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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. 🙂

 

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

Navy Ribbon Wedding Cake

Navy Ribbon Wedding Cake

Mike and Tina Wedding Reception

September 2010

Was given full creative license with this cake, with the only instructions that the couple liked blue and nautical decor.  Went understated, like the couple, with navy ribbons that echoed the waves of the sea.

 

Bon Voyage to San Francisco Cake

Jessica Moves to SF

August 2010

Red Velvet with Almond Buttercream, her favorite.

A little help from Google Maps.

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And why yes, that is a red fondant Gate Bridge. 🙂

Bon Voyage to San Francisco Cake

Masquerade Prom Cake

Masquerade Prom Cake

May 2011

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, for a Venetian-masquerade-ball-themed dance, I went completely over-the-top.  Topsy-turvy layers, black-and-white fondant, wired decor, lustre-dusted gumpaste masks, tulle, and loads of feathers.  If some is good, more is better.

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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.

 

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

Bride Lovebird Lovebirds Cake Love is Sweet Lovebirds Cake Lovebirds Cake Groom bird Bride Bird

Kali & Aaron Wedding Cake

October 2011

Hand-sewn felt lovebirds and embroidered monogram bunting.  Ivory fondant with burlap ribbon detail.

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.

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Jennifer's Cakes: Harley-Davidson Flames Cake

60th Birthday Party

August 2013

Toasted Coconut Cake with Mango Filling

Dark Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Filling

Birthday cake for a Harley-Davidson aficianado.  Fondant flames on black.  Fondant H-D plaque but with a birthday twist.  Cake topper includes fondant tiki torches, gumpaste palm leaves, and a plastic 1953 Harley figurine (same year as the guest of honor’s birth).

Jennifer's Cakes: Harley Davidson Flames Cake

Jennifer's Cakes: Harley Davidson Flames Cake

Palms and tiki torches give it a Hawaiian flair

Atomic Dot Birthday Cake

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Troy Birthday

March 2009

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

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Halloween Cookies

October 2012

Glazed White Velvet Cookies, fondant flowers, Disco Dust iridescent edible glitter

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Green M Cake

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Marlena Birthday Cake

July 2007

Lime green fondant with brown fondant rope trim, brown fondant M, white circles, and wired fondant ornaments.

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Squares and Frames Cake

June 2010

Was given complete liberty with the design of this cake – only guidance was that the birthday boy liked the colors black and blue and that he was a graphic designer.  Decided on rotated-square tiers with a swoop of fondant squares and frames,  loosely informed by Polaroid snapshots.

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Black, White, Red Birthday Cake (#2 of many with that description!)

July 2011

Black fondant, royal icing filigree, painted red gumpaste roses.  Offset stacked square layers.

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Black/White/Red Birthday Cake

October 2008

White-on-Black filigree, Black-on-White filigree, silk rose topper.

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Hydrangea Wedding Cake

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Perry Wedding

New Year’s Eve 2010

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Valentine’s Day 2009

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Quick Wedding

March 2013

Vanilla Bean Cake; Strawberry Filling