Tastings from Around the World
I made this cake for a fundraiser at my son’s school. They hosted a Wine and Beer Tasting event that included items up for raffle…sure hope the winner of this cake shares! This year’s theme was Wines and Beers from around the world. The suitcase, instead of being covered with travel labels, is covered in edible wine labels from around the world. The crackers and grapes were made from gum paste. Stay tuned…I’ll be announcing a few new flavors in the coming weeks!
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Cake, Edible image, Other, Pictures, Special Occasion
Tagged Brown, Cake, Cheese wheel, Crackers, Fondant, Grapes, Green, Gum paste, Purple, Suitcase, Wine labels, Wine tasting
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
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Cake, Edible image, Feedback, Groom's Cake, Pictures
Tagged Beer Stein, Buttercream, Cake, Fondant, Grooms cake, Gum paste, Oktoberfest, Pool balls, Pretzel
Birch Tree Wedding Cake
This is a wedding cake that is supposed to resemble a birch tree. The topper was handmade out of gum paste and rice paper. The details on the cake were handpainted. Below are some close-ups of the details.
Birch Tree Cake Close-up
“You are the BEST! The cake and the cupcakes were just perfect. The topper was adorable and exactly what I wanted. The cake was so moist and delicious too. EVERYONE loved it! THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!” ~Angie
Castle Wedding Cake
This cake was done for the sister of a good friend from high school. She and her husband live abroad and were married in a castle in England. The family threw them a big party when they returned. Below are some pictures of close-ups of the details. The first two pictures were taken by Sheena Bowen. Thank you for allowing me to include the pictures, Sheena!
Castle Wedding Cake Close-up
Close-up of the Bride & Groom's Monogram
Close-up of Castle Gate
“Emily, we had sooooo many compliments over this cake (both appearance and taste – yum!). It was AMAZING. Thank you so much for making this for us!!” ~Susan
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
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Birthday, Cake, Edible image, Feedback, Handmade Flowers, Pictures
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
Gift Box Baby Shower Cake
Grandparent's Day Cake
Here are a couple of cakes that didn’t fit into another category! The first was for a baby shower and the second was for Grandparent’s Day. Click on the individual pictures for a description of each one!
From the Gift Box Cake: “Loved it! It looked so realistic that some guests actually thought it was a present.” ~Kay
Posted in Baby Shower, Cake, Edible image, Feedback, Holiday, Other, Pictures
Tagged Baby shower, Black, Bow, Buttercream, Butterflies, Cake, Edible image, Flowers, Fondant, Gift box, Grandparent's day, Green, Gumpaste, Pink, Purple, Quilted, Red, White
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
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Birthday, Cake, Edible image, Feedback, Pictures
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
Back in August, I was contacted by a school to make a cake for their fundraising auction. Over the last several months, we’ve emailed back and forth to come up with the perfect cake for their event. I spent a few hours designing it, several hours in the last week getting the decorations finished so they had time to dry, a few hours baking, and then several more hours decorating the cake. When I left to deliver it, it looked like the above.
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Birthday, Cake, Disasters, Edible image, Other, Pictures
Tagged Black, Blue, Buttercream, Cake, Edible image, Fondant, Gold, Movie reel, Movie theater, Popcorn, Popcorn bucket, Red, Silver, Soda cup, Stars, Theater, White