29 December 2007

Susie Sells Igloos

What a fun cake to create! I made this for a client that was going to surprise his wife, a realtor, with it on her birthday, Christmas Day! (Lots of Christmas birthdays!) She is a very special lady, who is a Breast Cancer Survivor. I worked with my client to add very personal touches on it for her like the pink ribbon, the family pooch, and her "Susie Sells" saying. Chocolate butter cake, filled with mint cookies n' cream, chocolate ganache and Italian meringue buttercream, iced in IMBC and covered with fondant. Here was the response from my client regarding the cake that makes me LOVE what I do:

"Susie's cake was a major hit with her and the whole family! I think it may now be the most photographed and videoed cake on the planet.
Susie was overwhelmed and is bringing in the pics to her Coldwell Banker office to show-off and she is going to post the pics on her website which I have attached so keep the link and you can look for the pics in the future on the site to see your great work in action! So you may get some calls off of that!
Thanks again for the labor of love it takes to do a cake like this from all of us. I kept the cake a surprise to all until I brought it out. Everyone went wild!
Happy Holiday's to you family, Rich
"

Happy Birthday Fernando!

Okay, this is a Very Popular cake. (I think all of us Floridians enjoy seeing snow in any form!!)This special cake was made for a client with 2 lovely boys. Her oldest, Fernando, was celebrating his birthday on Christmas. White butter cake, filled with strawberry preserves and Bavarian cream, iced in Buttercream Dream, covered in fondant. Happy Birthday to you!!

Christo's Name Day


This cake was made for Christo, who was celebrating his Bulgarian Name Day on Christmas. My client ordered it as a present for him and asked that I include a tennis racket, which he plays. It is a variation of the Snow Mountain cake. Chocolate butter cake, filled with cookies n' cream, Italian meringue buttercream (IMBC) and chocolate ganache, iced in IMBC and covered in fondant. Happy Name Day, Christo!!

19 December 2007

Snow Mountain

I have to say, this is one of my favorites! This was one of the cakes I offered for the Holidays and was made for a client's office party. This mountain was chocolate butter cake, filled with layers of cookies n' cream and Italian meringue buttercream with a thin layer of chocolate ganache (very dangerous for an office party), iced in the same buttercream, and covered with fondant. Edible crystal sprinkles dusted the cake to make it look like fresh snow. Happy Holidays to Cvetie and all of her wonderful colleges!!

09 December 2007

Chistmas Vacation

This cake was made for a client that is going on a fantastic trip to Europe for the Holidays! They are spending Christmas in London, then Paris, and New Year's Eve in Amsterdam! (Lucky them....) The overall design was a surprise for her husband. The cake was a cinnamon banana cake, with Kahlua chocolate ganache, iced in Italian meringue buttercream, covered in fondant. The happy couple is on the top!

28 November 2007

Crane Cake


Made for an employee's 20th year of service party. He works for a crane company. The client asked me to replicate a crane for her (Oh No...). It was, again, a white butter cake, filled with strawberry preserves and whipped white chocolate ganache, iced in Italian meringue buttercream, covered in fondant. Seems to be the popular flavor combo lately!! The top is made of Styrofoam. Special thanks to Joy for her faith in me!!

Flying High

Made for a surprise 40th Birthday party on Thanksgiving Day for a guy who is crazy about planes and flying. It was a white butter cake, flled with whipped white chocolate ganache, strawberry preserves, iced in Italian meringue buttercream and covered with fondant. The Globe is made from Styrofoam. Cutting out the continients was a daughting task. It was harder than I thought, especially around India... (Ha!) Happy Flying!

27 November 2007

Antique Boxes

Created for a client's daughter's wedding celebration (for the day after Thanksgiving) , this cake was so fun to make! It was a white but er cake, filled with strawberry preserves and whipped white chocolate ganache, iced in Italian meringue buttercream, and covered in fondant. The mums are made from gumpaste. The actual cake is located ion the bottom box. All of the lids and 2nd tier are made from Styrofoam!

