Monday, December 5, 2011

Lili's princess castle cake

As with previous years Lili knew exactly what she wanted. This year it was a pink princess castle. She requested strawberry cake, a crown and fondant. You can't tell from the picture but the whole thing was covered in edible glitter for my favorite girly girl :) Personally, I am not a huge fan of pink but, I enjoyed this cake as I knew this is what she wanted.

wedding shower flower cupcakes

I was asked to make simple pink and purple cupcakes for a wedding shower. Half of them are lemon with vanilla butter cream and half of them are buttermilk with lemon butter cream all filled with vanilla butter cream

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Hello Kitty Cake

This was a simple cute, last minute order. The mom requested something with little icing and hello kitty. It's cream cheese icing, so it's not as smooth as butter cream. The details are fondant and the cake is a vanilla butter cream.

Ladybug Cake

The past three years Eva has had very detailed descriptions of what she wanted for her birthday cakes. This year she decided she wanted a simple cake. She requested a pink ladybug. Chocolate cake and mostly buttercream. She doesn't like fondant but said it was ok if the spots were fondant. I really like how it turned out. I hadn't decorated in a while and it reminded me once again how much I enjoy it!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

30th Birthday present cake

I hadn't done a gift cake in a while! This one was fun to make but a little challenging as we are getting ready to move my kitchen is even more crowded than usual! The cake is vanilla buttermilk with vanilla butter cream, covered and details are fondant.

Carolina's first year group

I am not sure what the first year group was but this was a nice simple cake to work on. It was a pretty big cake 11x15 I think. Orange buttermilk cake with almond icing, details are fondant.

5th birthday cupcakes

These were done for a little girl's 5th birthday. The only request was that some of them have flowers. They are chocolate cupcakes filled and topped with vanilla/almond butter cream and the details are fondant

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Toodles inspired cake

Eli is a big Mickey Mouse playhouse fan. So, for his second birthday we went with a toodles inspired cake. This was a pretty big cake, the middle part is 10in and the ears are 6in. All orange flavored buttermilk cake with almond butter cream and fondant details.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Primary color cupcakes

I am really happy with how these turned out! The birthday party didn't have a theme, just primary colors. So, we decided to go with the kids initials for the design. The birthday girl loves pink so hers was the pink one. I always have fun making Chloe's birthday cupcakes last year I made the yo gabba gabba cupcakes and the year before it was Minnie

under the sea cookie pops

These were done for a little girl's first birthday party. They were fun to make, I forget how much I enjoy cookie pops. I love how they turned out! I am even considering doing an under the sea theme for Jack's birthday as they were so cute (they were cuter in person than the picture)

Saturday, July 23, 2011


This cake was a fun challenge. The cake is chocolate, with raspberry butter cream filling. Which meant I made raspberry preserves for the first time!
I took a bunch of pictures of the cake with my new camera than deleted them all thinking I had already uploaded them :(

Thursday, July 7, 2011

cupcakes, cupcakes and more cupcakes!

A while back I had the pleasure of making Karen and Mike's wedding cake. Karen's brother recently got married out of state and they had a reception in Winston this past weekend. This time around I got to make 10 dozen cupcakes. 2 dozens of each chocolate with chocolate butter cream, chocolate with vanilla butter cream, vanilla with chocolate butter cream, vanilla with vanilla butter cream, 1 dozen red velvet with vanilla butter cream and 1 dozen red velvet with chocolate butter cream, all filled with vanilla butter cream.
Here are some pictures:

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Master Dater 1st anniversarry

For Erin's company Master Dater first anniversary they had a big party at Rum Runners.
The top and bottom tier of the cake are chocolate, middle tier is vanilla all with vanilla/almond butter cream, covered in fondant. This cake was my first big project since Jack was born and it made me realize how much I enjoy cake decorating :)

Angelique requested a chocolate cake with chocolate icing. I decided to go with the gerber daisy as I wanted to try out a new flower kit I recently got.

thank you cupcakes

These were made for the staff of Durham OB/Gyn as a thank you for all their work during my pregnancy. Vanilla cupcakes, chocolate filled, topped with vanilla/almond buttercream and fondant details.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Cobra Kai

For Naoshi's birhtday his wife asked me to make a Karate Kid inspired cake. I don't know much about at all about Karate Kid but my husband says the Cobra Kai were the bad guys. The cake it self is a 14in yellow cake, chocolate butter cream with fondant details. The symbol took me a good while to make but I am happy with how it turned out :)


Buttermilk cake, almond-vanilla butter cream, fondant details. This cake was for Caleb and Mac's 2nd birthdays. Caleb's mom wanted a simple cake with a firetruck as their was going to be a fire truck at the party :)

Baby shower!

