Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Happy Birthday, America!

This was a ridiculously fun project, as well. This was my first time working with flow icing, and I think I will do it again, when appropriate. It was much easier to do the stars with flow icing than it would have been with the melted candy coating.

A wedding for... 285!

This was the biggest event I have done to date, which is very exciting. A friend from high school got married recently, and was looking for a beautiful arrangement for their rather formal and large wedding reception. We decided on a tiramisu cutting cake, with an arrangement of 270 cupcakes. The cupcakes followed the wedding colors, and were arranged in a gradient from very pale lavender to a darker purple color. I also incorporated their theme of origami paper cranes into the cake and cupcake display.

Also, for the "groom's cake," we did cupcakes modeled after the aliens from Toy Story, the groom's favorite movie.

A wedding celebration

A former colleague of mine contacted me recently, as her father was getting re-married, and wanted a casual but delicious cake arrangement for the wedding celebration. We decided on a cupcake tier with a 2-layer cutting cake. The flavors were vanilla, lemon, and almond, with an almond cutting cake.

It's a bird... it's a plane... no, it's Super Dad!

For all the wonderful dads out there, I made Super Dad cake pops!

More ladybugs!

A good friend of mine had a friend coming to visit her this spring who loves ladybugs, so she requested an order of ladybug cake pops as a welcome gift!

Love is in the air

I started out the Valentine's Day cake pops a little bit concerned. I was not convinced I would be able to do a heart that:
  1. looked good and
  2. looked like a heart and
  3. was not too top heavy that it would break and fall off the stick
But I think these turned out great! Don't you?

And now for Christmas

I had a lot of fun doing these Christmas tree cake pops. One of the biggest challenges is to get the candy coating nice and smooth - which is part of why these were so fun to do! Christmas trees are not supposed to be smooth at all!

It was also fun to come up with the different styles of decorations for each cake pop.

Going all the way back to Thanksgiving!

Here are some turkey cake pops, which are just the most hilarious looking things I have ever seen:

I also did footballs:

Time for some serious updating!

Augh, I am 7 months behind on this! Seven! Months!

I will be using my lunch break today to post some much-needed updates... Stay tuned!