This cake was created for a Duke alum and inspired by a 1981 Duke/UNC football game poster. It is an Almond Cake with Almond Buttercream Frosting, and topped with rolled fondant. Let the hate mail begin.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Girls on the Run International (GOTRI) is the parent organization of more than 150 Girls on the Run councils across the United States and Canada. GOTRI establishes, trains and supports a network of community-level councils with local volunteers. The volunteers serve as role models to the girls through coaching the 12-week, 24 lesson curricula. The curriculum is delivered in these areas through after-school programs, recreation centers and other non-profit settings.
Monday, November 23, 2009
What happens when a Carolina Girl turn 21? She needs an adorable Cupcake Cake in Pink and Carolina Blue! A client ordered this cake for her sister who was celebrating her 21st Birthday! She chose a Red Velvet Cupcake Cake topped with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting on top of a three layer Buttermilk Vanilla Cake frosted with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. She asked to keep the fondant minimal so the dots, sprinkles, 21, and inscription are the only fondant elements. This giant cupcakes was also accompanied by 21 Cupcakes Pops in matching Carolina Blue, shades of pink, and green!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
This cake is for a little Hello Kitty fanatic!!! Her cake needed to be pink, of course! We made a giant Buttermilk Strawberry Cupcake Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting. Hello Kitty is dancing on a bed of fondant flowers! The stripes are vanilla fondant and the ballerina Hello Kitty is sculpted out of sugar paste!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Arrrr Matey! A Buttermilk Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, topped with Light Chocolate Rolled Fondant! The details are sculpted out of Sugar Paste. This cake was actually won at a raffle at my daughter's school! The winner of this Baker's Cakes Cake got their very own custom designed cake! Within days, maybe even moments of winning this cake, I received a phone call booking this pirate cake! This cake was so much fun to make! My personal favorite detail... the pirate's tattoo! I hope this cake brings lots of joy and treasure to the Birthday Boy and his family (and no scurvy or mutiny)!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
We're celebrating a very special birthday this week at Baker's Cakes! Our pinkest Hello Kitty fan is turning three! Of course, she needed pink cupcakes! These Hello Kitty and Friends Cupcakes are Strawberry Buttermilk with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting. The cupcake toppers are rolled fondant. It's hard to believe my baby will be three Sunday!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
This cake was a blast to make! The cakes are Baker's Cakes Signature Chocolate, crumb coated with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, and topped with rolled fondant. I loved sculpting Thomas' cheerful face out of sugar paste.
The first train car carries colorful rock candy "coal". The second train car pulls a cute sugar paste elephant, monkey, and giraffe.
The third train car carries tootsie roll and chocolate fondant logs. They are all rolling along on Oreo wheels. This is the perfect cake to accompany the celebration of the birthday of a two year old Thomas fan!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
The Liver Transplant Program at Duke is celebrating it's 25th Anniversary and requested this cake. The cake is a Buttermilk Vanilla two layer sheet cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. The Liver folks really wanted a liver on their cake. With some guidance we steered away from a liver topped cake, so it wouldn't end up here.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wowzahs! To say it has been a busy past couple of weeks would be an understatement! These Buttermilk Vanilla Cupcakes frosted with Vanilla Buttercream and topped with fondant and royal icing swirls, wrap up a crazy week! Now, the Baker's Cakes Triathlon Team heads to Wilmington, NC to race in the Beach 2 Battleship 1/2 Ironman! If there was a baking triathlon, I'd be ready for it! Bake, frost, decorate, I'm all over it! Swim, bike, run... Not so ready! Go Cupcake Girls!!! (And Guys!)
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
This Pumpkin Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting covered in fondant, is being donated to the Orange County Rape Crisis Center Holiday Auction! Guests attending the event will have the opportunity to bid on cakes made by local bakers. "
Monday, November 2, 2009
This was one sweet party, based on the love of a little boy for his ducky!
There were so many great activities for the guests! They fed the ducks: