Sunday, September 26, 2010

A VERY Busy but VERY Successful Week in Cake!

This is gonna be one big post! I'm whooped! My week started with making a few toppers for a local wedding. The couple's wedding cake was provided through the venue that was hosting their reception. Since they couldn't get their cake from TCC, they decided to order their custom toppers so they could still have the feel of a custom cake. Good compromise when you want a custom cake but your options are limited by your reception hall.

The first is a replica of the grooms airplane. This is for the grooms cake.
The second is a sugar iceberg with custom sculpted penguins. This is the topper for the wedding cake.

Gerbera Daisy Wedding Cupcake Tree

Wedding Cake Stats:
Top Cake is pound cake with raspberry filling, iced in buttercream, covered in ivory fondant, trimmed with brown ribbon. Piped with ivory buttercream. Top edge is done using a fondant crimper.
Cupcakes are pound cake and chocolate chip pound cake with vanilla buttercream and my own chocolate buttercream recipe. YUMMY!!!!
All the daisies are made using gum paste. This Cake was delivered to The Joseph Ambler Inn in North Wales.Stay tuned for a little tutorial!

Fairytale Theme Baby Shower Cupcake Tree. My client specifically asked that I have a friendly Puff the Magic Dragon on the top of the cake. What better for a baby shower than a baby Puff???

Cake Stats:
Top cake is White Almond Sour Cream with Raspberry Filling. Iced in buttercream and covered in fondant. The color was airbrushed on because the invitations had a sort of water color look to them and I wanted to match the theme. The dragon is sculpted from a fondant/gum paste mix.
The cupcakes are White Almond Sour Cream, Double Chocolate, and Lemon. All with buttercream filling. Airbrushed in yellow, green, and blue and then topper with little gum paste toppers.

Soprano's/Gangster Theme Cake.

This is for a Surprise 60th Birthday. The recipient is a big fan of the Soprano's and Gangster type movies. This one was pretty fun because they sent me a photo of the recipient and I was able to PhotoShop his face onto the $100.00 bill and get edible images printed. I LOVE the personal detail that added to this cake. The cake was delivered to Bella Cena on Spruce Street in Philadelphia.

Cake Stats:
Base Cake is Vanilla with Buttercream, Middle tier is Marble with Chocolate Ganache, and the Top Cake is Pound with buttercream. The whole cake is iced in buttercream and covered with fondant. The money is gum pate with edible images. The pin stripes on the bottom tier are painted on freehand with silver highlighter dust mixed with a little rum.

Beyond all that, I also had a tasting and 3 dozen cupcakes. This week... I'm taking a break!

Happy Caking!!!



SweetThingsTO said...

wow - great selection of cakes! I love that little dragon - he is so cute!

Tammy said...

You have been a busy girl! I love the Gangsta Cake! So much talent!

Our Family said...

I love the Sopranos cake, too. Very cool!