Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Jimmy Choo Shoe Cake with Bridal Shower Bouquet

I just love Jimmy Choo shoes! I created a silver high heel shoe with edible rhinestones to sit on top of a two tier ivory fondant cake. The white vanilla cake tiers have dulce de leche cream filling. A bouquet of sugar calla lilies tied with pink fondant ribbons finishes off the design, which is also decorated with piped Swiss dots.

Delivered to a Bridal Shower at Serenade Restaurant in Chatham NJ.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Castle Book and Flak Vest Grooms Cake

Castle is one of my favorite TV series, so I got really tied up in this Grooms cake! I carved a book with the cover of a Richard Castle novel (yes they actually published books now based on the series!) as well as a flak vest for our intrepid writer become sleuth.

The Groom was excited to arrive for his rehearsal dinner at Lorenzos Restaurant in Woodland Park NJ and find this cake waiting for him.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Surf Dude Bar Mitzvah Cake

How do you catch the perfect wave? Build it with funfetti cake and dulce de leche cream filling!

We created this design for a Bar Mitzvah at Powerhouse Studios in East Hanover NJ.

The designs were all based on the guest of honor's own surfboard logo.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Adidas Superstar 86 Uprock Sneaker Grooms Cake

Our bride told us her husband to be was fan of all things sneakers and wanted a Grooms cake to reflect that! Apparently his favorite pair are the Adidas Superstar 86 "Uprock", which has a complex graffiti design. A lot of careful hand painting required to replicate the "Uprock" design, but I'm pleased to say I did it, and of course even the shoelaces are edible!

The black Adidas shoe box is made with chocolate fudge cake with Madagascar vanilla bean filling, while the sneaker is yellow vanilla cake with raspberry cream filling.

Delivered to a rehearsal dinner at Bella Napoli restaurant in Kenilworth NJ.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Stork and Pumpkin Twins Baby Shower Cake

A Stork and Pumpkin Twins Baby Shower Cake for Vickie's babies! 

Inside is red velvet cake with fresh strawberries and bananas. We stacked a double size top cake tier, which provided a better canvas for the green fondant polka dots. The bottom tiers were decorated with ribbons, baby rattles, bottles and a fondant bow.

As a cake topper, we placed two fondant babies in a pumpkin, and a stork with mailbox delivery!

Delivered to the delightful Flowerland venue in Caldwell NJ

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Broadway Rock Candy Bat Mizvah Cake

Our Bat Mitzvah girl is a Broadway fan and wanted a fun, bright cake with a dancing figurine to top off the cake delivered to Espace in New York, NY.

The four tiers are a mix of pink velvet cake with cream cheese filling and yellow vanilla cake with dulce de leche cream filling. Covered in pink and orange fondant then topped with pink bows. Each tier is encircled with Rock candy.

We included some souvenirs of her favorite shows: a ticket to Wicked, her name in the Hairspray font anda personalized copy of Playbill.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Labrador Groom's Cake

A couple came to visit me together, unusual for a Groom's cake. They wanted me to create a 
Labrador Groom's cake, a replica of their own pet Marley, for their celebration at the Westmount Country Club in Woodland Park NJ.

Inside is chocolate fudge cake with dulce de leche cream, covered in fondant and then painted with edible food spray to get the right color effect. The hardest part as always are the eyes, which I needed to shine and add life to the dog!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Drum Set Groom's Cake

A cake that was a long time in the planning: the Groom was a drummer and wanted to showcase his passion, rather than display a traditional white wedding cake at the reception. So we designed a replica of his drum set complete with cymbals and the Muppet Animal in the background!

We baked chocolate fudge cake with amaretto moccha and salted caramel buttercream, plus lemon cake with strawberry mousse and fresh strawberries. The front of the base drum had a Ying and Yang symbol, while on the reverse side we had the words "LOVE" in a font patented by one of his best friends.

All the drums and cymbals were carefully mounted on supports.

The reception was held at Harborside / Exchange Place on the Hudson River waterfront with fabulous views of Manhattan and Downtown New York.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Phineas and Ferb Birthday Cake

My kids love Phineas and Ferb, so I had a long line of expert advisers ready to help me correct a smile or a frown on the figurines I made for this cake: including Perry the Platypus, Isabella, Candace, Jeremy, Baljeet, Major Monogram and Dr. Doofenshmirtz. We built a roller coaster too!

Oh and the important bit! Inside are vanilla and chocolate cake tiers both have Oreo Cream filling.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

DeLorean Car Groom's Cake - OutaTime!

Who doesn't love the Back to the Future movie trilogy? Our bride knew her Groom was a fanatic!

She chose a white vanilla cake with Belgian dark chocolate ganache. We carved the cake into the shape of "Doc" Brown's DMC-12 DeLorean Time Machine car. Complete with all the all the components of his "flux capacitor" to send Marty McFly traveling through time! 

