June 12, 2011

La Quinceanera cake

Just delivered today to help celebrate Veronica's 15th birthday.  Our client requested a 2 tier pillow cake in pink with a blue gum paste shoe.  She sent us a picture of a cake she found on the Internet to give us an idea of what she wanted but we put our little twist to the cake to make it our own and make it special for Veronica's milestone birthday.

The pillows were vanilla cake with vanilla mousse and fresh strawberries.  The bottom tier was a 12x12" double layer and the top tier was a 9x9" double layer. All details on the cake were done in fondant and the shoe was made from gum paste and painted with edible blue food colouring with a little vodka and pearl luster dust.  We think it gave it a nice effect.  We also used pearl luster dust to accent the flower boarders, corners and tassels.

We added a few crystals on the front of the shoe and on the back bow to add a little glitter.  The 2nd picture of the back of the shoe was taken when the shoe was in the drying stages.

Here's a close up of the detail work we did.
Corner details and flower boarder was created using the new Wilton silicone moulds which we just purchased and love.  We created a quilting effect on the top tier and accented the quilting with pink dragees.


The board was covered in draped fondant to make the pillows appear to be sitting on fabric and we added a few non edible acrylic gems for a little bling.

We hope Veronica and her guests enjoyed the cake.

Happy 15th birthday Veronica!

June 6, 2011

Noah's Ark Baby Shower Cake

Here's the 2nd of the baby shower cakes we made this past weekend!  Our client Mary loved the previous Noah's Ark we made and asked if we could make one for her sister-in-law Nadine who is expecting a little bundle of joy soon and has a cute animal themed nursery.

The ocean is made up of 2 10x10" square alternating choc & vanilla cakes layered with custard. The ark is also alternating layers of choc & vanilla cakes with custard filling made from 2 oval pans and shaped. The top part of the ark is vanilla cake.  All the animals are made from fondant with a little tylose. We love making this cake especially since it's for such a precious occasion.
We wish Nadine all the best with the safe arrival of her new little one!

June 4, 2011

Baby Bottle baby shower cake

The 1st of 2 baby shower cakes for this weekend.  This cake was requested by previous client for delivery today.

The baby bottle design and colours were specified by the client and we just added a few little extras.  The cake is in celebration of the soon arrival of Bentley.  The bottle was shaped from 2 choc 9x13" pans with cookies & cream filling which seems to be a popular flavour. The bottle nipple was shaped from cereal treats and covered in fondant.  The bow, rattle and pacifier were made from fondant.  The lettering and backing were also cut from fondant.

We wish Bentley a safe arrival and all the best to Mommy & family!