Tag Archive: pearls

Oceanside Wedding Cake

White with Pink Wedding Cake

Clay & Taylor’s Wedding Cake

March 2014

One of the student workers from my previous office was married last weekend, and I had the honor of making the cake!  The wedding was at the ocean at Honolulu’s Magic Island at Ala Moana Beach Park.  It had been raining most of the morning, but cleared up just in time for the ceremony.

Top Layer: Lemon Cake with Blueberry-Vanilla Filling

Bottom Layer: Red Velvet Cake with Vanilla-Bean Buttercream Filling

White Satinice fondant with white royal icing piping pearls and hearts.  Black monogram topper with dark pink roses.

White with Pink Wedding Cake

White with Pink Wedding Cake


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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Ivory & Roses Wedding Cake


Terry Wedding

September 2011

Ivory fondant with royal icing in alternating techniques of filigree and quilting with pearls.  Fresh roses between all but bottom two layers which are directly stacked on one another, per request.

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Wedding Cake and Cupcakes

Kristi & Max Wedding

July 2009

Kristi, an elementary art teacher, asked me to make her wedding cake – her request was to have cupcakes as well as a cake they could cut into.  I created this two-tier cake, cupcakes, and custom stand for them.  Cupcakes (and cake topper) have a KM monogram on a fondant disc along with sugar pearls coated in lustre dusts.  Cake tiers have a variety of decorations, including wired fondant balls, royal icing dots, and fondant circles and rings.

Wedding Cake Topper

Wedding Cupcakes

Whimsical Blue Anniversary Cake

Kristi & Max 1st Anniversary

July 2010

Instead of saving their top layer, this couple simply commissioned a small anniversary cake a year later.  The blues, pearls, and circles echo their wedding cake design.

Circles and Dots Anniversary Cake

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


Valentine’s Day 2009



October 2009