Tag Archive: candy


Sushi Cupcakes

Trent Birthday

March 2014

Vanilla Bean Cake with Lilikoi Filling

A friend commissioned me to make cake for her husband’s birthday again this year.  It was a dinner at a sushi restaurant in Waikiki, so she asked if I could do some kind of sushi cake.  I quickly realized individual cupcake servings would be perfect.  I started with some round cupcakes (baked without papers), and a few shallow rectangular loaves, which I cut into bricks.  The round ones became maki, with an exterior of black fondant nori, and a variety of candy centers, including some li hing sour apples.  When I was looking for inspiration, I thought I would make some sashimi out of fondant to top a block of coconut “rice”.  I saw a similar cake using Swedish Fish on top, and I couldn’t help but giggle, so I made a few pieces with them.  The salmon roe are tapioca pearls colored red-orange.  I finished off the tray with some gumpaste ginger and buttercream wasabi.

Sushi Cupcakes

Sushi Cupcakes

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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Cookies and Candy Cake

Beth and Cameron Wedding Cake

April 2011

The bride wanted a cake that looked AND tasted like her favorite cookies and candy: Hershey’s Kisses (chocolate cake filled with chocolate ganache), Reese’s PB cups (chocolate cake, peanut-butter buttercream filling), and Oreos (cookies-and-cream cake, vanilla buttercream filling).

Edible silver spray on top fondant, sculpted to look like a Hershey’s Kiss.  chocolate fondant on sculpted peanut-butter-cup cake, and chocolate and vanilla fondant on Oreo-shaped cake.

Cutting the Cake

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Girl on Fire 40th Birthday Cake

February 2013

Fondant with Abstract Cinnamon-Candy Flames

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