Saturday, June 13, 2015

Sing Me A Song I'm The Piano Man Cake

Or should I say, The Piano Lovely Young Lady. Maybe you can think of a better name, but this cake was make for a lovely young lady!!

The recipient was a former cake decorating student of mine so I wanted to make something that would WOW her and be forever memorable.  Her mom put in the order and just let me at it.  Since the student knew practically all of my tricks, I really wanted to go above and beyond.

I knew she was learning piano so I decided to run with that.  The piano, a labor of love, was formed with Rice Krispie Treats and needed to be made a week before I delivered it.  And, boy, was I nervous delivering that cake!  What if she hated it??

I was delighted when she gave a little gasp when she saw it - mostly because she was very quiet during classes.  Success!

Anywho, that young lady had some pretty awesome cake decorating skills and I hope she continues with it.  I really hope she remembers her Piano Cake:)

Just a Cow with a Balloon Cake

I got an order for a multi flavored cake for 3 people celebrating birthdays on the same day. What's a cake decorator to do?  She makes her chocolate mocha cake, then makes her scratch carrot cake with cream cheese icing (which is out of this world, might I add) for the center layer and finally a fruit filled top layer.

This was a fun group so I knew the Cow with the Balloon Cake would make a statement.

Anywho, reviews the next day were many and all positive...whew!  Next year maybe a Pig with Tennis Racket will make the grade :)

50 And Fabulous!

Being a woman of a certain age, I can relate to turning the Big Five Oh.  This is Vanilla Cake with Raspberry Cream Filling was made for one of my "Sista Warriors"!

Anywho, they say 50 is the new 30.  Let's hope "they" know this to be true :)

Communion Cake with Little Girl Figurine

This customer wanted something different for a 1st Holy Communion Cake.  Janice, the recipient, is a very special girl filled with loads of spunk! She wanted purple and I told her I would make a "Janice" cake topper.
The cake also had to be chocolate
so I pulled out my favorite chocolate cake recipe and went to work.

Her reaction to seeing the cake for the first time was priceless! Reminds me why I choose to make my living as a cake decorator.

Anywho, Little Janice has made her 1st Communion!  Watch out world!  Her she comes  :)

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hand Painted Flowers Cake

Here is another example of a hand painted cake I made. For this cake, I also added a rolled fondant flower to the top.  I like the effect.
Anywho,  this cake was yummy and I enjoyed creating it :)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hand Painted Cake

I love making cakes covered in fondant.  It provides a wonderful canvas for the most beautiful cakes.

One does not need to be an artist to hand paint a cake!  It takes a little patience, focus and vodka.  Not kidding!  Vodka makes my color gels dance and is the best item to use for getting the perfect consistency.

Anywho, don't worry about tying one on with a slice of a hand painted cake!  It dissipates and is flavorless.
  You MAY want to put some in a glass with
  some cranberry juice if you need to
  "loosen up"  :)

Elegant Strawberry Cake

I loved making this cake! Sometimes the simplest cakes turn out to be the most beautiful.

I made this for hair stylist extraordinaire, Stephanie from Smooth in Tewksbury MA.
Steph has been doing my hair and occasionally my girls for years.  She is the consummate professional keeping current with all new hair trends and just a great person all around.

She wanted this cake for a friend.  That friend is a lucky girl to have Stephanie in her life.

Anywho, I hope Steph and the recipient enjoyed this little gem :)

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I am the official cake decorator of the Woburn Senior Center.  I make many sheet cakes for them throughout the year.  I was happy with the outcome of this one.

The seniors prefer a marble cake in order to please everyone.  

Anywho, I love those seniors and plan to supply them with their sheet cakes for a very long time :)

Harry Potter Birthday Cake

I made this cake for a an 11 year old boy who loves Harry Potter.  He wanted a carrot cake and my recipe is the best. I made a few Harry Potter items to put on top of the cake.

I hope you enjoyed this cake, Jacob!

Beautiful Fondant Shoe Cake Toppers

Lovely toppers to adorn the cake for a special lady.  Making these shoes is a labor of love.  It takes about a week from start to finish before each shoe can be securely added to the top of a cake.

I label my shoes with one of my many aliases.  These two happen to be part of the "Lola G" collection.

Anywho, one may want to put one of these realistic shoes on, but I suggest they simply enjoy the beauty of the shoe visually :)

Here Comes the Bride (and Groom) Cookies

 I have had many orders for these cookies.  Simple heart shaped sugar cookies decorated with fondant. Always a fun addition to any wedding or rehearsal dinner.

Put in your order soon - these guys sure are popular:)

Santa Cupcakes and a Cute Santa Pop!

Santa pop was a fun activity I did with my High School students.  A little healthy and a little sweet :)

More Christmas Baked Goods

I decorate more than cakes!  A little late, but cute none the less!                        

Christmas Cakes

Yes, I am posting this in April. For some reason I was having a tough time signing in.

Anywho, just a few pics of cakes I decorated over the 2014 holidays  :)