Tuesday, June 30, 2009


When most people order a cake, they want something that reflects who the recipient is. Needless to say, I was a little surprised when my mom calls me at my day job last week and says, "one of my co-workers needs a cake, but it is short notice, can you do it?". I tell her if it is a small one, it's ok. She proceeds to say, "he wants a barber pole since the birthday boy is a hairdresser". I tell her that I can do a small round cake and stick a gumpaste barber chair and pole on it. She calls me back and says, "No, he wants to know if you can shape it like a barber pole". Now this is the woman who so graciously gave birth to me 33 years ago - shouldn't she know me better than this? Shouldn't her answer have been, "of course he can". Needless to say I did it and am very happy with the way it turned out. But, I'll let you guys be the judge of that!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

My Birthday Cake

Ok, so here's the story. After watching Last Cake Standing challenge on FN, I was dying to try Mary's (from Cakegirls) glow in the dark technique. What better place than my own birthday cake, right? Wrong!

I am a big fan of DC Superheros - especially Batman and the Justice League, so I came up with this design. Only the top tier was real cake (Vanilla Bean with mixed berry coulis filling). I was really happy with the outcome. Followed the ingredients from the show, applied it to anything that I wanted to glow, and waited for dark. For this to work, I needed a blacklight. The one I bought was not strong enough I guess, because this cake did not glow!

I am not giving up though! I will be on the hunt for a better black light and I will try this again. When it works, I have a funnny feeling a lot of people will want their cake to glow too!


Welcome to my Cake Blog! I plan on using this space to highlight all of the special projects I am working on. I'm going to start with a very popular cartoon character - Spongebob Square pants!

Spongebob was made with a 9 x 13 sheet cake that was crumb coated in buttercream first. Once coated, I used the tip of a knife to lightly map out where I wanted his features to be, then I used a melon baller and tomato core remover to hollow out the indentations to make him more spongelike. Spongebob chilled in the fridge for a bit while I colored the fondant and then the fun began. I used fondant of various colors to detial him, and I'm pretty happy with the end result:

Not only am I happy with it, but so was the person who asked for this cake. Here is what she had to say:

"Everyone loved it!!! It was super delicious and I enjoyed eating the leftover cake thoroughly. You have such talent and I thank you for making Faolan's day extra special. He started to pick at the side of the cake before we cut it, he was freaking out with excitement that he had a SpongeBob cake. Thank you for making a little boy very happy "

I hope you all enjoy my blog, and I look forward to posting often since there are a lot of things I want to try, and a lot of cakes on the way!!