Thursday, July 7, 2011

Red Velvet Petite Fours

An alternative dessert detour- red velvet petite fours w/ cream cheese filling and chocolate ganache glaze made for my parents' dinner party. It's a new trend in weddings to have multiple desserts in addition to or instead of a wedding cake. These are the perfect bite sized treats and also cute as favors.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Brown Ribbon Rose Cake

I have discovered the beauty of styrofoam cake. Non-perishable, empty canvas for me to practice on again and again? Check. Show off what I can do as a decorator without the hassle and waste of baking real cake? Check. Here is the first of what I hope to be many portfolio builder dummy cakes. All decoration was handmade with fondant.

Fun fact: the inspiration for this cake came from a pillow on my bed-

50th Birthday Cake

My parents turned 50 last March and my sisters and I threw them a big party to celebrate. This was my first time using fondant and gum paste and I loved the smooth look. The cake is vanilla-almond cake with berries and cream on the bottom and chocolate almond on the top. The numbers and flowers are handmade in gum paste.