Delivered to a wedding reception at the Bridgewater Manor.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Lilies and Chrysanthemums Wedding Cake

A simple three tier light peach color fondant wedding cake with pearlised white fondant ribbons. Inside are tiers of lemon cake and lemon coconut cake, both with passion fruit cream filling, and also a red velvet cake with cream cheese filling.

Bouquets of orange lilies and pink chrysanthemum sugar flowers decorate the cake. 

Delivered to a wedding party at Casa Nova restaurant in the Ironbound district. Trouble with that is we always want to stay on to eat, always delicious there!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Tilting Split Sand and Sea Birthday Cake

Here was a challenge. One of our customers, inspired by Christopher Garren's Opposites cake on Amazing Wedding Cakes, asked us to make a split three tier birthday cake with a sand and sea theme! 

We designed a stable base to allow sufficient support for the tilting design, split down the middle.It is covered in edible sand and seashells! The bottom tier is a sand color fondant with flower cutouts, while the top tiers are a blue sea fondant with waves and fishes.

The tiers have almond cake with dulce de leche cream filling, red velvet cake with raspberry cream filling and chocolate fudge cake with cappuccino cream filling.

Created for the birthday of two twins, so we incorporated a series of favorite items for each one: Spiderman, fairy, high heel sandal, Converse shoe, Spongebob CD, a bikini. Delivered to a party in Clifton NJ.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Giuseppe Zanotti Blue Platform Sandal Birthday Cake

For a surprise birthday cake we started off discussing with my customer a set of Tiffany boxes and a pump. However through the creative process we realized that a favorite color peach needed to be incorporated into the design, so that explains the boxes! The square box is tied with a white fondant bow and pinned with a silver dragee brooch, with other edible dragees scattered around.

On top I placed a Tiffany blue colored Giuseppe Zanotti platform sandal shaped in fondant. I am particularly proud of the hand painted logo, it came out perfect!

Inside is a moist coconut cake (we discovered a great supplier) with the always popular dulce de leche cream filling.

Delivered to a birthday party in Wayne NJ.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Green Bow and Diamond Brooch Wedding Cake

A four tier yellow vanilla wedding cake with tiers of Oreo cream filling and Callebaut Belgian Dark Chocolate cream filling.

Several tiers have a lattice pattern, all are encircled with green fondant ribbons tied in a bows and a diamond brooch to finish off.

Also we placed a cake topper on the cake depicting a biker couple!

Delivered to a wedding reception at the Galloping Hill Inn in Union NJ.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Brooks Brothers Shirt Birthday Cake

A specialty birthday cake design with alternating layers of yellow vanilla cake and chocolate fudge cake, filled with Belgian chocolate cream.

We carved the cake into the shape of a Brooks Brothers shirt, matching tie and of course a box with hand painted logo! Delivered to Roots Steakhouse in Summit NJ.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Farmyard and Barn Animals First Birthday Cake

A blue fondant cake decorated with a barn and farmyard animals.

If you can't decide on your favorite flavor at a cake testing, then pick all three! The three tiers are red velvet cake with cream cheese filling and grated white chocolate, white pound cake with Callebaut Belgian dark chocolate and white vanilla cake with strawberry mousse filling.

Created for a first birthday party in Essex Fells NJ.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Peony Wedding Cake with Mini-Cupcake Display

I had fun with this bright and beautiful wedding cake, decorated with piped flowers and an open Orange Peony sugar flower. The cake sat on top of a display of assorted mini-cupcakes, on a wooden hexagonal shape cake stand expertly designed by the bride's father!

The cake is red velvet with our cream cheese deluxe filling, that has grated white Callebaut chocolate. The cupcake selections also included lemon coconut cake with passion fruit cream filling, chocolate fudge cake with amaretto moccha filling and a drizzle of salted caramel.

Rat's Restaurant at Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton NJ has to be one of our favorite venues to deliver a cake. Special thanks to Christopher Carrell for making this happen, and to our special helper who enjoyed the delivery, with an opportunity to tour the picturesque garden setting and fascinating sculptures!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Candyland Theme Topsy Turvy Cake

Kids went crazy over this one! We created a Candyland theme topsy turvy cake for a Bat Mitzvah last weekend.

The four tiers of red velvet cake have a cream cheese filling and grated white chocolate.

The cake is covered in purple fondant and decorated with all your favorite Candyland character figurines crafted painstakingly from fondant, including: King Candy, Queen Frostine, Princess Lollipop and Mister Mint, as well as candy canes, multi-colored ginger bread men and snowflakes piped in royal icing.

Delivered to the Maplewood Country Club.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Burgundy Bouquet Ivory Wedding Cake

I really enjoyed creating this four tier vanilla wedding cake with chocolate cream filling.

The cake is covered in ivory color fondant and is decorated with piped scrolls, fondant pearls, and a piped monogram. We assembled bouquets of assorted sugar flowers, including roses, jasmine, anemone and peonies.

