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Crawfish Boil Cake for a 1st Birthday Party

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Crawfish Boil First Birthday Cake

On Saturday, I delivered this cake to a little girl for her first birthday at her very own crawfish boil party. The cake is sour cream vanilla with vanilla buttercream and tinted vanilla fondant. The crawfish, potato and corn were each hand modeled out of gumpaste, and the camp cup is a Rice Krispie treat covered in vanilla fondant. Happy Birthday!

A Hippie-tastic Birthday Cake

Monday, May 18th, 2009

Hippie Birthday Cake

Happy Monday! This weekend’s project was tons of fun and a little tongue-in-cheek… My dear friend’s boyfriend’s birthday is today, and she requested a cake that celebrates his vegetarian (and a little hippie) lifestyle. The cake itself is my first vegan cake - it’s fudgy chocolate. The filling, alas, is not fully vegan (still looking for some great recipes), but it is a vegetarian tangy raspberry buttercream. The cake is iced in vanilla fondant, which is hand-painted to resemble tie-dye. The little veggie characters on top are all sugar paste, and probably my favorite part.

Veggies - Hippie Birthday Cake

Polka Dot Birthday

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Polka Dot Birthday Cake 1

Here’s the latest cake - an 11th-birthday cake for a daughter of one of my colleagues… I actually made two versions of this cake (long story including a moment of panic and not much sleep that night…) - one iced in fondant, and one iced buttercream. The cake is sour cream vanilla with vanilla buttercream filling. It’s decorated in loads of little gumpaste dots to match the party invitations.

Polka Dot Birthday 2

Polka Dot Birthday - Buttercream

Hello Kitty Birthday Cake

Saturday, April 18th, 2009


Happy Saturday morning! I’ve got another girlie birthday cake this week! This one is for a little girl named Lisle who is turning 5… Her Hello Kitty themed birthday party clearly called for custom Hello Kitty birthday cake, so voila! It’s a two-tier chocolate cake with pink vanilla buttercream filling. The pink icing is vanilla fondant, and the decorations are done in fondant and gum paste.


A Birthday Tea Party

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009


What a fun project! This sculpted teapot cake is for the daughter of one of my colleagues… she is a sweet little lady that loves all things tea! For her birthday cake , I did a sculpted teapot, “table”, and mini cake teacup all for the birthday girl. The cake was yellow with cream cheese filling, and it was iced/decorated in purple and pink fondant. The structural pieces (handles, spouts, etc.) were done in gum paste. Happy birthday!

A Beach-y Birthday…

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

This cake was a lot of fun!  It was for a fabulous birthday party here in Austin for a gal who loves the beach.  The cake itself is chocolate, with a dark chocolate swiss meringue buttercream filling.  The icing is tinted vanilla fondant with lots of little gumpaste/fondant figures to round out the beach scene… Happy Birthday!

Beach Birthday Cake

Pink Fairy Birthday Cake

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

This cake was for a little girl named Chloe who turned 4 this weekend and had a beautiful fairy princess party…  She wanted pink, sparkles, fairy wands, and flowers, and that is what she got!  This is a chocolate cake with pink vanilla buttercream, decorated in pink buttercream and tinted gum paste flowers and stars.

Pink Fairy Birthday Cake (Girl)

First Birthday Cake!

Sunday, March 1st, 2009
Hi there!  This is the latest cake I’ve done for a little one… a first birthday.  My friend Rebecca asked me to do a cake for her friend’s little one with a pink/black soccer ball and a little pink elephant.  See the result below!  The soccer ball is actually all cake covered with fondant, and totally edible.  The bottom is chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting, covered in green vanilla fondant.  I also covered the cake board in green fondant and used some pink accent ribbon to tie it all together.  The final touch is the pink fondant elephant representing the little one’s favorite toy. 

Soccer Ball First Birthday Cake (Girl)