Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Duke Blue Devil Cake

Duke Blue Devil Cake, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

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

Last week I created a cake and cupcakes for a local Girls on the Run event:

From the Girls on the Run website:
Girls on the Run® is a non-profit prevention program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. Our curricula address all aspects of girls' development - their physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual well-being.

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

21st Birthday Cake!

21st Birthday Cake!, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

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

Hello Kitty Cake

Hello Kitty Cake, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

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

Pirate Ship Cake

Pirate Ship Cake, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

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

Hello Kitty Cupcakes

Hello Kitty Cupcakes, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

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

Thomas the Tank Engine Cake

Thomas the Tank Engine Cake, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

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

Duke Medicine Logo Cake

Duke Medicine Logo Cake, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

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

Fancy Cupcakes!

Fancy Cupcakes!, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

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!)

Snow White Cake

Snow White Cake, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

Snow White is crafted out of Baker's Cakes Signature Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting and topped with rolled fondant. I have to admit, I really like this sweet princess cake!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A Cake for a Cause

Cake for a Cause, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

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. "The way the cake auction works is after dinner everyone at the table (10 people) bid for the table, so if everyone pledges $25, that tables bid would be $250 people. The highest bidding table gets first choice of cakes to eat for dessert, the 2nd highest bid gets to pick a cake for their table next, and so on." Yum! What a fantastic fantastic event for a fabulous cause!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Pond Life Cupcakes and Mini Cake

Ducky, frog, and lily pad cupcake toppers make a sweet compliment to a ducky mini cake!

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:

Played pin the feather on the duck:

Went on a rubber Ducky scavenger hunt:

And finished the fun time with some delicious Baker's Cakes Signature Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting!