Oktoberfest Beer Stein Groom's Cake
This cake was requested by a mom for her son’s groom’s cake as a surprise for their rehearsal dinner. It was delivered to a local brewery’s bottling plant that also serves as a restaurant and banquet hall. It was fun bringing the cake past all the customers at the brewery! I should note that this cake was a total of about 20″ high and 9″ around. The logo on the front was about 10″x6″ and the pretzel was about 6″ across! It sat on a 20″ board. This sucker was HUGE! And according to the mom, people were licking the plates clean…I love it!
Beer Stein Close-up
Beer Stein Detail
Pool Ball Cupcake Groom's Cake
This cake went along with the Birch Tree Wedding Cake from this post. The bride wanted to surprise her future husband with a cool groom’s cake. I really liked how a simple design looks so cool! And this bride was a fun one to work with!
“It was PERFECT and the best Carrot Cake I’ve ever eaten! I had three of them myself… not kidding! ” ~Angie
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Tagged Beer Stein, Buttercream, Cake, Fondant, Grooms cake, Gum paste, Oktoberfest, Pool balls, Pretzel
80th Birthday Cake
This is the cake I did for my Grandma’s 80th birthday this past weekend. It is a culmination of some of her ‘loves’…traveling, teaching and gardening.
Flower Pot Close-up
80th Birthday Cake Close-up
The bottom layer was a suitcase covered in edible luggage stickers from some of the places she’s traveled. The next tier was the “teacher” tier and it had an edible blackboard, an apple made from puffed rice cereal treats and a turtle. I did the top tier of her birthday cake with a flower pot made out of cake and the sugar Ranunculus flowers because for as long as I’ve been alive (and much longer I’m sure) she’s had envious really nice gardens in her homes. The Plumeria blossoms were on the cake because she loved Hawaii so much she bought a pair of Plumeria earrings (which she happened to be wearing that day!)
My Grandma with her birthday cake
Happy Birthday, Grandma! I really enjoyed planning out and making your birthday cake! You are a wonderful inspiration to me–your determination, stamina, hard work, thoughtfulness, caring, compassion and so much more! I love you!
“How does one thank you for such an incredible gift–your cake, your talent, your time–all precious…a gift like that has such a short life, but it will last in my memory.” ~Grandma
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Tagged 3-D, Apple, Birthday, Blue, Brown, Cake, Feedback, Flower pot, Fondant, Garden, Gardener, Green, Orange, Purple, Ranunculus, Red, Sculpted, Suitcase, Teach, Teacher, Travel, Traveler, Turtle
To say that there isn’t fear and anxiety when creating cakes is an understatement…you want your cakes to turn out perfectly. This fear was compounded when I stumbled upon http://www.cakewrecks.com a few years ago. There is a hope and a prayer that goes out when you create a cake that it won’t somehow end up on that site! The site full of “professional” cakes that are mostly horrendous…sometimes things are spelled wrong, shaped wrong, or just plain look awful! When I was notified by one of my followers on Twitter this morning that one of my cakes had been featured on Cake Wrecks…my heart skipped a BIG beat! I rushed over to see what could possibly have been featured, when I found that it was a part of their “Sunday Sweets” for today. Each Sunday, the writers feature cakes they (or their readers) find that are complete opposites of wrecks! Here is the link to the post with this cake:
Autumn-themed Wedding Cake
Tools Birthday Cake
Ladybug Birthday Cake
Fall Leaves Birthday Cake
Dora Birthday Cake
All-About-Me Birthday Cake
Princess Birthday Cake
FINALLY, a blog post…with content and pictures!! Don’t fall off your chairs, folks…I know it’s been a while! I’ve decided that instead of doing separate posts for each cake, that I would group them into categories! I’ll start off with the birthday cakes from the month of September (and a few from the end of August too!).
