Monthly Archives: December 2011

Sugar for the Sellers

Melinda contacted me about a Christmas Party Cake for her work, Reliant Realty.  She wanted a vanilla cake to feed 10 people and for me to incorporate the logo and a Christmas theme.

We printed out the logo and mixed up some royal icing.  After piping the design and some snowflakes, I let them set overnight to harden.  We baked a 10″ square cake and covered it in black buttercream and placed the royal icing logo on top.  We sprayed the bottom R of the logo with Black Spray Mist to give it the gradient that is used in their logo.  We mixed up red buttercream and created a basket weave on the sides of the cake to pull in the Christmas theme as well as to match the red strip in the logo.  We placed the snowflakes around the cake as the finishing touch.

If you’re in the market to buy a home, definitely check out this amazing company.  We are so thankful for them, the home they helped us find and the lifelong friends we made.  Thank you, Melinda!  Hope you all enjoy the cake and have a Merry Christmas!

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Unicorns and chocolate and buttercream, oh my!

Our great friend, Stephie, asked us last month to make her niece’s birthday cake.  She wanted a chocolate caked with buttercream icing to feed 30.  Theme: Unicorn

Ben and I started going over options for this cake from drawing a unicorn on top of a sheet cake, to sculpting the head of a unicorn, to sculpting a  unicorn topper.

After much thought and research, we decided to go with a two tier cake with a fondant unicorn on top.

We baked two 8″ and two 6″ round cakes.  After crumb coating the cake, we inserted the support dowels and stacked the two cakes.  The bottom tier was decorated with a pink basket weave design.  The top tier was white buttercream with Halle’s name piped on the front, accented with little pink fondant flowers.  After adding pink and white borders to the tiers, we cut a round pink fondant base to set on top where the unicorn would be placed and added a few fondant flowers.  Ben sculpted the unicorn from pink fondant, (again, I have the most amazing husband ever!) and I added white buttercream hair and black buttercream eyes.  We added pink luster dust to the horn to add sparkle.  After about five hours total, the unicorn cake was complete.

Halle, we hope you had the most amazing birthday ever!  Thank you, Stephie, for such a fun cake!

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Alphabet Cake

Melinda, our real estate agent, contacted me last week and needed a “S” birthday cake for her 8 year old daughter.  She sent me a photo of all the party decor to match and decided on a vanilla cake to feed 10.

After seeing all the fun patterns, we decided to use buttercream and fondant to get the best result.

We began by baking a 12″ round cake and cutting out the shape of the “S” and covering it with buttercream.  We made pink marshmallow fondant and placed it on top of the buttercream.  We mixed up some black buttercream and used a damask stencil to create the pattern up the left side of the cake.  After the black pattern was added,  the pink fondant was dyed two shades darker to create the peacock feather centers.  After placing them on the cake, white buttercream was piped to add to the feathers.  Lastly, we added a white bead border to the top and bottom of the cake.

Melinda, we hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday.

Many thanks to my husband and main cake man, Ben, for dying his hands bright pink without one complaint and staying up past midnight with me to knock out this cake.  You are truly the most amazing help I could ever ask for.

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