Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays with family and friends!! This is my absolute favorite time of year! I've been really busy making cookies and candies for Christmas parties and for family Christmas presents. Here are a some of the desserts I've made the past few weeks!

 Christmas Stocking cookies

 Christmas Tree cookies

 Christmas Stocking cookies for the staff at an Animal Hospital

 Christmas Tree cookies

 Christmas Present cookies

 Santa cookies

 Snowflake cookies

 Snowman cookies

 Peppermint Bark

 Cinnamon Ancho Chile Truffles

 Peanut Butter Cups


Gingerbread Man cookies

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Custom Wedding Cake Designs

One of my favorite parts of being a cake artist, is designing custom cakes. It's always really cool to see a sketch on paper come to life in real cake-form!
This couple was such a pleasure to work with. They had such great ideas and truly trusted my design capability. Here are the sketches and final products. I was really excited to see the finished product!

 The reception was in a beautiful ball-room, with three of the walls made entirely of windows. The jewel toned flowers set off beautifully with the ivory on ivory design of the cake. Each tier of cake is separated by a navy blue column. The couples' monogram was painted gold to set it apart from the rest of the piped design. 

The bridal cake was made entirely of strawberry cake and strawberry chiffon filling.

This groom's cake was one of the most creative cakes I've ever made! The theme of the cake was "the road stops of their relationship". The couple gave me a list of milestones in their relationship and I then incorporated it into a cake design!

 The road begins at the bottom with the soccer ball, where the couple met at a soccer camp. Then it goes to their trip to Austin for Halloween on 6th street. 

The road then leads to their trip to Las Vegas for New Year's Eve.  

 The next stop is at Texas A&M under the Century Tree. The groom gave his bride-to-be his fraternity lavaliere on Valentine's Day.

 The couple loves to go to the Renaissance fair together and this is their favorite act at the show...Ded Bob!

 The road then leads to Austin, where they moved for the groom's new job with Samsung. 

 And the next road stop is the engagement! The couple went to Alberta, Canada at Christmas time. The groom proposed on a hike in the mountains of the Banff National Park. There was a big waterfall by them and lots and lots of ice and snow!

The end of the road (or the beginning of their new life together) is the couple sitting on top of the world, symbolizing their love to travel together.
The groom's cake was half white almond cake with strawberry chiffon filling and half banana cake with peanut butter cream. 

Congrats Kaela and Landon!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Petit Fours Galore!

Petit fours are a perfect dessert that is delicious and easy to serve. The bite-sized, white almond flavored cake can be decorated to match any party theme, whether birthday, baby shower, bridal shower, holiday party, or wedding!

 Mah Jongg tiles for a birthday party

 Kappa Kappa Gamma initiation

 Initial "S" for a boy baby shower

 LSU tailgate party

 Geaux Tigers!

 Graduation party

Farewell party for High School grads going to Vanderbilt University 

Pearls for a bridal shower 

Rose buds for a baby girl shower

 Initial "S" and rosebuds for a baby girl shower

 L and M initials for a Bridal Shower

Flowers for a Bridal Shower

 High School party for the Class of 2012

 Christening Party

 "Bow" themed birthday party

Bridal Shower, invitation inspired silver and white scroll design

Friday, November 25, 2011

Kid's Birthdays

Birthdays were my favorite day of the year when I was kid. I would talk about my birthday even when it was 10 months away.  I guess the idea of a whole day being my day was very exciting! Because of this, I love helping make kid's birthdays extra special by making them incredible birthday cakes!
 I've made lots of birthday cakes recently and haven't had time to post them for you to here they are!

A "trucks and cars" birthday for a 3 year old

Dump Truck

Moving Truck

 Race Car

Fire Truck

1st birthday for a Princess!


Birthday for a super fan of Greyson Chance (a singer)

 Fondant figures of Disney characters around a cake gift box

Whimsical purple birthday cake

2nd birthday cake with a dump truck on top