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Marcela's 40th Birthday Cake

This was my 2nd cake for the weekend and my first all nighter in a very long time.  By the time both cakes were picked up I was down for the count taking a nap!  Though I did get through the first season of The Good Life, the first season of Mom and the movie Joy while I was doing these cakes.  I think I confused the cats.  They didn't know if they should be sleeping or chasing each other.
Anyway, for this cake both the 8" and 6" tier were blue suede velvet.  Essentially red velvet with cream cheese filling but instead of red dye I used blue.  Then I covered both tiers in white fondant.

For the multicoloured flowers I cut out one of each colour daisy then used two of each coloured petals around circles I had cut out for the larger ones; for the smaller ones it was one of each colour.  Originally I started out doing the petals free hand but that was very time consuming.  Thankfully I was only one flower in before I switched direction.


For the greenery I used edible dye a…
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Mountain Bike Cake

For this cake I was requested to make a yellow mountain bike and the flavour was to be chocolate.  This was an 8" two layer chocolate cake with chocolate filling. To this day I still cannot draw a bike from memory.  The frame always looks slightly off.  Thankfully I didn't have to rely on my memory and was able to print off a clip art drawing to use as my guide.


Thank goodness for my clay extruder to do the bike wheels and frame.  You have to use fresh fondant.  If it's even slightly dried out it becomes virtually impossible to twist it out of the extruder.  After two tries with the yellow I broke down and made some fresh yellow fondant and it came out like butter! 


I made the trees out of three different shades of green using my small oval cutters. 


For the little rocks I had three different shades of grey and rolled up tiny little stones or rocks.

50th Anniversary Cake - Gluten Free

For this cake I was asked to make it gluten free.  Normally I only do a chocolate gluten free cake but I took the plunge and tried out a vanilla recipe.  I thought the cutoffs tasted pretty good.  Fingers crossed everyone else did too.

The bottom tier was an 8" two layer gluten free chocolate cake with butter cream filling.  The top tier was a 6" two layer gluten free vanilla cake with butter cream filling.  I had originally made the 50 out of gum paste and fondant.  It was more of a yellowish gold so I added the little yellow flowers to match.  However, when I went to add the 5 on the cake I broke it. :(  Thankfully, I pulled out my Cricut machine and made a topper out of cardstock.

Superman Wedding Cake

It's been almost a month since I've had a cake to do.  It was a nice summer break.  I'm not going to lie.  However, I have been dying to do this superman cake forever!  I was so excited when I asked to do it for the topper of the cupcake stand.  Yay!  What a fun way to get back into the swing of things.


The topper was a 6" two layer cookies and cream cake with butter cream filling.

For the cake stand I made two dozen vanilla, chocolate and cookies & cream.  At first I was going to do all the initials in the middle lettering but it was taking FOREVER to tap out and they were super brittle.  Instead I didn't different lettering for each flavour.

My go to for cupcake liners in matte black.  Of course when I went to do the cupcakes I had enough for 2 dozen but not the remaining 4 dozen.  I sent Mr T out on a wild goose chase looking for even plain white ones forgetting that the bride had already made the covers to go over them so it didn't matter what the line…

Deadpool Birthday Cake

I can't believe this guy turned 7 today!  Of course I was thrilled to do a cake for him.  His request was for a vanilla cake with the Deadpool theme.  Of course I had no idea what Deadpool was or that it was a character in the title movie.  I'm not really into any of the Marvel or DC movies.  Good thing my friends like me in spite of my flaws!  Ha. :)


I knew not to cover it in fondant because that would be way too easy on me.  Wouldn't you know that Deadpool's colours are red and black.  Two of the most fun colours to dye butter cream icing.  I went with red icing then black and white fondant decorations.

To add depth to the lettering I cut out a set in white and a set in black.  Then I offset the white on top of the black slightly.  I love how this turned out.

This was an 8" two layer vanilla cake as per the birthday boy's request and his mother's dismay.

Mercedes Benz S600 Birthday Cake

Before I agreed to make this 3D cake I scoured Pinterest and YouTube for a tutorial.  Thankfully, I found this fantastic video for a Mercedes Benz Birthday Cake.  Mr T found the specs and printed them off for me.  I didn't do the cake exactly to scale to make sure there was more cake for the guests to enjoy.

First I made the tires so that they could dry out and harden.  Then I made the cake board in the shape of the base similar to the video and covered it in tin foil.


For the cake I made a 9 x 13 vanilla cake.  With that slab I roughly formed the shape of a car with chocolate ganache as the filling.  The ganache worked like a glue to help keep the pieces together.


Once the shaped was formed I covered the entire cake in chocolate ganache and let that set .


The cake was covered in black fondant.  Then I outlined all the windows and doors as per the specs.  Added the mirrors, door handles and antenna.  Using the clay extruder I made the grey outline for the tires, lights, front gri…

Myra and Doug's Wedding Cake

I've known the bride and her daughter since I was 5 years old.  So, I was extremely honoured to be asked to make this cake for Myra and Doug.  We decided on a three tiered cake with buttercream icing to cover the cake.

I was off last week on vacation so I was able to spend all day yesterday taking my time to make the roses out of fondant.  Miss E was home with me and watched some episodes of Friends and Uncle Buck.  It was lots of fun and so nice not to rush.


For the roses the first few layers were slightly darker than the outer layers to give some depth to make them more realistic.


The bottom tier was fake.  It was a 10" round 4" high styrofoam dummy.  To make the ruffled affect I used a piping bag and rose tip and piped it on haphazardly around the dummy.  I did this tier last once the cake was put together to cover up the edge of the 2nd tier.


On the top tier I placed the roses with some extra icing to prevent them from moving around.  I put them as close together as…