Sunday, July 11, 2010

Texas Birthday Cake

This has been so far my favorite cake!!! .  The top tier started as a smaller version of the first round cake only the inside of the cake was red on the top layer and the bottom layer was blue with white icing in the middle.   Right before frosting it I decided to carve it in the shape of Texas. Between the first and the second tier I put as many Texas icons I could think of including a handkerchief, a bob wire made of tootsie rolls, since i like to work with it whenever I can, a yellow rose, the Alamo blue bonnets and longhorns.

Texas Birthday Cake (Back View)

Back view of cake.

Texas Yellow Rose Cupcake

Most of the time I like to do cupcakes and cookies to go with my cakes.  Since the roses on the cakes are made of gumpaste and are hard to eat I made cupcakes to look like little pots with totally edible icing roses.

Texas Cookies

Since I looooove to make cookies I thought of making these cookies before I even designed the Texas cake.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July Hotdog

I made this cake for our neighbors 4th of July party.  I thought of making the hot dog out of tootsie rolls.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Pirate Cupcake

These cupcakes go with the pirate themed cake.  I got the idea from the Planet Cake book which is one of the first books I bought when I started baking.

Pirate Cake

This cake was made for my friend's son's 8th year birthday party.  The theme was pirates!!!!  The top tier has a skull with a bandanna on top but the surprise it that the inside color of the cake matches the outside.  The middle tier has stars outside and the flavor is strawberry.  I punched the color so it came out red to match the bandanna of the skull.  The bottom tier has  swords all around and is chocolate just in case there where any chocoholics in the crowd.

Pirate Eyepatch Cookie

So far these are the cookies that I'm most proud of.  A working eye patch cookie!!  When they were handed out the kids didn't know whether to eat them or play with them.

Pirate Chocolate Lollies

First time making lollipops.  I made these for the pirate themed cake.

Mauri's 30th Cake

My friend Mauri turned 30!!!! When I asked her what she wanted for her cake she said she wanted bling.  I decided to do animal print with high heels as a topper and sugar diamonds on the tiers.  The middle tier has a giraffe print made with tootsie rolls!!! and a cookie  'to mauri' sign.

Mauri's 30th Cake

The bottom tier was strawberry with butter cream frosting in between the layers. The middle tier was chocolate cake with chocolate ganache  and the top tier was white cake with caramel sauce between the layers and butter cream frosting all over.

Mauri's 30th Cake Topper

Mauri's cake topper with her initials and her age as the label.

Zebra Cake With A Bow

I made this cake when we had a neighborhood happy hour.  The inside of the cake has alternating chocolate and white cake slices so that it could look zebraish inside too.

Sunflower Cupcakes

Flower Cupcake

these are the cupcakes I made to go with the zebra cake

Flower Cupcakes

Stained Glass Cookies

I put jolly ranchers inside the cookies and baked them to see what happened.

Cupcake Cookies

Baby Shower

I made these cookies to go with the blue baby shower cake.  I had been dying to do these for a while so when the cake was ordered I had the perfect excuse

Baby Shower

My neighbor asked me to do this cake for her. She wanted me to make the cake blue with swirls all over.  I made the cake with butter cream and the swirls with tootsie rolls.

Crazy 8s

My neighbor asked me if i could help her decorate a cake for her grankids.  We went with a crazy 8's theme.  The cookies were cards with 8s on them like on the sides of the cake.

Crazy8s Slice

I also convinced her to make it a rainbow cake.