So this has been a SUPER busy week. These are only 2 of 4 cakes this week (and a bonus one I haven’t had a chance to upload yet until now). I’ll upload the rest later this weekend!
Preschool Graduation Cake
The first one is one that I was asked to make for my son’s preschool graduation. I had a lot of fun making it, although I’m going to have to try to figure out what is wrong with the black ink on my edible image printer, because all of the writing ended up having to be hand-painted on…and I don’t write straight, much less paint words straight! I’m happy with how it turned out and everyone seemed to be enjoying it! Congrats, Ben…you’re going to LOVE kindergarten!
Purple Polka Dotted Grad Cake
This cake was for a local grad. The school colors were purple and white…yes, that’s purple…for some reason, that color doesn’t photograph well…perhaps it’s the cloudy day! Congratulations, Jordan!
Wizard of Oz Cake v.2
Normally, when someone asks me to do a cake from my gallery, I like to change it up a little (or reinvent the wheel). I LOVE the design of this cake, so I really didn’t want to do anything major to change it. I did do a few minor things, but mainly it’s the same! Happiest of Fifth Birthdays to you Jewel!
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Tagged Birthday, Black, Buttercream, Cake, Flowers, Fondant, Graduation, Graduation cap, Green, Gum paste, Hand painted, Maroon, Polka dots, Poppies, Purple, Rainbow, Red, Ruby slippers, Tree, White, Wizard of Oz, Yellow, Yellow brick road
Wizard of Oz Birthday Cake
I just LOVE the Wizard of Oz, so I was really thrilled to get the opportunity to make this cake! It is for a little girl turning 4!
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Tagged Blue, Buttercream, Cake, Fondant, Green, Oz, Poppies, Rainbow, Red, Tornado, Tree, Witch, Wizard of Oz, Yellow, Yellowbrick Road
21st Birthday Cake
Monkey-Themed Cake and Cupcakes
This was a birthday cake weekend! The first was a party for a young lady turning 21 and the second was for the cutest little red-head turning 2! I learned a new trick this week that helps speed up the drying time on gum paste. If you turn your oven light on, put the item in the oven that you want to dry and close the door, the drying time significantly decreases! The items on the 21st birthday cake were all done this way. Just remember, if you use this technique, just make sure EVERYONE that lives with you knows…the smell of burning gum paste is NOT pleasant! I just left a note for all to see!
What difference 2 years and some classes makes! This is the cake I did almost 2 years ago for my nephew’s 1st birthday!
Monkey Cakes for Nephew's Birthday
Emily: The cake was delicious and Bridget loved it. Thanks so much – I’ll definitely keep you in mind for the future. ~Kathy
Emily…Jack’s Monkey cake was a smash hit……everyone loved it and the cupcakes….it was soooooooo yummy and delicious…we even have some left over so I can keep it enjoying it for a few more days…thanks again…you ROCK! ~Sarah
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Tagged 21, Banana, Birthday, Brown, Buttercream, Cake, Champagne, Chocolate, Cocktails, Cupcakes, Feedback, Fondant, Green, Gum paste, Monkey, Pink, Silver, Tips, Tree, Yellow