Tag Archive: birthday cake

Hibiscus Birthday Cake


Hibiscus 18th Birthday Cake

9 April 2016

Dark Chocolate cake with 60% Cacao Ganache filling

Accompanied by turquoise/orange confetti vanilla cupcakes (not pictured)



Purple Plumeria Cake

Purple Plumeria Cake

Purple Plumeria Cake

August 2014

Vanilla Bean Cake (featuring homemade Big Island vanilla extract!) with Mango Curd Filling

I loved making gumpaste plumeria for a birthday cake earlier this year, so when I was called upon to make a friend’s birthday cake – who loves plumeria – my inspiration was obvious.  One of her favorite colors is purple, so I went with a lavender buttercream with white trim.  Classic frangipani colors of white with a yellow interior.  Perfectly tropical!

Purple Plumeria Cake

Purple Plumeria Cake

Plumeria Birthday Cake

Plumeria Cake

Plumeria (Frangipani) Birthday Cake

March 2014

Pecan Spice Cake with Maple Buttercream Filling

A rare buttercream cake – I usually prefer the clean lines of fondant, especially in tropical humidity.  But, buttercream was requested – plus, it’s been pretty cool and dry lately, so that eased my mind!

Gumpaste plumeria flowers dusted with Cosmos-pink matte dust.  It’s hard to tell from the photographs, but the base buttercream is a slightly more vibrant green than the paler swirls.  I was really quite pleased with how the flowers turned out – and I can’t believe it has taken me this long to make them for the first time.  They’re my favorites, and I foresee many future uses of plumeria on my cakes. 🙂

Plumeria Cake

Plumeria Cake

Boxed and ready to go. I added an extra blossom after the first round of photos. 🙂



Pirate's Treasure Chest Cake

Adrian’s Pirate-Themed 40th Birthday Cake

October 2010

When my friend decided to throw a big blow-out bash for his birthday, he had two simple requests: a treasure chest cake and edible sand.  Done.  Everything you see is edible: fondant-covered treasure chest cake, gumpaste treasure maps, sugar pearls, sugar gemstones, lustre-dusted chocolate bars, sugar-in-the-raw sand.

Best compliment of the night – people asked “WHERE is the birthday cake??”  Everyone thought it was just another treasure-chest decor element.

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Kelly Green Birthday Cake

Trish Birthday

June 2011

Bright-green fondant two-layer cake with silk peony topper and dotty white ribbon.



Daisy Birthday Cake

Hillary Sweet-Sixteen Birthday Cake

May 2009

Black and white fondant with yellow and white fondant daisies, brushed with a little yellow lustre dust.  Black/white dotted ribbon and an H topper.

Daisy Birthday Cake Detail


Atomic Dot Birthday Cake


Troy Birthday

March 2009

Single-layer cake with blue fondant, white fondant circles, wired fondant circles, and paper happy-birthday tag.



Ramona Birthday

March 2007

Lavender fondant with white royal icing dots, gumpaste leaves.



Brian Birthday

May 2009

Milk Chocolate Cake with Irish Cream Buttercream and Dark Chocolate Ganache




Yellow Daisy Topsy-Turvy Sweet Sixteen Cake

June 2010

Yellow fondant supported by styrofoam wedges between layers, fondant leaves and daisies with shimmery yellow petal dust centers, K topper on mirror base.


Tuxedo Strawberries, too!






Sweet-Sixteen Birthday Cake

May 2008

The Pink Ladies would be jealous.  Grease-theme party.  Pink and white fondant with black polka-dot ribbon trim and tinsel.  Fondant records with labels “It’s a Record… Hillary is 15!”





Sweet Sixteen Fit for a Princess

January 2011

Pink and Purple Vanilla Confetti Cake, Pink and Purple Paisley Motif, Sugar Pearls, Wired Gems, and a Silver Fondant Tiara

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Musical 30th Birthday Cake



Musical 30th Birthday Cake for Professional Trumpeter

April 2013

Vanilla Bean Cakes with Guava and Lilikoi Fillings




Girl on Fire 40th Birthday Cake

February 2013

Fondant with Abstract Cinnamon-Candy Flames