Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Beachy Bridal Shower

Can it really be that the summer is almost over?!? I know it officially lasts until September 21st, but this weekend marks the end of the beach-going season...so I think I better get all of my beachy and nautical cakes from this past summer up on the blog this week! :)

This cake and accompanying cupcakes were made for a bride-to-be in Brookville, NY whose beach themed bridal shower given to her by her family at her aunt's beautiful home was one of the most beautifully set up I have ever seen!

Here is the cake topper:

This sweet little cake was tres leche with caramel buttercream. It was covered in a light pink fondant and decorated with graham cracker sand. The coral was painted on white food color and the shells, starfish and pearls were made of fondant.  The starfish toppers were actually purchased at Michaels (since all the ones I attempted making kept breaking because they were so large!). I added the fondant top hat, bow tie & pearls and used white tulle to make the veil.

The cupcakes were a mix of lemon with cream cheese frosting, s'mores with fluff filling and white chocolate buttercream frosting and tres leche with caramel buttercream.

The cupcakes were topped with graham cracker sand and fondant toppers of shells and starfish, which were dusted with edible luster dust for a little sparkle!

Wishing all the happiness in the world to the bride and groom to be! :)


Monday, August 22, 2011

Blue & Brown Communion Cake

I made this cake for my adorable cousin/godson James (Jay) Gregory who made his communion this past May.

I was so honored to make this cake for him and was so excited to be able to attend the ceremony at church to see him make his communion! (My husband stayed home with the twins so they could have their nap before the party, so I had the rare opportunity to pay full attention to everything going on at church! Thanks for that dawl*!)  He looked so grown up and serious in his suit and did an amazing job of speaking when it was his turn to read intentions - brought a tear to my eye!! I can only imagine what I'll be like when it's my own kids up there!

Here is the cake,  made to match the colors of his invitation - my aunt wanted something sleek and simple and this was perfect! :)

God Bless Jay! The sweetest cousin/godson anyone could ask for AND a top notch babysitter to my boys at our family parties! :) Love you Jay!

Inside Info:
*dawl - nickname my husband and I have for each other, adopted after seeing the movie "What Women Want". It cracked me up that Delta Burke and "Miss Tessbacher" were the secretaries to Mel Gibson in that movie and how they called him "dawl" all the time...Love it!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

White & Blue Wedding Cake

This blue and white wedding cake was made for a couple in NJ who desperately needed a wedding cake when their baker backed out a month before the wedding!  I was so happy to be able to help this couple out so they could enjoy their big day!

The bride provided diamond pins and the blue ribbon she wanted around each tier of the cake so it matched her bridesmaid's dresses, as well as the beautiful silver monogram letters on top...the piped flowers around each tier had little blushes of blue luster dust on each petal to add some color dimension to them...and she asked for a few small flowers to be on the cake as well, which I added some blue luster dust to as well and gave them a little pearl center.

Best wishes to the bride and groom - may you have many happy years ahead of you! :)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sweet Ruffles {Bridal Shower}

This showstopping cake was made for a sweet bride-to-be this past May (she actually just got married a few weeks ago, so the "to-be" part is actually no longer needed! :)  Jane and I went to high school together and were on two swim teams together, so I was so excited when she reached out to me so many years later to make her bridal shower cake!

She knew she wanted something girly, feminine and pink for the cake for this special event and we worked together to find a design that she loved. We found a GORGEOUS ruffle cake made by Maisie Fantaisie in the UK and Jane decided she wanted that exact cake in the colors of her choice.

The cake was vanilla with raspberry fruit filling and vanilla buttercream. The design was so simple and elegant looking, but BOY are looks deceiving!! The ruffles took 5 hours to apply to the cake, but because I was so excited to make a replica of such a gorgeous cake, the energy never dwindled!

Here's a shot taken from the top of the cake...no surface left un-ruffled! :)

Delivering the cake was so nerve-wracking because it was SUPER heavy, but once it was set in place and I could breathe a sign of relief, it was great to catch up with my high school friend and see the "before' of the gorgeous shower about to take place at her mom's house. Everything was set up so beautifully and every detail thought of - so amazing!

Wishing all the happiness in the world to the happy couple!!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mickey & Minnie Cupcakes {Twins 2nd Birthday}

A sweet set of twins turned two in May and their mom threw an adorable Mickey & Minnie themed birthday party for them! I had the honor of making their Elmo 1st birthday cake last year, and was so thrilled to be called back for their 2nd birthday!

She loved the idea of cupcakes with toppers with the classic silhouette of mouse ears and for each one to be decorated as either Mickey or Minnie. I also made some Mickey Mouse gloves too!

I loved how cartoonish the hands looked, designed after the picture on the cookie cutter set that I made these with! :)

The cupcakes were a mix of peanut butter chocolate with white chocolate buttercream and yellow cake with white chocolate buttercream...delish!! :)

Happy birthday to Maddie & Zach!!


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