Friday, August 31, 2012

...we all scream for Ice Cream!

Ice cream cake pops! Super fun to make and easy too! (The idea is Bakerellas, but I used mini cones rather than the sugar cones that need to be cut to size). 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Wedding in the Woods

Wedding cake made by Marla W. and myself for a very special couple. This cake fit in perfectly with their rustic and elegant wedding. I don't think I will give any secrets away about how we did this...but it is all edible!

Baked and decorated about 300 of these H+B sugar cookies covered with fondant. Each and every one of them hand cut, wood grained, painted, carved, and colored!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Bob the Builder

 This Bob the Builder cake is based on the plates that will be used for the party, and it is almost an exact replica! All of the 2D figures are handmade out of gumpaste, as well as the 3D bird and number "3". The cake itself is triple chocolate made with buttermilk, cocoa powder, and chock full of chocolate chips. The layers are sandwiched with whipped ganache, and everything is covered with swiss meringue buttercream.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Easter eggs have nothin' on these cake bites!

 Double vanilla cake bites dipped in perfect pastels for Easter and Spring!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

This is NOT a cake! (but surely just as fun)!

The official "BEFORE" picture. Let me just say that this is definitely on a bad day, and I generally had to hang all of the coats up every few days to be able to see the floor. Shoes in old diapers boxes, and A LOT of miscellaneous everything ended up in this closet located under our stairs. But I have a plan.

 This closet was never finished when we moved in, it was still just taped dry wall. So, I had to buy cans of texture to finish the walls. Side note: those aerosol cans of texture, especially in a small enclosed room, are absolutely wretched!! Use face masks and ventilate your house!

 A fresh coat of light blue paint. (I wanted a bit darker...but oh well). 


 The beginning of the room, yes, I am drawing and painting a tree. I started with a picture from another blog, chalked an outline, and away I went. A lot of improv to the original chalk outline by the time I was done, and I would never recommend taping your outline.  

 I bought these little paint samples to do the tree and leaves, used two bottles of the brown, and ended up not painting leaves. But these were perfect for such a small job. 

I love these wall stickers! The ones used in this soon to be play closet and home for downstairs toys I found at Target. 

My finished tree! Complete with more vinyl wall art. 

The cubicle shelf at the back of the room was a project in itself. I originally built it outside of the closet, and then had absolutely no way to fit it into the back of the room. Absolutely NO way. So, I had to take off both end pieces and build the shelf where it sits. After, I slid the end pieces into place, but because they are not screwed in, I had to support the shelves with some brackets. They will soon be overflowing with toys. 

The room is still not quite done, but this is a sneak peek. I will post more when the room is finished and full of toys...and kids! (and also pics of all of the displaced "stuff" that will have to be organized elsewhere).

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

This wedding cake is traditional white cake sandwiched with vanilla buttercream and filled with a raspberry glaze. All of the decorations are handmade, pearl dusted, and edible! More pictures to come with the topper in place. Merry Christmas and congratulations to James and Esther!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

December Scrolls

This scrolled wedding cake is three tall tiers of triple chocolate cake sandwiched with chocolate ganache buttercream, covered in fondant, hand piped, and wrapped in ribbon. The cupcakes are iced in vanilla buttercream to match the wedding colors. Congratulations to Billy and Nicole!

This is the back.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

One Block for Bayla

A building block smash cake built with layers of chocolate cake and chocolate ganache buttercream. The sides are all covered with fondant and different letters and designs. The guests were served the same chocolate cake in cake balls dipped in pink candy melts decorated in white zigzags and pearl dust.Happy Birthday Bayla!

Me want COOKIES!

This is a triple layer vanilla chip cake layered with chocolate ganache buttercream and covered with vanilla buttercream. The cookies are all handmade out of fondant and dotted with mini chocolate chips. The sign is handmade out of gumpaste. Happy Birthday Mason!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Harry Potter and the death by sweet sweet chocolate!

This Harry Potter cake is complete with a snitch, sorting hat, Harry's wand, and letter of admission to Hogwarts. All edible! The hat is sculpted with dark modeling chocolate, and the other figures are all handmade from gumpaste. The unseen cake is german sweet chocolate with good old fashioned stove top coconut pecan frosting.

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Spiderman building complete with road sign, bench and newspaper, trash can, and a white chocolate web. This cake is 6 layers of double chocolate cake sandwiched with chocolate ganache buttercream. Everything is edible and all handmade, except for the Spiderman action figure on top of the tar roof.  

Rainbow Layer Cake

This cake is just as fun on the inside when you cut into it as it is to color and decorate on the outside! I gave the birthday girl a blank canvas of white fondant and a pack of edible food coloring markers, and she was so thrilled with what she made. For her party, I made basic sugar cookies with a fondant round for all of the kids to color as well. I LOVE this idea for a birthday party...even for an adult! (Original idea found at sweetapolita).

Saturday, October 15, 2011

For the Cure!

This display was made for The Knothole to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the cure during UW Homecoming. All three cakes are vanilla and almond with raspberry filling and classic buttercream, and ALL IN PINK. The cake balls are the same with some vanilla buttercream, and some with cream cheese buttercream. Anything that you bite into will also be pink on the inside! Please go down to the Knothole to donate and eat some cake! The main cakes can be taken for a donation of $25-$50, and take a bag of cake balls for $5. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Autumn Wedding

Congratulations to Scott and Heather! This cake is white almond sour cream frosted in textured buttercream, and decorated in handmade edible gumpaste leaves. Simple and beautiful for the fast approaching fall season. (The colors aren't exact here, the reception area was very dark).

Fall is on the way...