Friday, June 25, 2010

"Animal" Baby Shower theme

I love anything whimsical, baby animals... who doesn't? They are just too cute. This week we made two tiered "baby animal" theme cake. The cake was Italian creme cake with cream cheese buttercream. The fondant lion is my favorite, he looks delighted in his party hat.


We have been doing lots of baking for baby showers lately.  We prepare some mini cupcakes arrange them  with white daises and complete the party with tiffany blue bibs and yellow duckies.

A few cute baby shower cookies we just finished. More baby animals!

Can't wait to do more fun baby showers cake or cookies! Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Choo - choo!

This was our first Thomas the train birthday cake. The cake was a surprise from Aunt Hilda in San Fransisco to Jasper in Hutto, TX. It's a banana cake with nutella chocolate buttercream. Yum! Happy Birthday Jasper.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Family Ties

Hope everyone had a great father's day! We had a customer come in the other day with a great idea of making sugar cookie ties for a father's day gift. We loved creating various wacky ties for this special dad and his family. So, in the spirit of this special holiday, we featured these cool ties!

Happy Belated Father's Day to all Dads out there!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Shimmy-Shimmy-Shake, Sing Along with Pookie!

Our vacation went by really fast last week. We got a chance to visit the East Coast and do a little cupcake tour! Now we are back home and, of course, back to work decorating fun cakes. Here is one of my favorites:

Pookie is a little character from Sandra Boynton's children book, " Let's Dance, Little Pookie." This little character is petrified to try new things, such as dancing, but ends up loving it! We loved the Pookie cake here at Polkadots and wanted to create the perfect image of this fun- loving children's book character. Here is little Pookie!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Summer Break is almost here!

I can't wait to get a week break, yes in two days! Busy, busy, busy for sure before I leave the shop this week. I managed to finish few cakes that are schedule to be picked up tomorrow afternoon. The first cake was the barnyard theme, for a 3 yr old:

I love all the farm animals, here are the details:

Which one is your favorite farm animal?

The next one is pirate themed birthday cake. I sketched it couple days ago and wanted to put lots of pirate theme. I changed my mind... and I ended up with more simpler design, just stripes, pirate, skull flag, treasure chest, coins, parrot, and palm trees.

I am pretty pleased on how it turned out, simple but still festive! Happy Birthday Cole and Will!

Last but not least, I got the honor to do a wedding cake for a very fun couple. They are getting married this weekend at the marina on Lake Travis. I just love these birds. The design was taken off from their wedding invitation. At first I wasn't paying attention, while I was working on the fondant work...I realized that these birds are wearing swim suits. I am very pleased with the result. It  looks clean, yet fun too. Congrats to Chris and Aaron.
Thanks for stopping by our blog! We'll be back next week on the 15th. Back and refresh, yes we'll be celebrating our 2nd year anniversary for Polkadots. Thank you Austin!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Kindergarten graduation cake

Hailey's mom came last week and wanted to get a special graduation cake for her. As I sat down with her and took notes for the things that she wanted to incorporate on the cake design: must be girly, colorful, bow, dots, pink, green, coins, books, crayons, pencil, scissors, ruler, black board, and etc....

I was so excited to do her cake! Both cakes were red velvet with chocolate buttercream. Since Hailey got an excellence grade on counting money, I also made quarters, dimes, nickle, and pennies scatter next to her on top of the cake.  Here is what I come up with the cake design:

Congratulations Hailey!