson in Hoboken, NJ!  Cammareri's is a family owned and operated bakery, whose Downtown Brooklyn location was in the movie Moonstruck, has been in business since 1921! They recently opened a location in Hoboken, conveniently placed right across from the PATH station! 

They asked me to create a hero sandwich cake to share with their customers for the grand opening - it was so exciting!!  Here it is!

The "bread" of the hero is actually the cake and all the sandwich fillings are made of fondant, all rolled up and then sliced like deli meat and fresh mozzarella to make one DELICIOUS sandwich!

The bakery not only offers freshly baked bread, but also an amazing array of sandwiches & desserts - everything looks so yummy! If you're in Hoboken, make sure you stop in and have a bite to eat!

Wishing Cammareri's lots of luck in their new location! :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

For the Graduate

This cake was created for my dear co-worker's sister who graduated from CW Post this year with a Master's Degree! I've made a number of cakes for this sweet family over the past few years and their favorite flavors are red velvet with chocolate frosting and devils food cake with cannoli cream filling and chocolate frosting...luckily this cake had two tiers, so they could have both!

Congratulations to Melissa on this major accomplishment!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Come Sail Away!

This cake was made back in March, but I saved it for a summer posting because I thought it was such an adorable theme for any summer party! This was for a nautical themed birthday party and was SUCH a blast to make!!

I LOVE the colors on this cake - so bright and summery! I really liked putting different designs around the base of each tier - I felt that the waves, the circles (sort of like portholes!) and the rope added more flair to the cake without making it seem overly decorated!

What do you think!? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Hoping sweet Brandon had an amazing 1st birthday party and that he's getting the chance to get out on the open sea now that it's finally summer! :) Happy sailing!


Friday, June 3, 2011

Party Animals

Last year, I had the opportunity to make the 1st birthday cakes for twin brother & sisters - Max & Laia. I was so thrilled to be asked to make their 2nd birthday cake this year! The theme was party animals and their mom wanted some adorable fondant animal toppers for the main cake as well as for their smash cakes!

The main cake had an elephant, monkey and a giraffe and the smash cakes held cutie little lions - all of them dressed up in little party hats! The smash cakes had to be exactly the same, except for the names of course...and as a mom of twins myself, I know why!! Conventional advice says you're supposed to individualize everything so that the children develop their own identities and so on and so forth...but apparently the kids haven't read those articles yet! In my own recent personal experience, different toys, different cakes, different anything could spell disaster if both children gravitate towards one of the items and not the other! And at a party, you just want everyone to be happy! So I took the request very seriously and made sure that everything matched as much as possible! :)

Max's cake:

Laia's Cake:

Close-ups of fondant party animals...

The Giraffe

The Elephant

The Monkey

Happy 2nd Birthday to Max & Laia!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Yankee Stadium Grooms Cake

This Yankee Stadium Grooms Cake was so much fun to make! The cake was ordered by the bride-to-be, Tara for her husband-to-be, Rosario. She had reached out to me over a year before the wedding with her idea and I was so thrilled to be able to make this cake for them! (I really love the ideas that brides and grooms come up with to surprise each other on their special day - it's so sweet!)

The cake itself was a s'mores cake - seriously yummy stuff! Graham cracker cake, marshmallow fluff filling and chocolate buttercream...oooh so heavenly! The cake was only for 30 people, so the whole top tier of the stadium was fashioned out of rice treats and covered with fondant. The colorful "fans" in the stands were made of round sprinkles, even the bleacher creatures are hanging out in their spot in right field! :)

Here is a birds eye view of the stadium:

Wishing Tara and Rosario all the happiness in the world as they start their life together as husband and wife!!




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