Sunday, May 1, 2011

Groom's Guitar Cake

Finally, my MCAT nightmares are over! My scores were released last week and now I can relax a little until I begin my application for medical school. Which means... more baking! :)

This weekend I had the honor of making a groom's cake for a wonderful couple.The groom requested a replica of his guitar, a Taylor T5-S. The cake was 4 feet long, 2 feet wide, and completely edible except for the neck of the guitar. This is by far the largest cake I have ever made!

Here I am taking the picture above :)
Photo taken by my older brother

And yours truly posing next to the cake
Photo taken by amandajenelle

Congratulations, Van and Ami!
I hope your years together are better than you dreamed :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Two Birthday Cakes

Yay for cake! After completely disappearing off the face of the (blogging) world for the past month and a half, I'm finally back! I'm extremely sorry for the long absence. If anyone is to blame for my absence, it's certainly not me. I blame summer vacation combined with MCAT prep. I'm also extremely sorry to say that these are my last two cakes before I take the MCAT in March. I will probably blog about a few cupcakes and cookies here and there, but nothing big and fancy like the two babies I made this weekend.

Now... on to the baby photos! ;)

The first cake I made was of a very rare coin handmade out of gold during the era of 13 colonies. There are only a few in the world, each worth millions of dollars... says my brother. If you want to know more about it, you can easily do an internet search for the Brasher Doubloon.

Here is what a real one looks like...

And here is what the cake one looks like...
Made for my brother's co-worker David, who is a coin collector.

The next cake was for another of my brother's co-workers. Her name is Helen and she likes Louis Vuitton purses very much. 

The front

The side

The back

The side tag, inscribed with the words 
"Louis Vuitton

The zipper

And the thing you close the zipper with

Happy Birthday Helen and David! 
I hope you enjoyed your cakes :)

**Edit!** For those of you who were wondering, the purse cake was a white almond sour cream cake with cream cheese buttercream filling, and the coin cake was a devil's food cake with chocolate buttercream filling, covered with chocolate ganache. Both cakes were covered and decorated with homemade fondant.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Anatomy Cake

Today was the talent show for the Pre-Med program that I'm in, and I decided to make an anatomy cake for everyone.

Here it is before surgery...

And after...

Oh, wow, I guess the "surgeons" just couldn't stop themselves.
Look at all their fancy operating tools! ;)

And now, a special treat for you- a video that my older brother put together! The video condenses two days of work into 2 minutes, and in my humble opinion, it is very fun to watch.  So please, enjoy! :-D

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Wedding Dress Cake

I made this cake for my mom's co-worker Michelle.  Everyone at my mom's work had a bridal shower luncheon for Michelle, and my mom was responsible for bringing the cake. So what does she do? She asks me to make one, and honestly, it was a lot of fun :)

Everything is edible, even the dress, which is made of cake and fondant. The roses and rose petals are made of fondant as well and brushed with luster dust (edible glitter).

I think my favorite part was the bouquet of roses because of how hard it was to make it. It's no more than 1 inch in diameter with about 16 tiny roses.

Oh, and putting the sugar pearls on was pretty meticulous as well.

Actually, my most favorite part was coming back from class and seeing this...
I'm glad it tasted as good as it looked :)

Congratulations, Michelle! 
I hope you and Tim have a blessed marriage!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Teddiursa Graduation Cake

My cousin graduated from high school last week, and for his graduation party, I made him a cake of the Pokemon Teddiursa, who is one of his favorites. The open book says "Congrats JV! Class of 2010."  Teddiursa's head, ears, arms, feet, and tail are made of Rice Krispies treats, and everything else is cake. I think my cousin really liked his cake because after decapitating Teddiursa and eating the ears, my cousin carried the head around all night.

He took lots of pictures with it...

Proposed with it...

Played hot potato with it...

And he even got everyone to dance with it! 

I understand this sounds a little weird, but honestly, it was the most fun I ever had playing with cake. You should try it sometime ;)

Congrats, Cousin, and good luck in college!
Love you!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pink Birthday Cake

It feels good to be back :) I've been so busy this past month that I've barely had time to even breathe!  Well, maybe not that busy, but you understand what I mean.  I recently started my MCAT classes and things have been tough, so blog posts between now until I take the MCAT (probably March 2011) will be sporadic, and sometimes rare.  Yes, I understand that's probably not the best way to keep your interest in my blog, but "Professional Cake Decorator" comes second on my to-do list.  First things first!

I made this cake for Deborah's 20th birthday. She's a wonderful person and an amazing friend, so this is my way of saying "Hey, I think you're awesome."  The cake is Funfetti with strawberry jam filling and cream cheese icing.

And finally, the obligatory "cutting the cake" picture:

Fondant tends to darken over time, hence the darker pink color. 
Just a little FYI, in case you freaked out about the color change :)

Happy Birthday, Deborah!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Yoshi's Graduation

I can't wait until Friday to post because...

1. I will be extremely busy Friday.
2. I'm way too excited about this to wait.

This post is for an amazing person- Tiffany.  She's smart, funny, nice, and she's graduating from college and going to medical school.  So here is the cake I made for her to celebrate her accomplishments. Congratulations again, Tiffany and good luck in the coming years!


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