Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Winter Has Arrived

Yep....it is here. It is finally Winter. I adore Fall, but Winter is just no fun. The dry air from the heater dries out my fondant and the lack of sunlight makes it impossible to get a good picture of my cakes. So, please excuse the photography quality of the following cakes. It just breaks my heart when I work long hours making a cake as perfect as possible and then can not get a good picture of it.

I am playing a little bit of catch-up here. It has been a few weeks since my last post. I have some great cakes to share with you. Let's start with.......a MONKEY....cake!
The body is cake and the head is made out of rice treats. This is one cake I really did not want to cut.
 The following picture is for size reference and the cuteness affect! My little guy is two and a half and weighs about 34 pounds.
After the party was over.....and little monkey was eaten, my little guy came home to a surprise. He ran in and opened the fridge expecting to see Mr. Monkey still sitting there. Standing there with his shoulders slumped, staring into the empty fridge, he looked up at me and said "where is my little friend?". I sadly told him "We ate the monkey at the party." My sweet little guy looked at me with a tear in his eye and said "I not eat my little buddy!!!" Oh yes you did my dear....and he was yummy!

This beautiful Nativity Christmas Cake was the request of my husband. He shared it with his co-workers for Christmas. Each little character was hand sculpted out of fondant.   And this is the bad photography I was referring to. When the hubbs had to leave for work at 6:00am, I was unable to get a picture that did the cake justice.
 There are tons of beautiful Christmas cakes out there, but we felt this one captured the true meaning of Christmas. It was a great witness in a very corporate setting.
 Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus!
 The shepherds keeping their flock.

I also had the opportunity to make cupcakes for my little boys kindergarten class. These little "Baby Jesus" cupcakes were a huge hit. I think all  of the children really understood that Jesus was the most important part of the celebration.

 And now we are on to more of that awful photography. It really just saddens my heart when I cannot get a good picture of a cake. Alright...moving on. This is an adorable Dr. Seuss "Cat in the Hat" Hat cake. 

I had the wonderful opportunity to make cakes for my nephews. They live about 5 hours away so what did I do? I packed up my entire kitchen and my two kiddos and headed to Mississippi. I worked tirelessly in my sister in laws kitchen for four days. It was amazing getting to spend time with them and bond over cake. The end result was just beautiful. Little Gunner is a cowboy all the way, so we came up with this cute little Barn Cake for him.
 Well, it wasn't really little. It was actually pretty large. Three tiers of yummy vanilla cake.

 Sweet Gunner turned one so we had to have a wonderful smash cake for him.

Caden decided he wanted an eighteen wheeler for his party. I was just a little afraid of this cake, but it turned out great!
 The toy car was added at the party.

I think he liked it!!!! I sure do love these boys! It was such a blessing to be able to create cakes for them this year.
 This whimsical nursing cake was a little bittersweet. Now I am not talking flavor...my cakes are always yummy! lol I made this as a graduation gift for two very special friends. They were here attending nursing school. They are headed home to Michigan now that school is complete. Misty and Aaron are the kind of rare friends that you never forget. They will be missed greatly, but I am so proud of them for such a great accomplishment and I know their families must be so happy to have them back. 

The Polo Shirt Cake was my last cake of 2011!
 I placed it in a gift box to look  like a normal gift...but it's a cake! The little Mickey logo was added for his daughter.

Such a great cake to end the year! I am looking forward to what 2012 will hold for Hope's Sweet Cakes!

1 comment:

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