Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tori's Birthday Cake

Tori's mom requested a Halloween themed birthday cake.  I suggested a haunted house.  Barry and I sketched this cake out the other day, we determined that it should be wonky.  Everything should be crooked, the shutters should be falling off, the grass should be tall, etc.  It's the wonky part that got me.   Tori's birthday cake quickly became"The Hardest Cake Ever (said in my best announcer voice)."  For me anyway.   If you know me personally, then you know that I have some, uh, let's call them issues.  My sister would say "OCD tendencies". I don't do crooked or wonky.  It makes me feel as though I'm breaking out in hives.  About halfway through it, I thought I might just scrap the whole idea and make a perfectly straight haunted house.  Surely there are OCD ghosts out there who would live in perfectly straight house, right?  Anyone? 
Eh, well.  Barry was right.  The house did need to be wonky.  Gah.  I still wasn't sure until I added the tall vines climbing up the side of the house.  Then I loved it.  It's so cute.  Definitely haunted house in that whole non-scary kind of way. 
The cake was yellow cake with purple and orange swirls throughout with vanilla buttercream frosting.  The cake was covered in marshmallow fondant and decorated in a combination of marshmallow fondant and colored buttercream.  The ghosts and bats are made of gumpste.


Peace and Love, Jen

Friday, October 28, 2011

Lisa's Birthday Cake...

Lisa is 40.  If you saw her you'd probably tell me to hush my lying mouth.  She must have some sort of killer skincare/workout regimen or fantastic genes.  Her sister-in-law Leann, who also happens to be one of her BFFs, asked me to do this cake for her.    Purple was a must, as it's Lisa's favorite color.  Leann asked for some sort of purple flower topper, either tulips or irises.  Initially I thought I'd do tulips, until I found several gorgeous photos of an iris opening. 
The cake was chocolate with buttercream filling then covered and decorated with marshmallow fondant.  The flowers were made of gumpaste.

Happy birthday to Lisa!


Peace and Love,
Jen

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Baby Shower Cake

I took a bit of a sabbatical immediately before and after Baby D's arrival.  This is my first cake since being back to "work".  It was designed to match the invitations.  The blue and white polka-dotted cake is yellow with buttercream filling.  The "gift bag" is lemon with lemon filling.  The round cake is chocolate, per the expectant mom's request.  All cakes are covered and decorated in marshmallow fondant.  The sweet little teddy bear and his gift were hand-formed from gumpaste.  I just loved that little guy!
Best wishes to the expectant parents and to the big brother anxiously awaiting baby's arrival!


Peace and Love,
Jen