Monday, June 25, 2012

Blog Slacker

So, I admit, I have been a total blog slacker recently. By recently, I mean the past year! But, I am attempting to post a new Cake Portfolio Book that I created, and am using the blog as a stepping stone to the Facebook, or let's be honest the "Lazy Caker's" social media. Forget Twitter, It's so 2010! I'm almost too lazy, er... I mean *busy* for Facebook, loving the Instagram (@bakerscakes).
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cake Pop Craziness!

Last week was all about Cake Pops around here!!! Here's an absolutely scrumptious one year anniversary cake... 'cause sometimes pain old cake just isn't enough:

These Cake Pops are perfectly coordinated with the Baby Shower theme, "She's ready to Pop!"

Apparently, I'm not the only one with Cake Pops on the brain, I just noticed no less than two magazine covers at the grocery store that featured Cake Pops! 'Tis the Cake Pop season, I guess!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Planes, Ships, and Automobiles: or Cakes for Big Boys!

There has definitely been a theme to last few cakes that I have made: Toys for Big Boys! The thoughtful mothers, wives, and girlfriends of these lucky big boys ordered some very special cakes for their loved ones!

This Airplane Groom's Cake was styled after the old school Fisher Price Airplane and Little People Toys:

The cake was Vanilla Buttermilk with Double Chocolate Cream Cheese frosting between the layers. To continue the recent fondant free trend, it was covered in Vanilla Buttercream. I did use some contrasting fondant for the details. My little people at home (aka kids) were most impressed with the Krispy Kreme mini donut wheels! The bride and groom were sculpted out of sugar paste and fondant:

The Viking Ship Cake was created for a Viking aficionado:

I loved all the little details on the ship and on the little sugar paste viking clothes (and helmet):

The License Plate Cake was created for a Big Boy who collects license plates. His wife knew she wanted to customize it with his initials and a play on the NH state motto: Live Free or Die. I thought that The Old Man in the Mountain license plate image went along perfectly with the theme:

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Wedding Cake with Purple Fresh Roses

This was such an elegant wedding cake. In planning, the lovely couple getting married and I went through a couple different ideas, as they used a Mardi Gras theme as a jumping off point for their wedding. They eventually moved away from a literal Mardi Gras theme, but kept lavenders and purples for their wedding colors. Ultimately the bride chose this classic square based cake with two round layers on top with fresh flowers. I think it was simply gorgeous!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bold Asymmetrical Stripes and Cascading Flowers

This may be one of my favorite color combinations: hot reds and oranges accented with a bold splash of cool blues. Maybe it just looks like the way summer here in North Carolina feels. This cake kind of evolved as I made it, in fact, I wasn't intending to cover it in fondant! The bottom square was Red Velvet and the top was Carrot Cake, both iced with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting.

After stacking them I realized I could have some fun with the colors of the flavors graduating asymmetrical fondant stripes from the bottom to the top in red to orange! The cascading cool blue daisies finished off the look of this hot summer cake!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Surfing Baby Shower Cake

I loved the theme for this cake! My client was hosting a surf themed baby shower by the pool. This cake was part of what I am sure was an amazing dessert table! The cake was a Buttermilk Vanilla Cake filled with Lemon Curd and topped with Lemon Buttercream! The details are vanilla and light chocolate fondant with crushed vanilla wafer sand. So summery! So refreshing!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Kate Spade Handbag Cake

Kate Spade Handbag Cake, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but I adore making handbag cakes! Every so often an order comes in that I just can't wait to get to work on, and this Kate Spade New York Gold Coast Elizabeth inspired cake was one that I had to stop myself from working on too early (the whole fresh factor, you know)!

Ironically, I am not much of a handbag person myself, although I found a bag that I love here on a serious markdown and I hope it lasts forever! But the purpose of this post isn't to discuss my style short-comings!!!

This cake is Buttermilk Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting and rolled fondant. The customer requested a purple cake (but the bag in real life comes in black and white).