Saturday, December 19, 2009

Gymnastics Cake!

Gymnastics Cake!, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

I loved making this adorable pink cake! The cake design is based on an invitation from Swoozies, a fantastic stationary store. The cake is Fresh Strawberry Buttermilk Cake with pink Vanilla Buttercream and is topped with pink vanilla rolled fondant. The gymnast on the cake is illustrated with edible marker on white fondant and drawn to resemble the birthday girl!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Clone Trooper Cake

The inspiration:

The cake:

Happy Birthday Cooper! May the force be with you!!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Cake Pop Cuteness!

It's turning out to be a busier week than I expected, but I just want to share some adorable cake pops! Baby Girl Baby Shower:

Winter Wonderland in Carolina Blue:

Time to get back to work!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Bowling Cake

Bowling Cake, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

A cute girly bowling cake? It can be done! I loved making the little retro bowling shirt and pink and purple bowling shoes!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Viola Cake

Viola Cake, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

It's must be fate that brought this Viola Cake order to me this week. As a middle school (and elementary and high school orchestra alum) I was able to channel my own middle school orchestra concert experience into creating this Viola Cake! I envisioned the hours spent in the orchestra room that had the vague smell of spit, (I think the trombone guys emptied their excess drool onto the floor) and our sometimes off key and tempo attempts at the classical masterpieces. Yup, I was a dork. Still am.

The cake is Vanilla Buttermilk with Double Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting, topped with Light Chocolate Rolled Fondant.

Purple, Birds, and Stars: An Update

Sometimes you deliver a cake, freak out about the traffic en route, curse your GPS, get to your destination, fix afore mentioned damaged cake, and forget about it. 

And then you receive gorgeous pictures like this from a client: 

...and it makes it all worth while! I love the flowers around the cake and on the table! It's just gorgeous!!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Red Carpet Premier Birthday!

I had the most amazingly fantastic cake orders this week! It started with the Harry Potter Cake and ended with this enormous Topsy Turvy Cake! Imagine you and your best friend are celebrating your 16th birthdays, how do you do it in style? With a Red Carpet Premier themed party and this cake for you and your 60 closest friends!!!

This cake is SEVEN layers of Vanilla and Chocolate Marbled Cake, with Vanilla Buttercream, and covered in Rolled Fondant. The birthday girls are sculpted out of sugar paste and fondant.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Purple, Birds, and Stars

Purple, Birds, and Stars, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

The name of this cake pretty well describes the pieces of this cake design puzzle! An elegant cake for a 40th birthday! This cake story really begins with an adventurous delivery to Raleigh. While, I love my GPS, I questioned it's route today! I also cursed lots when the cars in front of me stopped short behind a car turning left off of Wade Ave. Disaster was narrowly averted and the cake survived with a minimal dent. Argh.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tokidoki Cupcakes

Tokidoki Cupcakes, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

I admit I'm somewhat out of touch with pop culture, so when I got a request for these Tokidoki Cupcakes, I needed a little direction! A customer ordered these for her roommate who is turning 21! To put it in terms I could understand she wrote, "They're kinda like Hello Kitty characters."

For this vanilla and strawberry fan, I whipped up some Buttermilk Vanilla Cupcakes and Strawberry Buttermilk Cupcakes and then topped them with Vanilla Buttercream and Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting! The Tokidoki birds are individually hand crafted using rolled fondant and then individually colored with edible markers!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Harry Potter Cake

Harry Potter Cake, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

I loved making this cake! After some, well, years of protest, I finished the Harry Potter series this fall. And I'm glad I did. It was the perfect inspiration for this cake!

The cake is five layers of Baker's Cakes Signature Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Buttercream Frosting, and topped with rolled fondant. Harry's wand and glasses are sculpted out of sugar paste and the Gryffindor scarf is made out of fondant. We hope this Harry Potter fan has a magical birthday!