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• BABIES AND BIRTHDAYS…

Posted in Cakes with tags , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2009 by beverlydill

Cake #1 – 08.23.09

Lisa contacted me awhile back about doing her grandmother’s 86th Birthday Cake.  She wanted 45 cupcakes with red roses and yellow accents.

I decided to put the cupcakes on the new stand we did her daughter’s birthday cupcakes on.  I baked two 6″ round yellow cakes for the topper cake followed by 45 cupcakes to fill the two tiers below.  I covered the topper cake with buttercream, added a red satin ribbon and piped cornelli lace.  I created the topper with red roses and yellow flowers and yellow ribbon to accent.  I piped a buttercream swirl on top of each cupcake and places a royal icing rose on each one that I had made a few days earlier.  I placed the remaining royal icing roses on the topper cake.  After 4 hours, it was complete.

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Edna!  I wish you many more happy ones to come!


Cake #2 – 08.23.09

I was contacted awhile back about a baby shower cake for some friends expecting their second little girl.  I received the invitation in the mail to match the cake to.  It had three baby blocks so I decided to work the clocks into the design on the cake.

I baked 6 – 6″ square yellow cakes.  I stacked them two high for a total of 3 clocks.  I sat two at different agles on the cake board. I covered them in buttercream and piped on a heart with light pink buttercream in the middle of each side of every block.  I came back and piped the corners of each block eith the same color.  I used the white buttercream to pipe on the cornelli lace design surrounding the hearts.  Finally, I placed the third block on top of the bottom two and supported with dowel rods.  After four hours, it was complete.

Congrats, Jenny and Korey. We can’t wait to meet baby Allyson!

• A CAKE FOR BABY BRODY…

Posted in Cakes with tags , , on June 29, 2008 by beverlydill

Cake – 06.29.08

One of my favorite ladies in the world will be a grandma by the first of August. She asked me at church if I could do the baby shower cake and brought me a napkin to go by design-wise. She wanted a vanilla cake with buttercream icing to feed around 35-45 people.

I placed the cake on a board covered in purple paper to match the border of the napkins. I then divided four sections and piped the “B-A-B-Y” letters and the four background colors. I placed a smaller cake on top to incorporate the inner square on the napkin. I added purple basket-weave to the sides and piped his name. Lastly, I made the bear from colored fondant and tied the blue bow around his neck. I finished baking/decorating this cake in about 6 hours.

Congrats, Jana! We all can’t wait to meet him.

• A TRIPLE SWEET WEEKEND

Posted in Cakes with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2008 by beverlydill

Cake # 1 – 06.14.08

So I ended up booking 3 cakes this weekend. I did the first cake Thursday night and had Ben to deliver Friday and the second two cakes I did Friday and delivered Saturday.

The first cake was two 6″ single layer smash cakes for Emma’s First Birthday (One for Saturday and One for Sunday). Her theme was Care Bears and I matched the cakes to the front and back of her party invitations. I marbleized the cakes so the inside would be pink and white to match the exterior. I added basket-weave to the edges of one cake to match the pattern and added flowers to the other cake to match the flowers on the invitations. Even being so small, it took about 5 hours to complete for all the little details of piping and drawing. You’ll see two photos below her mother took of Emma demolishing her cakes. So Happy Birthday to You, Emma! Two cute cakes for the cutest little girl in the world. We love you guys.

Cake # 2 – 06.14.08

Next, I received a call from my Murray, KY cake lover, Janet. She said they were celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Deacon Joe’s Ordination at St. Leo’s Catholic Church. She stated she wanted chocolate cake with buttercream icing to feed 120 people, but she wanted me to design the cake’s theme. Since I had nothing to go on, I started thinking: Religious, Catholic, Masculine, and Deacon Joe. So I decided on a 12″ Square Cake Base with a 10″ Square Cake on top. I piped white basket-weave on the sides of the whole cake and separated the two tiers with leaves, vines and grapes. I then rolled out fondant with different shades of brown, tan and white so that when flat it had a marbleized, stained paper color. I then rolled up the top and bottom like a scroll, placed on top of the cake and piped the words. I finished it off by adding leaves, grapes and vines to surround the scroll. I delivered it to Murray today and they loved it. So many thanks to my Murray cake crew! Thanks for always giving me a creative challenge.  God Bless.

Cake # 3 – 06.14.08

Lastly, I was to do the party cake and smash cake for Emmy’s First Birthday. The theme for the party was “Paint Emmy’s World”. Her mother sent out invitations with a paint palette and a paintbrush. She requested FunFetti Cake and for it to feed 20 people. I topped it with homemade buttercream icing and homemade marshmallow fondant. Little Emmy’s cake was FunFetti with buttercream Icing with fondant accents. I don’t like to do the whole smash cake in fondant because it’s not as easy to make a mess with, which is what the baby cake is all about. I free-handed the paint palette and paint spills and used cutters for the paint circles. Next we rolled up what was left of the colors and placed little fondant balls around the cake and made a tube of paint to add to the board. I finished off the cake by piping the words with buttercream. Altogether I think it came together with a childlike graphic appearance which I was happy with. So happy Birthday, Emmy! I hope I helped to paint your world.

Yesterday I started at noon and ended around midnight and my wonderful mother stayed by my side all day and night long and then went on the delivery run with me this morning. So much love to you, Mom. You’re a trooper.