Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Holidays!

This week has been a whirlwind of activity, but I wanted to share a couple of fun cakes...

The first cake is another take on sushi...I'm really trying to learn to appreciate sushi. I'm making some progress, but I can never pass up sushi made out of sugar and cake!

Everything including the plate and chopsticks are edible. The "bamboo" around the outside of the cake is modeling chocolate and the banner says, "Happy Birthday" in Japanese (or at least that's what I hope it says!). My friend, Kelly, at Willow & Wildflowers, ordered the cake for a friend's birthday.

This is a birthday cake for a very sweet 18 yr. old whose birthday is on Christmas Day. Her birthday always gets rolled into the Christmas holiday, so her mother wanted a birthday cake that was totally unrelated to Christmas. I must credit the design to another sugar artist named Andrea. She posts on Flikr and does incredible work! Check out Andrea's Sweetcakes for more awesome creations. I had such a good time with this cake!

Tune in next week...I have a Ferrari and a couple of really beautiful wedding cakes coming up.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The holidays are for carving turkey and cakes!

Hi everyone! I hope y'all are further on your Christmas shopping than I am! I have been having fun though. Although I love to make beautiful wedding cakes, I think I love to carve and make "objects" even more. This week, I had a chance to do quite a bit of it...

This is a teapot cake for my sweet grandmother who just turned 80. The cup, saucer and spoon are made of gumpaste.

A golf ball for a golf enthusiast named Doug... (tees are modeling chocolate).

And... a 1951 Chevy Pickup. Car cakes are hard...I've decided that pickup trucks are even harder. However, I was really pleased with this one. I can't remember what year or make the pickup truck in "Twilight" and "New Moon" is, but this had me reminiscing about Edward & Bella.

Okay, no more excuses! I've got to get that Christmas shopping done!