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To Infinity & Beyond!

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

I love baking for friends, but even more so, I love baking for family.

Our son recently turned three, and his request was for a Toy Story themed cake.

I had so much fun putting this together for him.

The bottom layer was chocolate with raspberry filling and the top was vanilla with buttercream.

And he absolutely loved it.

We also had vanilla cupcakes.

As a special thanks, Buzz Lightyear themed cookies were sent home as favors.

Happy birthday to our little guy!

Congratulations!

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

This past weekend, a very special celebration took place.

E wanted a cake for her husband to commemorate his graduation from nursing school.

And from rescue diving for the Navy.

Wow.  Amazing.

Together, we designed an adorable cake, celebrating the best of both worlds.

Bandaids and scrubs and a syringe…

Diver’s fins and an anchor…

And of course, a graduation cap on top.

Congratulations! Wishing you the best in your future career!

And the Oscar Goes To…

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Sunday night was Oscar night.

And what better way to celebrate the shining stars and fabulous wins, than with an Oscar-inspired cake?

Two round layers of chocolate chocolate chip, filled with buttercream and tart raspberry jam, decorated with a fondant red carpet and dais, shining gold stars, and a fondant Oscar statuette.

The cake was surrounded by these sweet Academy Award statue cookies, standing upright and bright with luster dust. The real ones certainly don’t taste as good, I’m sure.

And of ¬†course, cookie favors, in honor of a pug named Oscar. Everyone could take home their very own “award” to commemorate the evening.

Congratulations to the winners!

Girls’ Night In

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

This weekend, I had the pleasure of getting together with some wonderful friends for a mommy slumber party. True story.

Nine moms, from as far away as six hours, met up to spend the night laughing and chatting and recharging.

There was some eating going on, too.

I thought it would be cute to bring some martini themed cookies – green apple with a heart shaped cherry, to be exact.

I brushed the little cherries with lustre dust, for a bit of extra sparkle. Everyone needs sparkle.

I also brought a cake. Hot pink with zebra stripes and all the little sleepover necessities: sleeping bag, laptop, popcorn, swiss rolls and a fondant box o’ wine.

One vanilla and one chocolate layer, with raspberry and buttercream filling. A super sweet treat for an incredible group of friends.

Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

I really wanted to make a super cool, fun cake this year. I decided on vanilla cake with mint and dark chips to lend a peppermint taste, and then settled on a Night Before Christmas theme.

Stockings hung by the chimney with care and all that.

A tall tree is trimmed and standing on a striped skirt on a hardwood floor.

A fondant fire roars in the garland-trimmed fireplace. Cozy.

Delicious! And adorable!

Enjoy the rest of the holiday season!

Somewhere over the rainbow cake

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Sometimes, the internet can be a dangerous thing for me.

You see, I was reading this wonderful post by Martha Points who got the idea from The Whisk Kid, and I just had to give it a shot.

The rainbow cake, that is. Not for the faint of heart.

A smooth white exterior of swiss meringue buttercream conceals…

Six layers of brilliant rainbow colors.

Beautiful, festive and delicious!

Make your own and tell me all about it!

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!

Hole in One for Father’s Day.

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

I made this adorable golf course cake for my father-in-law for Father’s Day.

It’s a vanilla cake, flavored with a hint of Bailey’s Irish Cream and filled with chocolate.

And the rest? Well, I think it speaks for itself. Everything is edible except the flag and pole.

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

Friday, June 18th, 2010

What better way to celebrate than with this adorable dessert?

Because everyone loves cake.

Designed with a Miami Hurricanes fan in mind, this cake resembles a mint green dress shirt with white collar and french cuffs, a split U cufflink and orange, green and white flowered tie.

The cake itself is chocolate-coconut flavored and filled with shredded coconut and vanilla buttercream for a Mounds bar effect. Mmmm.

There is also a custom “i <3 dad” label detail inside the collar.


Happy Father’s Day!

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!