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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. 🙂

 

Frog Prince Groom's Cake

Beth & Ben’s Groom’s Cake

January 2011

Beth and her mom wanted a frog-prince groom’s cake so she could have a great photo opportunity kissing her Frog Prince.  And of course it was red velvet – Steel Magnolias-style.  My first sculpted cake.  Green fondant, gold lustre-dusted gumpaste crown.

Kissing her Frog Prince

Before the fondant:

Red Velvet Frog Cake

Baby Cupcakes

Babies-in-Blankets Baby Shower Cupcakes

I’ve done these cupcakes many times, in multiple colorways, for a number of baby showers.  My favorite was when friends of the mom-to-be stole uneaten baby heads off of plates and hid them around the house to be discovered later.  Other parties consume the fondant heads with hardly a second thought!

Fondant heads and blankets, marshmallow bodies.

Baby Cupcakes

Baby Cupcakes

Baby Cupcakes

Baby Cupcakes

Baby Cupcakes

Baby Cupcakes

Kelly Green Birthday Cake

Trish Birthday

June 2011

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

 

Baby Shower for Baby Boy

Baby Shower for Baby Boy

August 2013

Vanilla Bean Cake with Mango Filling

Dark Chocolate Cake with Dulce de Leche Filling

I don’t normally post photos of my inspiration for cakes, because I just feel like it’s a Cake Wrecks Missed Marks waiting to happen.  But, I’m going to take the leap. (:  The shower organizer gave me total creative control, but gave a couple suggestions.  She sent this picture, saying that she fell in love with this cake on Pinterest.  She also suggested a baby/bathtub theme.  The nursery-to-be is going to be outfitted in a jungle theme, but I wasn’t given explicit instructions to theme it up.  I decided on a variation on the photo because I just love the combo of turquoise and lime, plus I feel like so many baby showers are all baby-fied and poor mom gets lost in it all.  I wanted to give her an elegant grown-up baby-shower cake.

I wound up coloring a lot of turquoise fondant, so I did a lighter teal on top in place of plain white.  Also, I should use sugar pearls more often – they’re so lovely.

The Inspiration Cake

The Inspiration Cake

Baby Shower for Baby Boy

My Creation

Draped Wedding Cake

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Draped Wedding Cake

June 2007

My second wedding cake.  White fondant with swags and celery-green-and-pink gumpaste orchids.

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Understated Wedding Cake

July 2008

My third wedding cake.  Simple ivory fondant trimmed with blue and green ribbons and adorned with daisies.

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Farewell Cupcakes

June 2011

For a family moving to Colorado – purple fondant mountains with white chocolate snow caps, buttercream swirls in brown and green, fondant farewell plaques.

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