Last week mom threw us our final baby shower! This was the third shower we had but the only one I was allowed to make things for. Mostly, because I just told mom I was making a cake and just showed up with the cookies and helped out with the traditional Brazilian brigadeiros and beijinhos. The shower was a lot of fun and we can't wait for baby to get here!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Movies/Up cake

For Elsa's 5th birthday she had a birthday party at the Varsity theater which will let you bring in any movie you want to see. She picked up. So this is what we came up with to tie in the movie theater theme as well as the movie. The cake is a yellow/chocolate marble with almond butter cream. Details are fondant and gum paste. This was a lot of fun to make, I was afraid the balloons were going to break but they worked well.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Soccer cupcakes

Chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with candy melt soccer balls. I hadn't done much with candy melts before. It took a long time to make as the molds I have only make 2 at the time I am really happy with the results, next time I will just get more molds!

St. Patrick's day

These were for a last minute St. Patrick's day order. The cupcakes are vanilla, basic butter cream, sugar sprinkles and fondant shamrocks.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

More bugs!

Cupcakes for a teacher's (Ms. Gardner) birthday.
Vanilla cupcakes, butter cream icing, fondant details.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


For Matthias birthday he was having a party at the Butterfly house at the Museum of Life and Science. So, we went with bug cupcakes and a butterfly cake

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bunnies, Carrots, Dora, Diego and boots!

For Charlotte's 4th birthday she had several requests: Dora, Diego, Boots, bunnies and carrots!
After talking to Charlotte's mom we decided to go with the bunnies and carrots on chocolate cupcakes and a strawberry cake with the others.

The bunnies I made with fondant and the rest is butter cream

The characters for the cake are also fondant while the rest is butter cream. Charlotte was very excited when I delivered the cake :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Lena's birthday

For Lena's birthday instead of having a typical birthday party so decided she wanted to go to a movie and lunch with some friends. She requested chocolate cupcakes, with chocolate icing and pink flowers and well as pink and red cookie pops with her friends' names on them.
I enjoy making cookie pops! This time we decided to go with fondant instead of royal icing.
These would be fun for valentines! I may end up making some if my other idea for valentines doesn't work out.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Tea Party Birthday Cake

For Josie's birthday she requested a chocolate cake with blue butter cream and fondant details. The flowers are royal icing the rest of the details are fondant.
She later told me the cake was better than she had dreamed of! I can't think of a better compliment than that!

Firetruck birthday cake

For Jade's 3rd birthday he wanted a cake with a firetruck. The cake is a butter yellow cake, filled and covered in butter cream. The Firetruck is fondant.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Baby shower cake

Yesterday we had a babyshower for 2 of the couples in our small group that are expecting. The color scheme was green, yellow and purple so I wanted the cake to have those colors.
The cake is a yummy buttermilk cake with vanilla/almond butter cream. The cake is covered with and all details are fondant.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Tabitha's princess castle

For Tabitha's 3rd birthday she wanted a princess castle.
Both tiers (8in and 12in) are chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream. She's not a fan of fondant so it's mostly butter cream with the details in fondant. The cobber stones are gumpaste/fondant mix so it would keep it shape, the little white flowers are royal icing. The princesses are from Toys R us as I didn't want to attempt to make 5 princesses out of gum paste.
In the future I would love to try out a castle covered in fondant but I am happy with how it turned out and she loved it so that's all that really matters :)

Princess Bear

For Isabelle's 5th birthday she had a party at build-a-bear. She requested a strawberry cake with chocolate icing and that the bear wear a crown and purple dress.
It's not often that I do cakes with the basic star tip, but she didn't want fondant. I hadn't done a bear before but I am pretty happy with how it turned out.