Friday, April 30, 2010

Elvis Cake

Elvis Cake, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

Those eyes! Those lips! That hair! I love this man, ahem, I mean, cake! Inspired by the young, not old and fat, Elvis, this cake is Sour Cream Almond with Almond Buttercream Frosting. 

I am currently trying to decide how to work this poster into my kitchen decor! 

I'm all shook up!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Purple, Dots, Stripes, and Fresh Flowers

Sometimes I get an email that looks like this:

And my job is to figure out how the heck I am supposed to make a cake out of it!?! Last week I got lucky and ended up with this:

Friday, April 23, 2010

Cars Cake

Cars Cake, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

When I got the order for this cake, I knew it was right up my alley! My client looked to the Pookie Cake as a design reference, but her son loves all things Disney Cars. I can relate! When my son Jay was three years old (and four) he was obsessed with the movie Cars. He slept on Cars sheets in his Cars pajamas, next to his Cars alarm clock, under his Cars blanket, after he brushed his teeth with his Cars toothbrush and tooth paste, after eating dinner on his Cars dishes. I could go on and on. Needless to say, we have seen the movie countless times, listened to the book on cd and movie soundtrack more times than I care to admit. I am more than just familiar with the characters from Cars!

The fascinating thing about the Disney Cars characters is that they are more than just talking vehicles. Each character has it's own distinct personality. For me they transcend their car-ness and become like people to whom kids and adults can relate. This cake incorporates some of my client's son's favorite characters:

Sally, the town lawyer who traded in life in the fast lane for the small town of Radiator Springs.

Chick Hicks longs to win the Piston Cup and get the sponsorship of Dinoco at any cost.

Lightening McQueen the hot rod rookie race car.

Sheriff, the town's grumpy police car.

Mater the fun loving tow truck.

Luigi the Fiat is the owner of the town tire store and a Formula One race fan, he loves Ferraris.

Happy Birthday Topher!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Fire Truck Cake

It is so awesome to be able to watch children grow up and have the privilege to make their birthday cakes each year. Last year I made this cake for a client's son's 1st birthday. This year, he is no longer a baby and clearly has his own sense of style and preferences! I went with a bold graphic representation of a fire truck inspired by these adorable invitations. I love the simple collage-like style. 

My client ordered this Fire Truck Birthday Cake to accompany a very special visit to the party! The awesome City of Durham Fire Fighters brought a truck to the party!!! 

They let the kids get in the truck and check it out!

They gave the Dads at the party a guided tour of the truck!

And the Birthday Boy got to enjoy his Fire Truck Cake!

Statistic Birthday Cupcakes

Statistic Birthday Cupcakes, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

I created these delectable Birthday Cupcakes in Carolina Blue for a 40th Birthday celebration. The recipient of these cupcakes is a math whiz and the proud new owner of a custom bicycle in Carolina blue, his amazing wife ordered these to match! These Signature Baker's Cakes Chocolate Cupcakes with Double Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting and Lemon Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream were accompanied by additional Red Velvet Cupcakes with White Chocolate cream Cheese Frosting (not pictured). In summation, the equations were all greek to me!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Teal, Dots, and Stripes

Teal, Dots, and Stripes, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

This adorable cake was originally inspired by the Black and White Cake. For her daughter's "Sweet 16" the customer asked for a teal background with pink and bright green accent colors. The bottom layer is four 8" layers of Baker's Cakes Signature Chocolate Cake with Double Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting and the top layer is three 6" layers of the same cake and frosting. The entire cake is covered with rolled fondant. A perfectly adorable "Sweet 16" Cake!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Red Velvet Cake Tasting

This morning I whipped up this Red Velvet Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting for a wedding cake tasting.

I also just happened to see this great link on Cupcake Takes the Cake, that ponders the question, why is Red Velvet such a popular flavor? I think that the quote from the little boy at Golden Belt last month says it pretty well, "The red stuff tastes just like cake but the white stuff on top [White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting] is awesome!"

Monday, April 12, 2010

Lego Batman

Lego Batman , originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

Last year this customer requested a Lego Indiana Jones Cake and I made this cake. This year they ordered Lego Batman and I wanted to try something different. I looked to Lego Batman wii for some inspiration. I love the comic book-like nature of the image that becomes almost like an illustration!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sports Themed Cake Pops!

It's funny the way things work, for some reason I've got a lot of Cake Pop orders this week! These Sports Themed Cake Pops are the perfect accompaniment to a Sports Themed Birthday Party!