Posts Tagged ‘chocolate’

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!

Say it with cupcakes

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Really. Is there any other way?

While I was out of town, our oldest pug, Oscar, had to undergo emergency surgery. For eating a needle and thread.

I have no idea how it happened.

Our vet and his team saved his life. Despite his age and the fact that it was a needle that had, indeed, left a small puncture in his stomach, Oscar is home and recovering well.

However, I wanted to send a special gift of appreciation to the office, just so they know how awesome we think they all are.

Just a couple of black & fawn pug cupcakes with a little note…

Not traditional.

But the sweetest way we knew how to say it.

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.


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!

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!

Valentine’s Day Candy Box Cake

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

For your sweetheart.

A delicious dark chocolate cake in the shape of a candy box. Everything is edible (except the cupcake papers)

Complete with mini-cupcakes made to look like truffles & chocolates.

Roses not included.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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.



Congratulations, again, to two wonderful friends!

Happy Halloween!

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Around the holidays, I always fall a little behind in my uploading.

However, I wanted to share these adorable Halloween cupcakes. Orange colored chocolate chip cake frosted like jack-o-lanterns, or with vanilla and chocolate, edged in spooky non-pareils.


Check out the cute pumpkin cupcake papers. The perfect touch. These were a huge hit!

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.


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


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