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Simply Nautical

Simply Nautical.


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!


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!


Congratulations to Brittany and Daniel!

~September 6, 2014~


Golf Gathering

Teddy Trossett tees off as family and friends gather in support. Some cupcakes and cookies I made for the gathering. 

Chocolate Truffle-filled white chocolate golf balls on chocolate or vanilla cupcakes with piped buttercream grass. 

Cookie platters: Lemon Poppyseed, Coconut, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal, and Sugar. 

Jameson Irish Whiskey Cake

Jim was turning 50 and his wife was surprising him with a big party… so a cake was ordered. He likes Jameson Irish Whiskey, Arturo Fuente Opus X cigars, golfing, and playing cards. Hmmmm… are you wondering how I combined them all? ….Then check this out!

And now to show you some details!

75 chocolate cupcakes-each with piped “grass” icing and a white chocolate vanilla buttercream golf ball!

Side by side comparison with the real bottle. Jameson Irish Whiskey has a pretty strong smell, but the one I made smelled nothing but sweet!  I made it from Rice Krispies Treat, frosted it, covered it with fondant, and hand painted the label.

Chocolate cake with peanut butter buttercream frosting and fondant/gum paste cards and cigar. But it wasn’t just any cigar… it was a hand-painted, sugar version of an Arturo Fuente Opus X!

For some reason I’m always nervous on delivery day… wondering if the recipient is going to like what I’ve created for them. However, the day I delivered this one, I was just worried about driving the 4 1/2 miles up and down the steep hills from Fly Creek and over the deep potholes of Cooperstown. All with this heavy, tall bottle of Jameson towering above the cake! I conquered the obstacles along the way-with the cake in tact and bottle still standing! Now THAT was almost as hard as making it!

Happy Birthday, Jim!

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