Lilly Pulitzer Cake and Flower Bouquet Cookies

Country chic and vintage is in!  I think the only way you might have missed that is if you’ve been living under a rock.  Just teasing. But lace details, rustic elegance, shabby chic…they’re all the rage right now.

So when Chloe turned 18 (remember Chloe’s 16th birthday cake?), that’s what she wanted!  She chose a cake inspired by the Lilly Pulizer First Impression pattern.

Lilly Pulitzer-inspired birthday cake!

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Hadley’s Chevron First Birthday Cake

Last month, I created a cake for my birthday buddy!  Hadley was born on March 13th just like me….only 31 years later…  Anyway, we will forever be birthday buddies!

Her Mommy planned this super fun Pancakes & Pajama Party and gave me complete free reign to design the cake. The only request was that I use pink and yellow.  Hadley’s Mommy is very crafty and loves to sew so I definitely wanted to incorporate some fabric effects onto the cake.  I also happen to know that she loves chevron prints so that was a must too.

Hadley's pink and yellow cake with chevron print and a fondant dress bow.

Be sure to check out all the details of the party on the Tampa Bay Mom’s Blog.  So cute and so do-able!

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Dr. Seuss Birthday Cake – Icing Smiles Tampa, FL

Kole's Dr. Seuss-themed birthday cake!    A few weeks ago, we had the honor of creating a first birthday cake for Icing Smiles.  The calls to action from Icing Smiles are few and far between so we were thrilled and immediately began designing the cake. (In case you missed our last Icing Smiles cake, check it out here.)

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Cake!

Here’s another fun party we came across while going through old cake photos.  Back in June, we created a full spread for Raigan’s 1st birthday.

Let’s start with the party cake, which was white almond cake with Bavarian Cream filling. Yum! Raigan’s Mommy, Holli, helped design the cake based on Dr. Seuss’ book Oh, the Places You’ll Go.   Raigan's 1st birthday cake - Oh the Places You'll Go!

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Princess Belle-Inspired Birthday Cake

Going through some old cake photos, and we just found this one!  Can’t believe we never posted it, but here is Gwenan’s 3rd birthday cake.

Princess Belle-themed birthday cake with edible tiara topper.

It was Princess Belle-inspired with baby pink, true pink, and pale yellow fondant.  We used a little bit of stripes, dots, quilting, and flowers to make this cake elegant and feminine.  And we topped the whole thing with an edible tiara airbrushed gold.

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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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Rubber Ducky Bubble Bath Cake

Here’s a fun cake we made for a little girl turning 1!  Most kids carry around their favorite blanket or teddy bear, but not Lulu!  She carries around her favorite rubber ducky!  So we designed her birthday cake around it and even topped it with a new rubber ducky for bathtime.

Lulu's rubber ducky birthday cake!

The bottom tier was iced in blue buttercream and accented with darker blue and yellow polka dots.  The top tier was decorated with fondant “wooden” planks to make a wooden bathtub.  And the whole cake was covered with buttercream “bubbles.”  The rubber ducky topper is an actual rubber ducky that Lulu was able to play with when the party was over and the cake was eaten.

 

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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:

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