Sunday, September 27, 2009

Seattle Seahawks Cake

Seattle Seahawks Cake (my home team!)
So, after making a couple of other people's favorite teams, my husband requested that I make a Seattle Seahawks cake. Highly appropriate as 1. They're winning today (which is impressive, actually) and 2. I grew up in Seattle and Port Ludlow, Washington. Yes, I'm a transplant to Utah. I moved here to teach school about 3 years ago.
This is a triple chocolate fudge cake (has fudge chips in it . . . mmmmmm) covered in real semi sweet chocolate buttercream. It is filled with chocolate filling. It is a 3D football shape that I carved from an egg shape.

I decorated using vanilla buttercream tinted white, cobalt, navy, and green.

My husband, being brilliant about all things football, suggested I make the cake cooler by covering my cake board in icing to create a field and yard line effect. I really like this idea!

I think its going to taste FABULOUS! Oh, and this cake only requires 1 cake mix, so it fits into the $15 category. Hooray!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Minnesota Vikings Cake

Minnesota Vikings Cake (my first client cake!)
This is my first cake for a client. She ordered a Minnesota Vikings cake after seeing the Broncos one.

The cake is vanilla with a vanilla filling. It is iced in deep purple buttercream.

All the decorations were done in buttercream. The cake features a shell crown border with drop strings and stars. The bottom border is large white shells and meduim yellow shells. I got a little creative with that border and I really like the way it came out.

Here it is before I added the wording. Its a great shot of the cake!

Better picture of the border. The client seemed really pleased with her cake. Hooray! (I do pack completed cakes in cake boxes for travel, don't worry!)

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Denver Broncos Cake

Denver Broncos Cake
My hubby is a HUGE Denver Broncos Football fan. When I told him I needed to practice, this was his suggestion.
Per his request, we've got a 9" round rainbow chip vanilla cake with pale orange "real buttercream" and a homemade raspberry jam filling.

The decorations are in standard buttercream in Bronco orange, white, and blue. (Hey, and they won!)

I decided to teach myself the shell crown border with strings and ribbon in blue. Pretty good for a first try!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Rose and Dot cake

Rose Cake
This is a red velvet cake with chocolate filling and white buttercream icing.

I added white polka dots . . . .

Pink roses with leaves . . . .
Pink drop swirl flowers and a shell border.
I was really pleased with the way this came out. Would make a pretty wedding cake top, anniversary cake, or sweet little girl cake! Hooray for project 4!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Yo Gabba Gabba Cupcakes

Yo Gabba Gabba Cupcakes or There's a Party in My Tummy!
If you have a toddler, you might be familiar with this show that the kids LOVE. My son is a huge fan, so project number three was just for him . . . . cupcakes of his friends from Yo Gabba Gabba. These were from the same batch as project two . . . vanilla and chocolate cupcakes with cream cheese icing. Tinted buttercrem is piped on for the decoration.

DJ Lance Rock



Plex (the magic robot)
Foofa . . . . this was my son's favorite. He was super excited to get to eat it.
Muno. Marshall's other favorite.
These would be super fun at a 2nd or 3rd birthday party. Everyone could have their favorite!

Cupcake Time!

Clown Cupcakes
Blue Flower Cupcakes
My camera was having a bad day, but here is project number two . . . . cupcakes in blue! I made these for class.
The cupcakes are golden vanilla with a splash of dark chocolate. The icing is cream cheese and the decorations are in sky blue buttercream.

Shells and drop flowers.

Shells and piped heart.

Drop flowers and piped heart

Large cluster of drop flowers.

Small cluster of drop flowers. I think it is my favorite.

Drop flowers and shells.
Sitting up clown . . . so cute!
Laying down clown . . . . even cuter! I think this one was my son's favorite. He ate it for breakfast the next day!

Friday, September 4, 2009

My First "OFFICIAL" Cake

Rainbow Cake
This is my first "official" cake because I made it in my cake class. Isn't it cute? Its a 9" two layer white vanilla cake with rainbow chips. The filling is white canilla buttercream with a layer of homemade tangy raspberry jam.

The icing is buttercream in a pale blue.

I think it came out pretty well!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


So, I'm Monica and I've been "officially" decorating cakes for about 3 weeks.  I'm taking classes at a local craft store and we'll see where it takes me.  I've completed 1 cake, two cupcake sets, and will do a cake tonight.  I'll be posting pics of my cakes for you!  If you want a cake, since I'm starting out and need practice (and am getting tired of all that cake) you'll only pay for supplies for now.  Hope to have some cake on here soon!

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