***Click on each of the pictures for a description of the cakes!***
From the Tools Cake: “It was awesome and survived the trip to Nashville very well! We all had a good laugh as we ate it in the partially remodeled house.” ~Kay
From the Ladybug Cake: “Emily did a fantastic job, as usual!” ~Bonnie
From the Fall Leaves Cake: “Everyone loved the cake! Mom & Dad were so touched by the leaves with all of our names.” ~Kay
From the Dora Cake: “Emily, I just wanted to say thanks for your hard work on Julia’s Dora cake. Everyone thought it was amazing!” ~Ashley
From the “All-About-Me” Cake: “Jordan loved the cake! The guests loved sampling all three flavors!” ~Christine
From the Princess Cake: “Thanks for doing Brooke’s cake, it was amazing!!!!” ~ Christi
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Tagged 3-D, Baseball, Basketball, Birthday, Black, Boots, Brown, Buttercream, Cake, Crown, Dora, Driver's license, Fall leaves, Feedback, Flowers, Fondant, Football, Green, Gum paste, Gumpaste, Hammer, Ladybug, Nails, Orange, Pictures, Pink, Pliers, Princess, Purple, Red, Sculpted, Skrewdriver, Swiper, Tools, Track shoe, White, Wood, xBox controller, Yellow
Barn Birthday Cake
This cake was for a really cute little 2-year-old! When his mommy asked him what he wanted on his cake he said he wanted tractors and cows! So cute! I love making the animals for these farm-themed cakes!
Happy 2nd Birthday, Lucas! Hope you got everything you could ever wish for!
Here’s a collage of the details:
Barn Cake Details
Emily, the cake was amazing. Lucas said “I want barn down”. since it looked so awesome he thought it was a toy to play with :)! Once again you have outdone yourself. Your cakes look and taste absolutely magnificent!!! ~ Jennifer
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Birthday, Cake, Feedback, Pictures
Tagged Barn, Black, Brown, Cake, Chicken, Cow, Ducks, Farm, Feedback, Fondant, Green, Horse, Pig, Pond, Red, Rooster, Sheep, Tractor, Yellow
Tire Groom’s Cake
Close-up of the Tire Groom’s Cake
This cake was requested by a bride as a surprise for her groom. It was fun to try and sculpt a cake to look like a tire! The bride was so sweet that she took time out after her rehearsal was over to call me and thank me for the cake. Thank you, Jennifer, for letting me be a part of your special occasion!
This cake was absolutely fantastic! It tasted great and exceeded my expectations! Thanks so much! ~ Jennifer
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Cake, Gratitude, Groom's Cake, Pictures
Tagged Black, Cake, Fondant, Grooms cake, Mustang, Pony, Silver, Tire
So this has been a SUPER busy week. These are only 2 of 4 cakes this week (and a bonus one I haven’t had a chance to upload yet until now). I’ll upload the rest later this weekend!
Preschool Graduation Cake
The first one is one that I was asked to make for my son’s preschool graduation. I had a lot of fun making it, although I’m going to have to try to figure out what is wrong with the black ink on my edible image printer, because all of the writing ended up having to be hand-painted on…and I don’t write straight, much less paint words straight! I’m happy with how it turned out and everyone seemed to be enjoying it! Congrats, Ben…you’re going to LOVE kindergarten!
Purple Polka Dotted Grad Cake
This cake was for a local grad. The school colors were purple and white…yes, that’s purple…for some reason, that color doesn’t photograph well…perhaps it’s the cloudy day! Congratulations, Jordan!
Wizard of Oz Cake v.2
Normally, when someone asks me to do a cake from my gallery, I like to change it up a little (or reinvent the wheel). I LOVE the design of this cake, so I really didn’t want to do anything major to change it. I did do a few minor things, but mainly it’s the same! Happiest of Fifth Birthdays to you Jewel!
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Birthday, Cake, Graduation, Pictures
Tagged Birthday, Black, Buttercream, Cake, Flowers, Fondant, Graduation, Graduation cap, Green, Gum paste, Hand painted, Maroon, Polka dots, Poppies, Purple, Rainbow, Red, Ruby slippers, Tree, White, Wizard of Oz, Yellow, Yellow brick road
Okay, I’m a few cakes behind and I have another two I’m currently working on.
Daisy Birthday Cake
The first cake was for a mother’s birthday. It happened to be Mother’s day weekend. The family didn’t want to focus on how old their mom was, but who she is to the people in her family…hence the flowers with the names written on them. The cupcakes went with the cake.
Graduation Cap Cake
The second cake was for a graduation celebration at my husband’s work. Three of his co-workers were graduating.
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Birthday, Cake, Cupcakes, Graduation, Handmade Flowers, Pictures
Tagged Birthday, Black, Blue, Bow, Brown, Buttercream, Cake, Cupcakes, Daisies, Edible image, Fondant, Graduation, Graduation cap, Green, Pink, Tassel, White, Yellow