Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Kid's cakes are my fave to make and this one was a special one! I made it for Truett, Landon's neighborhood friend :) They are almost exactly one month apart. Truett is a sweety and I cannot wait to see him and Landon grow up together! We had so much fun at his party. Here are a few pics of the cakes...

The little caterpillar ate a lot of food!

And here is Truett's lil' smash was funny to watch him get lots of help from his older brother, who ate all the polka dots for him. Happy 1st Birthday Truett!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Elephant Cupcakes and Monogram Cookies

I love gray and yellow (my new favorite color combo) so I was super excited to make these cupcakes and cookies for a baby shower. The cupcakes were chocolate and I made the little elephants out of fondant and royal icing. The cookies were pumpkin spice cookies and had the baby's monogram on them. Here they are...


Cake Topper

I was so happy to make another cake topper! This was was for someone all the way in Chicago...she found my blog and asked me to make this one for her wedding cake! I was very honored :) Whenever I make these Landon always thinks they are toys and wants to play with them. If only they didn't take so long to make and I would make him some.

Jaye and Tim's Wedding Cake

Well hello there...I am finally getting the chance to blog about my most recent cakes! This is a wedding cake I did for some friends a few weeks ago - Jaye and Tim. They are such a great couple and we had a ton of fun at their wedding. Can't wait to hang out with them now that they are hitched :) Here are a few pics of the cake...

I am so proud of how the buttercream turned out! This was a buttercream covered cake and I was able to get it super smooth!! That is one of my pet peeves about buttercream - I like my cakes to be smooth and I have to realize that buttercream just isn't going to have the perfectly smooth look of fondant. I am proud of this one though!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Spiderman Birthday Cake

I'm so excited to finally have the time to blog about this cake! I made it last weekend and love how it turned out. The cake was for one of our neighbors and his mom and I have gotten to know each other this past year. They have 3 kiddos and their last is only a month older than Landon so I hope they will become good friends. We had so much fun at the party which took place at the Little Gym. Landon is still not crawling (he is just so content to sit and watch people or play with the toys) but he had a ton of fun rolling the balls and watching all of the other kids play!

Little "Spidey" is peeking over the top of the cake...
Here he is crawling up the sloped top...he was made out of gumpaste and I painted his webs  on with black food coloring mixed with clear vanilla.
The white webs were piped on with royal icing and the entire cake covered with fondant. The inside was chocolate with chocolate buttercream...yummy! Happy Birthday Cooper!
And here is my lil guy havin' a ton of fun!