This cake was ordered by the birthday girls' daughters and was given to her at a surprise birthday luncheon at the Drake -- how fun!! The cake was butter yellow with harvest pumpkin buttercream filling. The cake was covered with milk chocolate, and the bow and flowers were created out of fondant Gold edible paint was used to to paint the bow to create the effect of silk shantung.
This cake was for a surprise for the birthday girl who was going to be taken to New York City by her friends as a surprise. Bright colors were requested for the cake along with a symbol that would represent NYC -- what better symbol that Miss Liberty! She was created out of crispy treats and covered with tinted white chocolate. She is also holding a mini birthday cake!
This cupcake tower was for a sweet 16 birthday party. The birthday girl wanted a lavender cake present with coordinating cupcakes. The box had a pearlized white damask pattern on the sides and the cupcakes had a damask pattern as well but with lavender luster dust on disks of white chocolate. Tulip liners were used for the cupcakes. Bow was created out of fondant and brushed with pearl luster dust.
This very chocolaty cake was designed by the birthday girl. I am assuming that M&M's were and are her favorite candy so the cake had to definitly reflect that! Cake was covered with milk chocolate and the bag "cake" on top was also covered with milk chocolate. Seven individual bags were added at the base of the cake to represent turning seven. Real candies were added as per the request of the designer. : ) The larger M&M characters were created out of tinted white chocolate. The cake was dark chocolate with chocolate fudge filling -- a chocolate lovers delight!!
A pretty pink castle cake for a little girl turning 5! The cake was dark chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling. Embossing was added to the fondant bottom turrets. Leaves, yellow roses and rocks were added. Mini Sarah was added with pretty curls and pink headband!
This cake was for a lady who loves to go country line dancing. She had her birthday party at a local country-western dance club/watering hole so we had to duplicate her cowboy boots for the top of the cake. The boots were created out of crispy treats and covered with white chocolate. The top two layers were covered with tinted and white chocolate, and the bottom layer was covered with milk and dark chocolate. Cake was butter yellow, marble and milk chocolate -- all tiers were filled with milk chocolate butterceam.
Two sweet 16 young ladies with their zebra striped and hot pink cake. Kate and Lyndsey both celebrated their birthdays together and chose a black and white cake which means that there were two layers of dark chocolate and two layers of cake was white in each tier. Chocolate truffle filling was chosen for all the tiers, and white chocolate was used for the covering of the cake. Bright pink fondant was used for the bow with pink luster dusted added for sparkle. Large pink chocolate pearls were added for visual interest.
This cake was for a recent Indiana University graduate (Go Hoosiers!!) We had "mini" Carly holding a psychology book and also wearing honor cords for graduating with honors!! A lacrosse stick was added to represent the sport she played. Cake was dark chocolate with caramel buttercream filling.
This birthday cake was created in honor of the birthday boy's hobbies, playing the accordion and bee keeping! A curious combination for a cake but I think we pulled it off!! The "hive" was dark chocolate cake with chocolate fudge buttercream filling, and the accordion was crispy treats covered with tinted white chocolate.
This birthday surprise cake was created for a die hard Stevie Ray Vaughn fan as a gift from his daughter. We chose to duplicate a publicity photo of Stevie sitting alone on a stage playing his guitar. The cake, dark chocolate with chocolate fudge buttercream, was under the "stage" which was covered with milk chocolate. Stevie was sculpted using tinted white and milk chocolate. I was extremely please with the way this cake turned out!
This cake was a surprise for the birthday girl who was having her golden birthday. Her favorite thing is a warm cup of coffee so the idea was to duplicate a cup as the cake. The cake was dark chocolate with chocolate fudge buttercream filling. The cup exterior was white chocolate and the top was chocolate ganache.
My client ordered cupcake tower (available for rental at www.rosepetalscakery.com) for a golf outing for 180. Each cupcake has a golf themed decoration along with the top "cake" which was a gopher! Caddy Shack! The gopher was crispy treat covered with chocolate, and texture was added to create the look of fur. Fun!!
This cake (yes, there is cake here!) was created as a groom's cake. The wedding couple have two beloved dogs that were unable to attend so as a surprise the dogs were to be duplicated in cake! : ) My client was driving the cake over an hour away so we decided to go with a safe position for the dogs to travel -- sleeping! Crispy treat was used for the heads and the remainder was dark chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling. The cake was covered with tinted white chocolate, and a chocolate/fondant mixture. Love the eye peaking open!
I have been told this is a common theme for baby showers in southern Illinois -- anywhere else, I'm not sure. The men bring beer for the dad-to-be and the women bring diapers for the mom-to-be. Hardly seems right, I think the mom-to-be should receive jewels and such if going that route! The "Bay-bee" (said with a southern drawl!) was created out of crispy treat and covered with tinted chocolate. The bulls eye on it's belly was a inside joke for the parents. Barrel was covered with chocolate fondant. Cheese and pretzels created out of milk and white chocolate with sugar crystals on pretzels represent salt.
