Birthday

Hoot! Hoot!

This fun owl was made for my daughter’s & niece’s birthday parties in early August.  I kind of meshed together a few ideas I saw online to come up with this.  Everything is icing on this, except for the big ‘ole eyes! 🙂  It is a 10″ round cake.

Owl Cake - A Sweet Cake

Catching up & the Lawnmower Cake!

I can’t believe summer has flown by.  The other day as I was making up some cupcakes I was thinking about how I hadn’t posted a pic of the work cake I did for my husband’s work for August yet.  So today I was editing & resizing pics for the blog and realized there are SEVEN cakes I never posted (starting back in May)!  I guess the summer got away from me! 🙂

That said, here’s the first one for today:  A lawnmower, 40th birthday sheet cake!  This one had the specific request for a guy mowing lawn, beer can in hand, with butt crack showing.   Yep, you read that right.  My two girls giggled like crazy when they saw this guy on the cake.

Lawnmower Cake - A Sweet Cake

Lawnmower cake Closeup - A Sweet Cake

Spring Flowers

We’ve been (im)patiently waiting for spring to appear here.  I’m ready for the cold weather to be done and the warm to stay.  I’m ready for spring flowers!!  So it was fun to work on a spring-y cake like this.  This is a 12″ round cake with lots of fondant/gumpaste flowers – and cupcakes too! 🙂

Spring Cake - A Sweet Cake

Polka Dot 1st Birthday

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

Watermelon Cupcakes

Today my oldest is turning 11!  How time flies… its fun to see her grow into her own personality and interests.  One way I get to see all of her interests is by her avid use of Pinterest!  That girl loves to pin.  So when it came time to figure out cupcakes for her school treat, she looked through her boards and decided on a watermelon theme.   We decided that in addition to a pinkish-red cupcake with mini chocolate chips in it, that we would trip the frosting bag to make a two tone icing, and add on a Sour Patch Kids watermelon candy on top.  Here is the result!

Gummy Bears!

My friend’s daughter was celebrating her 10th birthday with a gummy bear themed and asked if I could create something for that.  We contemplated a few ideas (including one that involved covering the entire cake with gummy bears, which would use almost 4.5 POUNDS of gummy bears!), but in the end we decided to go a bit less, since we figured everyone would pick most of the bears off and trash them anyway.  She found a giant gummy bear on a stick from World Market that we used on top.  It really finished it off!  This cake is a 6″/8″.

A sweet Nemo

A friend approached me to make her son’s 2nd birthday cake – Nemo themed!  So fun!  I loved making these cute fondant characters to go on top.  I think the “mine” seagull was my favorite character to do.  The main cake is a 6″/10″ and the small cake (for the b-day boy) is a 6″ one as well.

The Big 1-0 !

This cake was made for 2 beautiful girls turning 10 years old!  The cake was made from 2 9×13 cakes that I cut in half and stacked up.  The accents are fondant.  I also made up a few cupcakes to go along with them (see below).  The design was based on a party napkin that was being used for the party.