Friday, June 25, 2010

Cake Pops!

Cake Pops!, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

Cake Pops are completely customizable! I'm not sure what the invites looked like for this party, but these would be a perfect match!

Monday, June 21, 2010

A Nice Day for a White Wedding (Cake)!

This wedding was held in the Pop Box in Kenan Stadium (The Football Stadium at the The University of North Carolina)! What a fantastic venue! I love how the Carolina Blue carried through everything, even down to the flowers! The stadium backdrop behind the cake:

The top and bottom layers of the cake were Italian Cream Cake filled with Champagne Strawberry Preserves and Fresh Strawberries. The middle layer was Baker's Cakes Signature Chocolate Cake filled with Double Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting and the entire cake was covered with Vanilla Buttercream!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Under the Sea Birthday Cake!

This little boy loves all things fish! At the tender of age of three he already has his favorites! Sharks (of course), stingrays, jellyfish, and more! It is fortuitous and fantastic for his cake design that he also loves bubbles! 

The sugar sculpture of the birthday boy in is birthday dory is the perfect topper for this cake! He can peer over the edge and observe the creatures beneath!

I threw scale overboard and included a whale shark! They are underwater giants! A clown fish would be a speck next to a whale shark in real life, yet they can happily coexist in fondant on this cake!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Joe Paterno Cake!

Joe Paterno Cake!, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

A while back I received an order for a Groom's Cake from a very thoughtful bride-to-be. Her fiance (now husband) is a Penn State fanatic and loves Joe Paterno (JoePa), the longtime and beloved coach of the Penn State football team. Here is my favorite part of the email she sent me:

...just want to make sure that you do put glasses on him...apparently he recently had cataract surgery and doesn't need his glasses anymore, but they are his trademark!

While his glasses may be his trademark, I was sure to accentuate his nose and wrinkles, two features that certainly add to his JoePa-ness!

I created the pattern on the tie using edible markers.

I sculpted the cake as well as modeled the fondant to create the facial features. I also went back into some of the lines and wrinkled with a food color wash to emphasize the shadows and highlights.