Painted Grape Hyacinth Cake

Painted Grape Hyacinth Fondant Cake

This bridal shower cake provided the test-run of the wedding cake’s flavor combination.  Fondant covers a chocolate-vanilla marble cake with whipped chocolate ganache filling.  The water-color style painted flowers are grape hyacinths, one of my favorite flowers. 


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.

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.

Farm Animal Cake

Happy 1st Birthday!  A barnyard full of farm animals greeted the birthday baby, who happily dug into his carrot cake.  Made at special request with half whole wheat flour and extra virgin olive oil, the carrot filled cake was slightly more healthful.  The cake is covered in homemade marshmallow fondant.  The modeled pigs, sheep, ducks, and hay bales are made of purchased fondant, since they aren’t meant to be eaten.

Here are a few closeups of the cute farm animals while the cake was still in progress.

The barn is 3-dimensional and made of golden butter cake covered in fondant.