Sox-Themed 40th

This cake was for a surprise birthday party for a true White Sox fan. His wife wanted to incorporate some of his loves (besides her) which were the White Sox and Miller Lite beer. I couldn't pass up the chance to create a topsy-turvy cake with a beer mug spilling all down the side of the cake! The mug was formed out of crispy rice treat covered with tinted white chocolate and fondant for the overflowing foam. The bottom layer was the birthday boys favorite, carrot cake with cream cheese filling and the top layer was dark chocolate with vanilla bean buttercream filling.


Created this cake for a birthday girl who loves dolphins. Each dolphin was shaped out of crispy rice treat and then covered with tinted white chocolate. I wanted to make each dolphin swimming in a different postion to create the feeling of movement.



This cake was created for a baptism at the Morton Arboretum. Woodland creatures were used as the theme of the party. Each table had a wooden animal ornament for the table marker and beautiful fall flower arrangements included trailing ivy. I used all the elements to create the cake design which included a chipmunk, grey squirrel, hedgehog and a red cardinal. I truly enjoyed creating these chocolate critters -- especially the little chipmunk with fat cheeks full of berries. This has got to be one of my favorite cakes! The cake was spice cake with vanilla bean buttercream filling and covered with white chocolate.



My client wanted to surprise his daughter with a special cake for her 6th birthday. They love to watch the Cake Boss together so this was an extra special surprise for her. Two cake presents with a crispy rice treat bag. Cakes and bag were covered with tinted white chocolate with fondant bow and tissue paper. Dark chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream filling were the cake flavors.

The Ghan House

The cake was a recreation of the house the birthday girl (in yellow) lived in when she was growing up in Ireland. My client provided me with photos of the house and I duplicated it as close as possible. The house is a 18th century Georgian house so I tired to represent that in the cake -- nothing too straight or perfectly square. Cake was all butter rum cake with 1/2 caramel buttercream filling and 1/2 cream cheese filling. The cake was of The Ghan House, definitely on my list of places to visit! Thanks so much for sharing your photos Cara! :- )



This cake was created for a small wedding reception. Cake was dark chocolate with fresh strawberry filling and covered with white chocolate. The bow was made out of fondant and dragees were used to create a broach.


This cake was ordered by a client in Florida to surprise a special friend for her 21st birthday. Martini glass appliques were painted on fondant and three dimensional olives were added to complete the look. The cake was dark chocolate with raspberry filling covered with milk chocolate. Fresh orchids were used which the martini glasses were painted to coordinate with.


This cake was created for a surprise 40th birthday party for a guy who received a new guitar as a present so we had to duplicate it in cake! Guitar was full size with all the details. Love to make the wood grain! All elements created out of chocolate. Cake was dark chocolate with chocolate gnache and milk chocolate buttercream filling.


Jack's Pirate Ship

This very chocolaty cake as created to coordinate with the party invitation for a little boy's 3rd birthday party. The ship on the invitation had a cartoon-ish feel so I tried to duplicate that look. The pirate on the invitation also had a little boy look to it as well. I had to use actual fabric for the sail due to issues with fondant and humidity this past week. I rather like the look. The cake was yellow with milk chocolate buttercream filling and the whole cake was covered with milk chocolate.

Precious Moments Themed Cake

This cake was designed for a party for a little girl's baptism. A Precious Moments figure was the inspiration for the sweet little girl on top. I created her out of tinted white chocolate and I am very pleased the way she turned out. Cake was white chocolate with berry buttercream filling.