Sunday, July 26, 2009

Cookie Monster Cupcakes

We made some totally cute cupcakes for a child's birthday party this past weekend:

Natalie is acquiring some mad kitchen skills this Summer. Here she's rolling fondant eyeballs. Love the hat Nat!

Melody is applying the black pupils, off-set of course, so Cookie Monster looks "googly-eyed"

Here are the finished cupcakes all packed up in our special boxes with cupcake inserts for safe travel to the party

"Mmmmm.... Cooooookieeeee!"

Friday, July 17, 2009

More Behind-the-Scenes Pics

Here are some more behind-the-scenes pics from our filming day at the bakery. All pics are by the supremely awesome Brian Hutson.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

3-D Lightning Mcqueen Cake and Custom Cookies

We did a super cute 3-D Lightning McQueen cake yesterday for a 3rd birthday party. In addition to the cake we made 30 custom sugar cookies for party favors (above). I got a few process photos of the cake:

Every 3-D cake starts as a block of cake (sorry, I didn't get that photo). I start by cutting out the main details of the shape and then I work towards the finer details.

I used a round biscuit cutter to remove cake where the wheels will be placed.

Here's Lightning with some of his details applied.

Here he is all detailed and shined up.

The final cake with the draped fondant board and the "Happy 3rd Birthday Truman" banner.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Some of Today's Cakes

We did this whimsical, yet masculine, 2-tiered cake for a VIP client of Chef Todd Phillip's at JR's Steakhouse. We loved the color palette on this one! Happy Birthday Ken!

Yep, another 3-D Crown Royal cake! Even with the cake themes that we repeat, we always make each one a bit different from the last. This bottle was on the large side, about 14 by 20 inches, so we laid it on a "bed" of red fondant that's draped to look like fabric.
Happy Birthday Cristina!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Recent Cakes

For Kindred Hospital

Classic Buttercream Wedding Cake with Fondant Bows and Chic Rhinestones

Simple and Feminine Wedding Cake iced in Buttercream with Hand-Modeled Sugar Roses

Modern and Chic Square tiered cake with "Damask" design over Chartreuse Fondant with Orchids

Pearlized Fondant with Bows, Rhinestones and Silk Flowers