Monday, October 25, 2010

A Masquerade Wedding

I love when people have themed weddings! Stacey, a co-worker, got married on Saturday and her theme was a purple and black masquerade. Loves it! She asked me to make her cake and pretty much gave me free reign.

I went with a black cake with a swirl design to match her dress. I wanted a purple and black mask on top, but it was SO hard finding one with just those colors. Most of them had silver or gold. When I finally found one, it was sold out. Grrrr. Stacey said I could go with a white mask, which I realized was a better idea since it was a wedding. I just added some purple feathers and roses to keep with the wedding colors.

I LOVE this cake!! It's definitely one of my best.

Pretty Princesses

Mike's cousin's daughter (Mikaela) turned three on Saturday. They had a little birthday party for her and of course I offered to make the cake!

Mikaela wanted a princess cake and blue frosting... done and done!

The best part was when Mikaela saw the cake she immediately poked it to get some frosting. lol

A Lil' Pumpkin

I made a deal with one of my co-workers awhile ago: three cakes in exchange for Disneyland tickets. A sweet deal if you ask me! This past weekend, I made the third cake for him. His wife is pregnant and they had a Halloween-themed baby shower.

Black and orange with a pumpkin baby on top:

Monday, October 18, 2010

A Sweet Hoot

A co-worker's friend hit me about about making an owl cake for his girlfriend. He was looking for a cute owl, but not too childish and definitely not scary. Uh, I don't see many scary owls out there. lol

I think this is exactly what he was looking for:

Go Diego! Go Dora!

Dora the Explorer is a popular cake theme! This is my third one. I ordered the figures from Decopac. I don't even think Diego and Dora are old enough to drive.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Nightmare Before Christmas

One of my co-workers LOVES The Nightmare Before Christmas and Halloween. She's pregnant and due soon. Perfect timing to have a baby around your favorite holiday! She must have planned it. haha Her department threw her a Halloween-themed baby shower yesterday and asked me to make some Nightmare Before Christmas cupcakes.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Movie Night

I love movie nights! PJs, snacks and movies... that's all this girl needs.

This cake was for a women & children's shelter. I make all their birthday cakes and they're definitely my favorite ones to make.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Beauty Minus the Beast

One of my regulars wanted a Belle-themed cake for her daughter's birthday. Beauty and the Beast might be my least favorite Disney movie. Yes, I said it! haha But there's so many possibilities when it comes to cakes. Since she was specific and wanted something with Belle, I went with draping yellow fondant, like her dress, on shimmery white fondant with rose accents. She provided the cake topper, so that's why there's a space on top. Just imagine a little Belle figure on top. :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Marital Masquerade

One of my co-workers is getting married in a couple weeks. She asked me to make the wedding cake. I'm SO excited. This will be my second wedding cake. I'm going to make sure to take a picture of it this time. haha The theme is a masquerade ball and her colors are black and purple. So fun! And the best part is she's giving me a lot of creative freedom. Also, I get to make other sweet treats. It's going to be the best dessert table ever! I can't wait.

She had her bridal shower this past weekend. I offered to make a cake for it. She asked if I could make a cake in the shape of a mask. So I made one in her wedding colors and added pearl dust, glitter and beads. I couldn't get a good picture to show off how sparkly it was, but here it is:

The beads took for-ev-er to put on. I had to do each one individually. I watched Modern Family while I did it, so it wasn't too bad. :)

A Little Pea in a Pod

Patti, an old high school friend, had a friend who needed a baby shower cake. The friend knew what she wanted, she just needed the baker. Patti recommended me. Yay! I only keep in contact with her through Facebook, so it was nice that she thought of me.

The theme for the cake was a pea in a pod with boy colors. I LOVE how the topper turned out. It's so cute!

The cake: