Saturday, May 15, 2010
This cake was done for a good friend of mine who was taking it to Cleveland for her sister-in-law's baby shower. The invitations were adorable--gifts stacked up in a little wagon in various shades of turquoise and brown--so I decided it would be nice to go with that color scheme and theme for the cake. Inside the "gift" was three layers of classic white cake, filled with a rich and creamy chocolate buttercream. The bow was made of vanilla fondant and the polka dots were dark chocolate fondant.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
The design was centered around a color scheme that matched the party plates with Brobee looking as if he is bursting through the cake The flavors were dark chocolate cake with cookies & cream buttercream and classic white cake with melt-in-your-mouth Italian meringue buttercream.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
This dark chocolate cake with cookies & cream filling was done for my son's Cub Scout event. The top of the cake includes the pack number and an overhand knot made out of fondant. The blue & yellow color scheme and the banner with the Cub Scout motto of "Do Your Best" (written in edible marker by my son) completes the theme.
Friday, March 26, 2010
I just came back from Virginia, where I attended the National Capital Area Cake Show. This show is one of the biggest in the country and is attended by many of the top sugar artists. Attendees have the opportunity to take classes, attend demonstrations, watch live cake challenges and compete in a wedding cake or themed competition. While I was there, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend classes taught by two of my absolute favorite cake designers, Anne Heap of the Pink Cake Box (www.pinkcakebox.com) and Zane Beg of The Sweet Life (www.thesweetlife.com). If they look a little familiar, it may be because you have seen one or both of these incredibily talented people compete on the Food Network Challenge and TLC's Ultimate Cake-Off. With instructors like Zane and Anne, it is hard to go wrong! Here are a few pictures of my completed cakes:
This cute little dragon is "busting out" of the cake!
With the ever-so-talented Zane Beg!
I embellished my jungle birthday cake topper with jungle leaves and the number two
when I got home
when I got home
The fine details
With Anne Heap--one of my idols in the world of cake!
Monday, November 23, 2009
12/6/09 - COOKIE ORDERS NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED
Thank you to everyone who has placed orders for Old Fashioned Vanilla Sugar Cookies. My schedule is now completely full, so I will be unable to accept any further orders. I wish you all the happiest of holidays and the best in the new year!
For me, the holidays are not complete without beautifully decorated old-fashioned vanilla sugar cookies. I have been making them for my family for many years. This year, due to popular request, I decided to make them available for purchase. If you are interested in ordering, here are the details:
- Orders will be taken until Friday, December 11th or until my schedule is booked
- All cookies are made from scratch and hand decorated
- Cookies will be available for pickup Monday, December 20th, Tuesday, December 21st and Wednesday, December 23rd*
- Shipping of cookies is currently unavailable
*If you are interested in cookies for an earlier event, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your request.
Price: $2.50 (minimum order 4 cookies)
- Christmas tree
- Gingerbread man
- Christmas light
Box of 1 dozen large (4") cookies - Holiday Mix
- 1 Gingerbread man
- 1 Christmas tree
- 1 Santa star
- 1 Snowman
- 1 Snowflake
- 1 Mitten
- 2 Christmas lights
- 2 Ornaments
- 2 Candy canes
Boxed 1 dozen Winter Fun Assortment - 6 large cookies, 6 small cookies
- 3 large snowmen
- 3 small hats
- 2 large snowflakes
- 2 small snowmen
- 1 large mitten
- 1 small snowflake
Box of 1 dozen small (2 3/4" to 3") cookies - Traditional Holiday Mix
- 3 Winter hats
- 2 Snowmen
- 2 Gingerbread Men
- 2 Christmas trees
- 1 Snowflake
- 1 Candy Cane
- 1 Ornament
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I was honored to be asked to make a Halloween cake to be raffled off at local fundraiser and decided on a not-too-scary ghosts & bats theme. The handmade ghost, pumpkin and tombstone, as well as the other decorations, were all made of fondant. Both cakes were filled with a creamy cookies & cream filling. The top tier was a classic white cake and the bottom tier was my signature dark chocolate cake.