Thursday, August 23, 2012

Spiderman Party!

My littlest guy turned three! I can't believe it. I mean....he was just born yesterday. All you other moms out there know exactly what I am talking about. But my little guys birthday is special for more than just one reason. I created my first fondant cake for his first birthday. His birthday started it all.

This cake was huge! It would probably serve around 150....we only had about 20 I can not take credit for the design at all. We found a picture of a cake like this online and my little guy insisted on having a cake just like it. So...being the good mommy that I am, I did it. Even though we ended up throwing over 3/4ths of the cake away, it was so worth it to see the look on his little face. For months now he has been asking if each and every cake is for him. I was so happy to finally be able to say "Yes, Little Buddy, this one is yours!"

 My sweet little guy! He is the best!
He couldn't have been more proud of his cake. I had a blast planning out all the fun little details for the party. We chose to have the party in our hometown of Laurel, MS so that the grand parents would not have to travel to attend. It was a little challenging to organize a party and create the cake at someone else's house, but it turned out pretty well. I think the kiddo's all had a blast.....well....except the ants. We were all attacked  by the meanest ants ever. I felt so awful for all the kiddos. I am sure they will remember that party by the scars on their little toes.

 The hubby printed this wonderful back drop for the cake. 

 My little guy had a blast opening all of his cards and presents. He is just such a sweet heart. He is always so appreciative of everything.

 He took a little break to talk to a couple of his cousins. It was so great to be able to have them there.

And we ending with Spiderman letting balloons float away. It is amazing how very fast time goes. My baby boy is not very much of a baby anymore.

Below are Ian's 1st and 2nd birthday cakes. That little monster cake is what started this little cake making adventure.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Super Hero Week

 I created this Super Hero Cake for my biggest fan....little Will. Every time he sees me at church he will say to his parents "There's Mrs. Hope!". He just lights up my to be the sweetest and cutest kid ever (other than my two of course). It was a thrill to create yet another cake for this sweet family. I tried to fit as many super heros on here as I possibly could...and he approved. Of course I had to do the test and make sure he could name everyone that was represented. And he passed with flying colors....or I should say that I passed by making them look good enough that he knew who it was supposed to represent.
 We have Spiderman!
 Iron Man!
 Captain America!!! (man oh man that is a crooked picture)
And last but not least, Batman!

I have created several other cakes for this sweet family over my short cake making career. I thought you might like to see them as well.
Above is Will's 3rd Birthday Toy Story Bed cake...the headboard and footboard were made of fondant. This is one of my favorite cakes. Below Little Sister's 1st and 2nd Birthday Cakes along with a book cake made to replicate the cover of a book penned by Dad. I got to talk to that man about getting a cake for Mom sometime. She has got to be feeling a little left out by this

This week I also had the opportunity to create a cake for another returning family. This three tiered "mini" Super Hero cake was created for Griffin. I call this a mini because it is smaller than my standard three tiered cake, but it is not small my any stretch of the imagination. It consists of 9 inch/6 inch/ and 4 inch tiers and stands about 2 foot high, serving around 40 to 50 guests. Now...I must say that we copied this cake exactly from a cake we found on Pinterest. I hope the original designer finds imitation the best form of flattery.  

 The Dino Cake was for his big brother just a couple months ago and Thomas was his last year. I just love knowing that my cakes keep families coming back! I wouldn't have it any other way.

I had just one other Super Hero cake, but it is so special that I think it deserves it's own post! See you next time. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Purple Wedding Cake

 I created the little dancer figure above as a cake topper. It was to be added to a Grandma-made first birthday cake. I love that I get to be a part of such special times in a child's life. And even better...they can keep the figure for years as a reminder of the big day.
 My sweet, sweet neighbor turned 4 this week. When I asked what kind of cake she wanted, she declared "DORA.....I mean TINKERBELL!!!". Her mom gave me free rein to create whatever I wanted and this is what I came up with.
 Obviously, the figure is just a toy, but I just loved how she looked in proportion to the fondant flower.
 The Purple Wedding Cake! The Bride asked me to have it mimic her dress. She also said she wanted to be surprised. I did create it to mimic her dress, and I also threw in a huge surprise. The entire inside of the cake was deep purple to match her wedding colors. I loved her expression as her and her brand new hubby cut into the cake and pulled that first slice out.
 (Please excuse the horrible lighting. They had the lighting turned down very low for party guests.)
I haven't had the opportunity to create very many wedding cakes as of yet, but it is such a joy to be part of such a very special occasion. I can't wait to do it again!