Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Casino-Themed Birthday Cake

Here's a fun cake we made for a man's 30th birthday party!

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They wanted the cake to be casino-themed so we made a roulette wheel out of Rice Krispies Treats for the topper. The cards and poker chips were made of gum paste and we "glued" them to the cake to make the cake come to life.

They didn't want the cake to specifically say "Happy 30th Birthday!" so we subtly hinted at this birthday milestone. Can you find it? *HINT: You can see it in the picture below if you look very closely.*

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ANSWER: The roulette ball came to rest on #30!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Owl Baby Shower Cake

It seems like we've been doing a lot of baby shower cakes lately! Here's one we created for Betsy, the owner of The Plant Shoppe here in town.

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The whole cake was iced in white buttercream and decorated with fondant polka dots. The bow was also made of fondant and rested at the base of the bottom tier.

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The owls on the topper were straight from the baby shower invitation! They were printed on icing sheets using a PhotoFrost machine and mounted on gum paste to give them some rigidity.

Cute, simple, and to the point.

And don't you love the name Andrew Joseph?!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Brush Embroidery Lace Wedding Cake

Many brides ask us to replicate the lace pattern on their gown. Of course, there are many ways in which you can do this on a cake, but one way is brush embroidery. We used it on this Rustic Elegant wedding cake back in October 2010. It gives a very elegant, almost-sewn look to the pattern. Want to try it?

-Here's a tutorial by Wilton.
-And here's another video tutorial on YouTube.

This time, however, the cake was covered in white fondant and the brush embroidery was also done with white buttercream. White on white is pretty, but you lose some of the details so I went back and outlined the pattern again with white buttercream to add some definition.

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The wedding reception was held outdoors at Haile Plantation Golf & Country Club. *Notice the golfer in the background. I'm sure he was gone before the wedding started.*

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