Sunday, August 30, 2009

Gay's Game Night Taboo Birthday Cake!

I made this replica of a Taboo game box for Gay's Game Night Birthday Extravaganza! It was so much fun, although I strongly feel that "SWAK" should be removed from the game. (Can anyone even tell me what "SWAK" is?!) Another tip, don't misread "Ad-lib" for "Mad-lib".

Happy Birthday Gay!!!

Deep Chocolate Cake layered with Chocolate Ganache and Chocolate Buttercream.

Daniel's Spongebob Birthday Cake!

An under the water scene featuring Daniel's favorite sponge was made for his 3rd birthday! The cake is also decorated with edible sand and seashells. Delivering this cake was awesome, when Daniel saw it, he said, "Ohhhh!!!" lol it was very cute :)

Happy 3rd Birthday Daniel!

Deep Chocolate Cake layered with Chocolate Ganache and Chocolate Buttercream.

Blake's Alpargata Sailboat

A replica of Blake Mycoskie (with his Captain's hat of course) and his sailboat, The Alpargata, for his birthday! Blake is the creator and owner of TOMS shoes: for every pair of shoes that are purchased a pair is given to a child in need.

Sometimes we take the little things in life for granted-- like the shoes on our feet. A pair of shoes can help prevent a child who walks miles every day to go to school or do chores from getting diseases, cuts and scrapes that can lead to infections, etc. and makes their life a little more comfortable. Check out the new fall styles at

Happy Birthday Blake!

Vanilla Cake with Fresh Strawberry and Whipped Cream Filling. Chocolate covered strawberries accented with the TOMS blue and Red Velvet with Vanilla Buttercream sheet cakes for also made for the event.

Thank you to Katie for sending me photos from the birthday bash :)

Gag Baby Shower Cake

This was for a Gag Baby Shower/Birthday Party! It's a baby who resembles the birthday boy (thus the goatee) who is bent over looking through his chubby baby legs. Across his diapered butt is "Mini Thaw". I had a lot of fun making this cake!

Deep Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream.

Blue Roses Wedding

Blue roses adorn this 6" cake for Mike and Julie's wedding! This cake was made for the cake cutting ceremony and is adorned with handmade gumpaste roses and silver band at the base to match the wedding colors. A sheet cake was made to serve the guests which had matching roses and fondant plaque. Congratulations to the newly weds!

Deep chocolate cake with chocolate cream cheese filling.

Javie's Big Burger Cake

My third hamburger cake! This huge one was made for Javie's 21st Birthday! Includes lettuce, tomato, onions, cheese, a big patty, and sesame seed bun.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

July 2009 Monthly Newsletter- 308 Meals Raised

Here's a snapshot for July's cakes and meals raised! It includes photos of all the cakes that have been made for the month, how many meals were raised, and the importance of one meal.
Please visit the site, and enter your name in the box at the bottom of the page to sign up for the newsletter!

308 meals were raised for Food4Africa, thank you so much for all the orders and support!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Nini Vatere Jewelry

Yasmine also has an awesome line of jewelry that I wanted to share! It is called Nini Vatere and each piece is hand made and designed by Yasmine. Each piece is very versatile and I think there is something for everyone's style and taste!

Check out her website: as well as her etsy shop: Here are some photos of my favorite pieces!

Curious Matteo Birthday Cake!

A cake of Matteo's favorite Monkey for his 2nd Birthday!!! He was so adorable, when I delivered the cake he said, "George!!!" and "Moneky!!!" then I think he got scared of the cake lol but then he wanted to look at it so I think it was OK! :)

Thank you Yasmine for this order, it will help raise 42 meals for Food4Africa!

Cookies and Creme Cake: Chocolate cake layered with Marshamallow Buttercream with crushed oreos!

Fondant with handpainted details.

Jack Johnson, one of my FAVORITE musicians of ALL TIME did the soundtrack for the movie along with some other great artists! Great soundtrack for kids and big kids too!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

90th Birthday Crochet and Sewing Themed Cake

A 90th birthday cake for Shizu! It is inspired by her Japanese heritage and features her "mon" or family emblem that is made from royal icing embroidery and her love for crocheting and sewing with balls of yarn and spools of thread. Cake base is different cherry blossom fabrics sewn together.

Deep Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Buttercream.

Happy Birthday Shizu!

Thank you Faith for your order, it has helped raise 40 meals for Food4Africa!

Purple Hydrangea Wedding Cake

Inspired by the bride's flowers and colors for her wedding, this 3-tiered display wedding cake features cream colored fondant layers with purple fondant ribbon at each base, royal icing painted swirls, and a sugar hydrangea, stephanotis, and rose bouquet topper at the top tier.

A display cake means it is made with a styrofoam base without any cake. Display cakes are a great idea for good photo ops and the cake designer has more time to work on the design since there is no need to worry about the cake going bad! It is also a lot easy to transport and can sit out in hot weather and not melt!

I also made a matching 6" cake for the bride and groom to cut into for the cake cutting ceremony. Additional sheet cakes were made to serve all the guests. The cakes were deep chocolate cake w/chocolate buttercream, and white cake w/lemon cream cheese frosting.

Congratulations to the lovely bride Allison and Brad!

It was a pleasure working with her and she has helped to raise 187 meals for Food4Africa!

Ms. Penguin Cake!

Happy birthday Jessica and Cheryl! This all edible 3-D Ms. Penguin cake is Chocolate Fiesta Cake with Vanilla Buttercream. She lived in Jess and Cheryl's fridge for awhile, then finally was eaten :)