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Sew… happy birthday to you!

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

I made this cake for our wonderful vet’s wife’s birthday.

Dr. R told me  she really liked sewing and embroidery, and he had already surprised her with a cake in the shape of a sewing machine (how cool is that!).

So I took on the “embroidery” theme.

Which was pretty fun, seeing as how I used to love doing counted cross stitch. Which is kind of the same thing.

I covered a round, chocolate cake with fondant “fabric” (Aida, if you want to be all technical), draping it from a fondant embroidery hoop.

I then piped on the birthday message in a blocky, “sampler”esque font.

And added a few skeins of fondant and royal icing embroidery floss to the side for good measure.

Here’s hoping it was a wonderful birthday!

Gators by request

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

If you know anything about me,  you know that I would only make a Gators cake if it really meant something to someone else.

Because I’m all about the Hurricanes, baby.

But my friend wanted something special for her husband’s birthday party. And he’s a Gators fan. So I created this football field cake with a fondant Gators logo for the event.

Two layers of devil’s food cake with a white chocolate filling, covered in smooth vanilla buttercream.

Chomp.

Happy birthday!

A Birthday Carnival

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Part of the fun of baking is getting to make the cakes for family birthdays.

It’s even more exciting when it’s for our son.

A’s second birthday was a carnival theme, complete with balloons, games and mini corn dogs.

I made a little 6″ carnival tent cake.

And lots and lots of cute vanilla and chocolate cupcakes to share.

Oh, and don’t forget a bunch of “2″ frosted cookies. My personal favorite!

Happy birthday to our little man! He had a wonderful day!