Ph.D.-serts | Eiffel Tower Cake Tutorial | Tampa Wedding Bakery

I’ve been waiting to post this cake because the tutorial for it was being published in the July 2014 ICES Newsletter.  The newsletter has just been released so I’m happy to share the cake with you now!

An engagement cake for a couple getting married in Paris. Continue reading

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Ph.D.-serts | My Sunshine Birthday Cake | Tampa Wedding Bakery

A few weeks ago, I were asked to create a cake with the theme “You Are My Sunshine.”  I love the design Cora’s Mommy came up with!

You Are My Sunshine Birthday Cake

The 2-tier cake was iced in buttercream and decorated with fondant dots and diagonal stripes.  I topped the cake with a smiling sun with gum paste rays.  And the flavors?  Vanilla cake with fudge filling and red velvet cake with cream cheese filling.  Sure to be crowd pleasers!

Ph.D.-serts specializes in cookies, cakes, treats, grooms cakes, wedding cakes and treats for Tampa, FL and surrounding areas including but not limited to Wesley Chapel, Lutz, Land O’ Lakes, Brandon, Lakeland, Pasco County and Hillsborough County.

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Whimsical 50th Birthday Cake

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:

Brenda's 50th birthday cake

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Hungry Caterpillar Cake for Icing Smiles

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:

The front of Eleanor's Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday cake! Continue reading

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Sparkly Beach Wedding Cake

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!

Just the right amount of sparkle in this beach-themed wedding cake

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.

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Ahoy, It’s a Boy! Baby Shower Cake

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:

Ahoy, It's a Boy! cake for a nautical-themed baby shower.

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!

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Kristin & Emad are hitched!

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.

The Palmetto Club was a gorgeous location, and we’ve added it to our list of recommended wedding vendors.  Beautiful!   Kristin & Emad cutting the cake!

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Red Sox Groom’s 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:

A surprise groom's cake for a Red Sox fan!

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