Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pumpkin Patch theme Birthday Cake

I made this cake for a good client of mine, I have been doing all her kid's cakes for many years now. For this birthday party, she wanted to do something different and have her little boy's party at a farm instead of the traditional gym party. Hey!! I totally agree, I am tired myself of having my oldest daughter's birthday parties at the same gym every year.
The design and colors of the pumpkin patch theme cake was based on the party invitation. I am always very intimidated by chevron designs, but I was able to use my new chevron cutter which is a complete time and stress saver.
I used a cookie cutter to cut the #4 and small Fall leaves.
The pumpkins I handmade them using fondant and a tooth pick as tool. 

 I hope you all are having a great Fall Season!!!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Masquerade theme Sweet 16 Cake

I have to say that the hardest part of making this Sweet 16 Masquerade theme cake was the delivery. The cake itself was tall and heavy. I handmade the masks and I was totally terrified of the masks breaking in transit that I decided to assemble the cake at the venue.
Here is the cake at delivery time.
  I added the masquerade mask attaching them with candy melts and now the cake it really comes to life.

The masquerade masks were made with gumpaste because they really needed stability, I made them using a template I found online. Masquerade masks and cake details were painted with gold luster dust.

and just bragging here.... with my beautiful assistant at delivery time.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Sophia the First inspired Birthday Cake

 Oh my goodness, I can't believe is November already !
 Time sure flies by. Around here we had a wonderful Halloween, as you can imagine, we are still recovering form the almost sugar coma we had last Friday.

Any way, today I have this little cake to show you, 6 inch round chocolate cake filled with oreos and cream. The birthday girl loves Sophia de First and this cake is inspired by Sophia's dress. I added the sugar tiara for a more Princess feeling.

You can find a tutorial for the tiara here in my blog.

Friday, October 31, 2014

The Hungry Caterpillar Cake, Smash Cake and cookie favors

I made this  Hungry Caterpillar theme cake for a little girl's 1st birthday party, the bottom tier is chocolate cake filled with chocolate ganache and the top tier is vanilla buttermilk cake with cookies and cream filling.
I love the way the cake topper looks, this is a design a saw online and thought that it was adorable , kudos to the idea's creator!!!

Honestly, it was a little hard to put the Hungry Caterpillar together, it took around 4 days to completely dry.

 I hand cut the different fruits, use a mold for the lettering and a butterfly cookie cutter for the butterfly.

Along with the Hungry Caterpillar cake I made a 6"inch smash cake with a replica of the caterpillar.
I also made 50 large butterfly cookie favors.
This is such a cute theme for a birthday party, don't you think?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Silly Ghost, Black cat and Coffin -Halloween Cookies

For this month’s cookie tutorial for The Cookie Cutter Company Cami and I we decided to make some fun and silly Halloween cookies. Halloween is one of my favorite day to have fun, be silly and celebrate and now that my oldest girl is in to helping mommy with everything I drag her along to decorate these cookies.
I love detail oriented cookies, but  don’t we also love the simple cookies?  the ones that don’t require too many colors and steps!  Black and white icing, Halloween sugar pearls and a little black sugar is all you need to decorate these cookies.
Supplies you will need
Icing bags
Black sanding sugar
Unused tooth brush

Silly speckled ghost cookie

Outline and flood  your cookies with white royal icing. Let the cookie set for a few minutes and then outline and flood the black boots.
Let the cookies dry overnight.
Using an UNUSED tooth brush, dip the bristles in flooding consistency black icing and then run your fingers through the bristles to create a light speckling of black color.

Add eyes, mouth, red tongue or any other detail you might want.
Halloween Cat Cookie

Outline and flood the cat cookie with black icing.

Let the cookies dry overnight.
Outline the cookies again and sprinkle them with black sanding sugar. Can you tell that sprinkling sanding sugar could be one of my daughter’s favorite decorating techniques.

Black coffin cookie

Outline and flood the cookies with black royal icing, let the cookies set overnight.

Using tip #1,   sketch the basic structure of the skeleton using a picture of the human skeleton as reference, there are plenty of templates onlione.  If you want to get more detail oriented, a kopykake will be the best option, I was looking for the easiest way, you know sometimes I am lazy like that.

I started drawing the ribs section and from there I moved to the limbs and head.

Once the skeleton has been drawn, outline the coffin with black icing. Attach the Halloween sugar pearls in your desire pattern.
Thank you for stopping by!