All too often, adults don’t celebrate their birthdays with cake. This is a big problem (at least if you ask us)! But when we adults do celebrate, we celebrate in a big way! 30th, 40th, and 50th birthdays are huge!
We recently sat down with Brenda to design her own 50th birthday cake. She hadn’t had a birthday party in…well, a loooooooong time…so she fully sketched out her cake before we even met to design it!
She wanted fun, funky, colorful, and sparkly! And here’s what she got:
Minnie Mouse is all the rage with toddler girls! And the pink and black birthday parties are so cute!
One of Mel’s daughter’s friends turned 2 recently with a Minnie Mouse-themed party. They gave Mel full artistic license to design Gianna’s cake and here’s what she came up with:
We are proud supporters of Icing Smiles, a nonprofit organization that provides custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by the critical illness of a child. Basically, a family applies to receive a special celebration cake, and bakers volunteer to do the cake for FREE! It’s really an amazing program – especially considering how many bakers willingly devote their time and resources to make others smile.
We have had the opportunity to bake 2 cakes for Icing Smiles and the most recent one was for an Hungry Caterpillar party. Fun! The family asked for vanilla cake with strawberry cream filling, but left the design completely up to us. Here’s what we created for baby Eleanor who was turning 1:
Are you having a beach wedding and want a simplistic, elegant cake? But maybe you also want a little sparkle and pizazz??? Here’s the cake for you!
The cake was iced in buttercream and covered with coarse sugar. The sugar naturally catches the light and looks great at any reception! Then, the cake was adorned with fondant seashells and a fondant starfish topper.
We love creative party ideas, and we recently had the honor of creating a cake for an adorable nautical-themed baby shower! The theme was Ahoy, It’s a Boy! How cute is that?! We were given 100% free artistic license in decorating the cake as long as we used red, navy blue, and brown. Here’s what we created:
The boat topper was a sugar replica of decorations used at the shower. The cake was iced in buttercream and decorated with fondant retro dots and stripes. Everything you see is edible!
And the flavors were white almond cake with Bavarian cream filling in the top tier and chocolate cake with raspberry cream filling in the bottom tier. Yum!
A couple of weeks ago, we had the honor of creating a wedding cake for Kristin and Emad. Their wedding ceremony was held at a church in Plant City, and then the guests all traveled to the Palmetto Club in Fishhawk Ranch for the reception.
Who doesn’t love a fairy tale frog & princess theme for a little girl’s birthday party??? Kate’s Mommy gave us free reign to decorate the cake however we wanted so Mel iced the cake in two different shades of pink buttercream. The cake was topped with an edible tiara, and an edible star wand sat in front of the cake.
Groom’s cakes are traditionally used as a way for the groom to express his personality at the wedding reception. However, they’re being used in different ways more and more. For example, some couples choose to let the groom have his spotlight at the rehearsal dinner where the groom’s cake is the only one served. And other brides love to surprise their groom with a cake suited to his personality. While the groom’s cake is always smaller than the wedding cake, it is a great way for the bride to show how much she loves her man.
Back in March, Jennifer surprised her new husband at their reception with this Red Sox-themed cake:
Last year, we made Eva’s 1st birthday cake with zebra print and whimsical, brightly colored flowers. So we knew when Eva’s Mom contacted us for her 2nd birthday cake, it would be another fun one!
This year, they wanted a cake that centered around the Yo Gabba Gabba TV show on Nick Jr. Mel watched a few episodes for “research.” That is one silly, off-the-wall show…
This is the cake Mel and Eva’s Mom designed together: Continue reading