The cake was delivered to a wedding reception at the Royal Albert Palace in Fords NJ.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Green Hydrangeas Wedding Cake with Ruffled Ribbon

Green Hydrangeas Wedding Cake with Ruffled RibbonHere we stacked a five tier off white fondant wedding cake and encircled each tier with ruffled fondant ribbons. The cake is decorated with bouquets of green and blue sugar hydrangeas.

Inside is a tier of gluten free vanilla cake with strawberry cream filling. Additional alternating tiers were chocolate fudge cake with Madagascar vanilla bean filling and vanilla cake with strawberry cream filling.

The cake was delivered to a wedding reception at the Italian American Club in Scotch Plains NJ.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Winnie the Pooh Baby Shower Cake

Love it when one of our brides returns to order a cake for a Baby Shower, Christening or First Birthday.

We carved a Winnie the Pooh from lemon cake with Key Lime cream filling and tiers of vanilla cake with Oreo Cream filling. Vanilla buttercream piping decorates the cake, along with a green fondant hunny pot, dripping with honey and little fondant bees buzzing around our silly bear!

Delivered to a party in Chatham NJ.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Oreo 100th Birthday Cake and Cupcakes

Cake Fiction was honored last week to be asked to create a cake display to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Oreo. The display matches the special birthday logo developed by the Kraft creative team.

Two giant Oreos with chocolate fudge cake and Oreo cream filling are carefully decorated to look like the real cookie! Four cakes in the shape of balloons sit behind the cookies and they have the same flavor and filling combination.

We also made 350 chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting and each topped with a real Oreo!

Delivered to the Kraft Corporate Headquarters at East Hanover NJ.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Dr Seuss The Lorax Birthday Cake

The Lorax movie starts today. So we had fun creating a red velvet birthday cake with cream cheese filling, and a matching Cat in The Hat vanilla cake with Madagascar vanilla bean filling to sit on a display of Truffula trees!

A nice way to remind ourselves about the origin of this Dr Seuss fable and to express concern for our environment. Save our Truffula trees?

I am also attaching an image of the cakes as part of the display at the birthday party in Summit NJ.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Glass of Guinness Birthday Cake

We were out tonight celebrating Valentines Day, and on the next table sat a glass of Guinness. It looked just like this chocolate fudge cake with dark Belgian chocolate cream filling that we delivered to a birthday party at the Liberty Tower in Jersey City NJ over the weekend. I think we got it just right!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cookie Monster Birthday Cake

Yummy, a blue buttercream Cookie Monster cake carved from yellow vanilla cake with dulce de leche cream. He is sitting on a round green fondant cake.

And we also included a few dozen chocolate fudge cake Cookie Monster cake pops. Delivered to the Children's Museum on Staten Island NY.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Blue and Chocolate Brown Damask Wedding Cake

Last week I was working on a five tier light blue fondant wedding cake with chocolate brown damask patterns to display at our Cake Fiction cakery in Union NJ.
Each tier has a different damask or scroll design, I love the elaborate finish that can be achieved, even if it is a nerve racking process to get everything aligned!
On top is a fondant monogram, with small sugar flowers.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Baby Shower Pillow and Building Blocks Cake

Just delivered a two tier blue and green fondant pillow Baby Shower cake for a party at Bonte in South Orange NJ. Red velvet cake with cream cheese filling and chocolate fudge cake with Madagascar vanilla bean cream, continue as our customer's favorite combinations! We decorated the cake with baby toys, a bottle, rattle and building blocks. A baby is sleeping tranquil under a fondant blanket on top.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Quilted Roses Golden Anniversary Cake

These golden anniversary cakes are always such a pleasure to bake. Here is a two tier white vanilla cake with chocolate mousse filling. Covered in white fondant, with a quilted diamond pattern, golden dragees, a scrolled number 50 and bouquets of yellow and gold sugar roses. Delivered to a 50th Anniversary party held at the Spanish Tavern in the Ironbound.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Striped Bass 30th Birthday Cake

There never seems to be an end to the variety of cakes we are asked to create. Last weekend we sculpted a Striped Bass from chocolate fudge cake with Cannoli filling and Belgian chocolate chips. Delivered to a 30th birthday dinner for a fanatical fisherman at the Freemans Restaurant in the Lower East Side of New York City NY. When we walked in all the customers were pointing and trying to decide if this was a dish from the kitchens, or.... could it really be a cake?

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Pink Roses Topsy Turvy Sweet Sixteen Cake

A topsy turvy cake for a Sweet Sixteen party at the The Palace at Somerset Park in NJ. The red velvet cake with white chocolate cream filling is covered in pink fondant, and a black and white fondant ribbon are wrapped around each tier.

Bouquets of pink roses and silver shooting stars, plus a personalized shopping bag and other surprises (lip gloss, compact, swimming goggles) decorate the cake.