Friday, June 25, 2010

Hilliary hosted a bridal shower. (Click photo to enlarge.)

Hilliary presented me with an invitation for a bridal shower she's helping host and this is the cake I created for her. White almond sour cream with alternating layers of almond buttercream and caramel buttercream. Fondant flowers/balls.

Meg's princess cake for her birthday tea party. (Click photos to enlarge.)

Happy Birthday tiny Meg! This cake was a princess themed cake for Meg's princess tea party taken from an ADORABLE site that puts together little girls themed parties, called  I tweaked the pillow for a crown and added the wand and dress-up makeup, which is what Meg wanted.  Making the crown was so time consuming, but really fun.  Both tiers are white almond sour cream wedding cake batter with a nice madagascar vanilla butter cream icing.  Of course for a princess it was a MUST that we cover it in pastel fondant.  Decorated with fondant decor (pearls, flowers, crown, nail polish, lip stick, and wand).  Everthing is completely edible. 

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Gracie's Birthday Cake! (Click photos to enlarge)

Birthday cake for little Gracie inspired by a pinkcakebox design, except mine was to be the old school “straight up and down” cake, not the signature "topsy turvy" style done by pinkcakebox.  Since I’m not really into making copycat cakes, I tweaked the design just a bit, but kept the same overall look per the request of the birthday girl.  You could still tell where the inspiration came from for sure, but at least it wasn’t a total ripoff.  (Uh, not that I could have recreated one of their masterpieces verbatim, anyways.)  I didn’t have enough time for the "curly Q" cake toppers to dry completely, so the wooden dowels were a crutch we used just until party time – and then voila! they were removed and the curly toppers stood tall and proud.  Phew. 

White almond sour cream wedding cake with whipped vanilla butter cream filling (made with Madagascar vanilla and lightly infused with heavy whipping cream). Butter cream finish. All fondant accents.  100% edible (ha, once the dowels were removed!).

Oven's on - I'll be back soon!


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Graham's One!

This cake is almost an identical copy of someone else's cake - but I'm sorry to say I have no idea who to give credit to, as I just went by a photo. I made this for a little guy, Graham, who turned one this weekend. Everything is edible except the floral wire I used on the stars. The cake was torted into 4 layers and filled with my favorite new whipped buttercream filling (that uses 3 times as much butter as I typically use and 1/3 cup of heavy whipping cream). Blue icing is traditional crusting buttercream and all decor is fondant.

Leigha's Baby Shower Cake (Click photos to enlarge!)

This is a cake I did for a baby shower that my sweet niece, Erica, was hosting for one of her long-time best friends, Leigha. Leigha is almost a saint and I was so thrilled to do this cake for her. Each tier was torted into four layers and filled with this amazing whipped buttercream filling (that's made with three times the normal amount of butter I usually use and a 1/3 cup of heavy whipping cream). Cake and all decor are 100% edible. Buttercream icing, fondant decor. This cake was inspired by the cakes at Pink Cake Box.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Brandi's Wedding Cake. (Click photos to enlarge!)

This is a small wedding cake I did for a gorgeous bride who got married about 50 miles from here yesterday (in Vicksburg, MS). The cake was designed by someone else, but I have no idea who to give the credit to.  She found a photo on the web, but couldn't recall where, and asked me to recreate the cake for her.  I just added my favorite little border to both tiers and called it a day.  She had her own silver monogrammed "R" topper, so I left the top bare.  I hope to get a photo of the final cake with the topper on it, but not sure if that will happen.  I'll post a photo here if I can get my hands on it.  White almond sour cream wedding batter with Madagascar vanilla butter cream filling, icing, and borders.  Fondant accents. **Update: Special thanks to my bride, Brandi, for allowing me to post a reception picture of the cake cutting from her wedding day here on Peggy Does Cake.  I told you she was gorgeous!**
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