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Sushi Birthday Cake

Our good friend, Billy, contacted us a few weeks back about doing a sushi birthday cake for his daughter, Auvey, who was turning 13.  He wanted red velvet cake to feed 25.

We began by baking a 12″ square cake.   We cut it down to 7″ x 12″ and used the remaining cake to create the sushi rolls.

We iced the 7″ x 12″ cake with red buttercream.  We mixed up wood grain colored fondant, pressed in a pattern to resemble bamboo and cut it to size to fit the edges of the cake.

With the excess cake, we cut the 2″ layer in half and used a circle cutter to form the rolls.  We stacked two of the circles together, piped buttercream in between the layers and around the top and edges. For the rice, we rolled thin strips of fondant, cut into 0.125″ pieces and rolled with our fingers to shape as rice.  We then placed the rice on the top and edges of the sushi rolls.  We used black buttercream to pipe on the seaweed ring and orange and green buttercream for the sushi filling.  For five of the rolls we wrapped the edge of the sushi with a strip of fondant and painted it black.  Auvey’s favorite sushi is the eel roll so we cut a strip of tan-colored fondant, cut slices in the edges, painted with hints of brown to look like it was cooked, topped with caramel for the glaze and put it on top of three sushi rolls.

For decor, we made the chopsticks and fortune cookie out of tan fondant.  We cut a strip of fondant and wrote her birthday message with an edible marker.  For the final touch, we piped little red buttercream flowers around the cake.

After 8.5 hours, the cake was complete.

We hope you had a fantastic birthday and enjoyed your sushi cake, Auvey!

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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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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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Baby Bump Cake

Tana contacted us a few weeks ago regarding a baby shower cake. She wanted a marble flavored Pregnant Belly cake to feed 25 with the figure wearing a baby blue dress and zebra stripe accents to celebrate the little boy on the way.

We baked one soccer ball pan to form the belly and two small ball pans to form the well-endowed momma-to-be breasts. We covered with buttercream and then a layer of baby blue fondant to form the dress. We colored a small triangle piece of fondant tan and placed it on top to form the cleavage. Baby blue strips of fondant were cut and placed as the trim of the dress. Next, we used white fondant and created the bow, ribbons and trim around the top of the dress. We painted zebra stripes on the bow and ribbons. After four hours total, the cake was complete.

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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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Power Ranger Birthday

Darrick contacted us a few months back about doing a red Power Ranger birthday cake for his son.  He wanted a vanilla cake with buttercream icing to feed 20.

We began by baking a 11×15 sheet cake and carving the silhouette of the helmet. We used a knife to round out the edges and then applied a layer of buttercream. We drew out the outlines for the eye area and mouth and covered them with a smooth layer of buttercream in the needed colors. We piped the lips and came back with an outline to clean up the edges for both sections. White and gray were piped on for the teeth around the eye area of the helmet.  The rest of the buttercream was tinted red and used to pipe little tiny stars all over the cake to fill in the helmet color. After 4 hours baking/decorating it was complete.

We hope you had an amazing birthday!  Thank you for allowing us to take part in such a special day.

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Graduation Cake

Melinda wanted a Graduation Cake for her daughter Hollie. She said Hollie liked the Victoria’s Secret pink, sparkly silver which she wanted incorporated into the cake. She decided on a vanilla cake in the shape of an “H” with a graduation cap added as decor.

We baked a 12″ square, and cut out the H”. We covered it in hot pink buttercream and piped a pink bead border on top and bottom. To create the graduation cap, we wrapped a 5.5″ cardboard square with fondant, painted black and added the tassel holder piece on top. To form the tassel, we pushed fondant through my fondant pump to create the thin threads and painted it with silver luster dust. We rolled up white fondant to look like a diploma. We cut out stars from fondant, painted with silver luster dust and topped with silver sugar sparkles. We piped in the lettering and it was complete after 5 hours.

Congrats, Hollie!

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Sweet Taste of Music

Our close friend, Jason, wanted to surprise his wife with an electric guitar and amp cake.   He wanted both to be chocolate, guitar to have fondant and amp to be buttercream.

We baked an 8″ square for the amp.  We cut out a square for the speaker to be inset into the cake.  We then covered the cake with a yellowish brown buttercream.  We rolled a thin piece of black fondant and pressed a grid pattern into it to resemble a speaker and set it in place.  We created the handle on top with fondant.  We used a small strip of fondant for the logo on the front and piped Fender with buttercream.

We baked a 12″ square cake and cut the shape of the guitar.  We cut away a small section for the neck to sit flush with the guitar.  The neck was created from styrofoam (my husband has amazing skills!), wrapped in fondant and painted black.  We covered the body in buttercream, fondant and painted black as well. We created the knobs, strap holders, pickups  and tuning knobs with fondant painted with silver luster dust.  We piped on the frets, strings and logo.

After 8 hours, both bakes were complete.

We opened up our home for the surprise party and had a rockin’ good time!

Happy Birthday, Mel!  We love you and hope you had a lovely time and enjoyed the cake as much as we enjoy having you in our lives!

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Sesame Street Birthday

This post is brought to you by the letter C – A – K  &  E.

Kaitlin wanted an Elmo cake for her son’s birthday. It was to be a small personal vanilla cake just for her son.  She told me she preferred fondant, so we started tossing around ideas and began creating the well-known little fella.

To begin, we baked an 8″ round cake. We carved away the edges to form Elmo’s face. We covered with buttercream and a thin piece of fondant. We placed a small piece of black fondant where his mouth would be and placed it on top of the cake.

We mixed up red marshmallow fondant and used our fondant pump (looks like a pump with multiple holes in the end to create a spaghetti effect with fondant) and pressed long strands of fondant out to create the texture of fur.

We cut it into small groups and added it to the bottom of the cake and worked our way up.

After all of the fur was in place, we created the eyes and nose.  After five hours (most time spent on fur) the cake was complete.

Kaitlin, thank you for contacting us and letting us be a part of your son’s special day. We had a blast creating it for him!

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Baby Bump

This weekend was our first weekend planned without a cake so that we could do some projects around the house.  However, while I was talking with a woman from Dover last minute about a cake that she was very anxious to get for her son, Ben was talking with Morgan about this baby bump cake that she definitely wanted.  So we took on two last minute cakes amongst the home projects.

Morgan wanted a vanilla light pink and light green baby bump cake to feed 30.  Since we have done this cake around 4-5 times, we knew what we were in for so we didn’t hesitate to take on the cake.

As before, we baked a soccer ball cake and two small ball cakes.  We cut a section out of the two small round balls to fit the breasts snugly against the belly.  We covered the cake in buttercream and a single piece of white fondant.  We then colored a piece of fondant flesh tone and placed it on as the cleavage.  We then trimmed the cake with white and pink, made the pink bow and cut out pink and light green flowers and piped a white buttercream dot in the center of each flower.

Morgan, thank you for stumbling upon and checking us out and asking us to do this cake for you.  We appreciate the opportunity to create a cake for another expecting mom-to-be.

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