My Nephew’s Dragon

Green Dragon Castle Cake Green Dragon Little Boy Castle Cake

A dragon cake for my two-year-old nephew!  Carrot cake with cream cheese icing under 100% from scratch fondant.  Castle towers, a gumpaste dragon, a fiery number two, and rune-lettered stones spelling out the birthday boy’s name complete the cake.

St. Patrick’s Day Cake

Celtic Cross Fleur di lis shamrock clover cake Celtic Cross Fleur-di-lis shamrock clover cake
A cake for a combined St. Patrick’s Day/anniversary/birthday celebration.  The cake combines the Irish themed Celtic crosses and gumpaste shamrocks with fleur-di-lis and fondant pearls, elements from my friends’ wedding cake.  It also recreates the flavors of the second tier of their wedding cake, which as harried newlyweds they never got to taste.  Homemade fondant covers the almond cake, filled with almond pastry cream and covered with vanilla bean Swiss meringue buttercream.