Tag Archive: turquoise


Hibiscus Birthday Cake

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Hibiscus 18th Birthday Cake

9 April 2016

Dark Chocolate cake with 60% Cacao Ganache filling

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

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Baby Cupcakes

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

Modern Wedding Reception Cake

Surprise Wedding Reception

July 2011

I made Roxi & Zack’s wedding cake a couple months prior in southern California, but none of our other Florida friends could make it to the wedding.  We hosted a surprise reception for them in Florida, and I made this cake, reminiscent of their original cake.

Dark brown chocolate and turquoise fondant with gumpaste blossoms

Casablanca Prom Cake

Casablanca Prom Cake

May 2010

Of course I was involved in planning the prom at the high school where I taught in Florida!  Instead of opting for catered dessert at the venue, the kids all wanted one of my cakes.  For this one, the dance’s theme was Casablanca – 1940s Hollywood glamour meets Morrocco.  Fondant paisleys and tassels, Moroccan and Arabic-inspired forms, and bright colors that matched the theme decor.

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Photos from the venue:

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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

Winter Cupcakes

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Winter-Inspired Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Cake

Dark Chocolate Ganache

Robins-Egg-Blue Buttercream Swirl with a Whisper of Mint

Pearl Sprinkles

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