Castle Wedding Cake with Dragon, Princess, and Knight

Dragon Castle Cake with Princess and Knight Knight and Princess FiguresThe post title pretty much says it all, this time!  The castle is three tiers of marble butter cake, filled with light whipped ganache, and topped with Swiss meringue buttercream and homemade fondant.  Gumpaste towers with gilded roofs were then added.  The cake was completed with the addition of three gumpaste figurines: a dragon, attacking the castle, and a knight and princess defending it with sword and bow.
Close up Dragon Figure Castle Cake with Dragon, Knight, and Princess

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Electrician’s Cake

Wire Spool Electrician's Cake with Stripper Electrician's Cake with Wire spool, wire, and stripper GFI outlet plug electrician's cake

A cake to celebrate the end of a continuing education class for a soon-to-be journeyman electrician.  Two tiers of chocolate sour cream pound cake, covered in vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream, are accented with homemade fondant decorations.  A couple of outlets on the front (one a GFI) and wrappings of orange and green wires completes the first tier.  The second tier is made to look like a spool of wire and topped by a fondant wire stripper tool.

Rose Swirl Anniversary Cake

Rose Swirl Pearl Lace CakeRose buttercream swirls adorn the bottom tier of this fourth anniversary cake.  The top tier has simple sugar pearl flowers and piped vines to echo the bride’s wedding dress. The lower tier is dairy-free frosting and coconut cake with raspberry filling, while the top tier is champagne cake layered with cream cheese frosting and raspberry conserve and finished with vanilla bean Swiss meringue buttercream.

Chocolate Quilling Birthday Cake

Round over hexagon tier with happy birthday plaque and quilling designsA small two-tier birthday cake.  Both tiers are almond cake with alternating layers of French custard and triple berry buttercream fillings.  A rich vanilla-bean French buttercream covers the cake, which was then adorned with quilling style clover leaf designs made from modeling chocolate and a happy birthday plaque.

Teal, Gold, and White Square Wedding Cake

IMG_7469 IMG_7468Another square wedding cake design!  This time, a three tier cake is covered in a creamy white fondant with a contrasting teal second tier.  The teal second tier is decorated with piped royal icing designs; each side has a different design.  The golden fondant ribbons and a gilded beaded border provide finishing touches.

White roses, Purple wisteria wedding cake

Floating column white and purple wedding cake White gumpaste rose and purple wisteria Base tier white gumpaste rose and purple wisteriaI delivered this wedding cake to Front Royal, VA on Tuesday.  A towering yet still delicate cake, this simple beauty is fluffy white butter cake with a creamy, vanilla-flavored American buttercream and raspberry filling.  Deep purple ribbons are homemade fondant.  The design is finished with delicate cascades of wisteria and clusters of white gumpaste roses.

Rustic Chocolate and Gold Wedding Cake

Floating Tiers Wedding CakeThis is an experimental wedding cake to try out a new stacking technique.  Both tiers are chocolate cake with chocolate Swiss Meringue buttercream.  Decorations are gumpaste blossoms, leaves, buds, and a gilded chalice.