Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tennis Cake

Do you realize the possibilities there are in cake shapes and sizes? By using just a few tips and techniques, cake decorators can create a cake into many different shapes. This cake did not require a special pan or any unique tool...just a regular sheet cake pan and a good ol' sharp knife. What fun it is to create a replica of someone's favorite sporting equipment or tool!

We are working on digging some more pictures from the archives. Many years ago I created a blue hammer for a special little guy who never went anywhere with out it. He is a little older now and would trade his hammer for a set of car keys any day, but that cake reminds us of an era in his life that we wouldn't want to forget!
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Surf's Up Groom's Cake

Props! Cake trends of today display all sorts of highly ornate sugar-made accent pieces. While they are unique and truly a work of art, these sugar made additons do not get eaten and they consume a large amount of time to create, thus driving the price of the cake way beyond the means of everyday people. The perfect alternative is to incorporate props that coordinate with the theme of the cake and bring a flare to the otherwise ordinary sheet cake. In this instance, a minature beach house along with the addition of hand made wooden stilts, a decorative surf board and goggles brought together this Surf's Up Groom's Cake!
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Monday, November 9, 2009

Groom's Delight

Often times the groom defers to the bride for most of the ceremony choices, colors, arrangements and so forth, but when it comes to the groom's cake, he gets his chance to express himself in a unique sort of way. Whether it is a red-velvet armadillo cake or a replica of his favorite baseball hat, the groom's cake is sure to bring some laughs and stories to be told for years to come!
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Ribbon wrapped wedding cakes are a HUGE trend right now. They can incorporate any color you want for your wedding while giving a smooth satin or velvet texture to the most visable surface of your cake. This can be an inexpensive way to dress up a very simple cake.
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Sunday, November 8, 2009


Many of us have an undenyable addiction to chocolate cake! Too many times though, the beauty of a creamy white buttercream or fondant tries to out-weigh the craving for the oh-so-good flavor of a yummy chocolate cake. The myth that a chocolate cake cannot be beautiful as well should be dispelled! When you bring together coordinating colors, a chocolate cake can be both beautiful and scrumptious! Take your time, talk to the decorator and let them know...CHOCOLATE ROCKS!~

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Thomas the Tank Engine

A Choo-Choo just for you!

This cake was from the early days of decorating. Many of the birthday cakes for young children have been character cakes. The children really love being able to have their favorite character at their birthday party to help them celebrate the special day. These cakes can be any flavor, but the frosting is normally a vanilla butter cream or cream cheese butter cream. A cake like this can easily feed 20 people. If additional cake is needed, it can be placed upon a sheet cake or coordinating cupcakes can be made.
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