Hello Kitty – Cake

Posted on August 3rd, 2013 in Cakes

This is a Hello Kitty two tier cake inspired by the original HK colorful cake here.

Hello Kitty Cake

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Bright, colorful and a bit whimsical, this first birthday cake is covered entirely in my sweet buttercream icing. Can you guess how long it took me to fully decorate this cake? Just take a guess….

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Now counting the time spent coloring the buttercream, a bit over three hours!!! This type of decoration requires me to clean the spatula after each stroke… yes… each one!!

I made a few chocolate colorful bows, flowers and HKs and one specially with wings to be place as the focal point of the top tier.

Hello Kitty Chocolate Piece

The top tier features a fondant made number 1 to celebrate the very special first birthday. Several fondant balloons covered in shiny dust to make them pretty and bright.

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And a final front look at the cake.

Hello Kitty

As far as cake flavors, the top tier was a marble cake with mocha buttercream. The bottom tier was a strawberry cake with a vanilla beam buttercream filling.

I really really love this cake. I was very happy with the end result and my client was too.

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Posted on June 18th, 2013 in Cakes

A graduation cake inspired by the famous Dr. Seuss’ book Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

 

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The details of the cake will soon be posted.

Avengers

Posted on March 6th, 2013 in Cakes, Cupcakes

In the next few days I’ll be adding several post of desserts I have made in the past. Lets say, way back in the past.

2012 was a year of lots of sweets and treats that unfortunately did not get posted. So I am planning of showing the pictures and later adding the very important details about each and every event.

So with that, and an apology to my client for posting this so late we’ll get started.

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This was an exciting birthday project.

Avengers cake table

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Avengers Collage

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Thank you for being patient and enjoying the pictures. I still have a lot more to show you.

Baby Sesame Street Cake

Posted on August 17th, 2012 in Cakes, Cookies, News

I can’t believe that I made this set of cakes and cookies a long time ago and never posted it. Better late than never….

I have been making more and more tiered cakes for birthday celebrations. Tall cakes are not just for weddings. Cakes with several levels or tiers are becoming more popular, at least with me.

I had a previous customer requesting  a tiered cake to celebrate her son’s 1st birthday. Here’s a couple of designs that she liked. I do welcome other cake decorator’s designs *.

With those designs in mind, I created the following cake.

The cake is covered and decorated in fondant. My client is a fan of chocolate delight cake with raspberry filling so the those were the flavors of the entire cake. The cake topper is a cookie and it features baby Cookie Monster. This cake is very popular in my Pinterest site.

Here are some of the other cookies that we made for the the birthday boy.

The cookies are sugar cookies covered with royal icing and the baby sesame street are made out of chocolate.  

Whether it is two or more levels/tiers, consider a tiered cake for your next event or celebration. Tall cakes are eye catching and will make your celebration one to remember.

* Pictures of other cakes are always welcome by the way. I will not replicate the cake (because I wouldn’t want other cake decorator doing the same to me) but I will definitely take some of the design ideas and incorporate them into your own cake.

Super Why – Whyatt Super Hero

Posted on September 27th, 2011 in Cakes, Other Sweet Treats

Ask me about cartoon shows for kids 5 years and under and I will probably tell you all about them.  I really can’t believe I traded my grown up shows for cartoons… but’s that’s life uh?

Anyway, SUPER WHY is in that long list of cartoons that now I am so familiar with. What??? You don’t know them??? Well, here’s a picture of them. They are kinda cool, but I still don’t understand the pig among children super heroes.

My target this weekend was the green super hero, Whyatt Beanstalk.

A dear friend of mine, Yolanda (I’m sure she won’t mind me sharing her name here) asked me to make a chocolate piece of this little character for her son’s birthday party cake. She would be making the cake at home and I would provide the image for her.

Here’s the chocolate piece that was recreated for the cake.

Cute uh? I really liked it and people at the party did also.

Yolanda came over the house with her cake and we set the image on top of it. It looked really nice, but I don’t have a picture of her finished cake.  She promised to send me a picture of it though.

About two years ago, her son was very much into Sesame Street. If you are interested here’s a link to the Elmo cake I made for her back in 2009.

My friend is a very crafty person and she made super hero capes for every child at the party as her thank you favors. My kids had fun at the party and they are still playing with their capes.

Thank you Yolanda!

Digger Man Cake

Posted on August 19th, 2011 in Cakes

I received a request to create a construction cake for a birthday boy in love with construction vehicles, a yellow digger to be specific. Mom told me about his favorite book, Digger Man.

If you have never heard about this book (and I had not), here’s a picture of it.

Construction sites, mud, dirt, trees… how fun! I can make mud, dirt and trees from many different edible things. I tried to stay as close to the book image as possible. We start with some details of the cake.

