Archive | March, 2011

Sheet Cakes and a Wedding Cake

27 Mar

Most of my cakes for Friday and Saturday were pick ups except the wedding cake and Saturday turned out to be a very wet day. Rain, rain, rain. Not good for an outside wedding reception even under a tent.

I loved doing the sheet cakes, one was for a 9-year-old girl, the other for a 50’s birthday party.   Not knowing what design to do for Alexandra’s cake I gave  her a flower garden with a butterfly. All flowers made from fondant, the butterfly was purchased.

 The other sheet cake is a design I also love to do, stars, stars and more stars. Some on wires others just on the cake. The colors requested were red and black.I added a 6″ single round on the top to give the stars on wires a lift. Stars and the 50 were fondant.

By the time I was to deliver the wedding cake in the late afternoon it was really beginning to rain. I packed the cake in boxes covered with Saran for protection. Guests were arriving and trying to stay as dry as possible, they quickly hurried under the tent. Items for the wedding (flowers etc) that were  outside had to be brought under the tent. It was getting a little crowded but the guests seemed to be taking it all in stride. The cake was to be on a cake stand and to have fresh flowers but they didn’t make it to the table so the cake looks a little bare except for the black ribbon that I wrapped around each tier.


Baby Cakes and More

18 Mar

   This was to be a double baby shower for 2 expecting “Moms” but baby Russell was in a hurry to get here and was born last night. So Congratulations to Mom and Dad.Cake flavors were chocolate fudge and yellow butter cake. Both were iced in vanilla buttercream. The baby blocks were purchased items .  

Two more from this week.                                                   


Leprechaun Cake

17 Mar

Today is St Patrick’s Day and this is my annual Leprechaun cake that I make for one of my customers. Always the same flavor, chocolate with vanilla buttercream frosting. The leprechaun ( my version) is hand molded from fondant. It’s always a fun cake to do because I never know how he is going to turn out. He looks a little different each time.

A Purple and White Cake

12 Mar

March 12th turned out to be a beautiful day for a wedding, bright and sunny. The evening reception was held at the Country Club of North Carolina. The wedding cake had two flavors, chocolate fudge and classic yellow butter cake  frosted in vanilla buttercream. A purple ribbon surrounded each tier with a cascade of purple and white flowers down the front from top to bottom.  I also did 2 double layer 11×15 sheet cakes in the same flavors for extra servings.


          The Grooms cake which was served at the rehearsal dinner at Forest Creek Club House, was shaped like a tooth (the groom was a dentist).  At least I hoped it looked like a tooth, I’ve never made one before. After looking at many designs, this is what I made. The flavor was Red Velvet with cream cheese filling and frosted in vanilla buttercream. I made the tools (picks etc ) out of fondant.

His and Her Birthdays

10 Mar

A husband and wife with birthdays close together, each ordered a cake for one another. His a yellow butter cake with vanilla buttercream, hers a chocolate fudge with vanilla buttercream.  

  Extra chocolate cake for Lin. All cakes were 9″ with 3 layers

Like Jewels from the Sea

4 Mar

I love making sea shells. These are made from melted white chocolate and are so good. I lightly brushed them with a little edible glitter (pink, lavender, gold etc) to give them a shine. The  9″ 3 layer butter cake is frosted in almond buttercream tinted a soft blue.

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