Friday, January 25, 2013

Mardi Gras Birthday Cupcakes

These were so fun to make.  Sometimes it's nice to do a little bit easier project.  I loved the colors and fun theme of this sweet 16 party!  The stars and beads are a mix of gum paste and modeling chocolate.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Vegetable Garden Birthday Cake

A garden cake for a fantastic gardener!  Everything is edible, of course!  Even the 'dirt!'  Squash, onions, tomatoes, peas, carrots and cucumbers.  Those are straight from his garden!  Happy Birthday, Ken!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Harry Potter Hedwig Owl Cake

Here's an adorable Hedwig cake I made for my daughter's birthday.  We made potions and each child got their own wand from Ollivander's shop.  We had candles all over and the curtains closed.  We played Harry Potter trivia and let the kids 'cast spells.'  It was so much fun!
 Hedwig was made with 4 6" circle cakes and 2 4" cakes with the top of a cupcake to round off the head.  Sculpted to be shaped like an owl, then frosted and covered in feathers made of sculptable butter cream mixed with a little gum paste.  The glasses are gum paste and the scarf is modeling chocolate.  Truly a magical party and cake!  (It was hard to eat such a cute cake!!)
The layers of cake for Hedwig!
Happy birthday our beautiful girl!  We love you tons and tons!!!