Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Quilt Cake!

Quilt Cake!, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

This Quilt Cake was such a pleasure to create. My client contacted me and requested a cake for his mother-in-laws 70th birthday. (How Sweet!) He wanted to incorporate her Irish heritage, love of quilting, and grandchildren's names. We went with a color scheme with green tones for the Irish flair. I used stencils to crate the designs on the alternating squares, as well as an array of spring colors. I love how the "stitching" turned out on the edged of each square, as well as using that effect for the grandchildren's names around the sides of the quilt/cake.

Hummingbird Cupcakes!

Hummingbird Cupcakes!, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

Here is the April PTA Cupcake! It is a Hummingbird Cupcake which is a banana, apple, pineapple spiced cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting! And because it is Spring and there are gorgeous flowering trees here in the South, the Hummingbird Cupcakes are adorned with blooms and tiny birds!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

6" Pint of Guinness Cake!

6" Pint of Guinness Cake!, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

It's a little early for St. Patrick's Day, but many would argue that any time is a good time for a pint of Guinness! This was a Baker's Cakes Signature Chocolate Cake with Coffee Buttercream Frosting, covered in rolled Chocolate Fondant! Yum!!! Shortly after the customer picked up the cake she texted me this fabulous cake narrative:

The Presentation:

The Slice:

The Swig:

The Demise:

And that is why I love doing this and have the BEST customers EVER!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Weekend Cake Roundup!

I don't usually do a cake roundup, but this past weekend was so busy that I am still recovering! Saturday I delivered this lovely Damask Cake to The Carolina Inn on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Here is the cake in the gorgeous venue of the Old Well Room:

Later on Saturday I delivered 11 dozen cupcakes to a pre-game bash at the UNC Business School. I was honored to have my cupcakes at a big party before the UNC/Duke game. Thankfully, Carolina won!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring Flower Cupcakes

Spring Flower Cupcakes, originally uploaded by bakers-cakes.

Here in the Upper South, Spring is definitely beginning to show it's most welcomed face! Just in the past few days trees have begun to flower and I'm certain I saw some daffodils blooming while I was shuttling kids from one place to another. The March PTA Cupcake is a celebration of spring! Three different fondant flowers on Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting to honor the arrival of Spring!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Favorite Things 2nd Birthday Cake!

This was just the cutest cake to make! Last year I made a Pookie Cake for an adorable little one year old! This year she is two and has even more stuffed animal lovies! The cake design is based on her birthday invitation and I customized it with her favorite bedtime friends!

The cake was Baker's Cakes new best seller "Buttermilk Vanilla Confetti" with Double Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting topped with Vanilla and Chocolate Rolled Fondant! Apparently, Fondant Cake Lambie looked so much like the real thing there was a bit of confusion at the party!