Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fashion Shopaholics Cake

I created this three tier cake for a shopaholic themed birthday party in New Brunswick NJ.

A pink stripe Victoria's Secret hat box and a black Chanel shoe box are topped by a Tiffany bag with white fondant wrapping paper. While a silver pearl necklace, NARS blush, lip gloss and a BMW key chain add personal touches. Inside was the ever popular chocolate fudge cake with Madagascar vanilla bean filling.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Quilted Ivory Wedding Cake with Calla Lilies

Our bride chose a round three tier chocolate almond cake with amaretto moccha buttercream as the filling. The cake is covered in ivory fondant with a quilted pattern and small groups of sugar calla lilies.

The bride and groom also selected a ceramic ring shaped cake topper with two hands clasping a heart, and a large silver stand to display this classic wedding cake, which we delivered to the Navesink Country Club near Red Bank NJ.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Slot Machine Cake for Sixtieth Birthday

We made this slot machine cake to celebrate a 60th birthday, for a casino fan. Inside are yellow vanilla cake with dulce de leche cream, and lemon cake with white chocolate cream filling.

The fondant is sprayed with a silver food coloring. Gold chocolate coins are pouring out of the machine. This is a popular design, I made two of them this week! Everyone's a winner!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Quilted Ivory and Black Wedding Cake with Monogram

A four tier quilted diamond ivory wedding cake with black fondant ribbons. Swiss dots are piped at the apex of each quilt and hand painted in edible silver food coloring. The cake has a fondant silver monogram topper.

The bride and groom chose combinations of chocolate genoise with orange chocolate filling, pure white cake with Dulce de Leche cream and red velvet cake with white chocolate ganache.

We delivered the cake to the Grand Summit hotel here in New Jersey.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gingerbread Manor House

I have wanted to make a gingerbread house for ages. The Orange Lawn Tennis Club in South Orange NJ asked me to create this gingerbread manor, based on the main building, for an Open House they were holding. We had lots of fun decorating the design with candy canes, gum drops, gingerbread man and woman, plus a snowman and all covered in coconut snowflakes.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Elmo Bursting from Drum Second Birthday Cake

I recreated this popular Sesame Street themed cake for a second birthday party at the YMCA in East Orange NJ.

Both tiers are vanilla cake with banana cream filling and sliced strawberries. The second tier is a blue and yellow fondant drum with Elmo bursting out of the top.

Elmo's favorite things decorate the bottom tier: musical notes, goldfish and his crayons too! That's Elmo's cake world!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Playful Animals and Seal Baby Shower Cake

A vanilla cake with dulce de leche buttercream in the top tier and a red velvet cake with cream cheese filling on the bottom. White fondant is covered in multicolored stripes and decorated with jungle animals (my perennial favorites: the lion, elephant and giraffe) modeled out of gumpaste. A seal is demonstrating its juggling skills with a red fondant ball covered in white polka dots. We delivered the cake to a Baby Shower in Jersey City near the waterfront.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Moet & Chandon Champagne Bucket Birthday Cake

One of my favorites, a rum cake with orange buttercream, also perfumed with orange blossom extract and shaped as a Moet Chandon Champagne Bucket. The bubbles are small pieces of rolled fondant plus piped royal icing. This Birthday Cake was delivered to a birthday party at the Essex House in West Orange NJ.