Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Last March, I did my second special at-home cake.. My brother's girlfriend, Amanda, turned 25. Amanda loooves faeries, so I wanted to give her something faery-ish and slightly gothic.

I love the cakes with the wires coming out the layers, so I wanted to try that on my own. Since I was using wires and beads, I decided to make Happy Birthday Amanda from beads as well. Also made cupcakes to go along with it.

Another Day, Another Dollar

The cakes I'm most proud of are the ones I think up and create at home... However, there are some work-related cakes I have really enjoyed making. So, from time to time, I want to include a compilation of the cakes I've done at work.

This is one of those posts.

Magician's cake:
The lady that ordered this cake gave me specific instruction to "make the rabbit as cheesy as the magician who's attending the party." :-)

MU Tigers cookie cake:

Unicorn cake:
Used a design off of an invitation (or a birthday card, I can't remember which) for this little girl's cake.

Bridal Shower cake:
This design came from an invitation a woman brought to me. This is one of my favorites from work... I added edible glitter to the dress to make it sparkly. :-) ...I love shiny things.

Bud Light, 21st Birthday cake:
This one was really fun to do... I did it looking off of an actual Bud Light bottle. You'll never know how tempted I was to have one of those while I worked!!

Surfing themed pullapart cupcake cake:
The mother that ordered this cake brought in a picture for me to draw from. I changed up the colors and the background some..

Disney Princess Belle, petit cake:
This wasn't for a special order, just for our cake case... Also made are Tinkerbell, Aurora, Cinderella, Barbie, and Belle.

Hello Kitty cake:
I was given a birthday card for reference on this cake... Had a lot of fun doing this one. Both the mom and the girl were sooo excited when they saw this!

Happy Birdday:
Cutest birthday message ever! Guest left it up to me on the design of the duck.. I thought this little guy was cute. :-)

Seinfeld Caricature cookie cake:
I made this one for the brother of a guy I work with. He loves Seinfeld.. Obviously!

Fall-themed birthday cake:
This one probably wouldn't have made it into the group of work cakes I love, but autumn is my favorite season. I love the colors in this.. And I like how the roses turned out.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Paul & Jesi's Hallowedding Cake

This was the first down-and-dirty, let's-get-serious cake I'd ever done... I was a department manager of the Bakery at Wal-Mart for a while, so I had a fair amount of practice at decorating cakes... But never had I done a wedding cake. Paul and Jesi asked me if I would be willing to do theirs, and I was excited and incredibly nervous at the opportunity. I made several practice cakes, and was actually quite pleased with the end result. Here're some pictures of the process:

This cake is the very first one I'd done at HOME. :-) It was my first practice cake for the wedding...

Second practice cake...

Final practice cake before the real deal!!

And here it is!! Paul and Jesi's Hallowedding cake... Made of red velvet cake, chocolate buttercream icing (dyed black)... Red roses, white baby's breath, and a gorgeous topper that says, "Love Never Dies."

Another shot of their cake...

And a shot of the happy couple cutting into their cake :-)

Starting at the Beginning

I decided a while ago that I wanted to start a blog completely dedicated to the cakes and other yummies I make. It's become a real passion of mine, and I want to record my works. :-)

That said, I've made quite a few things up to now.. So I have some back-posting to do!

And awaaaaay we go!

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