Pink is not normally my thing, but I had fun making this cake.  As my first square cake in fondant, it was a bit of a challenge, but a good learning experience.  The cake is decorated with fondant eyelet swags and gumpaste bows.


Josie’s Birthday Cake

My sister asked for a small cake for her daughter’s birthday party.  Other than the birthday girl’s request for a horse and flowers on her cake, I was given free rein as to design.  As you can see, I took full advantage of it!  I had another design entirely planned, but after finding this adorable cake, I decided to make my own version of it.

Iced with Swiss meringue buttercream, the top tier is all chocolate cake, but  the bottom tier is “black and tan” – one layer of chocolate and one of golden butter cake with chocolate ganache filling for all.  The accents and modeled figure are made from gumpaste and homemade fondant.

Hydrangea Wedding Cake

In the midst of this very hot July week, I delivered my first real wedding cake, with a certain amount of trepidation about the record heat.  Nonetheless, we managed to make it intact and unmelted to the beautifully decorated reception hall.  A tower of alternating tiers of classic yellow cake with vanilla buttercream and freckled mocha cake with coffee buttercream, the cake was adorned simply with bouquets of gumpaste hydrangeas and blue fondant ribbons.

Congratulations to Kathryn and Craig!  Thank you for letting us be part of your celebration and I hope your wedding day was all that you dreamed it would be.