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Saturday, April 17, 2010

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish



At the last minute, I decided to enter into Mt. Laurel Library's Edible Book Contest. You were allowed to use anything edible to assemble your creation. I, obviously, chose to bake a cake. The fish were made with melting chocolate. I didn't win 1st prize, but I still had a great time doing this! I'm excited for next year now that I have had the experience and could see what other contestants were able to create.

Christmas Bridal Shower



Yes, I'm well aware that it is April. So are the girls who hosted this bridal shower. Christmas was chosen as the theme of this bridal shower because the bride loves Christmas. Yes, we all love Christmas, but this girl loves Christmas so much it was the theme of her bridal shower in April! I was excited to indulge in a little Christmas cheer in the middle of Spring - not something every cake decorator has the chance to do.


Monday, April 12, 2010

The Beatles



I'm not only about kids cakes! This was made for my husband's uncle who is the biggest Beatles fan I know. The cake was a surprise, yet the day I brought it to him he was wearing a Beatles t-shirt and hat! The lyrics were taken from his two favorite Beatles' songs - "Revolution" and "Help".





Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Little Pony


For Sierra's 3rd birthday she had a My Little Pony party. Of course the cake had to be pink, and the rainbow was made of melting chocolate. Because there were going to be a lot of young children at the table, Sierra's mom requested I make cupcakes as well. Each mini cupcake had a white chocolate heart with pink sprinkles on top!








Tiramisu 25th Birthday


My friend Kim and I both share the same favorite dessert - tiramisu! I wanted to create something prettier than the usual pan tiramisu cake, and I was quite pleased with the results! To give recognition to the actual event, I cut out a 25 and sanded chocolate shavings on top.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Decadence


This cake is as intense as they come! A 2-layer chocolate cake with peanut butter icing in-between. The cake was then iced all over with the same peanut butter icing. Finally, I poured a chocolate peanut butter glaze on top for the ultimate shiny ending.

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! This is the favorite show of an adorable little boy named John. He had a Wubbzy birthday party when he turned 2. This cake was the introduction of melting chocolate into my repertoire. I prefer it to gumpaste because it's not only edible but delicious! It's cake - it's meant to be eaten!

Ice Cream Parlor Party

When my niece Riley turned 4, she had her party at an ice cream parlor. He invitation had a picture of a pink ice cream cone just like this on it since Riley's favorite color is pink. Unfortunately, I forgot to snap a photo after I had written "Happy 4th Birthday Riley" on the cake (use your imagination)!

Princess Castle


All girls are princesses on their birthdays, and I wanted to make sure Corinne knew it! This was especially great for a 1st birthday. Instead of giving Corinne a big slice of cake, we gave her one of the cone towers. She took quite a while eating the icing off of it!

1st Birthday Easter Party


My niece Taylor's 1st birthday fell on Easter day, so the theme of the party was a given right from the start. The basket cake was topped with green shredded coconut for grass. Meanwhile, the basket handle and eggs were made from sugar cookie.

Twix Ice Cream Cake

For my brother's birthday in September, I made my first attempt at an ice cream cake. Per his request, there were 2 layers of chocolate ice cream sandwiching a layer of Twix pieces. The frosting is merely whipped cream with a chocolate and caramel drizzle - delicious!

Flip-Flop Summer Birthday

My niece celebrated her 13th birthday with a flip-flop themed party at the end of July. For the thong part of the flip-flop, I used ones from an actual (new) pair of flip-flops. After much washing, I decorated them with icing. This was the first time I used a non-food item on a cake.

Happy Father's Day

After making this cake, I realized I could not have made more of a feminine cake to celebrate the dads in my life! It was appreciated regardless.

June Birthdays











June is birthday month in my family so we usually have one big party to celebrate them together. This cake was able to celebrate my dad, cousin, and grandmom as well as the summer season that we all love so much!

Birds on a Flower Basket

This was the final project for the Wilton Cake Decorating Class Level 2. We spent all 4 weeks preparing these flowers! I had also made a bird house for the birds but wasn't able to find any place to put it on the cake!

Where it All Began


I launched my cake-making ambition by taking a Wilton Cake Decorating class at A.C. Moore. This was our first project. So sweet and simple - I had no idea what this would lead to! I worked then for a company called Royal Enterprises which inspired the name on the cake. My friends there are my go-to dessert taste testers. These people are in the candy distribution business - their taste buds do not lie when it comes to sweets.

Let's Get Started

Hello, and thanks for stopping in! Even though this is just the start of my blog, it's certainly not the start of my cake-making. So, let's catch up! Here's my work to date. Enjoy what has been done so far, and come back soon to see the results of what I currently have cooking!
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