This month was a lot of fun! Aside from the normal slew of French Macarons, I helped make a little sweet a lot of happy event!
First a first birthday party for a sweet little girl. They enjoyed a French vanilla cake with vanilla mousseline filling, chocolate fudge cake with Valrhona chocolate mousse, and vanilla bean Swiss buttercream cake with fondant deocrations. While the birthday girl smashed into a chocolate fudge cake with Valrhona chocolate mousse and vanilla bean Swiss buttercream cake with fondant decorations.
Next, my sister celebrated her birthday with a yummy dinner and a vanilla bean brown sugar pavlova, with dairy-free lemon curd, and fresh berries.
Finally, a big thank you to all the doctors and nurse who took care of my Grandma when she was in the hospital with an arrhythmia. They got chocolate and orange vanilla bean cookies!
This month I also had the honor to help host my sister-in-law’s bridal shower. The theme was stock the cellar! I adorned her dessert table with a 2 tier rustic citrus cake with berry mousseline, a New York cheesecake with blueberry chambord compote, lemon verbena scented lemon meringue pie, and assorted French macarons!
April has been a very busy and happy month! I’ve had the pleasure to help congratulate friends on the upcoming arrival of their first baby and have enjoyed making other’s happy occasions delicious!
Here are a few of the cakes I’ve had the pleasure to make!
This week I have dubbed “fun and funky Friday”! I did a couple of super fun and colorful cakes that I would like to share with you!
First is a pop art style cat-eyed glasses cake. It’s dark chocolate cake with vanilla mousseline filling and vanilla Swiss buttercream. All the decorations are fondant and hand-applied.
Next is a birthday cake for an awesome boy in an awesome family! Happy 7th birthday, Blaine! He loves Lego Batman and I love classic Batman. So I combined the new Lego style with classic Batman action balloons! KaPOW! The cake is french vanilla with vanilla mousseline filling and vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream. All the top decorations are fondant. BAM!
This weekend we celebrated the 33rd birthday of my husband, Ian. As he is an avid video game player and video game maker I wanted to make him a cake fashioned after one of his favorite games, Dark Souls.
What better way to celebrate a birthday than with a save point! The cake is dark chocolate with chocolate mousseline and a cream cheese peanut butter mousse, frosted with a chocolate peanut butter buttercream. The sword is made from homemade chocolate fondant. The fire is edible, food coloring painted rice paper. And the fire ashes are crushed chocolate covered pretzels, stick cookies, and shaved dark chocolate.
Happy Birthday, Ian!
It is no secret that I am a huge fan of the holidays. There are so many delicious seasonal treats to enjoy! Yule logs, stollen, pannetone, holiday cookies; it’s a great time for baking!
It’s also a stupendously busy time for pastries! Here are some of the treats I made over the holidays!
First was a fun winter cake for a Christmas party! My client let me try a new technique for the snowflakes and we were both quite happy with the results!
Next was a Frozen themed birthday cake for my little cousin who turned 4! Happy 4th Birthday, Tobie!
Congratulations to a lovely family on their upcoming bundle! Baby it’s cold outside, but these snowy treats are sweet and comforting.
Finally a few more treats. French macarons in the morning light, a hand-painted china pattern un-birthday cake, a new cookie technique allowing me to make lovely swirled rose tea cup and tea pots cookies, and a colorful Plants Vs. Zombies cake.
A very happy birthday to sweet little Brynn!
She enjoyed a French vanilla cake with vanilla mousseline filling, vanilla Swiss buttercream frosting, and fondant decorations.
Another wonderful year with my mom is upon us! As always, I like to make something a bit off the path for her to enjoy! Last year was a matcha and chocolate entremet.
Mom really likes bergamont and raspberries. So I made her an altered tiramisu! With layers of earl grey tea soaked ladyfinger, bergamont dark chocolate ganache, mascarpone mousse, fresh raspberries, and whipped cream, I think it turned out lovely and light.
Happy birthday Mom! Thanks for always being my top taste-tester!
Last weekend a lovely couple was married! In a stunning reception held at The Tool Shed, their family and friends celebrated with a stunning array of desserts!
I created a 3 tiered lace inspired wedding cake made of vanilla white cake and vanilla mousseline and decorated with ivory fondant covered in white fondant lace and sugar peonies.
Additionally, I made a wide variety of cupcakes including: pumpkin with cinnamon cream cheese frosting, almond with toasted almond buttercream, red velvet with cream cheese frosting, chocolate with peanut butter buttercream, french vanilla with dark chocolate buttercream, and lemon with candied lemon zest buttercream.
The bride and groom also had yummy cookies and fry pies made! It’s always so much fun to set up a dessert buffet and show off all my lovely cake stands and plates!
Congratulations again to Travis and Danielle!
Happy Halloween, everyone!
Thank you to my wonderful clients who ordered this topsy-turvy cake and didn’t mind that I went a little overboard in decorating!
It is a dark chocolate cake with vanilla mousseline, decorated with lime green and black fondant.