Tiffany Birthday Cake

Tiffany Box birthday cake

Here’s a look at the Tiffany box cake I made for my darling little niece’s first birthday.  The cake is funfetti cake with a double batch of American buttercream frosting.  Covered in fondant.  Bow is made from gum paste.  Writing hand painted on with piping gel. It is a 10 inch square cake that is made up of 2, 2 inch … Read More

Zombiecide Inspired Cake

zombicide inspired cake

I told you I was a cake baking fool this past weekend.  I also made this Zombicide inspired cake for our friend Rob, whose birthday was last Friday.  We love to get together with them and when we aren’t camping or climbing-we play board games.  Zombiecide is our newest addiction and so I thought this would be the perfect birthday cake … Read More

Spiderman Cake

3 Tier Spiderman birthday cake

The past couple days, I have been a cake baking fool.  Yesterday was my nephew’s fourth birthday party and I had a special request for a “really tall spiderman cake.”  So that is what I made.   I was inspired by this cake.  The bottom layer is white cake with vanilla buttercream.  The middle layer is chocolate cake with chocolate … Read More

Happy Birthday Emily! (Pink Ruffle Cake)

Pink Ruffle Cake

  Happy Birthday to my wonderful, amazing baby sister.  You are an incredible woman and I am lucky to have you in my family.  I am so glad that my nephew is getting a baby sister, because really, a little sister is the best gift I have ever gotten. How to make a ruffle cake: This ruffle cake is really … Read More

Fish Cake

Fish Shaped Birthday Cake

To go along with Foster’s fishing cupcakes, I got to make a fish cake too.  This was the first cake I have ever carved.  It was white cake with this buttercream.  I used this cake from Martha Stewart as inspiration and her template to carve the body, fins, and eyes. I changed a few things from Martha’s original tutorial:  I … Read More

Pink Ombre Cake

Pink ombre cake with American buttercream

My baby sister is smart and funny.  She is kind and loving and I couldn’t ask for a more wonderful sister.  She also LOVES pink.  So for her birthday cake last week, I had no choice but to make a pink cake.  I have actually made her many pink cakes, so I had to find some way to switch it … Read More

Happy Birthday Foster! #2

vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream and fondant tools

I made this cake this weekend for my sweet little cousin Foster who turns two today.  His party theme was tools.  The cake is plain white with buttercream frosting.  The tools are made of fondant.  For the silver on the saw and the screwdriver handle, I used the Wilton Color Mist. American Buttercream 2 pounds powdered sugar 1 pound butter … Read More

My First Tiered Cake

what I learned making my first tiered cake

This was my nephew’s first birthday cake.  It was my first time making a three tiered cake and also my first time making a cake for that many people (50-55 people).  I learned a lot on this cake. The Cake: The tiers were 8″, 10″, and 12″.  The 12″ cake was by far the largest cake that I have ever … Read More

Birthday Cake for Foster (Farm Birthday Cake)

Farm birthday cake

I was lucky to be able to make my little cousin Foster’s first birthday cake.  The theme of his party was farm animals, so I made a chocolate barn cake with a vanilla cake yard.  I covered the chocolate cake with red fondant and make a roof from brownie bites.  My grass and hair tip came in handy for this … Read More