Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wow Wow Who!?

My lady friend, Christi, asked me to make a cake for her friend's daughter's birthday. Her friend wanted a Wow Wow Wubbzy themed cake. Wow Wow who!? I had no idea who this character was, so I googled it. Apparently it's a show on Nick Jr. I don't have cable and I'm not two years old, so I've totally missed this show. He's cute though!

If I had the time, I would have made the cake in the shape of Wubbzy. Also, the cake only had to feed 20 people, so I didn't have a reason to make a huge, shaped cake. So I kept the design simple and cute. After all, aren't all the shows on Nick Jr. simple and cute?

I like how the cake turned out. It kind of makes me want to watch the show!

Berry Sweet!

Mike's friend works with me. He's in the DC. He LOVES my chocolate chip cookies and always tells co-workers about all my sweet treats. I've gotten quite a few cakes orders through him. If he ever wants a cut, I'll pay him in cookies. =) This is an order I got through him.

It's the second Strawberry Shortcake cake I've done. The cake set came with a design sheet, so I stuck with that. It's all strawberry buttercream, except for the pink and purple fondant pebbles on the road and the red jellybean strawberries.

Side note: I really need to come up with a better place/way to take pics of my cakes.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Creepy Crawlers

A very lovely lady in HR asked me a couple months ago if I would make the monthly department birthday cakes. The first ones were individual cakes for each person, but this month she asked me to make one big one for all the birthdays. Since it's October, of course it had to be Halloween themed!

I baked the cake before I had the designed planned out. Dumb, I know. If I had done it the other way around, a.k.a. the right way, I would have done a round cake instead. Oh well.

A chocolate cake covered in orangey frosting goodness.

Then I added some spiderwebs, spiders and bats.

And finished it off with some green, slimy accents!

The slim is my favorite. I want to put it on all my cakes now!

Friday, October 2, 2009

This Boot Is Made for Eatin'

Mike's cousin emailed me months ago about a cake for a bridal shower she's hosting. She wanted a white cowboy boot with all white detailing. At first, I thought this would be a really plain cake since it had to be all white. But I thought if I used some white pearl dust and pearl beads to fancy it up, it could turn out really nice.

Also, I originally planned to buy a shaped cake pan, but after finding out how much they cost, I decided to cut the shape out myself!

Here's how it turned out:

I'm not into cowboy boots, but I love this cake! It's so lovely.

Fashionably Late

Maria, my sister, is my cake "manager." She's great at spreading the word of my cakes, especially to HR at work. And that's where this order came from. It was a last minute request. The only guidelines I was given was something "fashionable" and "fun" for her daughter's 13th birthday. I didn't have much time, so I wanted something relatively easy. When I searched the internet for some fashion ideas, purse cakes were all over the place. So I decided to go with that!

I took two 10" cakes, sliced off one of the ends and then stuck them together to make the shape. I was worried the cakes would tip over, but thankfully they didn't. I think the fondant helped keep them in place. I went with a pink zebra and polka dot pattern to make it girly and fun. The lady who ordered the cake gave me some pink and clear jewels to use, so I put them around the cake.

For not having a lot of time for this cake, I think it came out super cute!