Another very fun belly cake!! This cake duplicated the image on the baby shower invitation which showed the mom-to-be making a heart over her belly with her hands. Yellow duckies were also part of the shower theme so we incorporated them into a bracelet. Cake was covered with tinted white chocolate with a few fondant elements. Love that bellybutton piercing!!
This engagement cake was created with the wedding announcement in mind which was platinum, pearl, interlocking hearts. "Puffy" hearts were created by accident when the oven was turned on when the fondant was placed in it to dry. Love it when those things happen!!
This wedding cake was created for a couple who love cutting edge design. The bride is a graphic artists who designed their wedding invitations which included the images of love birds. She created the love bird toppers which very much complimented the cake. The colors were chartreuse, plum and gray. Love it!!
This cake was for a couple that had gotten married in the Caribbean and had a family reception when they returned. Cake has layers gradating from light to dark with shells, coral, and pearls created out of white and milk chocolate. Turquoise blue luster dust was used to highlight the shells.
This cake was created to match a birthday party invitation for a special birthday girl. Teal, chocolate brown and white were the chosen colors which work really well together. A stencil (Martha Stewart) was used to create the pattern which also happen to match the invitation. The cake was a vanilla bean cake with fresh strawberries.
This wedding cake was for a couple that won a contest put on by Home Run Inn Pizza and Lou Malnati's Pizza. So fun to make!!! "Through Thick and Thin" was the contest. See the following link for close ups of the cake! http://www.wciu.com/youandme.php?section=home&assetID=10002473
A "sweet 15" party cake with a bright magenta, black and silver color scheme was created to match the party invitations. Scroll work around the cake was stenciled with black royal icing and silver dragees were added for visual interest. An edible black ribbon was also added around the base of each tier. Love the brightness of this cake!
This was a surprise 30th birthday cake for a birthday boy who is a police officer. His wife wanted to incorporate a few of his favorite things such as The White Sox and Miller Lite Beer. She also suggested creating the number 30 out of handcuffs which is fitting for a police officer! Very clever!! A playful theme of floating in a donut topped off the cake. So fun to make!
This wedding cake was inspired by a picture the bride provided me with. She chose to change the flowers to peonies and magenta with tangerine centers. I love the bright colors of this cake! Each peonie was created out of fondant and highlighted with pearl and luster dust.
This lovable monkey was created out of crispy treat and covered with milk chocolate. It sat on a bed of banana leaves which covered a banana cake with vanilla bean buttercream filling. All elements were created out of tinted white chocolate. I'm especially happy with the "chocolate bananas." The monkey's likeness was fashioned after the party invitation my client provided.
This cake was created to coordinate with the client's party invitations. The bugs were hand cut and pieced together. The birthday boy's nickname is also "Buggy" -- fun tie-in! Large oval butter yellow cake with milk chocolate buttercream filling.
This cake was ordered by my client for her husband's 50th birthday party. He is a great fan of the original "Rat Pack" -- Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Joey Bishop, and Sammy Davis Jr. (no Peter Lawford in this rendition). I went with a retro feel for the design along with color scheme. Cake was red velvet with cream cheese filling. All design work was created out of tinted white chocolate.
A very pretty communion cake was ordered by my client with a blue and white color scheme. This is one of the few cakes that I actually did use fondant or satin ice. Quilting had silver dragees along with fondant flowers, leaves, cross and tie. Cake was dark chocolate with cookies 'n cream filling.
One of my favorite things to create -- a hamburger or should I say "a double cheeseburger" cake! This cake was ordered by my client as a surprise for his wife's birthday. She is a true cheeseburger lover so naturally the cake had to be a burger . All buttercream cake with tinted white chocolate "melting cheese" and chocolate olive on top. Burgers were encrusted with crushed chocolate cookies to give texture and extra yum appeal. Cake was red velvet with cream cheese filling.
This cake was for a first birthday for a little boy named Lucca. He has a beloved stuffed lion that was duplicated on top of the cake. The little lion was sculpted out of milk chocolate clay. Cake was 1/2 butter yellow with vanilla bean filling, and 1/2 dark chocolate cake with cookies 'n cream filling.
This acoustic guitar cake was ordered by his wife to surprise the guest of honor at his 40th birthday party. I asked if she could send me a picture of his actual guitar so that I could incorporate the specific elements that define it as his very own. All elements were created out of milk chocolate and tinted white chocolate. Cake was dark chocolate with cookies 'n cream filling.
A sweet communion cake for a young lady named Zoe. The cake was designed to coordinate with the party invitation, plates and napkins. Cake was white cake with milk chocolate buttercream filling; and dark chocolate cake with milk chocolate buttercream filling. Cake was covered with tinted white chocolate with a hot pink fondant bow.
This cake was a surprise for the birthday guest of honor who always has a take out tray of Starbuck's coffee cups. The cake was made to serve 40 so they were some enormous cups of coffee! The base and the cups were chocolate cake with milk chocolate buttercream filling. The base was covered with milk chocolate and the cups were covered with white chocolate.
This cake was designed by the bride and a friend. It was to incorporate many different symbols. The "phone" base was a replica of the Groom's cell phone. The sports balls, bat and hockey stick were created out of non edible forms and covered with chocolate. The cell phone cake was dark chocolate with cappuccino buttercream filling.