Pink & Yellow Baby Shower Cake with Edible Shoes

Baby shower cakes are always fun to make, and they can vary widely in style, color, and theme.  Here’s one we did a few weeks ago where they wanted it classy and elegant, but still clearly for a baby shower.  We adorned the cake with edible, hand-made whimsical flowers and topped the whole thing with hand-made, edible baby sneakers.  Who doesn’t love baby shoes?! Square buttercream-iced cake adorned with edible, hand-made flowers and baby shoes.

Close-up of the edible, hand-made baby sneakers. Close-up of the edible, hand-made, whimsical flowers.

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Hawaiian Baby Shower Cake

Hawaiian baby shower cake decorated with fondant hybiscus flowers.

Back in January 2012, we made a baby shower cake to welcome baby Lincoln into the world.  Now, his Mommy is throwing a baby shower for a friend so she asked us to make the Hawaiian-themed cake.
The back-side of the Hawaiian baby shower cake!

We covered the cake in a slightly ivory fondant, made an edible bamboo border around the base of each tier, and covered the cakes with tropical orange & pink hibiscus flowers.

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Garden Tea Party Birthday Cake

Buttercream-iced cake with fondant flowers and a tea set - perfect for Camryn's Garden Tea Party!

Camryn decided to celebrate her 5th birthday with a Garden Tea Party so we created a girly, elegant cake for her.  The cake was iced in light blue buttercream with buttercream grass, leaves & stems.  The flowers themselves were made of fondant, and we topped the whole thing with a miniature edible tea set.

Happy 5th Birthday, Camryn!

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Luau Party Cake

Last weekend, we had the honor of making a luau-themed cake for an office family picnic.  The office hosting the get-together happened to be Mel’s husband’s office…but that’s just a minor detail. *wink*

In any event, the cake was fun to make!  They gave us free reign to decorate it however we pleased. And we gave them this tantalizing sneak peek on Facebook.

Luau-themed party cake covered and decorated with fondant.  All decorations you see - masks, surf boards, flowers, and grass skirt - are edible! Continue reading

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Flowers, Bees, and Ladybugs Birthday Cake

Birthday season is here for our family!  All of my daughter’s playmates are turning 1 year old between now and October so brace yourself for quite a few 1st birthday cakes in the upcoming weeks.  They’ll vary from rainbow colors to baseball to garden-themed to cutesy owls. I can’t wait!

Last weekend, Camila turned 1!  Her parents chose a garden-themed cake with flowers, bumble bees, and lady bugs – all in fun, soft colors.

Did you catch her Sneak Peek on Facebook?

Well, here’s the whole cake:

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Carters Bedding-Inspired Baby Shower Cake

In our last blog post, we talked about creating edible figures to go on an out-of-state cake.  It’s a way for us to still be involved in the birthday party since we can’t ship an entire birthday cake.  Now we’ve got another solution!

Hold your party here!  That’s what Gail did!  They held a baby shower in Seminole, FL so they were able to pick up the cake on the way.  Yay!

"Welcome Sweet Alyssa" A baby shower cake that was inspired by the bedding the Mommy-to-be chose for the nursery.

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Whimsical Flower & Zebra Print 1st Birthday Cake

Last weekend, I posted on Facebook a sneak peek of a cake we made for an adorable little girl turning 1!

Whimsical Flower & Zebra Print First Birthday Cake Sneak Peak as seen on FacebookAnd now for the great reveal of the rest of the cake….drum roll please…

Whimsical flower & zebra print 1st birthday cake decorated with orange, pink, and turquoise fondantTa da!

Birthday Cake & Smash CakeMelanie sat down with Cristina, the birthday girl’s Mommy, in December to design this cake.  The bottom tier was spice cake with cream cheese filling, and the top tier was vanilla cake with cookies ‘n cream cream cheese filling (read that again, that’s a lot to take in).  It was Cristina’s idea to combine our cream cheese filling with crushed Oreos for a rich, finger-licking filling!

