Farm-themed Birthday Cake
I love creating cakes for this little one! This is the 3rd one…year one and year two! Happy Birthday, Lucas!
Once again this cake was as delicious as it was beautiful!!!! Way to go Emily!! The cake was Fabulous!!!! ~Jennifer
Candy Land Birthday Cake
This was another fun cake to make! I loved Candy Land as a kid and my own kids enjoy playing it too, so it was pretty easy to come up with a design.
I just wanted to send a quick note to Thank You for such a great cake! Everyone loved it and it tasted amazing! ~Jennifer
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Birthday, Cake, Feedback, Pictures
Tagged Backyardigans, Ball, Belt, Belt buckle, Birthday, Black, Blue, Brown, Buttercream, Cake, Candles, Candy land, Carved, Cow print, Cupcake, Farm, Fence, Fondant, Game board, Green, Gumdrops, Gumpaste, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Orange, Pablo, Peppermints, Pink, Plaid, Purple, Red, Sculpted, Silver, Sprinkles, Swags, Toodles, Tractor, Truffles, White, XBox logo, Yellow
The Father’s Day Cakes:
Tool Belt Father's Day Cake
Dad loved his cake. He was impressed by the “stitching” on the toolbelt. My nieces and nephew fought over who got to eat the tools. ~Kay
Lawn Mower Father's Day Cake
Posted in Cake, Feedback, Holiday, Pictures
Tagged Brown, Bush, Buttercream, Cake, Father's Day, Feedback, Fondant, Green, Hammer, Lawnmower, Red, Screwdriver, Silver, Stripes, Tool belt, Wrench
Mardi Gras Wedding Shower Cake
I really like the way this cake came out…just like the image that was in my head!
It was delicious!! ~Melissa
Posted in 3-D/Sculpted, Feedback, Handmade Flowers, Pictures, Topsy Turvy, Wedding, Wedding Shower
Tagged Airbrush, Cake, Crystals, Day lily, Diamonds, Flowers, Fondant, Gold, Green, Gumpaste, Lace applique, Mardi gras, Masks, Orange, Pink, Purple, Ribbon roses, Roses, Sculpted, Sunflowers, Topsy turvy, Wedding, Wedding shower, White, Yellow
Mosaic Daisy Wedding Cake
Mosaic Daisy Wedding Cake
At the Reception
Bowling Groom’s Cake
Here is a recent wedding and groom’s cake I did for a fun couple! I LOVE the design of the wedding cake! Click on the pictures to bring them up bigger so you can see all the detail! I had a lot of fun making this cake!
Congratulations Laura and Ryan! May you live long, happy lives and always enjoy each other’s company!
These cakes were absolutely awesome! Thank you so much Emily for your hard work. They tasted as good as they looked (and I had three out of the four flavors). Thank you again for a fabulous job! ~Laura
Posted in Cake, Feedback, Groom's Cake, Pictures, Wedding
Tagged Ball, Blue, Bowling, Brown, Buttercream, Cake, Daisy, Feedback, Fondant, Green, Groom's, Mosaic, Pink, Pins, Red, Wedding, White
Topsy Turvy Vintage Toy Baby Shower Cake
The winner of the Topsy Turvy Cake from my class is:
Finding that winner proved to be a little more challenging than I expected, since no one followed the rules for posting comments! I gave you all the benefit of the doubt though and created an Excel spreadsheet with everyone’s name on it and added multiples of names for becoming Facebook Fans, Twitter Followers or Blog Subscribers. Then I copied and pasted the list into the “randomizer” at Random.org. After putting them in random order, the winner was Kathie Opel.
Kathie chose to bring her cake to her friend’s baby shower. The theme of the shower was “Vintage Toys”. The flags came from the design on her invitations. I’m thrilled with how this cake turned out! The class was very fun…great company! I learned some great techniques for making the Topsy Turvy Cake structurally sound. I will, however, be doing the Topsy Turvy Cake a little differently in the future. The cake will be a 6″ round with a 10″ round on the bottom. It should really even have another tier to get the full effect too! And it will have tapered tiers (larger at the top than at the bottom).
Congratulations to Kathie and to her friend Cara!
“I can’t thank you enough for the gorgeous cake! It was perfect, and delicious as well! Thank you so much!” ~ Kathie
Posted in Baby Shower, Business, Feedback, School, Topsy Turvy, Uncategorized
Tagged Baby Blocks, Baby shower, Cake, Car, Fondant, Sock Monkey, Vintage toys, Wagon
The following email was in my inbox this morning from WordPress, who, for at least the next few months, has hosted my blog since its inception. I think it’s funny and I think that someone has too much time on their hands! Just thought I’d pass it along! Happy New Year and thank you for making 2010 a successful year! Enjoy!
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
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
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