Although we do mostly wedding cakes at the shop we also love making special occasion cakes to help people celebrate that special day in their lives! These types of cakes can sometimes require a lot more work and detail then wedding cakes, but I find that it’s all or nothing when it comes to them because when you say you will make someone a cake that replicates a real life item it either looks like it or not…not too much room for error. With that being said, my big undertaking this month was a DJ Turntable Cake. I was pretty happy with how it came out, but definitely underestimated the hours I would have to put into it!
And since it was a 1st Birthday Cake we added a special element for the birthday boy!
This next cake was for a 25th birthday party! She loved peacock feathers and knew her color scheme, so we took that and ran with it! My sister made the sugar flower and feathers and I think they are amazing!
Kid’s cakes are a lot of fun too, but I try to make sure they still follow my style and don’t get too overdone…here is a Panda Bear Cake with tiny sugar flowers and butterflies!
My assistant, Louisa, made the Panda Bear and I think it turned out great! I love the half smile and cute little face!
Now sometimes people don’t have a lot of money to spend on a special occasion cake, but want something beautiful and delicious, so I always suggest the rustic style cream cheese frosting cakes with fresh flower accents because I think they are just as gorgeous in their own simplistic way!
We also got to do a recent Sweet Sixteen Birthday Cake and she wanted a princess tiara crown and a bold sugar flower!
Lastly one of my favorite cakes recently was for a small wedding we did last weekend. My new intern, Kyong, is definitely an artist and when I showed her the design I wanted to have painted on the cake she did it better than I could’ve imagined. I was also quite happy with this garden rose sugar flower I made. I wasn’t sure how I would like the flower once it had the red tips on it, but I was pleasantly surprised…I think it made it pop and really showed the gorgeous petals off!
Well thanks for stopping by to check out my blog! I’m currently in Texas and about to run off to my first day of class with Mike McCarey! We will be learning cake structure for crazy cakes and will be remaking this fantastic Big Bird Cake that Mike made for a Food Network Competition…wish me luck!
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