Flower Scrollwork Cake

Flower Scroll Cake

A simple marble cake with vanilla bean buttercream, decorated with piped scrolls, leaves, and blossoms.


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.

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.

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.