Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Tree Cake

Here is the Christmas Tree cake that I made this weekend. The trunk and bottom layer were both chocolate cake with a chocolate cream filling. The middle layer was a lemon cake, and the top layer was a white cake. It was very cute and very delicious! Be sure to click on the picture to get a better look at the details.
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Monday, December 1, 2008

Family Fun With Gingerbread

Every year we let the kids decorate gingerbread cookies to hang on the Christmas tree. Here are the creations for this year's tree. Along with the cookies, the kids also make paper chains, and popcorn strings to decorate with. This is one tradition the kids will never forget. The kids are proud of their home made decorations!
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Sunday, November 9, 2008

R2D2 Cake

Here is the cake in progress. The body is made up of white cakes filled with a lemon cream cheese filling. The round top is also a white cake, and the legs are made with rice crispy treats. They were then crumb coated with buttercream frosting, and finished off with a lemon flavored marshmallow fondant.

Here he is all finished and ready for Alex's birthday party. He was definitely the hit of the party!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My Decadent German Chocolate Cake With Dutch Chocolate Ganache

So here is the cake that I've been aching to bake. It was very rich and very delicious! German Chocolate Cake with a Dutch Chocolate Ganache. The filling was made by carmalizing Sweetened Condensed Milk and adding toasted pecans and toasted coconut. I will definitely be making this one again!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Ashley's Castle

A beautiful castle for a beautiful little princess. Both the 10 inch and 6 inch layers were made with a strawberry cake, because Ashley's favorite color is pink. The filling was a strawberry mousse, and it was topped with buttercream frosting. It was quite delicious!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Amanda's Wedding Cake

This is my first wedding cake, and it was SO much fun to make! I'm so glad I had the chance to do it.

Friday, August 1, 2008

A Monster Truck Jam for Adam!

A 16 inch cake for a 1 year old??? I wanted to practice making a large cake, so therefore Adam got it for his Birthday. The cake was really moist, with 38 eggs, 16 cups of sugar, 5 cups of butter, and 16 cups of flour, among other ingredients. It is an almond flavored white cake with a chocolate mousse filling. It is topped with a green buttercream frosting and chocolate ganache. The dirt is so lifelike! Everybody thought that I brought it in from the garden. It is actually crushed graham crackers and oreos. Oh, and the candy rocks are edible. The cake tasted even better than it looks! Adam sure enjoyed it.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I Went A Little Topsy Turvy!

For Erin's Birthday and Baptism I decided to make her a Topsy Turvy cake. Each level has chocolate cake, white cake, and strawberry cake with a buttercream filling. This whimsical cake was a big hit at the party!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Gumpaste and Fondant Class

Here is my final cake for the Gum paste and Fondant Class. It is a cherry chip cake with an almond buttercream filling. I topped it with a home made marshmallow fondant. The daisies were also made out of fondant. I have taken all four courses that Wilton has to offer, and I loved each one. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Well, I did it! Tonight I finished the Wilton Course 2 at Hobby Lobby. The instructor was Lori Cottrell, who made it a lot of fun. Throughout this course I mainly learned how to make flowers out of frosting and royal icing. My final cake was an oval strawberry cake with a cream cheese filling. It had basket weaving on the sides and a rope border. All of the flowers are made with royal icing. The flowers include Apple Blossoms, Violets, Mums, Daffodils, Victorian Roses, Pansies, Daisies, Primroses, and Rose Buds. I really enjoy decorating cakes and can't wait to start Wilton Course 4 at Hobby Lobby next week. It is a gumpaste and fondant class, which will run four weeks.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Chocolate Mint Delight

Doesn't this look delectable? I made this cake for the dessert auction at our church. It is a chocolate fudge cake with chocolate fudge frosting. It is topped with Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies and the sides are covered with Mint Chocolate Pirouette Cookies. The shell border is made with a Chocolate Mint Buttercream Frosting. This cake is sure to be a hit at the auction tonight!

Friday, March 7, 2008

My Lily Tier Cake

This cake was my final project for Wilton Course 3. I made the lilies and leaves with royal icing a few days ahead of time. The 6 inch and 10 inch tiers are both lemon cake with a homemade raspberry filling. I crumbcoated them with a buttercream frosting and then topped them with a homemade marshmallow, lemon fondant. I thought it turned out very well. A perfect cake for Easter. Too bad Easter is still a couple weeks away.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Ryan's Birthday Cake

Ryan's birthday was on February 1st. Knowing that I had started taking cake decorating classes, he was planning for me to make him an elaborate 4 tier cake with a Harry Potter theme. After only a month of classes, I talked him into a much smaller Harry Potter cake.