Saturday, August 29, 2009

Rubber Ducky Tub

August 29, 2009
The idea for this cake stemmed from the shower location, by a pool. I thought if the party was by water, why not have rubber duckies?
I found pictures of duck cakes online, but my favorite were the ones with a wash tub. Now the cakes online had wooden barrel looking wash tubs, but I decided to go with a number 10 metal tub.

I think my favorite part of the cake is the soap suds.

Keri's Cake

August 28, 2009

Keri turned eight today. This cake was her design. She gave me a picture she had drawn of what she wanted her cake to look like. I used an oval shaped cake and cut it into the number eight using Rubbermaid bowl lids and a pint-sized mason jar. Since there was more than one color on the top of the cake, I piped the colored butter cream sections and smoothed them.

Ruby Anniversary

August 22, 2009

This cake killed two birds with one stone. Connie turned sixty the same weekend she and her husband were celebrating their fortieth wedding anniversary. Since the fortieth is the ruby anniversary, I used red buttercream roses. I used a mixture of powerder and gel food coloring to get this shade of red. The bottom tier is a 2 layer 8 inch heart cake with a top 6 inch round tier. We wanted the tiers to be distinct since it was a dual celebration.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Minnie's 70th Birthday

August 1, 2009

Minnie loves blue and the beach. So for her 70th birthday I decided to use both as my inspiration for her birthday cake. I made sea shells out of white chocolate and coral from royal icing. I love the basic natural beauty of it.