Friday, December 5, 2008

Mr. and Mrs. S's wedding

This is a 3 tier fondant cake that was simply elegant with white fondant and alternating white and violet fondant roses encircling the cake. This cake tried it's hardest to give me grief, but I didn't budge! The flowers took days to make (not hard at all, just time consuming), the top tier absolutely refused to be fondanted (only took 6 tries, never had that happen before, but I gave it a firm thrashing with my fondant roller and it decided to cooperate after that-LOL!), and it was raining when I was about to head out of town...which made the 2 hour delivery even longer! But all was a success and the cake was beautiful!!!?! LOL!

This one was done for the big game too but I have a feeling cake will be flying during the game at their house! LOL!! I'm sensing lots of rowdiness! I'm impartial on that one...I prefer UNC over both of them!

Game Day!

I made this one for the big game too for some friends of mine who were having a party that I had to miss in order to deliver the wedding cake out of town!

Tiger Paws

As I said I had to make two of these, but I'm only posting one picture since they obviously look the same. These were pretty big, big enough to feed over 30 people! I made the first one for my sister for her office party and when her boss spotted it, he put in a late request for another to take to the big game Saturday.

Thanksgiving Cake Challenge!!!

No, I'm not talking about FoodNetwork, just a personal challenge for myself with all the cakes I had around this holiday! It was Turkey Day vs. Game Day with a wedding to boot! I ended up doing 6 cakes (including a 3 tier wedding cake) between Tuesday and Saturday of Thanksgiving week. One simple round cake with fresh flowers arranged on it that I don't have a picture of, 2 huge Clemson paws, a Clemson football field, one "Family Divided", and of course the wedding cake. Not to mention the 80-something fondant roses I had to do that took days to make! All this with Turkey Day and Black Friday right in the middle...and ya'll know I shop till I drop on that day!!!! With a lot of planning, and my sister cooking the entire Thanksgiving dinner without my help, it was all done without too many struggles for time...thank God!! Pictures to follow in next posts!

Last Minute!

I had delivered the cars cake and attended the party and before I got home that evening I got a desperate phone call from a friend for a last minute baby shower cake that needed to be ready by 10 the next morning! I said of course I can to it, so...Turtle Cakes to the rescue!


I did this cake for one of my students at the preschool I work at. Lightening McQueen is one of his faves and mine too so this was fun!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Spiderman...need I say more! ;o)

Little Einsteins Caterpillar

I did this one in January for my best girl's son's 1st birthday party. He loves the Little Einsteins! This is the caterpillar from their logo. I used the sport ball pan for the balls and cupcakes for the feet.

I even made him a mini version for his smash cake!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Numero Uno

This cake was the first ever of my wedding cakes. It was also my first cake back post back injury. My mom came and helped me with all the baking as to not stress my back too much. Other than the fact that I couldn't lift it once it was built, my only worry was how it would hold up at an outdoor wedding in July with a classic buttercream frosting, but no held it's own until being completely demolished by all the guests!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


What little boy doesn't love Pokemon?

Bridal shower dress cake

I did this cake for a friend of mine for her sister's bridal shower. Fondant with Cornelli lace technique on the bodice, Dots and little yellow fondant flowers on the skirt.


This cake was done for one of my mommy friends for her mother's surprise 60th birthday party. White fondant with black fondant ribbons and circles I like the contemporary circles and dots which seem to be all the rage with cakes these days.

Mr. & Mrs. Q's wedding cake

I did this cake for one of my high school friends for his wedding. I think the topper is hilarious of the bride dragging the groom by the neck! I hurt my elbow cutting dowels for this cake and ended up having to get my brother-in-law to help me deliver it because I couldn't lift it! I was a busy lady that weekend as my daughter's and nieces birthday party was the next day at my house! Don't think I've ever cleaned so fast in my life!

Monday, November 10, 2008

One of my faves

This cake was done for a friend of mine for her daughter's first birthday. Though the preparation took hours, it was quite fun making all those flowers...I felt like a kid playing with Play-Doh! I love working with fondant! It's just so pretty!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Turtle Cakes 101

Welcome to my blog! Not much here yet, I know, but give me time to get it done! Being that I am a cake decorator, I have finally decided to delve into the world of blogging so that those of you not on my social networking sites can actually see some of my work without me emailing pictures every time you want a peek. You might want to grab a glass of milk! Enjoy!