As you may have noticed, my life has become quite cake-licious. I love doing them, especially weddings…and especially weddings where the bride TRUSTS me to go for it.
That really excites me.
I mean, that’s a real compliment, the “I trust you” Bride. Love it. LOVE.
But, despite all of the wedding cakes I’ve done this summer, I’ve also been doing quite a few birthday and special occasion cakes. And now…I am finally getting around to posting some of them for you.
At the top is a HUGE Cake. Nearly 3 feet long. This was a groom’s cake in the shape of Han Solo trapped in Carbonite. I sculpted Han out of fondant, and applied a border and the couple’s wedding date. I hand brushed pewter and silver luster dusts to set it apart from a basic gray cake. I hear they loved it!
In the middle you have two kid’s birthday cakes. One is Super Mario (which I had to throw together in only about 4 hours start to finish) and a John Deere cake.
Next you have a chocolate upon chocolate decadence! This is a Swiss Chocolate cake filled with dark chocolate ganache, milk chocolate mousse, and fresh raspberry puree. It’s covered in white chocolate fondant and chocolate fondant that I swirled together. Nice effect and not too difficult to do, either!
At the bottom you have my wedding cake from this weekend, a Chinese wedding with paper cranes (the groom and his friends folded over 1000 cranes!), orchids, and gold vining. I love the way it turned out!
Now I am off for a few weekends in the cake baking department…this weekend I am off to the Big Summer Potluck, and from there I am flying immediately to meet my family at the beach for a week. I am hopefully meeting up with Shari of Tickled Red in Wilmington to hit a few tourist attractions on Saturday… THEN, we head to a vineyard in NC for a night in a treehouse! While I am gone I’ll be getting some news. Pray that it’s good, but even if it’s NOT, it was still a huge deal for me! Can’t wait to share!