Friday, November 9, 2012

Cupcakes for Baby Alivia

A friend of mine is expecting a little girl named, Alivia in December.
This past weekend was her Baby Shower and I was thrilled to bake up some sweets.

Mommy-to-be was craving White Chocolate Chunk Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Filling & Buttercream but also some Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Frosting.

What Mommy-to-be wants, Mommy-to-be gets.

The shower colors were pink and green.
I used my pink and green cupcake trees for the display because, well...they matched perfectly.

White Chocolate Chunks ready to go into the batter.

A freshly baked White Chocolate Chunk Cupcake.

Hot Salted Caramel Filling ready to go inside the cupcakes.

Filled Cupcakes.

So excited that I finally was able to use these!


Congratulations Trisha...can't wait to meet Alivia!

My future sister-in-law's Bridal Shower.

Tomorrow, November 10th oldest brother will marry his longtime love, Julie in South Lake Tahoe.

A couple weeks ago Julie's family hosted a Bridal Shower in her honor and of course, I brought the cupcakes.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Swiss Meringue Buttercream and Drizzle.
French Vanilla Cupcakes with Strawberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream.

So excited for tomorrow!

Pet Sematary

For the last 3 years I have made a spooky cake with a Halloween movie theme for the same cool kid for his Birthday.

First was this one, then last year there was this one.

This year...Pet Sematary was the theme.

I was given full creative go-ahead for this cake as long as it was Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Filling.

This cake was fun to make.

Smashing cookies into crumbs is always fun.

So it making spooky trees out of melted chocolate.

I covered the cake in Chocolate Swiss Meringue Buttercream then took all my pre-made sematary decorations and went to town...

I saved the trees until I was making the delivery...way too fragile for a ride in the car.

Picture taken in the trunk of my car, LOL.

Happy Birthday Gage!

Boobie Cake...and then some!


My parent's neighbor asked if I could do a cake for their son's 30th Birthday.
My mother had apparently been bragging about my cake skills and showed them pictures of this bOObie cake I did a few months back....they loved it and wanted one too!

They wanted to go a little further with the risky cake creation, though...they wanted a lacey bra...and panties!
They also wanted a belly button ring...and the number 30 somehow incorporated into the cake.
They requested extra large bOObies and pink attire.

The cake was Chocolate with Fresh Strawberry Filling and lots of Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream.

I covered the whole cake with skin toned Marshmallow Fondant then added the pink "fabric" outline for the bra and panties which were not crotch-less...they had to draw the line somewhere!

Can't forget the nipples.
I like to brush them on with a little pink Gel Coloring then rub it off/in with a paper towel for a realistic effect.
Realistic enough?

I tinted some Buttercream pink and piped on the lace swirley thingies.

Then I used a plastic chopstick to make the belly button, it worked perfectly.
I used tiny silver coated dragees to make the belly button chain and added a fondant heart with 30 on it.

I must say...she's quite sexy.
I try to make these kind of cakes how I wish I looked.

Still waiting for someone to order a Fat Girl Cake...

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, NEW Fish

What an adorable Baby Shower theme huh?

This cake is inspired by this Dr. Seuss book:

3 yummy layers of French Vanilla Cake filled with Fresh Strawberries and covered in a generous amount of Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream.

I covered and decorated the cake with homemade Marshmallow Fondant and used Gel Coloring & Vodka to paint the black accents.