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!