0

Polka Dot 1st Birthday

Posted by Steph on Apr 27, 2013 in Baby, Birthday, My Cakes

Last weekend we celebrated my nephew’s 1st birthday!  My sister requested a cake with blue polka dots in various shades.  And of course we had to have a smash cake for him! (and he LOVED it! 🙂  )  This main cake is a 12″ and the smash cake is 6″.  The dots on the main cake are fondant, but I don’t do those on smash cakes as its safer for these little ones to just have buttercream.  Happy Birthday, Myles!

Polka Dot 1st Birthday - A Sweet Cake

Tags: , , ,

 
0

Red, White & Blue Ruffles

Posted by on Jul 19, 2012 in Birthday, Holiday, My Cakes

This cake was inspired by a cake by Fondant Flinger that I found online.  Though hers was done with ruffled fondant layers.  I’ve seen this ruffled buttercream look all over the internet and I was intrigued by the look of it.  And its so easy to do!  I did a crumb coat on the cake with a regular, thick layer of icing on top.  Then I used a top 104, with the thin edge pointing out and I layered up a ruffle from bottom to top!  Its super easy – the main challenge was keeping my lines straight up and down.  I used a ruler and a level to mark my beginning lines and from there I would just take a step back every couple of ruffles to make sure I was on track.  I would suggest using a slightly bigger petal tip than 104 if you have one.  I had a 126 but I only had one of them and that would have been a pain with the alternating rows on top.  I didn’t want to try to fill in the rows later between another color.  So this just took longer.  But the effect is still awesome!  These cakes are an 8″ and 10″.  The ruffle “flower” circle on top was made with the same 104 tips.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

 
0

Cupcakes for 21!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2011 in Birthday, Cupcakes, My Cakes

No, not 21 people but for turning 21 years old!  A few years ago I made a graduation cake for this same person.  When I talked to his mom about doing something for his 21st birthday, I couldn’t believe that so many years had gone by!  It seemed like just months ago. 🙂  Time flies!  He is currently going to school for computer related things and is still big into hockey.  So here were some cupcakes to celebrate all of it.  All accents are fondant.

Tags: , , , ,

 
0

Baby Boy Dedication Cake

Posted by on Aug 28, 2011 in Baby, My Cakes, Religious

Today was the baby dedication for a little guy of a friend of mine.  Last year I had the pleasure of doing her wedding cake so I was excited to have her call to ask me to do their little one’s baby dedication cake.  She loved the color scheme of their wedding cake and wanted to replicate the colors/shape of it; only for the baby dedication.  And this time we did polka dots!  I love polka dots on cake.  So fun!

This cake is a 6″ – 8″ – 10″ square cake.  The dots and cross are fondant but the rest is buttercream.

Tags: , , , ,

 
0

Shades of blue

This cake was for September at my husband’s work.  It was based off another cake I had seen online.  All fondant with gumpaste flowers.  I used my airbrush to give it a gradient.    Cake sizes are 4″, 6″ & 8″.

Tags: , ,

 
0

The replica

Posted by on Jun 28, 2010 in Birthday, My Cakes

A friend loved the cake at the top of the blog (brown/green one with the calla lilies) but wanted it in colors to match their party ware.  So this is what we did 🙂



Tags: , , , , , ,

 
0

1st Communion – Cross

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in My Cakes, Religious

Another 1st Communion cake – this time an 8″ square buttercream cake with fondant dots.



Tags: , , , ,

 
0

Dot Cupcakes

Posted by on Apr 17, 2010 in Cupcakes, My Cakes

I made these with some extra fondant dots & cupcakes I had. 🙂



Tags: , ,

 
0

Zebra Stripes

Posted by on Sep 20, 2009 in Birthday, Gumpaste Figures & Flowers, My Cakes

All buttercream cake except for zebra accents and bottom border which is fondant.  Flowers are gumpaste.



Tags: , , ,

 
0

More cupcakes and a big cake

Posted by on Aug 20, 2009 in Cupcakes, Misc Cakes, My Cakes

Here is a sheet cake and 65 cupcakes I made for a grand opening of Marian’s new Appleton location.  The cupcake colors represent the schools logo color of royal blue and the team color of burgundy.   The seal on the cake is made from gumpaste to replicate the seal from their website (see below).  I then hand drew on the lettering and flame/torch design.  Letters on cake are fondant cut outs and all the flowers on the cupcakes are fondant cut outs.


This is the seal that I replicated from

Closeup of some of the cupcakes

And here are the remaining 4 dozen!

Tags: , , ,

Copyright © 2019 A Sweet Cake All rights reserved. Theme by Laptop Geek.