Monday, December 28, 2009

Holiday Cookies

This Christmas I made gift bags containing caramels, pistachio & almond nougat, lemon pound cakes, and decorated sugar cookies. These are a few images of some of the cookies I made.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Snakes, turtles, and frogs

Who ever thought a little girl would want a "reptile party". That's a very brave girl if you ask me. Her mother wanted reptile themed cupcakes. This is what I came up with...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Birthday Cookies

I made these cookies for a 2 year old's birthday. I tried a different technique on butterflies this time and I think they turned out great. I even put "eyes" on them.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Star Wars Cupcakes

These Star Wars cupcakes were made for a 6 year old's birthday party. Death Star, Darth Vader, Yoda, Princess Leia, and another girl character. The cupcakes are chocolate with vanilla buttercream. Decorations are made of fondant.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Mermaid/Polka Dot Cake

I made this cake for Anna who turned 4 yesterday. She wanted a cake that had mermaids and polka dots on it. So, I did the best I could!! Happy Birthday Anna!

Wine Bottle Cake

This was my first attempt at a wine bottle cake. I had a lot of fun making this one. I think it turned out pretty well. The bottle and "packing material" are fondant, the crate is chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Michigan Cookies

I made these cookies for a friend who had a baby girl. She lives in Ann Arbor, MI. GO BLUE! Or, in this case, GO PINK!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Map Room

I was asked to do a cake for a friend's birthday. My husband suggested I make a Map Room cake which is where Ray, the birthday boy, met his wife. They were recently married so I thought this was a great idea for a cake.
It was a chocolate cake with peanut butter filling. The Map Room logo and trees were made with fondant.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Scooby-Doo where are you??

I got a request this week to make a "mystery machine" for a birthday party. I decided to add the bottom layer to add interest and feed more people. House, Scooby-Doo, and Shaggy are made of gum paste, then hand painted.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ballet Dancer Cake

This birthday cake was made for a ballet dancer. Simple two tiered cake with gumpaste tutu and ballet shoes.

Cookies for Emerson

These are sugar cookies made for a friend who just had a baby girl recently. The inspiration was obviously from the baby announcement.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cookies for a new arrival

I recently had a couple of friends who had babies. These were made for all the people who would be coming to visit the new additions.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Absolut Cake

I got an order for an "Absolut Vodka" cake the other day. This is my first time doing a cake like this and I have to admit it was more frustrating than I thought it would be.

I made two attempts. The first "bottle" was too square. I also used a stencil I cut and royal icing for the label since I don't have an edible printer. I didn't like the shape of the bottle or the label. I got mad and ripped off the fondant and started over.

For my second and final attempt, I used an edible marker and royal icing for the bottom of the bottle. I also cut away some of the bottle to make it rounder. I used silver luster dust to create a frosted look.

Ok for a first try I guess. I'm going to look in to getting an edible printer. Would have made my life easier and the cake perfect!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Baby Shower Cookies

Mermaid Cake

This cake was for my princess. She turned 5 and wanted an Ariel cake.

Princess Party

Each princess had an accessory. Snow White had an apple, Ariel had a fish, Cinderella had her glass slipper and Belle had her rose. The cookies were for the bags sent home with each kid after the party. I made tiaras, a carriage, and magic wands (not pictured).