Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Celebration Weekend

Busy, busy weekend!!  Here are pics of the first two out of four orders.  Graduations and Baby Showers- no better way to celebrate than with cake, right??  Take a look!

Yellow sheet cake with fudge frosting.

Bumble bee accents made of fondant- inspired by the graduate's school mascot

Welcome Baby!!

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Curd and Lemon Mousse Filling
w/ Gumpaste Accents

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Cake is Great!


This past weekend, I got to go crazy with girly-ness for Kayla's birthday.  The colors were inspired by the "Hannah Montana" theme.  I had a lot of fun with the design- very festive!  I love the frilly boarder. As requested by the birthday girl, I created a pink and white "striped" cake- with layers of vanilla cake with strawberry cream cheese filling.  

Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling:
4 oz cream cheese
8 tablespoons butter, softened
2-3 tablespoons strawberry puree
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
about 2 cups powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth.  Combine with remaining ingredients until thick, yet fluffy.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Colorful Cupcakes!!

With lack of time between work and Mother's Day, I decided to whip up some cuppies for the occasion.  I had some colorful creativeness that I wanted to put to use.  The flowers were easy to put together and the cupcakes were pretty simple too: Vanilla with raspberry and citrus icing.  I brought half to a friend's party and the other down for Mother's Day.  They just barely survived the 3 1/2 hour car ride, but sadly ended up on the sidewalk while unloading the car....Cupcake Catastrophe!  So sad.   Good think I got some pics before we left.  

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Cherry Blossom Citrus Bliss

Get well, Grandma!!
Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Filling.

Lemon has always been my grandmother's favorite flavor.  Lemon meringue to lemon mousse, she has always had a sweet tooth, especially for the yellow citrus.  I created this cake specifically  for her.  Four layers of lemon cake, three layers of lemon cream cheese filling with vanilla butter cream.  I also designed the decor with hand-made gum paste blossoms in variegating shades of pink.


Lemon Cream Cheese Filling:
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 stick ( 8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 pound or 3 and ¾ cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


On Sunday, my brother and I hosted our first BBQ of the spring/summer- or EVER!  With bro on the grill and me on the salads and goodies, it was a recipe for success!  In addition to my pasta and melon salads, I made a variety of cupcakes, of course: Cherry Chocolate with Vanilla Buttercream and Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese frosting.

Pug Central!
Even Dizzee got to play!  Her friend Leroy is on the left.

Melissa and China(left) with Me and Dizzee(right)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

TWD: Peanut Butter Torte

Oh Dorie!  You have out-done yourself AGAIN!
Peanut Butter Torte= AMAZING!

Oreo crust.

Gathering ingredients...

Crunchy peanut mixture

Whipped cream

Mini PB Tortes