Thursday, September 22, 2011

Pink and Green Baby shower cupcakes!

This summer we made lots of cupcakes and had lots of fun decorating them! 

The baby shower was a pink and green theme.

Flavors were vanilla with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream.

The cupcakes were decorated with edible (pink) onesies and booties.

Morgan State University Alumni

The blog has been really quiet for a while :) We were really busy this summer! But my fall 'resolution' (who needs New Years to make a resolution? lol) is to keep the blog updated!

Sometimes it's tough coming up with a cake design for a guy. When in doubt, turn to sports and mascots! This cake was made for a guy who loves his alma mater (Morgan State University). 

This was a Red Velvet Cake with White Chocolate Raspberry filling :)

The mascot was hand-cut out of fondant. Go Bears!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Gift Bag Baby Shower

This cake was made for a friend's baby shower.
The top tier is a little gift bag. The "gift tissue'' is made of curled chocolate.

The baby booties were all sugar.

Flavors were red velvet with Swiss Meringue Vanilla Buttercream and vanilla with raspberry filling

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Blue and white wedding

It's April, which means that wedding season is upon us! The cake below was made for a wedding. They wanted a simple yet non-traditional cake.

 The flavors were pink velvet cake with white chocolate filling and vanilla with vanilla bean swiss buttercream filling.

The 'A is for the first initial of the couple's last name.

Gumpaste callalillies

Saturday, March 26, 2011


I love colors and, even further, I loooove cakes with colors. The cake below was for a special one year old little boy. His 1st birthday party, which was on New Year's day, was an Elmo-themed party. I loved the colors on this cake! What a great way to ring in the New Year!

 The flavors were red velvet with Irish cream filling and vanilla cake with strawberry filling.

 Parts of the cake were decorated with gum balls.

One of the things I loved about this cake was the colors! The colors [and the cake as a whole] were very playful and fun which are really what kids want!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Clothes-Line Themed Baby Shower

This baby shower cake was made for a clothes-line themed shower. Both tiers were vanilla with vanilla bean Swiss meringue buttercream.

The buttons were made out of fondant :)

The clothes were made out of fondant cutouts too.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Who doesn't love Sesame Street?

OK! Sooooo Sesame Street celebrated their 40th Anniversary in 2010! Who doesn't loooove Sesame Street? It's hard to believe that they've been around for the past 40 years! I enjoyed watching cookie monster, big bird, elmo and the gang as a kid and from time to time, I still take a peak if I see it on TV while channel surfing.....and.....I can still sing their theme song in my head :) We're all kids at heart.  

This cake was made for a cookie monster themed baby shower. It was a personalized replica of a similar cake that the celebrant liked. The flavor was a Nigerian fruit cake filled with vanilla buttercream and iced with white chocolate ganache. This is a recipe I got from an aunt whose cakes I've loved for years!

Nigerian fruit cake is similar to American fruit cake and is very popular in Nigerian weddings. I've noticed, however, that it does not have as many dried fruits as the American fruit cake does. This of course is up to the individual.

Like the American fruit cake, this fruit cake can be made days, sometimes weeks, in advance. One of the reasons this cake is made in advance (and I think this is one of the things that sets this cake apart) is that this cake is repeatedly 'fed' and 'nourished', over time, with brandy (yes, alcohol). This gives the cake a subtle, rich, brandy flavor plus it also allows the cake to be stored for ages and ages. It also gives the cake a moist texture and allows time for the flavors to sort of 'mix' and 'settle' and taste even better!

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