Thursday, June 30, 2011

Adorable Custom Cakes

I love making any themed birthday cakes, but my favorite is working on animal theme cake. This past week we made a small cake topper for a duckie baby shower theme. I love the different pastel color stripes with the accent stitches. The 3D duck on top was designed after the party napkin and adding the little pink bonnet and dangling banner "Welcome Kennedy" around the top side of the cake. This was a 6" round honey and chai cake - serves 12 adults.

Next is Alexis's butterflies birthday party from last year! You can see her fabulous party details on her blog The Cul-de-Sac. This was an 8" round blackbottom cake - serves 20 adults.

She always does joint birthday party for her daughters. This year she came up with a silhouette birthday theme  and used light pink silhouette fabric for the background display. It's so darling!

Children's birthday cakes are so much fun especially when I can incorporate design from other artists. The next cake was for Layla this past week, and it was a 10" round strawberry and cream cake decorated simply with pink and purple banner around the top and bottom of the cake with detailed stitches. The cute felt bunny was provided by our client from artist Myko Bocek.

Last, Robert did an excellent job on the figurines for Aaron's Cake. The little amp box, details on the guitar, and of course the cute monkey on top. Congratulations Aaron!

Thank you for reading! Hope everyone is having a great summer :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hot, hot, hot with no electricity for a bit?

Hot hot hot that is all I can say today! When you run a shop there is always something broken or missing. Today was 95F outside, and guess what? We had no electricity for about 1 hr around 3PM. Fondant started sweating buttercream were soft and melting, no phone, no credit card machine, cash register was locked and the worst no AC. We survived today and finished the iPhone birthday cake for tomorrow's pick up:

The cake serves 30 adults. It is a vanilla cake with chocolate swiss buttercream. It took us a good 5 hrs to complete this cake from start to finish. Olga scaled the size of the iPhone. Carly baked the cake and filled with buttercream. Julia covered the cake with fondant. Kristen and Robert worked on the apps decoration. Word... that's a lot of people for one cake!

As our kitchen getting hotter, we grabbed a bag of ice and put it on our necks. Don't laugh, it worked :)

Oh not to forget these cute duckies and little mermaid sugar cookies.

We are glad that we got our power back. Thanks Austin Energy!