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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Cake for a Hair Stylist

Last week, we created a cake for a hair stylist. The customer brought in a picture of the cake and asked for an exact replica. No problem!

We carved the blow dryer out of a chunk of cake and covered it with red fondant. Then we used black airbrush color to add dimension and shadowing to the blow dryer. And, finally, we added the stripes, personalized “B”, and the power cord.

3-d carved blow dryer hair stylist cake
And all the accessories around the hair dryer were made of gum paste by yours truly.

3-d carved blow dryer hair stylist cake
That reminds me, I’m due for a hair cut! *wink*

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Super Bowl XLV

The Super Bowl is this Sunday! Are you excited?! I’m not…not about the football part at least. I’m more excited that all my shows will be starting up again – Survivor, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, etc.

But here is a football groom’s cake I did a couple of weeks ago. I thought I’d post it in honor of the upcoming super bowl.

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TV Remote Control Groom’s Cake

This weekend, the very talented lady behind Photography by Lela got married! Shortly after I began working with Debbie, she asked me to do her wedding cake. Of course, I referred her to Debbie so she requested that I be her decorator!

Her fiance just LOVES his television (sounds familiar…) so her groom’s cake was a giant TV remote control. She sent us a photo of his remote so we could create a sugar replica!

tv remote control cake grooms
This baby was at least 18 inches long!

tv remote control cake grooms
The cake was hand-carved and covered in black fondant. I took great care in cutting out all the fondant buttons. This really appealed to my Type A personality…straight lines, perfectly round circles….*sigh*…right up my alley.

tv remote control cake grooms
The toughest part was writing those tiny words. I used a tip 1 with royal icing, and I felt like the words should have been smaller still!

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