Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

…that’s what little girls are made of. When they grow up, that becomes a whole different story…but their cakes are still just as sweet!

Here’s a look at some of the girly cakes I’ve created for bridal showers, engagement parties, etc.

A bachelorette party cake — the wedding shoes…or shoe, should I say. I made this shoe out of fondant to match the bride’s wedding shoes and was pretty proud of my accomplishment. This cake was also my first gluten-free cake!

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Bridal Shower Cakes:

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And cupcakes!!

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A Tiffany Ring Box for an engagement party:

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Another Tiffany blue and sparkly treat:

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And some anniversary cakes (both updates of the couple’s wedding cakes from 30 and 40 years ago):

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40thAnniversary

I love making girly cakes…flowers and sparkles and sprinkles? YES, please.

You’re my favorite color, camouflage.

I’ve always wanted to try to create a camouflage pattern out of fondant…and I finally got my chance with this G.I. Joe cake:

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I started by creating three different colors of green and one brown. I rolled them into different shapes and placed them really close together.

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Then, I rolled it out and hoped for the best:

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And it worked out pretty well!

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Eat cake…because it’s somebody’s birthday somewhere.

In another attempt to catch this new blog up on all my past cakes, I give you…the birthday edition.

From the young:

MinnieMouse

Minnie Mouse

Hunger Games

Hunger Games with handmade fondant mockingjay

TMNT

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Tangled

Tangled…Barbie?

Spongebob

Spongebob Squarepants

Pirate

Arrrrrrgggghhh!

NinjagoLego

Ninjago Legos

To the youngish:

UNRGolf

University of Nevada, Reno and golf

UNR

University of Nevada, Reno

Princess2

Sleeping Princess

MardiGras

Mardi Gras

To the young at heart:

Bud Light Bottle Cap

Bud Light Bottle Cap

I do!

When I was first asked to make a wedding cake, I was extremely nervous.

I had about 5 decorated cakes under my belt…and a wedding cake seems so…important.

Fortunately, my first wedding cake was just one tier to complement the cake pops the bride had ordered:

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Next Up? A cake for my future mother-in-law’s wedding. Three tiers to match the colors of the wedding, strawberry, vanilla and chocolate…a Neapolitan delight! I hand placed rhinestones on the three ribbons to give this cake some extra sparkle and handmade the fondant roses cascading down in ombre style.

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It’s amazing to me how each cake can be so different and something I’ve never really done before. Fondant was my jam, but my bride wanted a rustic buttercream cake – three tiers (two strawberry, one very vanilla with real vanilla bean) and a chocolate sheet cake.

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This has turned into one of my most favorite cakes.

Can I prove that? Yes! For my wedding just a few months later…a smaller, slightly altered version:

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And last up, as I try to catch this blog up on all my past work, was a pink and black cake using the Chantilly lace technique.

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I love doing wedding cakes…probably because I love weddings so much (especially after experiencing my own)! What a truly awesome day for brides and their families!

Gold Tinted Roses

Who needs rose tinted glasses when you have gold tinted roses?

This practice cake provided a sweet perspective on life last Saturday.

Not only did I need to practice some buttercream roses for an upcoming cake, but I needed a cake to incorporate into a little photoshoot that was set up on Saturday. I’m just dying to get the photos back!

Vanilla cake with homemade buttercream icing, strawberries in syrup and roses, painted gold? Yes, please!

Practice makes perfect!

Practice makes perfect!


A nod to the olden days…

also known as 2012, when I completed my first cakes.

Though I sometimes cringe a little bit when I look at these, I think it’s awesome to see where I started and what got me to where I am. (You’ll also notice that my picture taking skills have yet to improve. I do apologize).

Technically, I finished one cake in class before this one…it had a picture of a cupcake on it. A cupcake on a cake. What an idea. Honestly…I think it’s probably better you just imagine what it looked like.

This buttercream cake had quite the technique involved…roses, leaves, ribbon and writing!

Practicing Roses and Writing

Practicing Roses and Writing

I learned many a royal icing flower…

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Flowers

This is probably the most icing I’ve ever put on a cake…the basket weave!

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Neon never looked so good.

And soon I graduated from buttercream and royal icing and it was on to fondant.

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Fondant Flowers

And my graduation cake?

Daisies!

Daisies!

Bam! So this is what I had presented to the social media world. And based on just these pictures, somebody actually thought I could make them a cake for their beach-themed bridal shower.

And so I did.

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Skinny-Dippin’ Love

The rest, as they say, is history. Now I’ve done wedding cakes, birthday cakes, and cakes for all sorts of occasions. A few cupcakes too!