Here’s another attempt at me catching up on cakes I’ve never shared. I made this Paw Patrol cake almost 2 years ago. It was so big, I couldn’t even get good lighting for the whole cake. Instead of making all the characters, I bought some figurines and placed them around the finished cake. A few reasons I like doing this, the characters look official because they are! I can spend time working on the cake design instead of making so many characters. And the child gets to keep the toys after the cake is cut and served! I call that a win-win-win! This cake had me nervous because of the structure, but it traveled beautifully. The bottom tier was a tall 9 inch. I paneled the cake in blue fondant that I rolled out in an ombre pattern. That was more complicated than I wanted it to be, it took me some time to get it right. The smaller paw covered tiers were actually styrofoam. I did that for structural reasons. There was a pvc pipe going through the entire cake and sticking out to hold the topper. I wanted to make sure everything held together nicely. I honestly can’t remember how I made the topper but I do remember leaving it off until I reached the event space, and slipped it onto the top of the pipe once I got there. I’m sure some of it was styrofoam, some rice crispy treats and some cake, all covered in fondant. I love how this cake turned out, but it certainly gave me some challenges!
I may have fallen behind in sharing my custom cakes with you. Like really far behind! Here goes anyway! I designed this cake for my son’s 5th birthday party. At the time he was obsessed with Curious George. I have seen this image of George floating away with a huge bunch of balloons and thought it would be perfect for his cake! I made the bottom tier super tall so I would be able to fit George and his balloons. I made the top tier very short to balance out the cake. I covered both tiers with white fondant and then airbrushed in blue using a stencil to create the clouds. I was having trouble covering the large bottom tier and kind of messed up. I tried redoing the fondant once or twice and was getting frustrated! Instead of trying over and over, I figured the airbrushing would cover any major issues. I covered the bottom with cut out fondant clouds using this cutter in different sizes. I marbled some fondant for the balloons to give them a bit more texture. Curious George was made out of fondant. My son loved his cake! Happy 5th birthday!
This cake was made for a lady who loves shopping. What better way to celebrate than with a shopping bag cake! I built the cake pretty tall in a rectangle shape. Then I paneled the cake with white fondant.
I added some gum paste roses to the side of the cake, I love how they look. They really balance out the cake.
To make the handles I took some thick wire and bent it. Then I wrapped it with white fondant before inserting it into the top of the cake.
I rolled out tons on red fondant using my pasta roller to get the pieces very thin. Then I cut small rectangles of fondant and ruffled them by folding them up and allowing them to dry slightly before attaching them to the cake.
Going through some older photos I found this cake I made 3 years ago! I’m pretty sure I have never shared it until now. The design is still in style this cake could have been made today. I love this cake style and I think it’s safe to say it’s still trending. This is a simple style but still so perfect. The cake is covered in buttercream rosettes made using either a Wilton 1M or 2D tip. I don’t remember which one I used here but I often switch off depending on my mood. The pink color gets lighter with each layer. A simple fondant topper finishes off the look.
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Now this cake doesn’t actually contain any sriracha…that would be weird. This is a grooms cake I made to look just like a bottle of the popular hot sauce. The sriracha bottle was carved out of cake before I covered it in red fondant. Red is a really difficult color to achieve out of fondant so I always buy red fondant. I hand piped all the lettering onto the bottle with royal icing and the help of my pico projector (affiliate link).
This is technically a two tier cake. The bride wanted the cake to look like it was on a wood board so I made the bottom tier into a wood plank cake. I carved all the grooves and notches into some brown fondant. Then I painted on some darker brown color to create some variations in the wood. To finish it off, I airbrushed dark brown/black in some spots to really bring it to life. I’m totally impressed by how this cake came together!
I still love this cake design. I have made it in a single tier version (see it here and here) and now this is the two tier version. I made the cake topper the same way as the oter cakes. I designed an airplane cutter set (purchase here) and just customized the colors to match this color scheme. You can catch the airplane topper tutorial here. I used my standard car cutter to make the line of cars, but I also have a groovy car cutter available. To make the windows on the cars I hand cut some white fondant and glued them on with some water or tylose glue. All the tires were cut out of black fondant with a small round piping tip and attached the same way. I designed a train cutter to use for the front car. The rest of the train cars are just hand cut out of matching fondant. The clouds were cut using my fluffy cloud cutter. I cut all the pieces including the airplane topper ahead of time. When it was time to assemble the cake it all came together really quickly. Happy 3rd Birthday Shmuel!
I think this is one of my favorite cakes to date. Birthday cakes for boys are harder to design than girly ones. But I really like how this one turned out! I designed the wavy chevron cutter (available to purchase here) to cut out the stripes and used the color scheme I was given to create this amazing pattern. The candles match the waviness of the pattern which tie in really nicely. The other elements: the scissors, kippah, and tzitzit are all elements of the Upsherin-a hair cutting ceremony some boys have when they turn 3 years old.
I really just wanted to highlight the funky chevron design. I would love to use this design again, it can be used in all sorts of colors for all sorts of occasions. Thanks for looking!
This was a really fun cake to make. It was made to celebrate a 30th birthday. The birthday girl wanted some of her favorite things in cake form. The bottom tier is a Louis Vuitton suitcase. The top tier is a Jimmy Choo shoe box. I didn’t get a good picture but I hand painted the logo on top of the shoe box. On top of the cake is an edible Valentino sugar shoe. This shoe was a challenge! The straps were basically suspended and every stud was shaped by hand. I hand painted the animal print on the front of the shoe. I’m so happy with the way that sugar shoe tuned out! I added some roses to the cake to match the flowers at the party and to give the cake a little softness and a girly flair.
Here is a better look at the suitcase. I used light brown fondant for the suitcase and then airbrushed it with darker brown to give it that worked in leather look. Then I used a stencil to airbrush the logo all around the cake. The suitcase was trimmed with thin strips of fondant and detailed with a stitching tool. The hardware was made out of fondant. I made my own molds for the latches and handle and I have used it a few times now. Making my own molds was well worth it. The gold hardware was airbrushed in gold before attaching to the suitcase. The corners were painted gold after attaching to the cake. Happy 30th Birthday!
I tried a new technique with this cake and it came out really great! I hand painted the fondant with thinned out gel food coloring. I thinned the food coloring with Everclear which is has a super high alcohol content and evaporates quickly. I wanted this cake to be light and feminine. I used light blues and greens to get the watercolor effect. The tiers needed a border, they were looking a little bare so I added some hand formed marbled gray stones.
I used a youTube tutorial by the Cake Dutchess to make this super cute tree frog. Not bad for my first try! I’m pretty sure I used fondant, but I also could have used gum paste or a mix of gum paste and fondant. I’m not entirely sure since I made this a while ago-I’m way behind on sharing. Just wanted to share this one quickly, let me know if toy have any questions!
I have made a few doctors cakes (here and here) and even a nurse cake. But this cake was to celebrate the company’s 10 anniversary. I kept the cake very simple. I used an extruder to form long red ropes of fondant and placed them on the bottom tier to look like blood pressure. Then I draped a stethoscope down the side of the cake. The top of the cake had the company logo cut completely out of fondant. I used a shell border mold to add the blue border around the cake. Simple, cute, and perfect for the occasion. Congrats on 10 years!