Saturday, October 24, 2009

Nicole and Mason's Wedding

First of all I have to say what a pleasure it was to work with Nicole. She had contacted me about doing her wedding almost a year ago and I am so glad everything ultimately worked out so well! I loved making these cupcakes, the little medallions with her heart and cross bone motif were just so cute to make. There were 150+ cupcakes, devil's food chocolate chip with madagascar vanilla bean frosting, and an 8" top cake to either save for their anniversary or to cut for photos. The only tough part was making that cupcake stand! But eight tall tiers later I was really happy with the end result. Hope you had a wonderful day Nicole!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kelly's Baby Shower Cupcakes

These are a little bit late! But thought I'd get them up here since I had some time... Devils food chocolate chip cake and dark chocolate frosting (Kelly's fav!). Her very talented Mom, Sue, made the oh-so-cute diaper cakes as center pieces.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sammy's 9th Birdthday Cake

Sam got a baby corn snake for his birthday (whom he absolutely LOVES) so I thought I'd give him a snake cake this year. The snake actually turned out looking pretty much like Sam's snake (who I think is still nameless?). Anyway, even though the outside was cool, it was the inside that really came out awesome. I made tye dye cake batter for a fun surprise when Sammy and his sleepover party friends cut into it. I'll try and post a pic of the inside of the baked cake later.

Mom's FANTASTIC Red Velvet Cupcakes

These are hands down some of the most awesome cupcakes I have ever had. I have a weird thing about getting cupcakes to bake with that perfect dome on top (crazy as it sounds, some bakers actually try to get this NOT to happen...) but these come out perfect every time! They are moist and so delicious. We topped them later with a thin coating of cream cheese icing- but they were all eaten up before I could snap a picture!

A Cake For My Uncle

It happened to work out that I was home the same weekend as my Uncle Ward's birthday. My Aunt asked me to make him a cake and pretty much left it up to me as to what it would be about. He loves music and traveling so I went with that. The border of the cake turned out so cute as a piano keyboard, and then the map on top with little red pins stuck in is supposed to represent all the places he's been. I thought it came out very well!

Food For Thought...

Always approach love and cooking with reckless abandon. -Dalai Lama