Monday, May 31, 2010

Elmo Birthday Cake

A special cake ordered for a first birthday party in Virginia. The Cranberry Pound Cake has Chocolate Orange filling. Elmo is bursting out of a small blue drum cake. I piped his fur with red royal icing. The bottom cake tier is covered in green fondant and decorated with musical notes, and not forgetting Elmo's goldfish and crayons too!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Chevy Avalanche Pickup Cake

I had fun making this cake replica of a black Chevy Avalanche pickup. Lots of detail and accessories to work on, and always thinking how to keep them to scale. The wheel hubs required special attention and the tire walls received an extra coat of food color spray paint. Inside is vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream and raspberry jam. We made this for a surprise birthday party in Summit NJ.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Kawasaki Vulcan Motorbike Birthday Cake

A two tier 70th birthday cake topped with a Kawasaki Vulcan motorbike and figures modeled out of fondant. An asphalt road winds up the cake, decorated with trees and bushes. The vanilla - chocolate fudge - vanilla cake layers are filled with Cannoli cream. We delivered the cake to an outdoor party in Basking Ridge NJ.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Eiffel Tower Topsy Turvy Sweet Sixteen Cake

I love Paris and began my culinary studies there, so I was delighted when asked by a sweet sixteen birthday girl to design a cake incorporating a French theme, fashion and pink poodles!

We created her a three tier topsy turvy cake, topped with a golden Eiffel Tower. The bottom tier is chocolate fudge cake with dulce de leche buttercream filling, covered in a pink fondant and decorated with fondant buttons. The other tiers are vanilla cake with strawberry mousse filling. A purple bow is wrapped around the middle tier, while the top tier is purple fondant covered with green diamond shapes. A small pink handbag, shoe, a ring and a purple necklace also bring in the fashion theme.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Graduation Cap Cake

A white two tier vanilla cake with dulce de leche buttercream which we delivered to West Orange NJ for a double graduation celebration.

Lime and melon colored fondant shapes and shooting stars decorate the cake, which is topped with a black graduation cap.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pink Bows and Butterflies Baptism Cake

A three tier fondant cake for a Baptism celebration in East Brunswick NJ.

The first tier has vanilla and chocolate fudge cake layers with Cannoli cream filling. The top two tiers are both red velvet cake with cream cheese filling.

The pink fondant is embossed with a quilted diamond pattern and swiss dots, pink fondant bows and sugar butterflies surround the cake, which is topped with a rosary decorated with tiny flowers.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ivory Wedding Cake with Roses and Hydrangeas

A four tiered hexagonal shape wedding cake adorned with a selection of ivory, pink and burgundy colored sugar roses and small hydrangea blossoms. The red velvet cake tiers have layers of Madagascar vanilla bean buttercream filling. An Ivory fondant covers the cake, which is then decorated with fondant drapes and a piped scroll design to match the wedding invitations. We delivered this cake to the Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph NJ.

We also made a Yankee Stadium Groom's cake for the same wedding reception!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

True Religion Blue Jeans Cake

A fan of True Religion jeans wanted a pair for a birthday gift. I made a chocolate fudge cake with chocolate ganache, a perfect chocoholic combination. Blue fondant covers the cake and I applied distressing and a stone wash effect to the jeans cake, which was destined for a party in South Orange NJ.

The close up image gives you a better view of the stitching, the pockets, button and the rivets.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Music Man Cake - a Musical Celebration

OLS School in South Orange NJ put on a fabulous version of the Music Man. The organizers ordered a special surprise to celebrate their musical performance. This three tier vanilla cake has chocolate buttercream filling. The white base, red hat and blue fondant drum are also decorated with a brass trumpet, a drum stick, piped musical notes, and gold uniform braiding.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Burberry Handbag Cake

A Burberry Handbag Cake sculpted for a Bridal Shower at the Empire Club in Little Ferry NJ. The vanilla cake has layers of dulce de leche buttercream and is covered in fondant with the Burberry pattern.

The pattern was a labor of love, using my airbrush I had to spray the lines I carefully taped off and then wait 3-4 hours for the lines to dry before adding the next color to the pattern! The handbag is finished off with some personalized accessories: a cell phone, lip gloss, sunglasses and Mercedes key chain!