Friday, August 26, 2011

Arrr, Cakeys!

I don't know if I've said this before, but I am not a fan of half sheet cakes. They're big and heavy. My theory is that if you're having that many guests, get a smaller tiered cake and cupcakes. I think that looks better displayed than a big ol' cake. That being said, I won't turned down a half sheet cake order. haha I will turn down a full sheet cake order though. No way. TOO big!

Anyways, I got an order for a pirate-themed half sheet cake. The pirate theme made the half sheet not so bad.

Monday, August 22, 2011


Instead of taking a break during slow cake weeks, I usually end up baking for fun. My Jersey Shore cupcakes, Alice in Wonderland cupcakes and Nyan Cat cake all came from "baking for fun."

HelloGiggles is one of my favorite sites. During my recent baking fun, I made a cake just for them!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Curious Little Monster

My customers are mostly repeat ones. I've made a few baby shower cakes that turned into future 1st and 2nd birthday cakes. It's pretty awesome. This is one of those cakes. I will forever remember doing the baby shower cake for this lady, because I delivered it on my birthday and the cake was huge. The baby shower was at a park, but I had to deliver it to her apartment because I had birthday plans. I didn't know the party was moving to a park though. The apartment didn't look like it was set up for a party, but I set up the cake anyways. After I found out, I just keep thinking "I have no idea how they're going to get this huge cake from the apartment to a park." haha I guess they pulled it off though!

Anyways, so now two years later I made her daughter's 2nd birthday cake. The party was Elmo themed. Surprisingly, I haven't done much Sesame Street cakes. The candles in Elmo's hands are real.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Our Lady of Guadalupe

My grandma turns 80 tomorrow. We celebrated her birthday over the weekend. She had asked me like three years ago to make the cake for this party. lol She LOVES Our Lady of Guadalupe, so it definitely had to be the theme for the cake.

A Very Angry Cake

The past weekend was full of family birthday celebrations. My cousin's son turned four on Saturday. He loves playing Angry Birds. The last time I went to their house he wanted to show me on "his" iPad how to play. Kids these days are so smart with technology. It amazes me!

Here's the Angry Birds cake I made for his birthday. He was way into it.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the Cake

Today is my brother-in-law's birthday! I've made him some pretty badass birthday cakes in the past like Murderface and The Goon. It's really easy to pick a theme for him because he gets obsessed with things and becomes all about them. His current obsession is Scott Pilgrim. I made his favorite volume into a cake!

Ramona and the logo are made out of fondant. I lovelovelove this cake!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sailin' On

It had been awhile since I gave away a custom cake on my Facebook page, so to make up for it a couple weeks ago I gave away three! One of the winners claimed her cake this week. And of course @fauxamor requested a challenging cake. lol

Here's what she wanted.

I said in a recent post I do not like 3D cakes, but since I like Pamela so much, I accepted the challenge. Here's how it turned out.

Not too bad. She loved it. That's all that really matters. :)

Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark is a popular baby shower theme, but until last week I had yet to make a cake with that theme. Weird! The cake didn't need to feed a lot of people, so I wasn't able to fit tons of animals on the boat. I definitely had to squeeze in two giraffes though!

Monday, August 8, 2011


3D cakes are not my favorite. I've only made a couple and every time I wish for death. I got a request for a Jimmie Johnson car cake. He's a NASCAR driver. Thankfully I had a 3D car cake pan, so making this cake wasn't so bad.

Jimmie Johnson's car

That Little Blue Box

One of my favorite customers celebrated her 40th birthday over the weekend. The colors she had for the invitations were coral and Tiffany blue, so she wanted those colors for the cake. She also wanted the cake to look like gifts. I've done a lot of gift cakes before, so this was easy squeezy!

It's hard to tell in the pic, but the top "gift" has a diamond pattern with blue sugar pearls. So cute!

Childhood Memories

My mom used to make me smashed meat on bread when I was a kid. It's a recipe she got from my grandma. The title says it all: smashed ground beef on bread, cooked in the oven. I'd eat it with ketchup. It was simple and delicious! My grandma's birthday was last week, so I thought I'd pay tribute to her recipe by making it a cake!