Friday, July 23, 2010

A Tail Waggin' Grooms Cake

Here is a grooms cake for a client. The dog is modeled after the client's pet. Wedding bands sit on the pillow.

White Almond Sour Cream cake with Raspberry filling (home made of course!) Cake is iced in buttercream and covered in fondant.

I airbrushed the base of the cake with doggy spots before applying the design. It adds a little dimension and brings the pet down into the cake a little more.

As a grooms cake, I went with the colors in the dog to keep it "manly".

Happy Caking!


Thursday, July 22, 2010

A little deer hunter...

A Birthday Cake for a young man who likes to hunt. Last hunting season he got an 8pt deer and was very proud of his accomplishment. Mom wanted to remember that happy moment on his Birthday Cake. Everything is hand sculpted. The antlers, bow, arrow, and shovel handle are NOT edible. Everything else is.

Okay... the shovel and the hole... I know... looks like he shot the deer just so he can bury it. BUT mom said he dug a big hole (I don't remember why) and wanted a hole dug with a shovel, dirt, and rocks. On a cake this size, it really looks like something else is going on. But in reality, it's just one of the things I was asked to include.

This is a vanilla cake with peanut butter cup filling.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

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Monday, July 19, 2010

Bob Simrak Photography provides photos of the Good Bye Bala Event.

Here are some more photos of the Good Bye Bala event. These were taken by Bob Simrak Photography. His link is here: He is an award winning event, wedding, portrait, and still life photographer.

This is a photo of myself with the President of CrossWorld, Dale Losch and his wife, Jerusha.


Sunday, July 18, 2010

CrossWorld says goodbye to their Bala Cynwyd location with a big cake...

My father has worked for CrossWorld for almost 20 years. Back when he first started working there, the name was "UFM International" (Unevangelized Field Missions). The mission has decided it is in their best interest to move the home office from Bala Cynwyd, PA to Kansas City, Missouri. This week they had several days of festivities as a sort of "send off". The event culminated today with a service followed by cake and ice cream.

Now... since my father works there, you know they can't have a sheet cake! I was asked to make a cake replica of the Guest House, which is basically a Mansion. Believe me when I tell you this building has some great architectural detail and a lot of roof lines!

Here are some photos. I don't have a lot of time to post now but will post more later when my father (the Bobarazzi) loads his photographs (he is a professional photographer on the side). I'll also post photos of the process so you can see this cake in stages. For now, here is a photo of the building and the cake.

Happy Caking!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Simply Stunning Wedding Cake for a Simply Stunning Bride!

Congratulations to the happy couple! Monica asked for an ivory cake with silver ribbon, pearls, and a little bling. She asked that it be streamlined and elegant.

The topper and orchids were provided by the bride so you'll see the cake before and after these items were added. What you can't see in the photos is all the shimmer on this cake. I used nearly an entire jar of edible glitter and the whole cake shimmers. It looked so pretty! It actually makes me sad that the sparkle didn't come through in the photographs. Oh well...

I wasn't sure about ivory and silver combination. BUT I actually love it! See... sometimes the cake designer DOESN'T know it all!


Saturday, July 10, 2010

An elegant wedding cake with simple, clean lines.

Such a romantic and pretty wedding cake. The color swatches she gave me match the blue and fuchsia flowers. She also asked for white roses. The bride LOVES flowers so she asked that it have lots of flowers. I used a riser between the 2nd and 3rd tiers so I could put a ring of roses around the cake. It worked out beautifully as it was just tall enough to accommodate the size of the larger flowers.

Believe it or not, this picture is the UNFINISHED cake. It also has a topper, a 16" high stand, and a fountain. I'll add the FINISHED photo shortly.