Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hello Kitty

This was a fun cake to do. A co-worker got this for his girlfriends birthday. She loves Hello Kitty and also likes the Lakers so he wanted to try to incorporate Laker colors. All details are fondant. The Hello Kitty is color flow icing. Cake was chocolate with strawberry filling.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

"St. Jude by the Seashore"

This is the cake I made to donate to St.Jude hospital's Cancer Survivor celebration. The theme this year was "St.Jude by the seashore". The sandals are marble cake with almond filling and icing. The pail is chocolate cake with almond filling/icing. The towel and glasses are fondant. The sand castle in the back is made out of chocolate. I asked some of my past and present students if they would like to donate cakes to be raffled off to the cancer patients. We had a total of 8 cakes. Thank you Meesha, Chandler, Samantha, Paula, Arely & Janet, Sandy and Jonel for your beautifully decorated cakes. A special "thank you" to Jonel, her husband Eric (whom I work with at Sam's club) and their son, Brandon, for sticking around and volunteering at the event.
It was a lot of fun. The survivors LOVED their cakes that they won. I donated cakes last year but was not able to go to the event. This year I volunteered and I have to give a HUGE pat on the back to Executive Chef Will Gotay, my friend and head chef at St.Jude hospital, for putting on this wonderful event, complete with live music, games, face painting, and lots of delicious food and drinks. This is one of those events that I want to be a part of every year!

Birthday cake for Kailyn

This was for a co-worker's daughter. It turned out cuter than I had hoped. One of my favorites. All the animals are made out of gumpaste. The cake was white with chocolate mousse filling and creme bouquet buttercream.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mother's Day Bonnet

A cute little Bonnet for Mother's Day. Cake is chocolate with almond buttercream filling and icing. Covered with fondant with buttercream flowers.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sarah's Communion

This is a special cake for me to have made. It is for a beautiful young lady that I have known since she was 4 months old and I used to take care of her in my daycare. Sarah made her first Communion on April 30,2010. The cake is chocolate with Creme Bouquet buttercream inside and out. All of the flowers were made with Almond buttercream for a little added flavor. Congratulations Sarah!