Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pickles and Ice Cream Cake

What pregnant lady doesn't love pickles and ice cream? I thought this was the cutest theme when it was suggested for a cake. I am just in love with how adorable the little pickles and ice cream cones turned out. This is actually a mini cake of only 6 and 4 inches, but it is so full of personality. I just love, love, love it!!!




Romantic Rose Wedding Cake and Auburn Groom's Cake

I just fell in love with this romantic rose wedding cake. The bride had found a picture on pinterest and wanted the exact cake. Problem....I had never created a realistic looking fondant rose. So I googled and you tubed the heck out of it and finally found the perfect tool free technique. I was very pleased with how my roses turned out. It was such a joy to create these cakes for this couple!







 The bride and groom figures on top of this Auburn Groom's Cake are completely edible but can also be kept for years to come as a reminder of the day. Fondant figures dry super hard and if you take the time to spray them with a protective clear paint you could literally keep them forever!





Monday, June 15, 2015

Little Blue Truck Cake

This week I had the privilege of creating a cake for a sweet friends little baby boy turning one. Whit is the cutest, little baby with the most adorable smile ever! I was so excited to bring his favorite book to life in cake.




This is how I created it. I often get messages asking where I buy my pans for my shaped cakes. Well...no special pans needed. I just bake sheet cakes and carve away. Of course, I didn't think to take any before carving pictures of the sheet cakes, but this is two full size sheet cakes on the bottom and then two smaller square cakes for the cab of the truck. I went ahead and stacked them with buttercream in the layers and then froze it overnight for easier carving. 






 The tag has the little boy's name on it. 

And you can 't have a first birthday without an adorable smash cake!!!!




I just loved this little truck cake! I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial of sorts. Please feel free to email me or contact me on facebook if you have any questions or would like advise on creating your own Little Blue Truck cake. 




Gold and Flowers Bride's Cake and Lord of the Rings Groom's Cake

Gold Glitter and Fresh Flowers Bride's Cake



This was my very first cake with fresh flowers. I was very worried about how the fondant would hold up to the little water picks. The florist provided the flowers so I was also very concerned if she would leave me enough, what they would look like, and if I had any ability to arrange them. All my worries were for not. The florist was so amazing....Flowers by Maria (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Flowers-by-Maria/392157067643871?fref=ts). She was just incredible. So, so sweet and provided a ton of the most beautiful flowers. She was so encouraging as I worked on it on location. Such a joy to work with her. Her and her daughter was setting up all of the center pieces on the guest tables while I was working on the cake and I was just in awe of what they created...it went far beyond flowers. If you are planning a wedding in the Birmingham area you have just got to check her out.   

I was also so nervous about the gold glitter layers. The bride wanted it GOLD and with lots of texture. I had never done either so I went a little overboard. I tinted my fondant gold then covered it with a thin layer of gold buttercream to hold the gold sugar crystals in place. After all that, I sprayed it with gold airbrush color just to be sure the color was even all over. I am sure it was a bit overkill, but I wanted it to be perfectly gold!!!

I was over the moon excited with how it turned out. Absolutely my favorite cake ever.....for this week anyway...lol. It was five tiers of 15/12/9/6/4 inches. You can not imagine how incredibly heavy that much cake and icing is if you have never lifted it. I am so grateful to my awesomely handsome, muscle man husband Nathan Crocker for all his help. My extra cake fridge is in the basement so he moved it there and back a couple times then all the way out to the car and on location he had to carry it through this building and up a flight of stairs. It would have been impossible without him.

Here are a few pictures of the cake before we left for the delivery. I loved it just like that! It was a nice clean slate for all those beautiful flowers. 


 Just look at all that lovely texture...months of worry went into that...hehehehehe.



 Maria of https://www.facebook.com/pages/Flowers-by-Maria/392157067643871?fref=ts absolutely provided me with the most beautiful flowers imaginable.

Well...you can't have a big gorgeous Bride's cake without a pretty awesome Groom's cake as well. 
Here is my Lord of the Rings Book Cake


I find it funny that the Bride's cake is the one that steals the show, but the Groom's cake actually takes so much longer to create. All those little details really make the cake, but are so time consuming. This bride and groom had such a beautiful wedding and I was just thrilled to be a part of it. 







Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Disney Cakes

Every one I know seems to be at Disney World this week, so I thought it would be a fun time to post all of my Disney themed cakes. I am sure I missed a few, but I am amazed at how many I have created in the past couple years. I am so thankful to have been a part of so many fun celebrations!