Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Teenager Territory...


Well, here we are  9 years after I started decorating cakes for my nieces birthday's (Here is my first cake for her) and my oldest niece is now a teenager. I may or may not have teared up re-reading my old cake post... She is an amazing, talented and funny young lady with a heart of gold... She still wants to hang out with her Aunt Amy (for now...) and still wants a Birthday cake of her own design.  I had a super busy weekend so I had to make the cake a few days in advance, which lead to a cake wreck emergency on Sunday morning...  but the crisis was averted (thank you Denise and Cindy) and the cake was repaired just in time for the party to start...  Since it was Superbowl Sunday she request a Bell skirt/dress themed bottom of the cake and the rose was replaced by a football.  She had Beauty and the Beast figurines that she set around the cake...  Here are the pics of the cake coming together, falling apart and then coming together again...


Here is the cake- Finished on Friday and delivered safety...

Then gravity went to work over the next two days and the ruffles pulled the fondant off the sides...





Here is the repair- Scraped all the fondant off, saved the ruffles, recovered the cake and then put the ruffles back on the cake...

TAD..DAHHH...... Just like new...




The party may have gotten out of control a little- Mom was flagged and had her drink taken away... :)

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Bowling Party!


The Polar Express Movie and all things train's has the imagination of my nephew who turned 6 this month.  I was pitching him ideas for an American Ninja Warrior cake but he loves his train's and opted for a Polar Express Themed Cake. I did my best for the mountain and made it out of Rice Krispies. His Bowling party was supper fun. I got to bowl with the bumpers up and finally broke a 100! Looking at the pictures we took, my nephew's feet were rarely on the ground... He was jumping and running for almost the entire time. Lots of Fun!



Yeah! Happy Birthday!


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Pooka Monkey's Birthday



It's been a little while since I've made a cake, and I didn't have to bake a thing for this one... My Niece specifically requests brownies (which Shoprite makes for me... ), this gives me more time for my favorite part, decorating!  After a few consultations we settled on the idea of a monkey sitting on top of a mountain of banana's.  We saw a few fun ideas on Pinterest.  I had strict instructions to make sure the money was cute... O.K....  To avoid a cake fail I used Styrofoam ball, covered them in fondant and followed this tutorial on a new cake site I just discovered... It was really helpful.   Enjoy the pics of the assembly and party...










The cake reveal... She liked it :)



Sunday, August 14, 2016

Mom's Surprise 70th



 
We celebrated all things "Mom" at her surprise 70th Birthday Bash.  She has been an Elvis Fan since his first 45 was released,  so it was only appropriate that I figured out a way to incorporate him into a cake design. This cake is a combination of a few different cakes I found on pinterest.   I spent a good amount of time rolling fondant thin, projecting an image I found on the internet onto the fondant and cutting, cutting, cutting.  The profile was the hardest to get right on the cake.  The cake itself was styrofoam dummies.  It was WAY to hot to make actual cake and travel for the delivery. I would have had a cake wreck and frazzled nerves...  I'm learning...


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Emoji Birthday





A very lovable, talented, adventurous and awesome niece of mine turned 12 recently... The cake order was Emoji with a twist. She did her own independent research and came across these little beauties from Anne Reardon's Website. Anne made her emoji's out of cheesecake- So this Aunt ventured outside of her comfort zone and made mini cheesecakes to accompany the Marble cake. Taking a poll of the 8-12 Year Olds that I know- they all didn't know what Marble cake was at first...  Interesting right?  Had to explain it was chocolate and vanilla swirled together...   Learn something new every day...

 
Covering the cake...

Emoji Work Space... Lots of cutting happening.


All the Emjoi pieces ready to go on top of their cheese cakes...

The poop turned out really cute... Who would have thought I would ever write that line...








Sunday, March 6, 2016

30th Doctor

 I remember playing the game "When Michelle turns 30 I'll be...   And now that day is here!  You are an amazingly patient, beautiful, kind, loving and wonderful human.  I'm so proud of you and love you to pieces!  Thank you for your friendship and sistership... :)





Adipose men drying upside down...



Sunday, February 21, 2016

Reigning Princess

In celebration of her first full year of reign over her kingdom, Princess Nora celebrated with her adoring public enjoying a cupcake dress cake and a custom made celebration cupcake smash cake...

 Her adoring public

Not sure you can get much cutter then this.... Unless you are my niece or nephew of course...
Her dress is made from her mom's wedding dress along with the green accents of one of her best friend's bridesmaid dress.  Nora's amazing mom had shoes made out of her other best friend's bridesmaid dress...  So awesome!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Good and Evil Disney Birthday





We all have a little good and evil in us...   Aurora and Maleficent were on tap to help celebrate a caring, lovable, genuine and funny 12 year old.  Thanks to this blog for the instructions and templates- This saved me a ton of time!   Just a note- The figurines are plastic and the backdrop is printed on paper... I have my limits- I'm not THAT good... Here are some pics of the cake coming together...










Ended the night with a beautiful Sunset hanging out with amazing friends and family... Doesn't get much better then that...
Except if you are the birthday girl and you get some great presents! :)