Sunday, June 5, 2011

Call of Duty Birthday Cake

Posted by Jennifer at 1:05 PM 0 comments
This cake reminded me of my dad (he was an Army man for nearly 30 years) but it was for a 13th birthday. It was modeled after a video game and a cake that Minda had seen. Everything on the cake is edible and that made me so happy :) The gun and grenades were rice krispies covered in marshmallow fondant and then the helmet and camouflage base were cake.
The bottom tier was After Dinner Mint flavor (minty chocolate cake layered with mint chocolate ganache and mini chocolate chips) while the helmet was Tuxedo Cake (vanilla and chocolate layered with buttercream & chocolate buttercream). I hand painted the camo onto the cake using food coloring and water (like watercolor painting). For the gun and grenades , I shaped it out of rice krispies and then covered in it fondant. Afterward, I used a sculpting tool to create grooves, indents, and patterns into the fondant so that it had shape and looked more realistic.
After the party, I got this email from Minda: "Bday cake was AWESOME!!!!! Thank you so much for all your hard work! My son, Dakota loved it! Not to mention it was so yummy! You are so awesome! We will definetly be using you in the future and recomend you to others! Thanks again! We look forward in working with you in the future!!!" Yay!

Valentine Cupcakes

Posted by Jennifer at 1:01 PM 0 comments
My bonus daughter was having a Valentine's party in class (Yes, I am THAT far behind in posting pictures... I'm Sorry!). The rules on snacks in classrooms have become way more strict than when I was in school so now they can only bring in store-bought snacks. Luckily, I own a bakery so I can make special little treats like this. Yay! These were mini chocolate cupcakes topped with red dyed buttercream and really big candy conversation hearts. They were so adorable and she loved them. Happy late Valentine's Day (yes, I know, that was A LONG time ago :)

Light Pink Mouse Cake

Posted by Jennifer at 12:37 PM 0 comments
Sireesha and Sunil wanted a special birthday cake for their daughter, Ananya's, first birthday. They were throwing a big party and even renting out a special venue to get the friends and family together and celebrate. The party was Minnie Mouse themed so we came up with this cute design to match the decor of the room.

They chose a really soft pink rather than the vibrant pinks I've done in the past for other "pink mouse cakes." It's hard to see in this picture but I love how the soft pink contrasts with the black because it still pops off the cake. The whole cake is covered in marshmallow fondant and the hat on top is made out of rice krispies. Everything on the cake is edible. They chose strawberry cake with cream cheese frosting and Emerald City cake (pistachio flavored cake layered with pistachio cream filling and pistachio nut). Yum!

When I got to the venue, the space was beautiful! They had a ton of balloons and decorations which gave the room a fun feeling. I had to chose you a picture of it here... not the best picture of the cake but the space is awesome! :) I love the mouse ears made out of balloons!

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