Monday, May 28, 2012

Jewelry and Make-up Box cake

My last cake of the month is for my beautiful niece Alicia who turned 4 over the weekend. Her cake request was a jewelry and make-up cake.  The present box cake was inspired by a 3 tiered cake created by Planet Cake.

Jewelry included edible purple sugar diamonds which I purchased from a cake decorating store.

I also bought Alicia Dora the Explorer concert tickets which I hid under the lid of the cake.

She loved it!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Beehive Birthday Cupcakes

What a fun cupcake! This was for a bee themed 2nd birthday party. The cupcake is chocolate cake with italian meringue frosting which I blow torched to get the beehive effect. 

The bees were hand made from fondant.

The idea was inspired by a blog post on Amy Atlas's creative dessert tables.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Manika Cake... "Mia"

Introducing "Mia", my second cake in the Manika cake series. She was created for my niece's 3rd birthday. Her only request was that she wear a blue dress as blue is her favourite colour. Improvements can be made with the face as I was a little rushed with this project as my little one was ill and was super clingy. So I had very little 'cake' time.

 I love the ribbon detail on the dress. Again demonstrating with my recent obsession with fondant ribbons.

Close-up of ruffle detail on her dress.

Beautiful rose detail. I learnt this mini rose technique from Luigi at Planet Cake. Super easy!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pink Peony Rose Cakes

May madness for cakes has begun! I have quite a few birthday celebrations in the family this month and of course yours truly will be making special cakes for special people in my life.

To kick things off I have created a hot pink peony rose simple birthday cake for a combined family party for all the May celebrants. I love the simplicity and vibrancy of the peony rose with this cake.

The second cake is for my neice's 18th birthday party. The request was a pink cake and the rest was up to me. The design was inspired by a cake I saw in Christopher Chavez website Cake Occassions. He loves to create patters using cutters and fondant. So effective! So I looked at all the flower cutters I had and chose the cutter with multiple sizes to create the lace-like effect.

Stay tuned as I have 2 more cakes left to do this month...