I was recently asked to create a Plants vs. Zombies cake for a 5th birthday. I was really excited because I am a huge fan of the game myself (I may have it installed on my computer and my phone *cough*). All of the characters are fondant and they are lovingly displayed on a fondant covered vanilla cake. Enjoy=)
Well, it’s been a really long time since I have posted anything; months, in fact. I was really busy with work all summer and through the fall and now that the holidays are behind me hopefully I will catch up on all the things I have been neglecting. So, here are some of the cakes that kept busy this last summer. Enjoy=)
It’s official, Frozen is a big deal amongst the small set. The day after I finally watched the movie, I received a request for a Frozen themed cake. I paused briefly because I thought, ” I don’t make ice cream cakes…oh, I see”. Anywho, my face sculpting not quite up to par yet, Elsa proved to be too difficult to undertake. Olaf, however, that was another story.
I’ve always wanted to do a peacock cake, so I was excited for the opportunity to create one for a sweet sixteen birthday party. It wasn’t as grand as a wedding cake would have been, but it was still fun. Since it was a birthday we decided to go with a two tier peacock topped cake and and make the rest of the cake servings in cupcake form decorated in blue and teal icing. Sadly, the photos I took at the venue are blurry at best, so I have no photos of the final set-up, but I do have photos of the peacock cake.
This is a cake I did for a wedding show display at the Four Seasons. Most weddings take place in summer so I wanted to put really vibrant flowers on it representing spring/summer. Most wedding shows, however, take place in the winter, so I wanted a seasonal background representing winter. I went with a bright white including a crystal layer with pearls, then added silver branches to the flower swag. I quite liked the effect.
Long time no post. It’s been a particularly busy summer and fall for me and now I hope to get back to posting some pics of cakes I have been doing (the ones I have remembered to photograph anyway). Here is one I did for a baby shower waaaaay back in June. It was for a garden theme incorporating bees and ladybugs. This was the vision I had. I have tendency to default to rather cartoony cakes and I didn’t want to do that with this one. I liked the idea of pure gold bees and lots of different flowers. Enjoy=)
Star Wars wedding cake.
Well, some Star Wars, some flowers and a few polka dots and you got yourself a cake. This cake covered the grooms love of Star Wars (and Batman), the brides wish for something not-too-girlie and a mutual love of movies/photography. Throw in the wedding colours and what I ended up with was a cake dubbed, “Nerd-awesome” & “Nerdtastic”. High praise from the guests who love comic books and sci-fi.
This here is a cake I put together for my mothers 60th birthday. It has pink roses, blue hydrangeas and white anemones. Wrapped in a periwinkle ribbon and sealed with sugar brooches to finish it off.
This cake was for a fairytale themed party. So, I included some key characters Cinderella, Snow White, a dragon, a fairy godmother, the Gingerbread man and Little Red Riding Hood. The birthday girl requested the color lavender, so the cake color was born.
I have seen so many amazing owl themed cakes recently I was excited to get to make one for my nieces third birthday. I used the invitation as inspiration for the cake. It’s the same song and dance involving fondant and buttercream, but this time I incorporated modelling chocolate for the tree. Modelling chocolate is such a great medium, with the shaping properties of fondant, but with a super quick setting time and man, does it taste goooooood!! Enjoy=)
Owl have a piece of cake, please;)
This cake had a very specific theme based on the party activities and the birthday boys favorite Backyardigans episode. I did my due diligence and watched said episode to get inspiration for the characters I was going to put on the cake. Super catchy songs involved;) The rest was, well, paint splatter. Enjoy=)
Professor Bug, mwah ha ha ha!!!
Man cakes can be difficult. No flowers. No pretty. No cutesy. No fuzzy wuzzy itty bitty wittle…*cough*. Anyway, what’s manlier than a zombie? Am I right, folks? Well, that is what the birthday man wanted, so this is what I dreamed up. It almost gave me nightmares.
A face only a mother could love. Zombie mother, that is;)
I was going to try something a bit different with this post and upload a video to give a full 360 of the cake instead of static photos. It did not work out so well. With some further tweaking, perhaps I can do this for a future post. In the meantime, enjoy my take on a deep sea diving cat=)
This here is a little number I did for a contest. There is this fabulous contest every year called Threadcakes. It is a cake contest based on Threadless t-shirt designs. It is one of those glorious pairings in life I like to call Erin Mash-ups. Two or more of my loves combined into one. Here, cake and Threadless t-shirts (I own a few); throw in the awesomeness of a contest and you’ve got yourself a grade A mash-up.
I did not win the contest=( But it was super fun just entering. Added bonus, I ended up in the Cakewrecks blog (I LOVE YOU JEN!!!). Just making it into the Sunday Sweets section of Cakewrecks was prize enough for me=)
P.S. This post was a regular linkapalooza!
Today I am featuring some sugar cookies I recently made. It’s not all about cake all the time, I’m no one trick pony you see;) I was going for a wintery white on white and I do so love snowmen. The main guys were polar bears, but I didn’t get great pics of them, sad face. Well, it was 5:30 in the morning after all and I was a tad bleary eyed. Regardless, enjoy=)
This was another fun themed cake. It was for prince and princess party. I was given a basic idea of what was wanted for the cake and then I was allowed to do as I pleased, which I thoroughly enjoy. It was for a two year old so, I wanted to go with bright fun colours and cartoony characters. I really love how the little knight turned out. So brave=)
I love it when friends get married. It’s such a lovely thing. And I’m a total opportunist swooping in with offers of cake;) I feel sometimes people don’t value the wedding cake as highly as they used to, which is a shame. Well, maybe not valuing fruitcake based wedding cakes from the days of yore is understandable, but a beautiful centerpiece of the reception made with delicious flavours that you then get to serve to your guests is a wonderful thing. This cake was inspired by the invitation that my friends made for their wedding. Wish I had a picture of that now, the whole thing would make more sense. Anywho, I matched the colours of the invitation and the little paper flowers that were on it. Enjoy=)
It was requested of me to make a Tangled cake. Hmmmm…I thought to myself. I was a little wary of trying to recreate the main character herself, so I decided to make the tower and and surround it with the flowers that she had in her hair. As a finishing touch, I made the birthday girls name to look like Rapunzel’s hair.
I have a strange habit of naming (or renaming) things. I name fish I catch, fondant characters I make, random people I see and occasionally furniture. You get the picture. Anyway, I had an idea for a cake I wanted to make for my nieces second birthday that involved cute little rubber duckies. Her obliging mother let me do whatever I wanted and this is what resulted. After I created the duckies I decided they needed names. The large duck is Bill (get it?) and the little one is Squeaks=)