The cake was decorated with fondant zebra print and whimsical flowers, an edible hot pink bow, and an edible topper.  The smash cake was decorated with pink buttercream and black fondant zebra stripes.

Welcome to Eva's 1st Birthday Party!Welcome to Eva’s 1st birthday party!

I love when the party planner (Cristina in this case) has a clear vision while she organizes the party and designs the cake.  The cake matched the party decor perfectly!

Eva's high chair at her 1st birthday party!Eva’s high chair of honor read, “I am 1.”

And here’s the cake table!  Cristina even gave Eva a practice run with a smash cake for a photo shoot and displayed the photos on the cake table – so cute!The cake table at Eva's 1st birthday party!

And Cristina was kind enough to email us later to say:

“Thank you so much I loved the cake!!! So did everyone else. It tasted great and looked so beautiful. I will be using you again for my next occasion.”

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Wedding Cake with Bride’s Custom-Made Flowers

Here’s a gorgeous and interesting cake I did a few weeks ago:

buttercream wedding cake gum paste flowers with rhinestones pink purple
The cake was iced in buttercream. The flowers & leaves were all made of gum paste and the brown swirl piping was done in chocolate buttercream.

buttercream wedding cake gum paste flowers with rhinestones pink purple
The bride purchased the rhinestone centers for the flowers and asked us to build the flower petals around them.

buttercream wedding cake gum paste flowers with rhinestones pink purple
So I made hot pink 5-petal blossoms for the larger jewels and purple stephanotis-like flowers for the smaller jewels. I love how they came out! Bright with color…and just a little touch of sparkle!

buttercream wedding cake gum paste flowers with rhinestones pink purple

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Tiger Lily Wedding Cake with Buttercream Swirls

Ok I must confess…we did this cake a looooooong time ago. Maybe a couple months or so ago? I don’t know why I didn’t post it sooner – maybe I just thought it wasn’t that spectacular. Who knows?!



It was made for a wedding at Golden Ocala, and it was iced in buttercream with hand-piped buttercream scrolls around each tier.


The flowers you see area all fresh.


And the green stem was made of green fondant.


But the best part about this delivery is that the bride and photographers walked into the room as soon as we’d set the cake down. I wasn’t going to include these photos in the post, but you’d never believe me if I told you the bride was beyond excited about her partially decorated wedding cake.


I mean, I didn’t even have any flowers on it yet! But there she was, squealing and giddy!


And I totally didn’t think I was in the photo…I was trying to hide behind the cake while I worked on getting the flowers ready.

*These last two photos were taken by Russel Martin Photography, a super awesome husband-and-wife team! Thanks for giving me copies!

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Spring Flowers Anniversary Cake

It’s not uncommon for someone to order an anniversary cake that resembles their wedding cake. In fact, we just got an order like that a couple of weeks ago. What IS uncommon is that the groom that’s ordering the cake as a surprise for his wife is a cake decorator himself!

It’s a little nerve racking to make a cake for a cake decorator! I just kept thinking…”He’s going to tear the cake apart and find all the flaws I’ve worked so hard to hide. He’s going to think he can make the gum paste flowers better than I can. He’s going to hate it!”

But I was wrong, so wrong. When Jerry saw the cake, he almost cried! I just hope his wife was equally impressed and reminded of their wedding day.

spring flowers cake daisies roses calla lilies buttercream
The cake was iced in buttercream and piped with a buttercream swirl pattern. And a royal blue ribbon was wrapped around the base of each tier.

spring flowers cake daisies roses calla lilies buttercream
All the flowers you see were hand-made from gum paste. We topped the cake with a bunch of the flowers and 2 sweet butterflies.

spring flowers cake daisies roses calla lilies buttercream
The top tier was supported above the bottom tier using push-in pillars, and we hid the pillars with lots and lots of gum paste flowers.

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