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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!

Star Spangled Cake

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

A patriotic dessert for a special celebration.

This cake was carved in the shape of the United States out of two layers of vanilla cake, one red and one blue. It was frosted in vanilla buttercream and decorated with patriotic slogans.

Chocolate cupcakes designed to complement the cake.

A Beautiful Wedding

Monday, June 7th, 2010

This weekend, I provided a cutting cake and mini cupcakes for a gorgeous wedding at the Garden Club.

The room was absolutely fantastic – deep purple orchids and candles, and gorgeous accents in orange and teal and green, all based around the vivid hues of peacocks.

Breathtaking.

Over 150 mini cupcakes in vanilla, chocolate and banana rum surround the cake stand.

The lights from the candles in the background.

The tail of the cake topper is absolutely beautiful.

One more close up.

Congratulations to M and her new husband! Wishing you both every happiness!

BBQ Beach Bash Cake

Monday, May 31st, 2010

We celebrated Memorial Day with some great friends, and I was in charge of dessert.

My favorite thing to be in charge of, really.

I decided to play around with a beach theme, and created a delicious peach brandy cake with vanilla custard and fresh blueberry filling.

And then the fun began. Check out these sweet teddy grahams sunbathers and swimmers.

We have some itty bitty divers in itty bitty wetsuits…

Just splashing around…

And don’t forget Speedo Bear. He’s my favorite.

A yummy way to celebrate.

And probably one of my favorites to make.

A Shower for Baby F

Saturday, December 12th, 2009

I was so delighted to be invited to our dear friend K’s baby shower. She and her husband D will be expecting Baby F in just a few short months, and we are over the moon for them.

I was also thrilled to be called upon to make her shower cake. Two tiers, one chocolate, one vanilla, studded with butterdream polka dots and a replica of the fishies from Baby F’s super adorable bedding.

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Congratulations, again, to two wonderful friends!

Happy First Birthday to C!

Saturday, October 24th, 2009

I really love making sweets for friends, and so I was more than delighted that B & M asked me to create a smash cake for their son’s first birthday party.

They had a nautical theme, and B requested the colors of light blue and red, with stripes. I found some inspiration pictures and put together this 8″ round of chocolate and vanilla layers with buttercream and fondant.

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On display at the party, complete with anchor, another special request.

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C, the birthday boy, loved it! Happy first birthday, buddy!

Jack’s 1st Birthday!

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Happy birthday, Jack!

Jack’s Mommy and Daddy wanted  a very special Surf Monkey birthday party for his special day. They asked me to do a surfboard vanilla cake in yellow and blue for Jack’s smash cake and I was happy to oblige.

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It made a huge splash with Jack. He was more than happy to dig right in. :)

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Mom & Dad also ordered some banana rum cupcakes with buttercream frosting to celebrate the actual birthday (tomorrow). I jazzed them up with yellow frosting swirls and a blue fondant dot, in keeping with the party theme.

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We hope Jack had a fantastic day!