Mickey Mouse 1st Birthday Cake

One of my daughter’s playmates just turned 1 year old!  I can’t believe it!  And the worst part about it is that means Mikaela will be turning 1 soon too!  No, she’s supposed to be my baby forever!  …But, then again, she will have the most awesome 1st birthday cake ever, right?!  Let the brainstorming begin!

But, anyway, back to the cake at hand!  Bruce just turned 1 with a Mickey Mouse-themed party.  What baby doesn’t love Mickey Mouse Clubhouse?  So the theme was perfect!

Bruce's Mickey Mouse-themed 1st birthday cake. Continue reading

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Blue Bonnet Cake

Here is yet another cake I found in my files that I never posted.  Dang, I’ve got to get with it!  But it’s sort of appropriate because it reminds me of the next big holiday quickly approaching – Easter!

The cake was decorated to look like a big, Southern hat for Elle's 5th birthday.Elle’s Mom gave us a copy of the birthday party invitation so we could match the colors.  They were throwing a Southern Belle-style party for Elle’s 5th birthday!  So a big blue hat with an edible pink peony on the front was perfect!

The cake was decorated to look like a big, Southern hat with an edible pink peony.

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Pink & Brown Cowgirl Cake

This week, one of my favorite cakes was one we created for a 4-year-old’s birthday. I actually used to work with her Mommy when I was still at the University of Florida so it was fun to create a cake for someone I know.

The bottom tier was iced in pink buttercream. The paisley pattern was hand-piped with white and black buttercream, and the rope border was made out of chocolate fondant.

The top tier was iced in white buttercream. The stars, “leather” tassles, and rope garland were all made out of fondant.

And the boot on top was hand-crafted out of gum paste and fondant!

Happy Birthday, Gracie!

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Florida Highway Patrolman’s Hat Cake

A few weeks ago, we were asked to make a groom’s cake that looked like a Florida Highway Patrolman’s hat. Here’s an image of the hat I found online to share with you:

And this is the best close-up photo I can find online…it seems to be a different model of the hat, but you’ll get the general idea:

Here’s the hat we created:

The family provided us some really great close-up photos of the groom’s actual hat. The hardest part of the design was the concentric circles that covered the whole hat. Once we figured out how to do that with the fondant, the rest was just simple details.

And even better – the family provided the REAL cords and medal for the front of the hat! You thought they looked super nice, didn’t you? Yea, I can’t take any credit for them. But I think they really enhanced the look of the cake hat!

I was told that when people saw the cake, they thought the groom had left his hat sitting on the table. You just can’t get a better compliment than that!

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