Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Spider Love

I always love using the air compressor paint-sprayer, but creating the loveable spiders was so enjoyable, I wish I had made more (& a larger cake) for a full on spidey-party.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Daisy Puppy - Step by Step

Meet Daisy! She is the very first puppy/dog cake created by UFO (ultimate fondant originals).

Daisy is a Keeshond puppy (found nearly exclusively on the east coast, the "live" Daisy was flown to the northwest and arrived the same hour as the cake did, in Portland, Oregon. As in all cakes, everything is edible, the food dishes are candy melts, water is piping gel, food is fondant, "milk" bone, gift tag, and Daisy's tag, all gum paste and painted with edible petal dust.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Gretsch Drum Cake

So I thought, how hard could a drum cake be? It's round. Well, this is the first attempt and I now know what NOT to do. It's a nice cake, but not the extreme beautiful perfect drum cake I had imagined in my head. This was for Brett's birthday and he currently has a Gretsch drum set (I did love my logo!) Once he moves on to a Ludwig, or who knows what, I will have a reason to make another drum that will be perfecto!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Birdhouse Sanctuary

This is the long awaited rustic birdhouse birthday bash cake done for STAR MEDICAL. The cake was (we ate it already) orange-tangerine citrus with lemon filling. For you bird lovers, a goldfinch (gum paste & fondant) sits in its nest on a perch. As in a "real" birdhouse, the roof has staples, split logs on the side, moss, & wood slats and woodgrain texture to boot. I could not find a suitable woodgrain mold so I made one myself, thank you fimo dough. I didn't have my photographer handy (Catherine is awake when I sleep & visa versa) . I probably did not do the cake justice with these pics, but others took some too.

If you're wondering the signage on the birdhouse reads , it is "STAR on Shady Lane," which is where STAR MEDICAL is located. It was a great birthday party with some friends we don't get to see every day. The cake was divine. I tried to get the birthday girl to go "Ozzy" on us and bite off the head of the bird, but she would ot. She took it home instead. Alas, some other day. I welcome any comments you might have. I hope by some standards you will think it is "Duff-a-liscious!"

Wedding Freesia & Roses

Look closely, those white roses ARE edible. This was one of the simplest, yet elegant, wedding cakes I have enjoyed creating. It was displayed on a "free-standing" cake stand. I was so excited when I was able to match the freesia flowers used in the wedding and have them on the cake!

Missionary Man

This chocolate cake was done for a missionary getting ready to go home after his two years of service. I was so happy with it at the time, but knowing what I know now, next time will be a lot more detailed. Stilly yummy though!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Sushi Me This

This may look like sushi, but it's not! It is a birthday cake! Chocolate marble cake, with French buttercream, and fondant. I was challenged by a friend to make a "sushi" cake for her husband's birthday cake surprise. Everything, except the plate, is edible (no seafood or vegetables were harmed), including the "wasabi" and "chopsticks" (I hand-painted authentic Chinese "letters" with food coloring on fondant chopsticks).
My plan is to add at least one new cake a month (time permitting) and hopefully open a cake bakery in the next year or two. If you have a need for a "far-out" cake and you're in Oregon (or near the Wash. border), the mothership is waiting for your request...

Steak & Cake

This cake is scrumptious red velvet (a recipe from the south I have had since 1984); remember Steel Magnolias and the red velvet armadillo cake? And what "steak" is complete without a baked potato and corn on the cob?! And as always, everything is sweet and edible except the plate.