Gumpaste Figures & Flowers

Hello Kitty in Black & Pink

And now for more Hello Kitty!  This creation was to finish off our birthday weekend celebrating with family.

First I have to make a comment – don’t mind the cake plate!  We got it cheap from a local store at the end of the Valentine’s day stuff.  The original cake design we had planned to do would have matched it a little better.  But then Emily and I ended up going another direction and I decided to just use it anyway as it made a great serving platter.

Anyway – that said… Emily laid out the design for this one.  After seeing a few pics online, she knew she wanted a 3D head on top.  The head is made of rice krispie treats.  I’m making up a basic tutorial on making rice krispies for this purpose and how to create a shape with them to use like this.   This kitty is covered in white chocolate melts.  She has an M&M nose, gumpaste bow and I used a food marker for the eyes and whiskers.

The cakes themselves are 6″ and 8″.  The top cake is white with mini chocolate chips and a chocolate pudding filling.  The bottom is a chocolate cake with an oreo filling.  All at the birthday girl’s request. 🙂

Hello Kitty

Fancy Nancy

This fancy cake was made for my niece turning 6…and she loves Fancy Nancy and all things fancy herself.  This is a 6″ round cake with buttercream icing.  Fondant bow and “ribbon”.  The crown & glasses are gumpaste and the necklace is made of sugar pearls.

Aly's Baby Shower

Back in June of 2007 I was asked to make a bridal shower cake for my wonderful cousin, Aly.  This cake pic has had a home at the top of the blog since day 1 and I get SO many comments on that cake.  Well now 3 yrs later we are celebrating the soon to be born baby to this wonderful couple! 🙂  So of course I was excited to do the baby shower cake!  I went off of the party ware they had purchased ~ see a pic below to compare 🙂  Cake is all buttercream except the birds and nest, which are gumpaste.



Wedding!

I had the honor of making my mom’s wedding cake in early June.  She requested the floating tiers and said she was using pink but otherwise let me do as I wished.  So I ended up getting myself some new cutters to learn peonies and added in the hydrangeas and roses I already knew.  The rest of the cake is buttercream.  The hydrangea blossoms on the side are gumpaste like the top flowers.  These tiers were 8″, 10″ and 12″.