Meet Mr. Crab! I really enjoyed making this cute baby shower cake. Plus, crab cakes are always delicious, right? Ahahaha. Okay, it’s not a crab cake, it’s a vanilla cake with white chocolate mousse. Probably a better choice for a baby shower (and definitely a fun one)!
I loved little Mr. Crab – I kind of missed him after the clients picked up the cake! I’m sure he was happy to go to the party, though. :)
Winter this year seemed like it would last forever. Thankfully, it didn’t – and now that we’re all enjoying the warmth of a well-deserved summer, why don’t we think about some ice and snow again? Now, before you start sending me snowballs as hate mail, don’t worry, I’m certainly not missing the cold (I was one of the happiest to see it leave!), but this cake celebrates some of the fun parts of winters past. This cake was for an end-of-season party for a team of synchronized skaters – similar to synchronized swimming, but on ice! COOOOOL, huh? Ahhaha, I’m so punny. :)
Anyway, enjoy the cake, and the summer weather – both always seem to disappear far too quickly!
Close up of the gumpaste ice skate. The blade is painted with silver lustre dust to give it shine, and the whole cake is sprinkled with edible snowy glitter.
As a counterpoint to last week’s girly cake, I now present a very manly little cake for a manly little boy!
This was actually for a baptism, but could easily serve for a baby shower or birthday too (even for grown up, not so little boys with moustaches and bow ties of their own!).
Here’s the fully finished cake: the name plate on top is written in Greek for his baptism (fun fact – this is the second cake I’ve written on that I don’t know how to read. I wrote “Happy Birthday” on this one in Armenian – I just have to trust they say what people tell me they do!)
Today’s pretty cake was designed for a little girl whose favourite colour is yellow – I think it fit the bill! I balanced the delicate lace-y borders with fun, multi-coloured bunting and a big, polka dot bow.
I made this cute stegosaurus birthday cake recently for a little boy who absolutely LOVES dinosaurs.
I sent his mom a couple of different designs, initially – one was a cake shaped like a dino, like this one, and the other was a round cake with a little dino figure on top. The birthday boy liked them both, but his biggest point of concern was why the little dino on the round cake (the baby dino) wasn’t with the big one (clearly the mommy dino!). So, for his birthday cake I made sure to put baby and momma together.
At first, he also specified that he wanted the dino to be “dino colour”… An obvious choice, right? However, since I’m no palaeontologist, I wasn’t sure exactly what that meant and I was happy when he changed his mind to red! And hey, red could have been dino colour – how do we know, at this point? :)
So, here he is: Morris the Stegosaurus, as a red dino birthday cake (apparently Morris is the name the birthday boy goes by when he is pretending to be a stegosaurus – how cute, huh?).
I know he’s a little rotund to be anatomically correct according to the fossil records, but this way there was more cake to go around! (For the record, Morris the Stegosaurus was vanilla cake with rainbow-coloured sprinkles right in the batter. Again not anatomically correct, but much more delicious!)
Here is the third (and final) cake I made last weekend – whew, that was a lot of cake!
This cake was a special one, since it was for the combined birthdays of my wonderful godparents (love you guys!). However, I only managed to get a few quick snaps of it, since my ravenous family was waiting behind me, forks in hand (okay, we’d just finished a huge Easter dinner, so they weren’t THAT ravenous, but they still really wanted cake). :) So, my commitment to better photos lagged a bit on this one, but it was tasty, so I hope you’ll forgive me (and I actually got to eat this one – most of my cakes go to other people these days!).
This cake is also special because that’s not buttercream – that’s my white chocolate mousse! My family’s favourite is my Black & White cake (dark chocolate cake with white chocolate mousse). The mousse is much softer than buttercream, though, so I was unsure if it would hold up to the rosette piping – seems it actually turned out quite well! Woohoo! Finished with a peach-coloured gumpaste rose and rosebud.
Also, today is the last day to enter my Free Cupcakes Contest! It closes tonight at 11:59pm – is your entry in? Go comment on the original contest post to enter, if you haven’t already, and get your chance to win a dozen free cupcakes!
Here we go: as promised, here is the second of three cakes I made last weekend! This vintage-inspired pink wedding shower cake has piped buttercream ruffles and a gumpaste peony. The top tier is smooth-iced buttercream. It’s a bit hard to see in the photos, but I dusted the flower with some edible gold lustre dust to give it a bit more antique-y vibe.
The inside is my favourite flavour: Black & White Cake (dark chocolate cake with white chocolate mousse filling – yum!).
Congratulations to the beautiful bride, and all the best of wishes to you and your groom for your wedding and happy life together!
Also, if you haven’t already, don’t forget to enter my contest to win a dozen free cupcakes as I celebrate reaching 200 followers! Contest closes 11:59pm on April 30th. Winner will be announced May 1st!