Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bugs on a cake!

This cake was for a party with the theme "Every light attracts its own bugs".  So we have a lightbulb with some cute little bugs.  Cake was yellow buttermilk with raspberry buttercream.  Decorations were done with fondant.  

By the way, the raspberry buttercream is made with real raspberries, no artificial flavors.  I gently heat raspberries with a little sugar, just to sweeten them up a little.  Not too hot or it kills the flavors.  Puree the berries, then strain it through a sieve to remove the seeds.  Add it to my butttercream in a 4-1 ration (ie, 1000g buttercream to 250g puree) and beat it all together.  Let me tell you, this is absolutely to die for!!!  

It's hard to be humble when you make raspberry buttercream as good as mine!!!


"J" had a ninja themed party for his 40th birthday, so I made this ninja cake.  I think the head and the wrappings turned out very well.  Cake was red velvet, caramel filling, cream cheese filling, covered with vanilla buttercream, covered in vanilla fondant.  


This cake was for a 3-year-old's birthday.  Cake was yellow buttermilk with vanilla buttercream.  Thomas's face is made of gumpaste, and the rest of the decorations are fondant, with royal icing piping.  

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Yellow streak

Hello Kitty!

Hello Kitty Cake done for a girl's 3rd birthday.  Black velvet cake, filled with caramel filling and vanilla buttercream, covered in fondant.  

Go Speed Racer!

Speed Racer's Mach 5 card for a 6th birthday party.  

Pinky Tuscadero

Pink birthday cake for first birthday!

Let's go to the zoo!

Zoo cake!

Sunday, November 30, 2008


This cake was done for Reese's first birthday.  The main cake is devil's food with vanilla buttercream, covered in vanilla fondant.  The stem, leaves, and bat were all made of gum paste.  I used the airbrush to add all color.  The smaller cake is a personal cake just for the birthday girl to dig into all by herself.  So that she could get nice and messy, the cake was covered in buttercream rather than fondant.  Again, the ghost and other accents were made of gum paste.  

Charity Auction

This cake was done for a charity auction to benefit my wife's alma mater.  The cakes were yellow cake with vanilla buttercream, devil's food with hazelnut buttercream filling and chocolate buttercream icing, and red velvet cake with caramel buttercream filling and cream cheese frosting.  

Friday, July 11, 2008

Baby Shower

This is a baby shower cake created for the marketing department of Miller Brewing Co.  Both tiers are yellow cake with vanilla buttercream.  The baby and blanket were made of fondant, and piped with royal icing.  The tassels on the blanket are buttercream.  


This cake was created for a 60th birthday party.  Both cakes are chocolate with vanilla buttercream.  The golf ball is covered with white fondant.  The dimples in the fondant were made with a dowel.  The tees are made from 50/50 fondant and gumpaste, and piped with colored royal icing.  

After further review, I would do the golf ball differently next time.  The weight of the fondant compressed the cake, distorting it's shape.  In addition, the dimples began to flatten out, making them less apparent, as time went on.  Next time I'll cover the ball in buttercream and impress the dimples right into the buttercream.  

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Lizzie's Graduation

Lizzie just graduated from the University Of Wisconsin, and her mom requested a cake bearing the university's crest.  To compare my creation to the original, go to www.wisc.edu

The cake is Red Velvet with Caramel Cream Cheese Filling, covered in Swiss Buttercream.  

Breckan's First Birthday!

The first tier was just for her.  Think she liked it???