Posts Tagged ‘children’s birthday cakes long beach ca’

Scout’s 1st Birthday Party

Friday, December 9th, 2011

One thing I love about being in the wedding industry is all the amazing vendors I get to meet and sometimes even share in their families special day as well!  These gorgeous photos were taken by the amazing photographer Chenin, from Boutwell Studios! Chenin put on this fabulous rainbow birthday party for her little girl Scout’s 1st birthday!  We were lucky enough to be able to do the two cakes for her, but all the rest was Chenin’s magic :)

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We based the cake design off of her invites and I just love how it turned out with the rainbow chevron pattern :)

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We also did a little buttercream smash cake for the birthday girl!

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How cute are the other desserts and food that Chenin made…

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And of course this might be my favorite shot of the day…too cute!

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Fun, Girlie Celebration Cakes

Monday, March 28th, 2011

So sorry for the lack of posts lately!  I had the amazing opportunity to visit New York last week with my mother as I was invited for an interview with Carly Roney, the editor of The Knot Magazine, for their LIVE weekly web episode!  It was such a pleasure meeting all of the wonderful ladies at The Knot and they really made my time in New York even sweeter!  You can check out my web episode if you click here and then clink on “The Knot LIVE” and I am episode #6!  I am about 19 minutes in and I don’t think you can scroll forward, but all the other guests they have featured and tips they give are great so I would recommend watching the whole thing!

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It was quite an experience shipping a fully decorated dummy cake, cake stands, and desserts across the country and then having to prep it all for TV…I did survive it, but barely :)  Of course I loved seeing it all set up and I have to say a big thank you to my fav girlfriend and uber talented wedding designer friend, Jesi Haack, who made me this gorgeous back drop!  You are the best!

I was so happy to see Anja from The Knot and of course she is just as cute as her Twitter picture!

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A sneak peak into the fabulous studio where it all happened…

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Sadly the New York weather wasn’t the nicest too us while we were there (and I even got my iphone stolen the first night), but we did have an amazing time seeing Mama Mia & eating tons of yummy food!

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I was so happy to have my mom there with me the whole time…I am definitely blessed!

Well enough talking, I of course have lots of fun photos of cakes we’ve done lately at the shop!  We’ve done so many more specialty cakes this year, compared to last year and these next ones were really fun!  First up this Louis Vuitton purse was a collaboration between Kyong and I (we like to work together on projects a lot)!

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I definitely think the devil is in the details, so with purses you want to make it as realistic as possible.

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This cake below was a sweet, girlie birthday cake…all pink please!

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Our “favorite things” cakes are becoming more and more popular with people these days as many of them really want to personalize their cake and can’t hone it down to one theme/design, so instead we take all of their favorite things and put it onto one cake!

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Kyong is great at small, detailed fondant pieces!

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This wine bottle cake was a fun request from a regular client of ours.  He wanted to surprise his wife with a exciting cake for her birthday which they were celebrating at a wine bar.  He digitally made the wine label and we printed it with edible ink so that it had all of his wife’s info instead of an actual wine bottle’s info.  He also loves the french macaroons we make at the shop, so he wanted us to make a grape cluster out of french macaroons as well.

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Lastly this blinged out cake was for a fabulous 40th birthday party.  She wanted it to be fun, girlie, and with lots of bling!  We had a great time making it and I especially enjoyed making this new style sugar flower!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Goodies Galore!

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Well get ready for another random post full of lots of photos!  After a couple weeks at the shop I always have plenty of random orders that I photography (with my new camera of course!), so I thought today would be a good day to show them off! Hope you enjoy!

First up an adorable communion cake I did for a little girl.  I love how the clouds turned out! We used an edible frosting sheet to print the angels and verse and then piped a pearl border around it.  

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Since the clouds were just too much fun I thought I would show a quick tutorial on how we made them.  First roll random size balls of fondant and stick them together with a little dab of water or egg whites.  Then roll a thin sheet of fondant and cover the balls.  Next sculpt around the balls to form one large cloud.  And finally I airbrushed the whole cake with pearl luster dust to give it a shimmer.

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Next we did a gorgeous homespun style cake and cupcakes for the sweetest bride! They LOVED our red velvet, so they got a small two tier cake and lots of yummy cupcakes for their guests.  I love when my clients are so much fun to work with!  I also had to snap some photos of the beautiful flowers they had…I love the rustic, wildflower look!

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Another fun cake I got to make recently was a Lego style cake for a cute little boy who turned 4 years old!  They wanted a little Lego firefighter on the cake as well, so I sculpted one for them.  I thought it would be fun to incorporate the Lego style with the wording too, so Tim designed the graphics for his name and age…I thought they turned out great!

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We love doing custom orders too, so these next photos are some special orders we did for our clients.  First up are some custom decorated cake lollipops for a recent baby shower.

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Next we did some logo style brownies for a recent birthday party.

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I love when our clients come to us with fun ideas!  Our client wanted to surprise her boyfriend for his birthday with custom cupcakes that had his face on it…how great are these!

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Another fun surprise was when I was asked by Tiffany’s in South Coast Plaza to make a cake for one of their client’s anniversary.  They wanted lots of sugar peonies and pearls!

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Well thanks so much for stopping by my blog!  Hope you enjoyed the photos!

Mermaid Barbie Birthday Cake

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

Children’s birthday parties are like no other event I do…the reaction they give is priceless and they make me love the job I have even more.  This little girl in particular really wanted a mermaid cake, but she let her mom know that the mermaid NEEDED to be a barbie doll.  She knew exactly what she wanted and her sweet mother made her wish come true….I was just glad I could help them out!

The cake tiers were buttermilk cake with lemon cream and fresh raspberries and buttermilk cake with chocolate ganache, fresh strawberries, and white chocolate ganache.  I then buttercreamed both tiers and covered them in colored fondant

The next job was to cover barbie’s you-know-what with cute little shells.  I never thought I would be making a shell bra for barbie when I got into this business!

I then made some gray rocks for barbie to sit around and plunged her into the sea of cake.  I know that you can buy barbies that only have the top half of their body for cakes, but since I had this new barbie already and she matched the blonde hair and blue eyes I needed I just used her.   I did have to give her some nubs and cut her legs off below the knee, but thankfully I was smart enough to tell the mother not to pull Barbie out in front of the kids since I didn’t want them to experience a decapitated barbie!

I made her a green fondant tale and used the sharp part of a round cookie cutter to make the grooves in her tale.

Then to finish off the cake I made little sea life creatures and plants to make it more interesting.  To make the cake shimmer I used my airbrush gun to spray pearl luster dust on the whole cake.  For the sand I mixed together brown sugar, short bread crumbs, and demerara sugar crystals.  

Here are some photos of the cake when I dropped it off and the adorable little girl who got to have it!

This was such a fun cake to make and the family I brought it to couldn’t have been sweeter!

Well, I couldn’t leave you without showing you some more photos of the process of my dessert studio, so here they are!  This one is me in my very own soon-to-be office.  It is small, but at least it is all mine!

The middle wall has has been constructed, the plumbing in the kitchen finished, the cement poured, and the electrical passed!  This happened all in a week and a half…isn’t my dad AMAZING!  Thanks to my uncle too for the electrical!  

Now onto gutting and re-doing the bathroom…you can do it dad!

And lastly here is the hubby and I one night when we came to check out the work that had been done…boy are we excited!!!

 

 


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