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Bridal Tea Cupcakes

Mrs. Judy contacted us a couple months back and wanted 75 cupcakes for a Bridal Tea. She sent us the color swatch from fabric they are going to use at the Tea, which included dark blue, light blue, lime green and yellow. She wanted to incorporate all of the colors into the cupcakes to match the decor.

We decided on vanilla cupcakes in dark blue cupcake liners with yellow buttercream adorned with light blue layered fondant flowers and lime green buttercream leaves.

Congrats, Elizabeth! We wish you may years of happiness, love and laughter!

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Angry Bird Birthday

Holly contacted us a few weeks back wanting a vanilla Angry Bird birthday cake to feed 25 for Braylon who was turning 5.  His favorite was the red bird.

We began by baking a 12″ round cake for the main part of the bird and a 6″ round cake to be sculpted into the top of the bird.  After we carved the top section and placed it next the the body, we covered the cake with red buttercream.  We then piped the eyebrows, eyes, beak, darker red circles and chest area as well as the black bead borders, white Birthday text and black tail.  After four hours of baking/decorating, it was complete.

We hope you had a fun-filled birthday, Braylon!

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A Sixtieth Surprise!

My Aunt Non (Rhonda) turns Sixty on Easter Sunday! I don’t care if she gets mad that I announced her age, as I will when I turn 60 if I look even half as good as she does!

So Robin (my cousin, Non’s daughter) asked me if I would make a small cake for her birthday party. She was going to make two dozen cupcakes and I was to feed the rest of the expectant 40 guests.

She informed me she loved banana and the decorating colors were aqua blue and red. She left the design up to me.

This cake was harder than most, as Non is the one that taught me everything I know about baking and decorating cakes. She is the master craftswoman! To create a cake for the woman that taught me cakes was an honor.

I decided on baking two 8″ round cakes and one 6″ round cake to go on top. I went with a banana/vanilla blend cake. The 8″ cakes were stacked and iced with banana cream cheese and then covered in aqua tinted marshmallow fondant. The top tier was the same flavor cake but covered in buttercream tinted red and piped as rosettes.

I wrapped a chevron strip red/white ribbon around the base,and placed two large tweed flowers on the side and top. I formed a bow to place on top with the flower to bring it all together.

I then cut aqua fondant flowers to place around the cake, piped a red buttercream center in each one, piped “60” on the bottom tier flower and called it complete.

Non, I love you to pieces and am so excited to spend this Birthday Surprise with you. You have been a blessing to me each and every day of my life. I couldn’t have wished, hoped or been given a better Aunt than the one the Good Lord gave me. I love you!

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Out of This World

Lindsay contact us a few weeks back, wanting a birthday cake for her son who was turning 3. She wanted an Orange Creamsicle Cake with Buttercream to feed 30 in the shape of a rocket.

We began by baking a football shaped pan and a 12″ square cake. We placed the football shaped cake on top of the square and cut away the same shape plus added the two “legs” if I can call them that (as I have no clue what the correct term is) and a slope that we would layer buttercream flames on. We put a layer of icing between the cakes and then covered the entire sculpted cake with buttercream. We piped a stripe, windows and stars, outlined in red and filled in the stripe and legs with dark blue buttercream. We then piped in the rest of the rocket with light blue buttercream. We mixed up red and orange buttercream and put them both in the icing bag at the same time and piped on the flames at the rear of the rocket. This caused the red and orange to swirl and blend together when piping. After four hours, it was complete.

Thank you, Lindsay, for allowing us the opportunity to create a special cake for your son! We hope he had a wonderful, exciting birthday.

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Mardi Gras Sweet 16

Ben’s cousin called and wanted a cake for their daughter and a friend, Autum and Tara.  They would share this cake for their Sweet Sixteen Birthdays.  They chose the Mardi Gras theme, a three tier vanilla cake with buttercream to feed 50.

We began by baking two 6″, two 8″ and two 10″ round cakes.  After individually icing each tier with different Mardi Gras theme colored buttercream, 10″ – Purple, 8″ – Green, 6″ – Yellow, we stacked all three cakes.  We piped a diamond type pattern on each tier in the color of the cake above and then piped in cornelli lace to fill the areas.  We piped a large bead border on each tier and then placed Mardi Gras beads around each layer.  We placed a small mask to adorn the bottom tier and a large mask with feather for the topper.  Finally we piped “Happy Sweet 16 Autum & Tara” and called it complete!

Thanks, Brandon and Christy, for allowing us to create such a fun, colorful cake.  We hope the girls have an absolutely amazing day!

 

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Base Loaded!

Megan contacted us a few months back about doing a cake for her son’s third birthday. She wanted a baseball theme vanilla cake with buttercream to feed 30.

We began by baking two 10″ round cakes and a half of a ball pan. We stacked the two 10″ cakes on top of each other and iced with buttercream. We piped the grass on top of the cake as well as the bottom border. We covered the ball with buttercream, piped the red laces and placed on top of the grass. The night before, we created the “3” and “HARGIS” with royal icing and let it harden overnight. We leaned the “3” up against the baseball and “HARGIS” up against the side of the cake. Finally, we piped Happy Birthday above Hargis’s name in white buttercream.

Megan, thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of his fun day. We hope Hargis has the best birthday ever!

