Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Watch the Peanuts gang come to life!

Every artist LOVES new toys! I recently treated myself to a new MacBook, and had WAY too much fun making time lapse videos as I hand drew the Peanuts characters for a client's order.  People always want to know, "How did you do that?"  This is how: I cut out the pieces of fondant using 2 cookie cutters and the rest were modified from those cutters or hand-cut.  Next, I have some fun with my edible ink markers drawing in the details and color.

Apologies in advance, this is a LOT about one cake...but I was having so much fun!  I should be frosting the cake at this point, but instead I pulled out my easel and made a video of the assembly too! Time lapse videos make me feel like I'm working so fast!

Thanks for watching! Do you enjoy production videos like this?  I welcome your feedback!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Custom Wedding Cake Topper:

Every wedding season brings an opportunity to try something new.  This year, I created my first custom Bride & Groom Wedding cake topper! 

Every couple is One-of-a-Kind! I was so happy to help this lovely pair customize a Bride & Groom cake topper that looked like them!   The Bride sent me engagement photos and a picture of her dress to use as models. I molded everything out of gumpaste and hand painted the faces.  The bride requested a stepstool under her so that they were the same height :) 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wedding Wednesday, Shells & Starfish

Wedding of W&B at Salt Creek Beach, Dana Point. This 2-tier fondant cake was studded with candy pearls and white chocolate shells, starfish and sand dollars. Decorative blue coral pieces were added on site along with edible "sand" and the couple's cake topper. The flavor...champagne orange with a vanilla whipped mousse filling.Yes please, I definitely do! 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Calla Lilies & Rhinestones

The beautiful wedding of Jacqueline and Adrian atMission Viejo Country Club...3-tier fondant cake with orange fondant bands and a cluster of sugar calla lilies hand painted with petal dust. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Happy Birthday Jackson! Monster University Cake

When Mom is a baker, you get to make 'special requests' for your birthday cake  My son's request for his birthday: Mike Wazowski from Pixar's Monsters University! Happy Birthday! 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Ladybugs & Polka Dots...Happy 1st Birthday!

 Happy Birthday little Ladybug! I loved  making this 3-tier buttercream cake with fondant bow and polka dots. Lady bug is a mini cake with fondant details. Whole cake was salted caramel...Mmmm! 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Double Train Birthday Cake

All aboard!  This buttercream birthday cake was for a true fan of trains, who wanted both a metro link and an amtrak train on his cake.  The terrain was piped on with vanilla and chocolate icing. The sign andthe number "4" on top were molded out of chocolate. 

Both trains were cut out of fondant. 

The cake was 2 tiers with 2 cupcakes added to the top.