Monday, September 14, 2009

Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Cake

I made an ice cream cake for my daughters 3rd birthday. She loves Mickey mouse so I tied that in a little. You can't get to elaborate with ice cream cake but it sure was yummy. Chocolate cake with mint chocolate cookie ice cream and chocolate fudge layers.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Birthday Cakes

I made these 3 cakes for my uncle Stan's birthday party. There was coconut cake with a coconut lime filling, cream cheese frosting garnished with toasted coconut; banana cake with banana cream filling layered with fresh cut banana slices and a whipped cream icing; and chocolate cake with raspberry cream filling and chocolate buttercream icing.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Baby Shower cake and cookies

I did this cake and these cookies this weekend as well. It was for my good friends cousin who is having a baby boy. She requested the baby feet cake which was chocolate cake with raspberry filling and chocolate buttercream. The cookies are sugar and gingerbread in the shape of onsies, strollers, and bibs.

Baby Shower

I did this cake this weekend for a baby shower. They didn't know what they are having so they choose the colors of yellow, pink, and blue. Another cake that Flo baked and I decorated. Simple borders and inscription on a 9x13 vanilla cake with strawberry filling and champagne buttercream frosting.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Birthday Bear

This cake was made for a little boys first birthday as a smash cake. Vanilla cake with chocolate butter cream frosting.

Mini cakes and cupcakes

I made these today with some left over cake batter. They are mini vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting and blue and green sprinkles. The others are mini round and square vanilla cakes with buttercream frosting, rolled in toasted coconut topped with some chocolate buttercream frosting and of course, a cherry on top. They were pretty yummy for dessert tonight :)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Drum set

This was a birthday cake I decorated (cake baked by Flo Jenkins)for a popular Jazz musician here in Portland. It's chocolate cake with chocolate pudding filling, iced in chocolate buttercream icing covered with fondant. All other decorations, including writing, is fondant.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Graduation Cake

I have a friend who bakes but doesn't enjoy decorating as much as I do so has started contracting some of her decorating work out to me. This was a cake she made and I decorated for a college graduate. It was a 10" layer cake that had to weigh at least 10lbs. I was just bummed I didn't get to take a bite because her cakes are SO delicious!

Monday, June 15, 2009

A "Fresh" Start

I've added something new to my baking... fresh farm eggs! I found a place close to home that sells fresh eggs in brown, chocolate, and green and I am excited to incorporate this new find into my baking life with the hope that it will boost the quality of the items that I bake.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Zebra cake

This was Emma's 6th birthday cake. She wanted a zebra laying in the jungle. It was chocolate cake with raspberry cream filling covered with marshmellow fondant. The trees are pretzel sticks and the zebra was hand modeled out of fondant and painted with edible gel. She loved it.


I made this cake for a BBQ we attended. The cake inside was even pink. I would have liked more time to add some vines and maybe some other fruits to dress it up a bit.

Friday, May 15, 2009


This was a cake for a friends moms 50th birthday. Her favorite flowers are daffodils. The cake is chocolate cake with alternating layers of chocolate truffle filling and mocha butter cream. Covered in two toned fondant hand painted with gel food color and flowers hand made with gum paste.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Teacher Appreciation

It's teacher appreciation week at the girls' school. I made these cookies for the staff.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Butterfly Cookies

I usually stick with cake but decided to try my hand at cookies. I made these for my daughters kindergarten class for her birthday today. They don't want cupcakes in the class room so I had to step out of my comfort zone and dive into the cookie world. It took longer than I thought but I am pleased with the results and Emma loved them. Something I will just continue to improve on hopefully.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Periwinkle Baby Shower Cake

This is a baby shower cake I did for a new mom to be. She just wanted something elegant using her nursery colors. The bottom layer is vanilla cake with alternating layers of vanilla and raspberry butter cream. The top layer is chocolate cake with alternating layers of mocha butter cream and chocolate truffle filling. Covered in fondant with fondant accents. I love these colors together.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Iron Man Cake

This was a cake I did for a friends little boy's 3rd birthday. Vanilla cake with strawberry and vanilla bean buttercream filling and icing. Covered in fondant.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Blue with Green Polka dots

This is actually a dummy cake. I made it as a sample for a charity auction I donated a cake to. It is blue fondant with green polka dots and brown bows. The polka dots are brushed with pearl glaze, as well as the top of the cake. The rose is brushed with red petal dust and the leaves are dusted with green petal dust.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Retro flower cake. Vanilla butter cake with lemon cream and raspberry mousseline butter cream icing, covered with fondant with fondant flowers.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Chocolate Espresso cake with Mocha butter cream covered in Marshmellow Fondant. Hand painted with food color. For a friends birthday.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


This was a cake for a 5th birthday. She had a dress up tea party so it went with the theme.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Curious George

Here is a Curious George cake for a first birthday. Vanilla cake with alternating layers of vanilla mousseline buttercream and raseberry mousseline buttercream. George was hand molded out of fondant.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Pink and red birthday cake

This cake was for my daughters 7th birthday. She wanted pink and red. 9" round double layer chocolate cake with strawberry filling, chocolate frosting and covered in marsh mellow fondant. Roses, ribbon and bow are all fondant.