Sunday, June 6, 2010


This cake has a fun story behind it. The bride let her sister plan the wedding for her since she was out of state. The bride didn't even know what the cake looked like until she got there. That is trust. Georgia’s sister is very smart letting her plan it. It was a beautiful reception from what I saw.

This is a Chocolate caramel cake on the bottom and a white chocolate cake for the top layer. Since they didn't need as much cake the middle layer is rice crispy treets. The layers are taller than normal, the bottom is 7", the middle is 6" and the top is 5". They are covered in caramel Italian butter cream and then chocolate fondant. Dark chocolate is used to pipe the dark scroll work and a white chocolate is used to make the white drapes that wrap around the cake. They match the pleats on the brides dress. I had never done the pleats and drapes before. I learned a lot on this cake. It was so much fun.

That is the first time I worked with this kind of white chocolate pearl clay too. It worked real well once I got the hang of it. My hands are hot so I had to be careful to not get it too warm. It tastes very good too. I got the pearl clay recipe from one of Jennifer Dontz CDs on fondant cakes.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Kelsey and Riley

This was Kelseys wedding cake, simple and elegant. She is the daughter of a lady I work for and a friend. It’s covored with a marshmallow fondant, decorated with dark brown icing and fresh flowers. Below is the grooms’ cake that the bride surprised the groom with. He is a Boston red socks fan and she wanted a cake with their logo on it. He was surprised and very happy.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Baby cake

This was a cake that I did for a school project. Everything on the cake I made. Its a fondant covered cake. The crib is out of the same stuff Necos are made from, but homemade, and gum paste. The string work on the side was also a lot of fun as well. The flowers are also made from gum paste. The edges of the cake were crimped and there is a look of ribbon being threaded in the fondant around the crib.

rose cake

This cake was for the daughter of a friend of mine. The little bride didn't realy like cake so she wanted just a fake cake. So I made it out of ricecrispy squaires and covered it with fondant. There are fondent roses on the side of the cake with icing leaves and vines.

Bow Cake

This cake is a fondant covered cake with a fondant ribbon around the base of each layer and a fondant bow. The cake is decorated with the couples initials and small white icing dots.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Here is sweet Ceders 1st birthday smash cake. She loves pink. She is too cute to leave out of the picture.

D D's birthday!

Happy Birthday D D !!!!

Here is a picture of his Cake. Love you Buddy.
He wanted a chocolate cake. So i made a chocolate cake with chocolate chips with a butter cream icing. He also waned a blue jeep. Sense he loves jeeping with his mom and dad I made it durty and out in the mud. :)

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Here is the wedding cake. The top layer is the apple spice cake that I posted earlier with a caramel filling, the two side cakes are chocolate lovers chocolate cake with chocolate chunks in it, with a strawberry mousse filling. The outside was painted with an eatable silver paint. It was a fun cake to do. Thanks for letting me do your wedding cake Virginia and Scott!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Applesauce Cake

I thought I would share something a wonderful lady gave me a long time ago. I am using this on the wedding cake I am making for a couple this weekend.

I call it an apple spice cake. It's nice and moist and just plain yummy!!!

1 Cup white sugar
1 Cup Brown sugar
1 Cup unsalted butter
3 eggs
4 Cups applesauce (chunky applesauce is nice as it adds bits of apple in your cake)
5 1/2 to 5 3/4 Cups sifted flour
4 tsp. soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. allspice (optional)
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Cups raisins - plumped (to plump i just cover them with water or apple juice and heat them in the microwave until boiling. let them set and absorb the liquid. You can do it on the stove top as well in a pan.)
1 Cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Beat the butter and sugar together until creamed. You want them to get creamy and lighter in color. Then add the eggs and mix them in. Scrape the bowl as you go.

mesure out your applesauce and set aside. Measure out the dry ingredients and sift them together and set aside. Mix in half the apple sauce and mix well scraping the bowl as well. Add half the flour mixture and mix well, and as always scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl. Add the other half of the apple sauce mixing well and then scraping the bowl. Add the rest of the flour mixture and mix and scrape the bowl again. Mix for about two min. or until well incorporated. Mix in the raisins and the chopped nuts.

Bake at 350*F or 45 min. in a greased and floured cake pan.

Add figs or candied fruit for a fruit cake that is moist and very good. (Not at all like the fruit cake that when you drop it, it breaks your toe or puts a dent in the floor.)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

lily wedding cake

This is the cake I did for my final in school. It was for the class on wedding cakes, gum paste flowers etc. The toper that looks like cut lace is hand pieced. The lily, flowers and leaves were made out of gum paste. The flowers on the side of the cake were hand painted as well. I used flower and leaf cutters to cut out the toppers design and pieced them together in a bowl and let them dry. I used royal icing to pipe the smaller decorations and attached them around the edge of the toper as well. The cake is covered with fondant.

southwestern chocolate mousse

I don't have a picture of this one, but chocolate that has a little kick is so yummy. Its light and creamy. It gives just a tickle at the back of your mount. It’s not too hot. You can adjust this recipe to make it as mild or spicy as you like it.

