Blog Design, Custom Blog Designs

July 19, 2011

Surprise Cockroach Cake

A friend of mine approached me to create a super unique centerpiece cake design for her mom's surprise 60th birthday party.  Ashely explained she was looking for something funny and interesting for her insect, bug crawling, B-52 flying, cockroach loving mom!  Ashely was looking for something realistic, appealing (or should I say not appealing) and definitely not cute.

Originally we had discussed the idea of a sculpted 3-D cockroach cake but decided on this (more appetizing) arrangement.  Hehe.  Could you image cutting into a roach cake and seeing the cream filled center?  =P

We decided on this 2-tiered ivory textured buttercream cake with rows of lime green "grass" and a mixture of crushed Oreos, graham crackers and brown sugar "dirt".  We handmade all of the cockroaches from gumpaste and hand painted these little crawlers for added detailing.

For the flavor, Ashely chose our Yellow Butter Cake with Lilikoi Cream filling. The cake was delivered to the Waialae Country Club where the staff watched us put the final touches on the cake.  Needless to say, everyone was very surprised to see roaches being added to the cake!  We got lots of compliments on these B-52 bombers and we hope Ashley's mom loved it too!  Happy Birthday!!

July 14, 2011

Devynn’s Hello Kitty 1st Birthday

I met with Devynn's parents a few months ago to begin planning her Hello Kitty and Friends themed 1st birthday cake.  Devynn's mom explained she had picked up lots of Hello Kitty character tote boxes and were going to be using them for centerpieces and decor around the party.  And to match the boxes, she wanted to create mini cakes in each character! 

We created 48 mini cakes made up of Hello Kitty, My Melody, Bad Batz Maru, Keroppi, and Tuxedo Sam!  And a larger version of Ms. Kitty herself was made for their cake topper.  Each mini cake is a round 3-inch size and perfect for individual servings or parents sharing the cakes with their little ones.  For the flavors, Devynn's mom chose our Yellow Butter Cake with Fresh Strawberry Cream filling and Devils Food Chocolate Cake with Cookies N Cream filling.

Happy 1st Birthday Devynn!

July 5, 2011

Featured Wedding - Kelli & David Vintage Hawaii

Photos courtesy of What a Day Photography
We were so excited to meet Kelli, her son, sister and mother who all came to the cake consultation together. Kelli already had a great concept for her wedding and came prepared with pictures of a few cake ideas and wedding design details.  They were planning an eco-chic, Hawaiian tropical meets semi-vintage wedding with lots of Do-It-Yourself projects and cute touches of natural detail.  Kelli and her family are very close and her sister was instrumental in helping with many of the amazing details. 

Their beautiful vintage Hawaiian ceremony was followed by a laid back, homey backyard reception at her grandmother’s house in Wahiawa.  Check out the chic lace runners along the fencing, red heart guitar pick favors and lovely mason jars.  I am in love their VW van!  And check out Kelli and David singing a song with their guitars – so romantic!  I think they chose the perfect photographer (What a Day Photography) to capture their wedding style. 

 Kelli and David selected a unique cake display to match their down-home, DIY themed wedding.  Instead of the traditional 3-tiered stacked cake, they chose 3 individual cakes each iced using textured buttercream techniques and topped with cute fabric flags that Kelli provided.

Pink Cake: Devils Food Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Raspberry Cream filling iced in columns of light soft pink buttercream scallops to resemble the rows of falling tiers in a pretty dress and the top view as a burst of a spring time flower. 

Pale Yellow Cake: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese filling iced in pale yellow buttercream in a completely textured pattern for a charming rustic appeal. 

Icy Blue Cake: Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream filling iced in tall lines of ruffles to resemble a falling, flowy piece of ribbon.

Kelli sent us this email after the wedding... “We loved your cakes. They looked amazing...straight out of my head, onto the plates. We were really excited about how the cakes turned out. It was perfection. Thank you so much."

Congratulations to Kelli and David – we wish you a lifetime of happiness together!

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