Sunday, November 30, 2008

A Topsey Turvey Butterfly Cake and A New Faberge Egg Topper

This fun Topsey Turvey Cake was for a Batmitzva. The invitation had a beautiful purple butterfly on it so I used that design element as inspiration for the cake.

I am so happy to have had another request for my customized, hand made sugar Faberge Egg toppers. This time the topper was for a birthday. I used photos of the birthday lady on the egg and as well as her favorite color purple as the background color of the egg and for the flowers.

Monday, November 24, 2008

November Weddings

Here are a few cakes from my weddings this weekend.

This small wedding cake for 20 wass iced in buttercream with buttercream piping and little sugar jewel details.

Grooms cake! I used fondant for the glove because it really makes great leather.

Not the best pic I know, but this really did look good. All the flowers were sugar.

I was really happy with how this cake came out. This is also buttercream icing and piping. The couple ordered the crystal "B" topper themselves.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Glamourous Wedding Cakes

I have a new favorite venue: the Penthouse Suite at the Fairmont Hotel. For this intimate wedding I used a gorgeous rhinestone trim (which I believe was used on the bride's dress) as a band on two tiers. I also individually cut the stones to use as centers of flowers in my topiary topper. I love the turquoise tile that peeks through in the picture of the topper. I had the opportunity to work with Kathryn Kenna, who is one of the nicest, most easy going and professional event planners I have worked with.

This wedding, designed by the always amazing Michelle of MB Wedding Designs was at The Julia Morgan Ballroom, which is tied for favorite with the Fairmont Hotel(I think they are both designed by Julia Morgan which would explain things). The colors were silver and midnight blue, so with the guidance of Michelle, we created this look. Covered in fondant and painted in silver, the tiers are decorated in hand made fondant jewels and leaves. That very inventive stand was made by Asiel Design.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Sculpture Cake of Stacked Gold Bars for Whirled

For those of you who are fans of the online role playing games, maybe you've heard of Whirled? I hadn't but I learned what currency they use in the game, yup, you guessed it....Gold Bars.

This fun 3'X 2' sculpture was mostly faux, but the top 6 bars were real cake. All iced in buttercream and painted in gold. The logo was hand painted.