This Makes 2 Lbs. 8 oz.

This one I weigh. I have never converted it to cups. I will have to do that and add it on after I make it again, but for now, here it is as I use it.

This is good without the pepper and spice too. Egg yolks 2.809 oz.
Fine granulated sugar 2.471 oz.
Cinnamon .333 oz. (1tsp.)
Cayenne pepper .167 oz. (½ tsp.)
Water 2.135 oz.
Dark chocolate, melted 11.236 oz.
Heavy cream 21.348 oz.

Start the chocolate over a double boiler to start it melting first. Scrape and stir the chocolate now and then to prevent overheating or burning the chocolate. Whip the heavy cream to a soft peak and cover it and put it in the fridge till needed. Whip the egg yolks until pale. Add the cinnamon and cayenne pepper to the egg yolks. Make a syrup with the sugar and water and boil to 244*F. Whip the hot syrup into the yolks and continue to whip until cool. Fold the melted chocolate into the egg mixture. Whip 1/3 of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture. Then fold in another 1/3 of the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture until almost mixed in. fold in the last 1/3 of whipped cream until incorporated. Pour mousse into a container or into the individual cups or bowls and chill covered until set.
It is good with toasted or candied pine nuts toping it as well.

have fun. Im new to bloging so if you have questions on this just let me know.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Cantilope Bavarian

Here is something diffrent. Smooth, refreshning and light Cantilope Bavarian. Made from freash cantilope blended and then strained. It's wonderful for a cool light dessert for summer. This is the only picture I have of it so far. This is with a sugar cage and a touch of mint. I've sense made it in indavidual cups decorated with freash whiped cream for a party at a naibors house. It's one of my favorite Bavarians. Just sweet enought but not too sweet.

P.S. I got this one from the book that Roland Mesnier wrote.(the chef that worked at the white house and when he retired was replaced by a lady chef. I thought that was kind of exciting) The book is called Dessert University.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Im back

I just met with a bride the other day. I know her soon to be mother-in-law. We are planing out her wedding cake. fun fun fun. I'll post a picture of it when it's done. Every cake is uniqe and has its own chalanges. this one seems to be the fountin. lol. I'll let you know how it works out. It will work though. This will be a very sentamental cake for the bride and groom. It has alot of meaning in whats on the cake for them.
I know I haven't said what it will be yet but that is becouse I don't want to ruin the supirze for the guests and the bride and groom should be the onlyones to know about it until the wedding day. well, that and those the wish to tell before then.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Navy Cake

This is the Navy emblem of my step dads Unit. I was able to do this cake for there reunion. They didn't want a lot of Icing so I did the top so it was removable. It is done on a board with colored rolled fondant. The gold was painted with edible gold paint. The cake is white cake with Coconut filling and icing. The boarder of the cake is dusted with edible gold powder. I used coconut on the top of the cake so the emblem wouldn't stick to the top of the cake when they lifted it off.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

king salmon shaped retirement cake

This was a fun cake to do. It was a chocolate cake with a mousse filling, hand carved to look like a large king salmon that the gentleman caught on a trip to Alaska. It was covered with Italian buttercream and then wraped in rolled fondant. The fins are made of fondant as well. The cake was hand painted with edible colors and edible glitter to give the scales a shine. Around the cake is candied seaweed that was actualy good. The cake was presented with a large (new) fising lure atached to the top lip of the fish.
I was able to do this cake while I worked at Lake Powell and it was for a friends husband as well which made it even more special.


This was a very tall cake. Three layers stacked on the bottom and then three more layors stacked on pillars above it. Part was grerman chocolate cake with chocolate filling, white cake with a fruit filling and becouse the bride didn't need that much cake, and to keep the cost down, the two middle layors were rice crispy treats. The layers were covered with textured buttercream and the dusted with pink edible powder to higlight the cake details. Then toped with cascades of flowers.


Here is the wedding cake that went with the grooms cake woodland. Its a buttercream icing with iceing flowers with silver centers dotting the cake. It had spice cake for one layer and carrot cake for the other with cream chease filling. simple and elagant.

These are the wedding cakes I did for my nieces. I named the cakes after the beautiful brides.


This cake is covered in a white chocolate fondant and hand panted to look like aspen bark. It is topped with an edible photo of the groom doing what he loves, fishing. It also has hand made chocolates shaped like wallnuts nestled in with the greenery. You also get a peek of the detal of the brides cake behind it.


This cake is a red velvet cake with a thin chocolate coating topped with cream cheese icing for the filling. Covered with rolled fondant and decorated with hand made pearls and piped designs and a ribbon border.


This is a carrot cake with creamcheese icing filling and covered with rolled fondant. The bride wanted a damask style cake in blue, white and black. The bottom and top layer are hand piped designes. the middle layer had fondant that has been pillowed.