Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bunny Cupcakes

Bunny Cupcakes, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

These adorable little fondant bunnies are all ready for Easter! These cupcakes were the perfect use for this edible grass candy:

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tae Kwon Do Cake

I had the pleasure of making this cake for a Tae Kwon Do Birthday Party! The birthday boy was transformed into a cartoon for the cake! The highlight of the party (after the Tae Kwon Do class, of course) was the cutting of the cake... with a giant sword!!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Black and White Cake

I got an email from a customer last week and I knew that I had to fit this cake into my schedule! 

She explained that her sister had been planning on getting married this summer, but that her fiance is in the military. He is going on 72 hours notice this week and they wanted to have a small wedding before he leaves. Her wedding colors are white and black, so for this cake we went with a bold black background and bold contrasting flowers and dots. The cake itself is Lemon Cake with Lemon Curd Filling and Lemon Buttercream Frosting topped with rolled fondant! Best wishes to the bride and groom and a sincere thanks to all those in the military who serve our country!

Dinosaur Birthday Cake

Dinosaur Birthday Cake, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

A fun, cheerful, bright, dinosaur cake for a four year old boy! One of this week's cakes was this adorable Dinosaur Cake. The only request was that it be age appropriate for a four year old and not scary. No problem!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Louis Vuitton Handbag Cake

This cake was required to be a cake/handbag worthy of a diva! I scaled down the Louis Vuitton Stresa PM bag a bit, otherwise, it is an exact replica of the iconic designer's classic design!

Louis Vuitton Handbag Cake, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

The attention to detail, from the stitches to the zipper and gold hardware are what really transforms this cake into an edible work of art!

A detail from the sheet cake that accompanied the handbag cake:

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Golden Belt 3rd Friday Event!

We had a great night at Golden Belt last night! It was so great to meet so many wonderful people and artists and be able to share some of our Baker's Cakes with them!!!

The most popular item of the night... Red Velvet Cupcakes!!! A special thanks to Scientific Properties for inviting Baker's Cakes to participate in the Golden Belt 3rd Friday event and to Jeff, Meredith, and Jay for all their help!!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lingerie Bridal Shower Cake

Lingerie Bridal Shower Cake, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

So, I never had a lingerie bridal shower (no complaints here)! I have never been to a lingerie bridal shower (I'm pretty sure I'm ok with that too)! So when I got an order for a Cake for a Lingerie Bridal Shower AND I had free reign with the design, I had some serious research to do! I knew that I wanted it to be tasteful (I do work from home) and cute (a must for all my cakes). First, I asked around. There was definitely a consensus that I could not go with the obvious penis cake. There are lots of cakes online made with a heart shaped pan and then shaped into busts. That didn't seem right to me either. A bunch of women sitting around eating scantily clad cleavage? Nope, that wasn't going to happen. Finally, I determined I had to go with my strength, sugar paste figures. Both the bride and the groom in their underwear? Weird. It had to be the groom reclining in funny boxers and the bride-to-be blushing in her dental scrubs! A perfect cake for a tasteful Lingerie Bridal Shower!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Super Mario and Yoshi Cake

Super Mario and Yoshi Cake, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

When I got an order for a "Mario riding Yoshi" Cake, I was ecstatic! Because I am, like many other seven year olds, obsessed with the video game, Super Mario Brothers wii!!! 

I was thrilled when Santa brought it to my kids for Christmas, and I have been secretly trying to master it at night when I am not swamped with cake orders! Full disclosure, I am stuck on level 8, it is very tricky! Needless to say, it was my pleasure to make this cake.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pink, Stripes, Dots, and Flowers Topsy Turvy Cake!

It's a busy busy week! I got to create one of my favorite cakes: the Topsy Turvy Cake! The directives on this cake were: pink, purple, green, stripes, dots, and flowers! Recently my customers have been amazing with their orders, specific enough that I understand what they want, but general enough to leave ample room for creative and artistic freedom! This is why I love making cakes for people!!! (A little shout out here to Pink Cake Box for the inspiration for this cake. Their cakes are amazing!) I still have LOTS of work to do in the kitchen this week on some orders that take me to entirely new places in cake!!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Barbie Doll Cake

Barbie Doll Cake, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

I created this simple and elegant Barbie Cake for a customer's five year old daughter. The birthday girl requested that Barbie hold a mini-cake. It's easy to get carried away and cover the entire dress with sparkles and bling, but I attempted to show some restraint and keep the dress simple to focus on the mini-cake and special flower details on the dress.

The cake is Baker's Cakes Signature Chocolate Cake with Double Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting, covered in rolled fondant. The mini-cake is crispy rice cereal covered in fondant.