Sunday, July 31, 2011

Quilted Wedding Cake with Diamond Studs

I made this three tier fondant wedding cake finished off with a two ring silver cake topper that the bride and groom chose.

The two round tiers have a diamond quilting pattern with tiny edible diamond studs, while the hexagon middle tier has a blue monogram piped with royal icing.

A fondant ribbon surrounds the base of each tier, and I lightly dusted it with pearl dust to give a slight sheen.

We baked a red velvet cake with cream cheese filling and almond pound cake with dulce de leche cream filling.

Delivered the cake to the Titanic Restaurant in the Ironbound district.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Prada Shoe & Tiffany Box Engagement Cake

A two tier engagement cake with a blue Tiffany Box and a black Prada box. Topping off the cake is a white shoe decorated with sugar pearls and diamonds.

Inside is red velvet cake with cream cheese filling and also a lemon cake with orange chocolate cream.

Also hidden underneath the lid of the Tiffany box is a secret compartment with an engagement ring for a total surprise!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Baby Shower Pram and Butterflies Cake

A two tier blue fondant cake for a Baby Shower. The first tier is pound cake with vanilla bean buttercream and the top tier has carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting.

The mother is pushing a pram with baby twins inside, while the groom is prsenting his proposal with a surprise ring.

A twig of apple blossoms and fondant butterflies add extra decoration to the cake.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Mickey Mouse Ears Birthday Cake and Cupcake

A special Mickey Mouse cake with red and black fondant and yellow fondant polka dots. Inside is red velvet cake with Oreo cream filling.

We also made matching chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with cream cheese buttercream frosting, and black fondant Mickey ears. The red polka dot cupcake wrappers were perfect to fit the theme.

Delivered to a first birthday party in Hopatcong NJ.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Chanel Purse Cake with White Ottoman

For a 50th birthday party we crafted this red Chanel purse cake standing on an Ottoman stool cake and accompanied by a black Chanel shopping bag. Inside is all yellow vanilla cake, one with strawberry butter cream and the others have Madagascar vanilla bean cream filling.

The red purse is quilted, has a jeweled Chanel logo, and is draped with edible gold chains and pearls. The Ottoman cake sits on four gold feet.

Delivered to Philippe Restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan NYC.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Chocolate Eggless Cake Recipe and Directions

A few weeks back I posted images of some new eggless cake recipes I was trying out.

Since some of you wrote to me asking for more information, I am happy to share the chocolate cake recipe with you!

Recipe Ingredients

4 1/2 cup of sifted all-purpose flour
3 cups of white sugar
1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup of vegetable oil
3 cups of water
3 teaspoons of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3 tablespoons of vanilla extract

Preparation and Baking Directions

1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, grease a 10 inch round pan and cover the base with parchment paper.
2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, soda and salt. Add the sugar and mix together.
3.Add oil, water and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
4.Pour into the prepared pan.
5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
6. Enjoy!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sports theme cake - for NY Mets, Rangers, Chelsea FC fans!

We made this Groom's cake for a sports addict, to appease his adoration of Chelsea FC, the Mets and NY Rangers. I stacked soccer ball, baseball and ice hockey puck cakes on top of a green fondant chocolate fudge cake with raspberry cream filling.

Ice shards made with isomalt stick out around the hockey puck. The figurine wearing his Adidas soccer shoes and his favorite number 11 Chelsea soccer jersey, with his initials and the Samsung logo on the front. We delivered the cake to a wedding rehearsal dinner at Arugula restaurant in South Orange NJ.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Camellia Wedding Cake with Cross Hatching

Our bride wanted a three tier white wedding cake with camellia sugar flowers, that have a light blue center. She chose apple pecan cake with dulce de leche cream filling on the bottom tier, and lemon coconut cake with key lime cream on the others.

White fondant covers the cake and then I piped a cross hatching pattern with royal icing, adding blue beading at each apex.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Dora the Explorer and Boots Jungle Waterfall Cake

For the birthday party of a Dora the Explorer fan we made this two tier specialty fondant cake to deliver to Somerset NJ. The bottom tier is red velvet, cream cheese and white chocolate filling, and the top tier has chocolate fudge cake with Oreo cookie cream.

A waterfall cascades down the cake, a large gum paste palm tree and jungle foliage provide the perfect backdrop for a sculpted Dora the Explorer figurine and her sidekick Boots. You can't see it in this view, but the backpack of course has a great big smile!

Monday, July 4, 2011

DJ Turntable Birthday Cake and Cookie Favors

Delighted to make a new cake this year for one of our South Orange customers for their party celebrating a 2nd birthday.

I designed a bright cake with blue and green fondant stripes, and inside a red velvet cake with white chocolate cream filling. The birthday kid is sitting on top of the cake in between two DJ turntables.

Also baked a batch of cookie favors tied with a green fabric bow to match the dance theme for his party.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Turquoise Casablanca Lilies and Butterflies Wedding Cake

A new twist on a classic three tier square white wedding cake. The white fondant is embossed with butterfly shapes, then an arrangement of Tiffany blue Casablanca lilies and turquoise sugar butterflies provide additional decoration. Inside are layers of red velvet cake and cream cheese filling, as well as vanilla cake with Madagascar vanilla bean filling. The cake was delivered to a wedding reception at Libretti's in Orange NJ.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Gucci Handbag and Box Bridal Shower Cake

For a bridal shower at Il Tulipano in Cedar Grove NJ we crafted a Gucci handbag with yellow cake and banana cream filling. This sat on top of a box made of chocolate fudge cake, Madagascar vanilla bean cream and sliced strawberries, covered in chocolate fondant.

Accessories include a set of car keys, a compact, nail polish, gold glitter, and a must have lip balm tube!