Friday, July 26, 2013

Cheerwine Cake

Here's a cake for all you Cheerwine lovers out there! Our good friend, Nick, turned 30 last month and his wife, Gwen, asked me to make a cake for him. He loves Cheerwine (even created a Cheerwine app called Cheerwine Finder) so I made a Cheerwine flavored pound cake for him.This was a new flavor and it turned out pretty yummy.  I used 6" round cakes and stacked them on top of each other to make it look like a can.  

The most time consuming part of this cake was making this label. I used the smallest tip and royal icing to try to get it to look as close to the real thing as possible. 

And here are Nick and Gwen....don't ya love the Cheerwine artwork in the background to match the cake?! Happy 30th Nick!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Minnie Mouse Cake

A few months ago I made this matching cake and smash cake for a 1st Birthday Party. I have made several Mickey Mouse cakes lately so it was fun to finally do a Minnie Mouse one. I love the big polka dot bow :)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Carousel Cake

I love this cake because it is sooo girly! I made it for a friend who won a gift certificate To Darlin' Designs at an adoption fundraiser, so that made it even more special. The party took place at Pullen Park -  a park here in Raleigh that has a carousel, train, and little boats for kids to ride on. Landon loves it.

People often ask how I make some of the shapes on my cakes. I usually just cut them out with an exact-o-knife. That is what I did for the carousel horses on this cake

Customized Polymer Clay Cake Topper

These little guys have been waiting for me to add them to my blog for quite a while! I made them for a groom's cake back in May. The mother of the groom wanted me to make them look similar to the bride and groom. They were a little smaller and not as detailed as some as the others I have done in the past, but I think they turned out super cute. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Dianna's Graduation cake

Back in May, my roomie (from college) graduated with her Masters in Counseling. I am so proud of her and can't wait to see how she uses this degree! I think she is going to be an amazing counselor. She is so dependable, kind and a good listener. Way to go Dianna! In celebration of her graduation, she had a party and I made the cake.

The books were triple chocolate and I made the graduation hat out of Rice Krispy treats.

And here I am with my roomie! Congratulations!