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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…

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  I had originally made the 50 out of gum paste and fondant.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…