Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

Things I love

I am in love with this vintage shabby chic wedding!  It is from Style Me Pretty.


I love these colors for fall.  Wouldn't these be so pretty on cakes?

Old MacDonald

Here are some cupcakes and a 6" topper cake I did for a baby shower last month.  All of the animals are handmade out of fondant.  I hear Baby Mason is doing well.  Congratulations to the proud Mama and Papa!

Amanda Kate

Here is a preview of a wedding cake I have coming up in a few weeks! 


Here is an anniversary cake I made for a friend of mine. It was white butter cake with raspberry and italian meringue buttercream filling, and was iced in an italian meringue buttercream variation that I came up with. I am going to start practicing my piping skills more, as I love the look of the overpiping and scrollwork on cakes. I wish I could take lessons from Eddie Spence or Buddy Valastro.

Sugar Flowers

Here is my competition cake. The first and only competition I have entered. I was so shocked to win the entire wedding cake division for amateurs because there were a lot of talented bakers who entered. It was put on by the Knoxville Public Library, Sugarbakers, and the L&N for the 5th anniversary of the Imagination Library, which was founded by Dolly Parton. This was the first time for a cake competition here, and hopefully there will be more in the future.

The cake was covered in taupe colored fondant and adorned with many, many sugar flowers that I handmade. There were peonies, roses, rose buds, hydrandgeas, and ivy. I also made fondant swags to give it more of a romantic feel. The flowers alone took me over 50 hours to make, whew! But, I loved every minute of it.

Sugar Flowers

Here is a close up of the topper.