Cinderella's Dress

OK, this one was for my daughter's 3rd birthday. Not like I do this everyday! And it LITERALLY took days! It was a white butter cake, filled with chocolate ganache and Italian meringue buttercream. The decorations are gumpaste and fondant. This cake stepped right out of the book and movie! She LOVED it. This one was definitely hard to take apart and cut. It broke my heart! Special thanks to my girl Anne for taking the great pictures!!

Artist's Palate

This cake was not only created for a client, but a friend!! White butter cake, filled with whipped white chocolate ganache and strawberry preserves, iced in Italian meringue buttercream, covered in fondant. The paintings around the cake were all painted by my client's talented husband. She ran around her house and took pictures and I copied them on photo paper and added the frames. He had NO idea! Happy 40th to my buddy Jerry! Special thanks to one of my biggest supporters, Soni, who has stood by me since the beginning of caking!

12 November 2007

Precious Gifts

Created for a client's daughter's baby shower, this white butter rum cake, filled with strawberry preserves and whipped white chocolate ganache, iced in italian meringue buttercream turned out great! I made the baby a week ago and she was a bit scary when laying on my counter and almost didn't make the cake! It all came together in the end! Congrats to Noemi and her little girl!!

27 October 2007

Gentle Giant

This cake was a 4 layer cinnamon/vanilla butter cake, brushed with rum syrup, filled with chocolate ganache, iced in italian meringue buttercream and covered in fondant. He was so much fun to make. I had a hard time letting him go too. As I do all of them!

26 October 2007

Friendly Witch

Happy Halloween... This cake was made for a Realtor's Community Cares Silent Auction event last night. It was a 4 layer white butter cake, filled with raspberry jam and iced in buttercream, covered in fondant, with an edible glitter painted dress. I was truly sad to see her go!
Special thanks to Lynne Boykin, one special lady, for asking for my participation in the event! I sincerely appreciate all of her support!!

23 October 2007

Bedtime Fun

Made for a Jack-n-Jill Shower for my neighbor's party, this was a vanilla/cinnamon cake, coated with rum syrup, 2 layers of vanilla itialian meringue buttercream and 1 layer of chocolate ganache. Inspired from Debbie Brown, this was a great cake to create. Although it took some time, scuplting the hands and feet, it was well worth it.

22 October 2007

Gymboree Birthday Explosion

Made for a client's granddaughter Abby's 3rd birthday with Gymbo the clown on the side. Abby chose this design from 3 different sketches! This was a vanilla butter confetti cake with buttercream & fresh strawberry filling. Would have loved to see her face! Heard it went over very well!!

Stacked Pillows


Hey, I had to do this one last minute! It was a chocolate cake with cookies and cream. requested by my client... It was for their daughter's 18th birthday. She was receiving a diamond necklace that evening. I copied it and laid it on the pillow. The recipeint's favorite colors are inocrporated in the cake. I really enjoyed this one and only had a day to work on it!!

Sleepy Pirate

This cake was made for a pirate themed party. It was a banana cake with a cinnamon italian meringue buttercream and kaluha chocolate ganache. I hated to see this one go. It was too cute!!

CD Cake

This cake was a blast to make. My neighbor asked me if I would make her a cowbell cake, based off of the SNL skit "More Cowbells", featuring the Blue Oyster Cult's song, "Don't Fear the Reaper". (It is Hilarious!!) After I did some research, I found this CD cover and made it into a cake. It was red velvet with cream cheese filling. Torrey, the recipent, didn't want to cut it!

"Cheese Cake"

This cake was made for a housewarming party. It was, again, chocolate butter cake with cookies and cream filling. All was edible, even the mouse. I enjoyed making this one! It was so realistic looking. I would freak myself out everytime I went into the fridge!!

Eva's First Birthday


This cake was made for my niece's first birthday. It was choloate butter cake with cookie and cream filling. That combination is the crowd favorite!!

Composition Notebook

Hurray for back to school!! This cake was made for my neighbor's back to school party. It was a chocolate butter cake with cookies and cream filling. It was truly fun to make. I love the kids. My neighbor gave them back to me after the party!