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Simply Nautical

Simply Nautical.

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The bride wanted a simple cake with a touch of a nautical theme (the rope knot) and their color was navy.

5 tiers of white chocolate cake with raspberry filling and blue velvet with cream cheese filling, all with vanilla buttercream and covered in vanilla marshmallow fondant. This was probably the heaviest cake I have ever made! The bottom tier alone weighed more than the average 3 tier cake. I had to call upon help when it came time to deliver it (Thank you, Andrew!).

And as a surprise for the groom, the bride wanted a small cake to display some of his interests… like golfing, cigars, Fireball Whiskey, boating, and Chihuahuas. I have to say that I really didn’t think I could pull that one off. None of these things really went together… or did they! Thanks to my talented sister, Brandy, who dreamed up the idea to tie them all together, this little guy was born!

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A Chihuahua adorned with a golf cap (complete with a dimpled golf ball for the pompom), holding a shot glass of Fireball Whiskey in one paw, and a cigar in the other, while floating in the water on a life preserver! And to ‘tie’ it together with the wedding cake, I bordered it with a rope and the same knot!

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Congratulations to Brittany and Daniel!

~September 6, 2014~

Boston Terrier Birthday

Baby Bump Cake

Before today, I had this silly notion. I told myself that I wouldn’t do one of those cakes-you know, the ones where the cake is part of a human body. I know, I’m strange. But it just didn’t seem right to me to be cutting a cake like that-like I was taking a slice of a person. Like faux cannibalism or something. Lol. Especially a baby bump cake.

However, there comes a time when every cakorator  is asked to make such a cake. I was asked to make a baby bump cake for today. I figured that I wasn’t going to be the one cutting into it-I wasn’t even going to be there. And I do so love making cakes, so why not? After all, I like to make the client happy. And seeing how much they loved it made me happy, too!  

After seeing their reaction, I would gladly make another human cake. They loved it! 

Congratulations to the momtobe!

Valentine’s Proposal Cake

As our news feeds light up with news of engagements this Valentine’s Weekend, I wanted to share the small part I took in planning one of these special proposals. Nate knew he wanted to propose to his love this weekend, and knew that he wanted to do it over dessert, but was also sure that he didn’t want her to bite into, or swallow, the ring. I combined two of her favorite desserts-red velvet cake and chocolate covered strawberries-to create this proposal dessert.

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A moist red velvet cake with cream cheese icing on the inside and cream cheese and buttercream icing on the outside. Rimmed with chocolate covered strawberries and a chocolate box on top.

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The chocolate box on the cake allowed for the ring to be hidden on the dessert without being consumed. The chocolate heart on the cover of the box says “Be Mine”. And a chocolate heart inside the box says “Forever”.

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Congratulations, Tanya and Nate!

 

 

SUPER Cake

I was honored to make this very special 40th birthday cake for my friend, Mike. I had free creative license with this one; although it didn’t take me long to figure out what I was going to do. You see, this friend is a math teacher, with a young family… and also the singer in an 80s cover band (Flux Capacitor sings in full 80s dress-clothes, hair, eye-liner, and all)! I love singing and dancing along whenever they play; but I also love math! I knew I wanted to incorporate both into this cake-especially after seeing this split picture of him:

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So, here is what I came up with:

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Vanilla cake with raspberry filling, vanilla buttercream, and fondant coated. The Super Pi symbol on top represents the mathematical side of Mike, the little notebook papers around the base (that describe the many ways that Mike is super), represent the teacher side, the wave boarder represents the family man side (family vacations on the beach), and of course, the figure in front represents Mike’s rocker side.

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Happy Birthday, Mike!

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SpongeBob Birthday Cake

I created this SpongeBob Birthday Cake for a little guy’s Birthday. His mom is a friend of mine from Elementary School. This was a fun cake to make and even had some Patrick-topped cupcakes to go with it.

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Happy Birthday, Peyton!

Butterflies for Baby Talbot

 

Inspired by the textured butterflies on the invitation, this baby shower cake is full of texture!

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Congratulations Jess & Mike! We can’t wait to meet Baby Girl Talbot!

 

Purple Ombre Ruffle Cake

For this cake, I was given one word…

PURPLE.

So I ran with it!

Here’s the pretty purple cake I made for a friend’s 5oth birthday:

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Happy Birthday, Sue! May your next 50+ years be just as good, if not better, than the first 50!

 

Hairspray cake

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Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School did a production of Hairspray the musical this weekend. I made this cake and they auctioned it off Saturday night. The white faced gal with the blue hair and pink bow is what is pictured on the playbill. If you are familiar with the musical, you know that Ultra Clutch hairspray is the sponsor of the dance competition on the Corny Collins Show. For those of you who are not familiar with the musical, you should watch it! I once watched the original version and there were some songs and scenes cut from it in the more recent version, where John Travolta plays Tracy’s mom; so watch them both and decide which one you like best! In the musical, Tracy takes a stand against segregation and encourages those around her to stand with her. She is eventually successful in breaking out and breaking down the barriers on the Corny Collins Show, where she dances her way into everyone’s heart.

I took my girls to see the show this weekend, as they love musicals as much as I do! Jared Tracy, as Edna, made the show, in my ‘unbiased’ opinion! Hilarious! Congratulations on a job well done!

Happy Birthday, American Legion

 

Cooperstown’s American Legion is celebrating their birthday today!

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A nice corned beef and cabbage dinner was planned and I was asked to make their dessert. A half & half cake… that is half vanilla/half chocolate cake. This one has buttercream frosting and fondant decorations.

(The smiley face was completely unintentional and was not even noticeable until the picture was taken from this distance. Que Sera, Sera!)

Happy Birthday, American Legion! Thank you all for your service!

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