First of all, the yellow digger. This is a chocolate made image that’s removing some piles of rock/dirt just like in the book (because a little boy is trying to clear the ground to make a playground for his little brother, if you really want to know).

Chocolate Yellow Digger

My client thought it would be fun to add some construction tape and cones around the cake. Caution tape, check! Construction cones, check!

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Here’s the tree. I added one or two pieces of pretzel sticks to ‘raise’ the trunk and make it seem more real. I thought the pretzel would be better than a pile of frosting (not that’s it wrong, because it’s still good). Some buttercream leaves and grass to decorate the scene.

And here the finished cake.

Digger Man in action

The cake was white butter cake with alternating sections of vanilla buttercream frosting and chocolate ganache (mmmmh, ganache).

I don’t really know how the story ends because my 2 year old boy is more into dinosaurs and animals than anything else. I’m sure it is a very cute book and will soon be going to the store to check it out.

Hope you liked it.

Star Wars – Captain Rex Cake

Posted on July 16th, 2011 in Cakes

I received a request to make a cake with a Star Wars (SW) theme. Even though I knew that topic is difficult to recreate, I said ‘Yes’.

Before I go into details about the cake let me say that I may not be the greatest Star Wars fan, but I would watch those movies over that Star Trek… ahemm, creations.

Although I like SW, I have ‘sometimes’ a tough time understanding the plot or follow the sequence of those movies. One thing is for sure, I don’t know the difference between one clone or the other.

Back to the cake right? The birthday boy seems to be a huge fan of certain characters from the movie and wanted someone specific on his birthday cake.

This is the paper plate that was handed out. I present to you, Captain Rex (clone ?)….

Yikes! I knew he would be hard to re-create, but not impossible. I made the mistake of involving my husband into this. He really knows his SW stuff and set me straight on which clone is which.

Captain Rex chocolate piece

It did take me quite a while to think about the ‘surroundings’ for the cake.

No, it is not the sun“, said my husband. “It is a planet!“… just don’t ask me its name. Don’t get me started on the flying thingy in the back, I heard the story (not that I listened).

Anyway, here’s the cake.

Star Wars Captain Rex cake

The double sheet cake is covered in buttercream with a marble effect in shades of blue and orange.

The Cat in the Hat -Thing 1 & Thing 2

Posted on May 12th, 2011 in Cakes, Cookies, Other Sweet Treats

I almost forgot to post this cake and I think you’ll enjoy looking at it.I think most people are familiar with The Cat in the Hat books by Dr. Seuss. Well, this cake is about Thing 1 & Thing 2 and in case you don’t know them here they are.

 

I don’t really remember reading the books when I was a little girl, but now that I have my children I’m finally familiar with them. They even have the books in Spanish!

The story on the cake is about a couple of little ones celebrating their birthday, I believe on the same day (if not only days close). My client liked a pair of matching cakes I had made in the past on Monster’s Inc. where one is bigger than the other one. So this Dr. Seuss cake is bases on that idea.

Here’s the cake for 2 boys, one turning 5 years old and the other one celebrating his 1st birthday.

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There’s a lot of details to show on the cakes. Here’s Thing 2 designed for Drake, the little brother.

Thing 2 and the always looking frightened fish

Thing 1 went to Quinn, the older brother.

Thing 1 with a flying kite

 Here are some of the details on the cakes. You have balloons, popular faces and that always worried looking fish.

We also prepared sugar cookies for them. The images are made out of chocolate and placed on top of the cookie to give them a ‘dimensional’ look.

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Some of the details on the cookies such as the black lines are made with an edible marker. These marks are very typical of the cartoons.

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These cookies were designed to be party favors.

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 I’m sad to report that I forgot to take a picture of the actual Dr. Seuss cookie, I did actually make one or two.

I think this set of cakes and cookies are some of my favorite ones ever. I love the fact that the chocolate pieces on the cookies look actually alive (! ? !).

Think Pinkalicious!

Posted on May 12th, 2011 in Cakes

This is as Pink as it gets! Do you know who Pinkalicious is? Honestly, I didn’t… and I have a 4 year old girl who absolutely loves pink. So I got to meet this pink princess with this next cake.

Meet Pinkalicious, a little princess girl in love with the colr pink and cupcakes.

 

Even though Pinkalicious loves cupcakes, my client didn’t ask for them. She wanted a cake with anything that had to do with this little pink girl. I couldn’t incorporate all the items onto the cake, so I decided to have only some of the important elements of her.

Here’s the cake for a little girl turning 4 years old.

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 Four stars because she is turning four. The fondant stars have a little non-edible sparkle in the center that make them prettier (I think). The “Pinkalicious” title has some glitter to it also, but you may not be able to see it.

 
The cake is covered in buttercream with a marbling effect in shades of hot pink and white colors.
We couldn’t forget to have cupcakes on each side and a crown in the center.
 
I loved this cake and my client was very please with it. What do you think?
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