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