Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cardinal Cake

This was the January cake for the Little Sisters of the Poor. The cardinals and pine cones were made with Color Flow icing.

Gingerbread House #3

A gingerbread "village." All pieces and decor are made from gingerbread or royal icing.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Jungle Baby Shower

We made this cake for our sister's baby shower - jungle style for her little "monkey."

December Birthdays

I'm a little late posting this one. Here's a winter- snowflake birthday cake we made for the residents with December b-days at Little Sister of Poor.

FedEx Retirement Cake

FedEx "package" cake for retirement party.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Quilting Bee!

We made these cakes for quilt lovers. The first one for my co-worker's birthday and the second for my grandmother. I made the spools from gumpaste, painted them with silver, and wrapped them in fondant matching the quilt pieces. I used a Wilton fondant form for the buttons and ribbon piece. Even the needles and thread are edible!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Falling Leaves

This was the October cake for the Little Sisters of the Poor birthday party. While the leaves turned out okay, I wish I had done something a little different. This basket full of leaves may have looked better with more realistic leaves? It kind of reminds me of a fall-themed, construction paper craft project from elementary school...In other news, Jake made a very delicious caramel filling for this cake. Yum!


We were happy to make these cakes for our niece's Baptism earlier this month. I made the "paper" out of gumpaste and wrote with edible marker. Painted gold highlights made from edible luster dust and almond extract.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

August Birthday Cake - Little Flowers

Lots of whimsical gum paste blossoms and fondant "grass" for the August Birthday cake at Little Sisters of the Poor.

Priest Ordination Anniversary

 A few weeks ago we found out our priest would be celebrating his 30th ordination anniversary and surprised him with a cake. Everything on this cake is edible. The "gold" pieces were painted with luster dust mixed with lemon extract. I'm very pleased with how this one turned out!

Happy 1st Birthday Chiara!

What happens when both of your parents love baking cakes? You get a ridiculous 1st Birthday cake! This was a fun project and challenge for us: tiered cake, fondant (way to go Jake), time consuming Gerber daisies and assembly at grandparent's house. We learned our daughter is quite the fan of chocolate cake!

Lady Bugs for a Little Lady

In celebration of our new (and first) niece, we made these fun cupcakes! The lady bugs and leaves are gumpaste on top of a buttercream flower. The antennas are angel hair pasta pieces colored with food dye.

Happy Birthday Mom!

Sorry it took us so long to finally make you a birthday cake, Mom! We had fun with this chocolate with raspberry filling cake that we brought all the way to Gunnison on a camping trip. My first attempt at orchids too!