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Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Josh Seay!

Our lovely friends set the date for their journey together to begin on October 7, 2012.  They came to us with exactly what they wanted for their wedding and groom’s cake.  The wedding cake needed to feed 75 and was to be chocolate with buttercream.  The colors of the wedding were silver and watermelon.  The groom’s cake was to be red velvet and sculpted into a replica of Josh’s truck.

Prep work began for the cake as the hunt for ribbon and trim began.  The photo she showed us in regards to her design for the cake was a three tier cake with a wide silver satin ribbon adorned with diamonds at the base of each tier.  She wanted to add a thin watermelon colored ribbon to the center of the silver ribbon to add a touch of color to match the bridesmaids dresses.  The center tier had three satin ribbon flowers with diamond studded brooches.  We finally found the silver and luckily had the perfect color watermelon ribbon on hand but found the diamond border to be quite difficult to find.  This resulted in buying a large container of diamond studs and a thin silver ribbon.  We glued the diamonds onto the ribbon and let them dry while we were making the cake.

 

We also created the ribbon flowers from the same ribbon, sewed the petals together and attached the brooches.

To keep them secure on the cake, we used a wire, skewer and hot glue to create a long wooden piece that would poke into the cake and keep them sturdy.

For the wedding cake we baked two 6″, two 9″ and two 12″ round cakes.  We covered them in buttercream and stacked them on my Aunt’s beautiful mirror board (which we broke later in the evening and hate it so bad!  Replacement on the way and recreation of broken mirror/mosaic board in the making!)  We wrapped the wide silver ribbon around each tier followed by the thin watermelon colored ribbon and the diamond border.  We piped tiny white buttercream beads around each base to secure the diamonds, placed the satin ribbon flowers on the middle tier and the “S” topper on top and called it complete after 4 hours of decorating and 4.5 hours baking.

We knocked the wedding cake out first to give us more time on the groom’s cake as it was to be sculpted and we knew all the tiny details would be very time-consuming.  We baked a 12″ square cake and cut in half, adding a portion to the top and back-end to make the cake roughly 14″ x 5″.  The photo we had printed, luckily, was 7″ so it made our proportions perfect as the photo was half the size of the cake.  (photos below)

Ben did his magic and formed the most incredible red velvet truck I have ever seen.  (He is truly amazing as everything he does, no joke.)

We coated it with buttercream and placed marshmallow fondant on top.  He then traced the lines in the truck to give us a guideline on what we needed to paint with silver luster dust.  After the luster dust was painted, we added black to the windows, red as the tail lights and orange to the front headlights.  We added a bumper to the front and rearview mirrors to the sides and painted them silver.  We used diamond as the headlights to bring the wedding cake and groom’s cake together.  Finally, after 6 plus hours of decorating, there was a beautiful show truck in our dining room.

After 14.5 hours the wedding and groom’s cake were complete.  We then got a call to deliver early Sunday morning and to take pre wedding photos of the girls getting ready, which was really exciting as we are wanting to expand our wedding business into cakes, design of stationary and wedding photography, you know, the whole package.

Josh and Jackie, we love you and are so proud of you guys!  Thank you so much for allowing us to take part in such a special day.  It was an honor to watch you exchange vows as it has always been an honor to watch your love grow.  Congratulations from the Ross’s!

 

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Garsh! it’s Lex’s Birthday!

Our good friend Lex, known by many of Straight Line Stitch, had a birthday earlier this month but was away on tour making it impossible to create a surprise cake for her.  Momma, Lex’s mom, called and told us when she would be home and had the same idea to surprise her with a Goofy cake. She came home today in which we surprised her with a strawberry Goofy cake.

We baked a 9″ x 13″ sheet cake and covered in buttercream.  We then traced the outline of Goofy onto the top of the cake and piped in the colored areas, finishing with Happy Birthday Lex on the sides and a green border.

Lex, we love you and are so proud of you!  Happy to have you home with us for a bit before your next exciting journey!  We hope you had an amazing birthday on the road and enjoy your cake!

 

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Buttercream Roses for Mom!

Mom #2 (Ben’s Mom) celebrated her birthday on September 11th as well.  Since she is in love with our buttercream, we decided to do her a cake that used tons of it (we’ve been wanting to try our hand at this cake for a while now).

We baked 2 6″ round chocolate fudge cakes and covered in a layer of buttercream.  We then used the 1M enormous tip and created roses all over the cake.  This took us about 2 lbs of buttercream for this small cake.  To finish it off, we added sugar flakes all over the cake to make it sparkle.

Happy Birthday, Momma Terri!  We love you!

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Purple Lace

Our dearest friend, Holly (whom we love more than cake) celebrated her 29th birthday September 11th.  We tossed around some ideas for the theme of her birthday cake, but decided upon a feminine, dainty design.  We went with a chocolate fudge cake covered in buttercream and purple fondant and decorated with lace/floral buttercream piping.

W baked two 6″ round cakes and covered them in buttercream.  We then colored some homemade marshmallow fondant purple (her favorite) and draped it over the cake.  We used white buttercream to freehand the lace/floral design around the cake.  We finished it up by added a bead border to the base.

We love you, Hols, more than anything!  Hope you had a perfect day!

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