Saturday, December 31, 2011

Paisley, Polka Dots and Stripes, Oh My!

My baby girl turned one a few weeks back. I dreamed about this cake ever since she was born. I would sit rocking her in her room, admiring her nursery and thinking about how I wanted to design her cake around the fabrics we used.

While the colors were a little off (I wanted much softer colors) I love this cake! I added in a little red to reflect the fast approaching Christmas holiday. It was a labor of love for my sweet girl!

This was my first 3 tiered cake. The top tier came off and was Maryclaire's smash cake. The stripes on the bottom tier were so much harder than I thought they were going to be! I think I'll be ok if I never try stripes on a cake again! Ha!

Happy First Birthday, Maryclaire!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Harry Potter Cake

I have neglected my caking blog terribly. I guess you could say I've been too busy making goodies to post about them! That's definitely a good thing for my little business!

My niece turned 10 around Thanksgiving and wanted a cake that looked like Harry Potter's robe.

I was nervous about carving a cake, but this one wasn't so complicated.

I love the way the fondant gave it a smooth look and I didn't have to fuss with trying to make the buttercream perfect over all those curves!

That same week I also made over 100decorated cookies...cute little owls, pumpkins, fall leaves, and lots of Christmas designs! It was so busy I didn't even have time for a picture!