The Decorator’s Corner

This section is devoted to special projects.  I’m getting back into “the pretty stuff” – cakes, cupcakes, cookies, candies – trying to get better at it so that one day I can go into business for myself!  I’ll update whenever I have something new to show!

My daughter's 3rd birthday cake.  Jake and the Neverland Pirates theme.  Bottom tier is GF vanilla cake, filled and frosted in Vanilla Buttercream.  Top tier is GF chocolate cake, covered in modeling chocolate.  Decorations are in buttercream, fondant, and sugar sheet.  You can't see from this shot but the "ship" has wood grain!

My daughter’s 3rd birthday cake. Jake and the Neverland Pirates theme. Bottom tier is GF vanilla cake, filled and frosted in Vanilla Buttercream. Top tier is GF chocolate cake, covered in modeling chocolate. Decorations are in buttercream, fondant, and sugar sheet. You can’t see from this shot but the “ship” has wood grain!

My boys' 5th Birthday Cake.  GF Chocolate Cake filled and frosted in American Vanilla Buttercream.  Covered and decorated in Marshmallow Fondant.

My boys’ 5th Birthday Cake. GF Chocolate Cake filled and frosted in American Vanilla Buttercream. Covered and decorated in Marshmallow Fondant.

Baby shower cake for one of my coworkers.  Vanilla cake filled and frosted in American Vanilla Buttercream.  Covered and decorated in Marshmallow Fondant.

Baby shower cake for one of my coworkers. Vanilla cake filled and frosted in American Vanilla Buttercream. Covered and decorated in Marshmallow Fondant.

I LOVED the way this cake came out.  GF Lemon Cake filled with Fresh Lemon Mousse, frosted in Cream Cheese Frosting.  All decorations done in fondant.

I LOVED the way this cake came out. GF Lemon Cake filled with Fresh Lemon Mousse, frosted in Cream Cheese Frosting. All decorations done in fondant.

A classy birthday cake for a classy lady.  GF Lemon Cake filled with Fresh Lemon Curd Mousse, frosted in Cream Cheese Frosting.  Topped with a sugar sheet and adorned with fondant.

A classy birthday cake for a classy lady. GF Lemon Cake filled with Fresh Lemon Curd Mousse, frosted in Cream Cheese Frosting. Topped with a sugar sheet and adorned with fondant.

Huge cake I did last summer for our Junior ROTC Reunion.  Half vanilla/half chocolate cake, filled and frosted in American Vanilla Buttercream.  Adornments done in Marshmallow Fondant.

Huge cake I did last summer for our Junior ROTC Reunion. Half vanilla/half chocolate cake, filled and frosted in American Vanilla Buttercream. Adornments done in Marshmallow Fondant.

Another cake for a friend, this one with a pool party theme.  White cake, filled and frosted in Vanilla Buttercream.  Covered in Marshmallow Fondant and Homemade Piping Gel "water".  Adornments in fondant.

Another cake for a friend, this one with a pool party theme. White cake, filled and frosted in Vanilla Buttercream. Covered in Marshmallow Fondant and Homemade Piping Gel “water”. Adornments in fondant.

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A cake for my friend’s daughter. “Monster High” Theme. Chocolate Cake with Fresh Raspberry Filling, covered in Chocolate Fudge Frosting. Adornments in Marshmallow Fondant.

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My boys’ Avengers/Spiderman Birthday Cake. GF Chocolate cake, filled and frosted in American Vanilla Buttercream. Covered in Marshmallow Fondant. Hulk Fist is molded Rice Krispie Treats covered in Modeling Chocolate.

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My daughter’s 10th birthday cake. GF chocolate cake with American Vanilla Buttercream filling and frosting. Covered in marshmallow fondant. Zebra stripes and leopard spots are hand painted. This shot is from the “back” of the cake, unfortunately, where the fondant had some imperfections. Overall I was completely thrilled with how this cake came out!

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A bridal shower cake for my sister’s best friend. Red Velvet cake with Whipped Cream Cheese frosting. Pearls are fondant, orchids are real edible flowers.

Strawberry Cake with American Vanilla Buttercream filling and frosting for a friend’s little boy.

The side of that same cake. I don’t know why, but I just love the fence so much. Silly, I know.

McDowell High School AFJROTC Alumni Association Reunion Cake. Half vanilla / half chocolate cake with American Vanilla Buttercream filling and frosting. The image in the center is the logo of the organization, incorporating much of the imagery used in the JROTC uniforms.

Ultra rich brownie layered with Raspberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream and topped with fresh raspberries.  Heavenly.

Anniversary cake for a friend. Kermit and Miss Piggy theme. Vanilla Cake with Raspberry Buttercream, fondant adornments. Quote along side: “This, you see, is my ultimate ambition – to live a simple life with the frog I love.” – Miss Piggy

Our 10th Anniversary cake. Chocolate cake, filled and frosted in American Buttercream. Covered in marshmallow fondant and decorated in royal icing. Roses are fondant. Design based loosely on my wedding dress.

My father-in-law’s birthday cake. Getting better at b-day cake design!

Chocolate cake with Fresh Strawberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream Filling, Frosted in Dark Chocolate Ganache and decorated in pink tinted American Buttercream.

Baby Gender Reveal Cake. White cake dyed (pink or blue), filled and frosted in American Buttercream, covered in Marshmallow Fondant. Booties and Daisies are fondant as well.

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Lego Star Wars Cake, April 2012. Funfetti Cake, filled with American Buttercream, covered in marshmallow fondant. Figurines are fondant and modeling chocolate. My first “professional” cake!

Fondant Lego Darth Maul and Boba Fett

Fondant Lego Jango Fett

Rosie’s Rose Covered Cakes for her first birthday. The small one was her smash cake!

Rosie and her smash cake!

The pink layers are strawberry cake, the purple is just white cake, dyed.  Covered in Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream.

My ridiculous four layer chocolate birthday cake filled with whipped cream and fresh strawberries, glazed in ganache and covered with white chocolate dipped strawberries.

Yellow cake with Raspberry Filling and Fresh Lemon Mousse, frosted in Lemon Swiss Meringue Buttercream.

Just a practice cake to use up a bunch of leftover frosting.

My boys’ 3rd birthday party “Thomas the Tank Engine” cake

My first experience covering a cake in fondant

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Roses

Our yearly fundraiser for Relay for Life. We make about 150 boxes like this in one weekend!

The Elmo cake I made for my twin boys’ 2nd birthday party

Bride and Groom Chocolate Covered Strawberries for a friend’s bridal shower

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