A Wedding

When a dear friend of mine asked me to create her wedding cake, I was honored.  Hers was easily one of my favorite designs to date, not only because of the obvious emotional investment I had with her cake, but also because she gave me free reign over the design.

To help save some money, we created a unique cake that was a three-tiered beauty - consisting of two faux bottom tiers, and a top tier of deliciously moist carrot cake, with a rich cinnamon cream cheese frosting.  I covered all three tiers in ivory fondant, and then painted the cake with an edible gold shimmer paint.  I tinted some gum paste to match, and created about a million flower petals, to give it soft, delicate petals flowing down the cake.

The guests were served cupcakes, and I created fondant lace disks in the four different colors of the bridal party to top each flavor of cupcake.  They are (from left to right): chocolate cupcakes with Kahlua buttercream; almond cupcakes with rapsberry buttercream; chocolate cupcakes with chocolate espresso ganache filling and chocolate mousse buttercream; and red velvet cupcakes with vanilla bean filling and frosting.


I had the pleasure of creating Carnival-themed cupcake toppers for a family reunion.  As visions of sequins, feathers, and masks danced in my head, I created four very unique toppers for them to choose from.  Each mas was piped with different colors and designs, and hand-painted with luster dust to make them sparkle.

Can you guess which ones they chose?

Simple Cupcakes

Just another picture of some simple cupcakes.  Red velvet, with vanilla bean cream cheese filling and frosting; and chocolate banana pudding cupcakes - banana cupcakes, with rich chocolate buttercream, and a Nilla wafer and banana on top!

A Sweet Baby Shower

We threw a co-worker a small baby shower before she went on maternity leave.  After two boys, she was so excited to have a little girl to dote after.

I thought it fitting that she should get a frilly cake!  I covered a red velvet cake in ivory fondant, and sprinkled white sugar crystals on top of it.  I then made small, thin strips of pink fondant petals to create the flower.  I was pleased with the results!

Carrot Cake

I love carrot cake.  I realize I may be in the minority with this one, but I love the spiciness moist goodness that is carrot cake.  Slathered in delightful cinnamon cream cheese frosting, and it is absolutely heavenly.