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Busy, busy!!

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Wow!  What a busy 24 hours!  I did three cakes for Saturday - no small feat with a day job.  Cake #1 was for my sweet little neighbor, a lovely little girl having her third birthday party.  She requested a white cake with pink icing… see below for the results!  It’s a sour cream white cake with pink buttercream filling and pink fondant.  The little white flowers are fondant with a touch of royal icing. 

Blooming Birthday Cake (Girl)

Cake #2 was another birthday cake for a little lady, this one turning eight today.  She has a love for all things crafty and requested a painter-inspired cake.  This cake was vanilla with chocolate buttercream filling and vanilla fondant.  The fondant was handpainted to look like watercolor, and there are a handmade fondant painter’s palette (with royal icing paint) and a few paintbrushes as accents.  Here it is:  

Painter Birthday Cake (Girl)

Cake #3 was a quick little cake for my lovely neighbor Courtney… a fun little buttercream.  It’s a sour cream chocolate cake with peanut butter and Reese’s Cup filling, iced with chocolate and vanilla buttercream. 

Now I’m getting prepped for the upcoming Capitol Confectioners Club competition at the end of the month… should be fun!

Baby Shower - Little Lamb

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

This was another great baby shower project…  this one for a friend of a friend.  The momma-to-be requested a lamb theme to align with the shower theme, so I decided to do a handmade little lamb figurine topping the cake.  The cake itself was a new recipe:  lemon cake with both lemon buttercream and blackberry fillings.  I iced with tinted vanilla fondant.  The little lamb is fondant and is painted with some edible glitter dust to give it the sheen.

Lamb Baby Shower Cake (Girl)

Baby Shower - Planes & Elephants!

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

This was a really exciting project for me… A friend of mine asked me to do two cakes for a friend’s baby shower… each with a unique theme.  Cake #1 was to be airplane-inspired to honor the pilots in the celebrant’s family (chocolate cake with dark chocolate buttercream & vanilla fondant).   Cake #2 was to reflect the shower invitation with little baby feet and a sentimental baby elephant (white cake with vanilla buttercream & vanilla fondant).  All of the figures are hand-made/hand-painted fondant!

Airplane Baby Shower Cake (Boy)

Elephant Baby Shower Cake (Boy)