Monday, February 22, 2010

Martha's 30th Birthday Cake

Last weekend Jessica had her first client since getting back from our trip to China. One of our friends turned 30 and a couple of friends wanted to get a birthday cake for her. Here's what Jessica ended up making:

Each layer was a different flavor:
-Top tier = chocolate cake with chocolate ganache
-Middle tier = orange cake with chocolate ganache
-Bottom tier = lemon cake with rasberry whipped cream

The whole thing is covered in a buttercream and piped with colored royal icing.

Cheeto also took an interest in what Jessica had created:

Monday, February 1, 2010

Joshua's First Birthday

This post is a couple of months late, but better late than never. A few months ago, a little boy named Joshua turned 1. Being a very exciting time for the parents, they decided to throw a teddy bear party and asked me to make the cake.

One parent wanted chocolate cake and the other wanted vanilla, so we compromised. The bottom tier was a vanilla cake with vanilla frosting and fondant. The teddy bear was made out of dark chocolate cake with chocolate filling and piped in chocolate frosting. The extra cupcakes were all out of chocolate cake also.

Of course the Birthday Boy had have his own "smash cake" so he could make as big of a mess as he wanted. The family said that he treated the bear with the utmost respect before devouring it. I don't know about you, but I think he's pretty adorable.