Thursday, June 30, 2011

Courtney in Wonderland

My BFF and I have the same birthday. We rule. Her hubby planned a surprise birthday party this year and asked me to make the cake. He didn't have a theme for the party, so I went with Alice in Wonderland for the cake. Each tier represents her favorite characters. The bottom is the Queen, the top is the Cheshire cat and the topper is the Mad Hatter. My favorite part was painting the roses red. hehe

Let There Be Light!

A co-worker's daughter graduated from high school last week. She wanted to order a cake from me, but didn't know what theme to pick. She told me a few things about her daughter and as soon as she said that she's going to UC Santa Cruz, I knew that was the theme. UCSC's mascot is the banana slug! So awesome!

I wish I could make more cakes with slugs on them. :)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Russian Nesting Doll

My sister is the bestest friend I've ever had. We've been inseparable for 28 years! I've been making her birthday cakes for the past few years. Here are some of the cakes I've made her...

Sugar skull. Obviously this was before I took any cake decorating classes. haha

LittleBigPlanet... her favorite game.

Woody... her favorite Toy Story character.

It took me awhile to figure out the theme for this year's birthday cake. Then I remembered the Russian nesting doll measuring cups I got her for Christmas and thought that would be the perfect theme for a cake! This is by far one of my favorite cakes I've made.

Fullmetal Alchemist

I know nothing about Fullmetal Alchemist. Well I know it's a manga and we carry the product at work. I know that Mike's cousin loves it. It was his birthday last week and his cousin didn't really have any plans, so Mike invited him over. As soon as I found out, I knew I had to make him a cake! Since I don't know anything about Fullmetal Alchemist, I decided to go with a simple logo. I don't know what this logo means at all, but as soon as his cousin saw the cake he got super excited. So I guess I did it right. haha


One of my favorite people in the entire world, @GenSpin, hit me up for a last-minute cake order for her BFF. I didn't have any cakes to make that weekend, so I was free. Yay! Her BFF wanted a Pinkalicious themed cake for her daughter. At first I thought she wanted a pink colored cake. lol But as soon as she explained that Pinkalicious was a book, I knew what she was talking about. A little girl obsessed with pink and cupcakes... sounds a lot like me! :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I Love Nyan Cat

In case you don't know what Nyan Cat is, first of all, what's wrong with you!? ;) Just kidding! Here's the video...

I'm obsessed with Nyan Cat AKA Pop Tart Cat. It's so cute! I've been saying I'm going to make a cake of it for a few weeks now. Friday was @rab419's birthday, and since he also appreciates the Nyan Cat, it was the perfect time to make the cake!

I even make the cake batter rainbow.


Baby Safari Adventure

Mike's friend and his lady are having a baby. The baby shower was yesterday and of course I made the cake! The theme was safari and all the future baby momma requested was a monkey hanging from a tree and a giraffe. I put that on top of the cake, "Baby Maddox" around the tiers and a leaf border. And voilĂ , a safari adventure!

The Bride's Slipper

The lovely @GenSpin ordered a cake for her future sister-in-law's bridal shower. Her sis-in-law loves Louboutin shoes so the shower favors were little shoes with red bottoms. Cute! The wedding colors are deep plum and gold. So with that info, this is the cake I created.

This was the first fondant/gum paste shoe I've ever made. I think it turned out nice!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger

One of my work BFFs and social media partner in crime, Justin, is leaving Hot Topic. :( I'm super bummed about it because he's the one that makes work fun. During these weird times at work, he kept me laughing. It's gonna be weird not seeing him almost every day.

Working in social media together, we got to spend the day watching stupid videos. One of our favorites is the Honey Badger. Justin is like a honey badger, so for his last week of work I made him this cake.

I smashed part of the red border putting the cake in the box, but I figured the honey badger don't care. It doesn't give a sh*t. :)