Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Improved Eggless Cake Recipes

Last week I had a request for eggless cakes to serve at an engagement party and also a wedding. So I went to work on some of my old eggless recipes to improve them, and I wanted to share the results of my delicious tasting with you!

Vanilla eggless cake - this was very light and fluffy, it had a white color, great for a wedding. I prepared a whipped Madagascar vanilla bean cream, which goes well with sliced fresh strawberries or red berries.

Eggless chocolate cake - the chocolate cake is amazing, very crumbly, but still moist and you wouldn't believe this was eggless, which tend to be heavy. I served the cake with a strawberry mousse, which is light and airy, then topped with shavings of Belgian chocolate.

Orange eggless cake - a yellow color and heavier, with more body than the vanilla cake. I decided to serve this with a whipped orange blossom cream and pieces of candied oranges.

Tempting huh?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Juicy Couture Diaper Bag and Pillow Cake

A Juicy Couture diaper bag and quilted pillow cake delivered to a baby shower held at Teaneck Elks Club in New Milford NJ! The bag is red velvet cake with pink and chocolate fondant, and the pillow is made with vanilla cake covered in pink fondant. Each layer has a Madagascar vanilla bean filling. A pink bow, key chain, baby bottle and pacifier adorn the cake.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Jasmine Sari Hexagon Wedding Cake

Our bride requested a hexagon shape wedding cake covered in ivory color fondant. Inside the six tiers are layers of almond pound cake with dulce de leche cream, and chocolate fudge cake with Cannoli filling.

A fondant sari with red pearls is draped around the cake, which is then decorated with clusters of lilac and white jasmine sugar flowers. On top is a plum colored vase molded from sugar and containing a jasmine bouquet.

Delivered to a reception at the Royal Albert Palace in Fords NJ.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Kindle Birthday Cake

We made this specialty cake for a big reader. Inside is red velvet cake with Madagascar vanilla bean and white vanilla cake with Strawberry cream filling and fresh sliced Strawberries. The cake is covered in white fondant and decorated to create a replica of a Kindle reading device. Each of the buttons is hand painted, while the screen has a personalized edible message. Delivered to the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Fairfield NJ.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pregnant Mom Baby Shower Cupcake Display

For a baby shower I sculpted an edible figurine of a pregnant mom to sit on top of this cake and cupcake display. Inside the blue fondant is a lemon coconut cake with passion fruit filling. The cupcakes are vanilla flavor with cream cheese frosting tinted blue to match. Baby boots, bibs, bottles and pacifiers cut from green fondant decorate each cupcake and the sides of the cake.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Cape Cod Chairs and Seashell Cupcakes

It's hot! 101 degrees at Cake Fiction this week, so what better than a beach theme cake. The light sea blue fondant covers a small white vanilla cake with Madagascar vanilla bean filling and sliced fresh strawberries. Two cake cod beach chairs and a selection of fondant seashells and starfish, with crumbled cookies for sand, finish off the decoration.

On the cupcake display we added an assortment of vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, covered by a swirl of frosting tinted a light aqua blue and topped with an edible shell.

Delivered to the Assembly Steak House Restaurant in Englewood Cliffs NJ.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Craftsman Toolbox and Paint Pot Cake

One of my favorite customers wanted a surprise cake for a 50th birthday party held at the Locanda Verde Restaurant on Greenwich Street in Manhattan. She requested a yellow vanilla cake with chocolate mousse filling.

The guest of honor is a DIY fanatic, so we created a red Craftsman toolbox cake, with a figurine perched on top. Inside are an assortment of tools: saw, spanner, screwdriver, measuring tape, hammer and even nails, plus a tipped over pot spilling yellow paint.

All the accessories were sculpted from sugar paste, with an edible image for the paint pot label.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Rock Candy Wedding Cake

Now this was a cake that tested my self control, I love rock candy!

The bridal couple wanted something to signify a joint childhood memory of fun vacations at the beach. I used rock candy pieces in red, orange and yellow colors to decorate this four tier white wedding cake. On the top tier is more rock candy in a star burst shape!

Inside the tiers are red velvet cake and white vanilla cake with Madagascar vanilla bean and chocolate mousse fillings. We delivered the cake to a reception at the Above restaurant in the heart of South Orange NJ.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Little Mermaid Cake for Disney Princess

Every Disney Princess wants her own cake! I made this two tier yellow vanilla cake with dark chocolate cream filling for a fourth birthday party in Maplewood NJ.

The cake is covered in sea blue color fondant, decorated with starfish, other little fish, coral, edible fondant shells and Neptune's Trident. The Little Mermaid perches on a rock, while Sebastian the crab and Flounder swim at the bottom of the sea.