Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ocean Themed Wedding Cake

I came up with this design some time ago and just got to work on it and finish it last week.  The one thing that I originally had in mind was the scales and the waves on the bottom tier.  I knew I wanted a sea urchin as the cake topper and some pearls for the top tier.  I started working with the third tier, overlaying the circles to get the effect of the scales.   I airbrushed some of them with super pearl and gold and some with a darker blue around the edges.  Also, I airbrushed each tier around the bottom to add some dimension.  The next tier I worked on was the one with the pearls, which honestly I did not feel like doing because gluing all those pearls is a pain!  I knew I wanted waves for the bottom tier but was not sure what to do with the second tier, so I just started making swirls and gold buttons and finally worked on the sea urchin.  The sea shells and pearls were added at the end and were not part of the original design.  I really took my time and added new elements that really made this cake a spectacular ocean themed cake.  I love the moroccan feel to it too, which I did not intend at all!

Damask Wedding Cake

Black and White is in for 2011!  Damask design is also very popular for weddings and very elegant.  I designed this cake and used cutters to make my own damask design rather than using a stencil, which believe me would have been much easier and faster.  But I like using this technique better because I can overlay some of the pieces and give the design some dimension.  The red roses are gumpaste and really finish this design beautifully! I also love the sugar pearls around the borders, so elegant!

Coach Baby Bag Cake

I made this cake for Karen and Martin's baby shower celebration.  All elements are edible.
Vanilla rum cake filled with vanilla buttercream.

Vintage Sweet Sixteen

I love to design cakes that are unique, and I also love anything vintage.  I came up with this design that incorporates different textures and has a vintage feel.  I was quite happy with how it came together, love the ruffles, flower applications, bow, and purse. 

Happy Birthday Leo!

Designed this cake for Leo's 40th birthday celebration.  Loved the airbrushing and gold accents.  I was happy to learn that it was a total hit and that Leo loved it!