It is a bit of a miracle that I actually got pictures posted on my blog. I've gotten pretty bad at updating, and I apologize for that.
I have posted some of my favorite cakes of 2011. It was a great year and I'm so thankful for all my clients who gave me such wonderful cakes to work on. I can't wait to see what 2012 will bring to me in cake form!
Monday, January 9, 2012
If you have been scouring the hottest trends of the later part of 2011 and I'm sure most of 2012, you will see this style of cake.
Thanks to Maggie Austin, a professional ballet dancer turned cake artists, brides and cake designers everywhere are wanting to try out this cool technique.
I loved making this cake! The ultra thin layers of fondant look like layers of a puff pastry. It's a beautiful look especially with the color gradient.
So brides... let me know when you want me to make one of these cakes for you!!
I can't wait to do it again!
For any kid (or groom) who loves martial arts, this is the cake for them.
(so those of you who know Japanese, don't look close, the characters are not perfect, some are totally made up... others actually say the birthday boys name)
When I met with this darling bride, she said, I'm a cowgirl princess.
She wanted her cake to show her dual personality.
So, we have bling, we have barbed wire, we have roses ruffles and wood grain fondant.
Pretty cowgirl princess to me.
What country girl doesn't want her initials engraved in a tree with the one she loves?
This is a funky angle for the cake, but I wanted to show off how cool the paper lanterns looked above the cake. This is an inexpensive, but really great design element for any party.
Fresh Flower detail. These flowers were amazing! I love the soft color pallette.
If you come to the Bridal Shows I'm at, you'll see this fun cake.
It was inspired by the candy buffet trend we're seeing at weddings the last couple years.
Wouldn't a cake like this be great in the center of your candy buffet?
Who doesn't want to get in on the "Angry Bird" craze?
This was an "interactive" cake. I gave this lucky birthday boy all the figurines, and he could place them on the cake the way he chose. His mom told me he kept placing them in different positions and "played" with his cake all day before his party started.
Now that's a fun cake!!
This cake is a perfect example of a classic romantic wedding cake with a modern twist.
Fondant is airbrushed with a pearl glaze to give it a shine and crystals accents give the flowers and the cake some extra "bling".
The "Bling" Factor is a popular trend I'm happy is sticking around for a while.
Layers upon layers of buttercream "ribbons" is what gives this cake it's beautiful texture.
Spray the whole cake with a little pearl dust and you have a gorgeous satin finish.
(photo courtesy of Swensen Photography)
This cake was for a lucky birthday girl who had a Tiffany inspired birthday bash.
What girl doesn't love fancy shoes and jewelry?
(especially if you can eat them?)
One of my favorite looks. Perfect for any season, but especially cool for winter weddings.
This cake is covered in large flakes of unsweetened coconut.
The coconut doesn't affect the taste of the cake (being unsweetened), but gives the cake a wonderful and unique texture.
Textured buttercreams are a great alternative to you fondant haters out there.
The texture gives buttercream cakes a modern feel.
If you want a perfectly smooth cake, I still recommend fondant. They will always look better.
But if you like the textured look, this is a great option.