Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! This is a chocolate cake with peppermint buttercream filling. I thought it would be cute to have Santa getting stuck in the chimney on the way down. All decorations are made from fondant and are 100% edible.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Mermaid Cake

This is a two tiered chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling, covered in buttercream and fondant. With the exception of the mermaid candle topper, all pieces are completely edible and made from a fondant/gumpaste mix.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Diego Jeep

Chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling. The bottom tier is covered with buttercream and fondant and the top tier is covered with buttercream and cookie crumbs.

The jeep is 100% edible, made with rice krispies treats, buttercream, fondant and gumpaste. The flags, grass and rocks are a gumpaste and fondant mix. The Diego logo and headlights are gumpaste and I colored them with food safe markers.

Diego and Baby Jaguar are plastic figurines, but everything else on the cake is edible. A close up of the jeep is below.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Pizza Cake

This was a lot of fun to make! And surprisingly simple. The cake was made much larger than needed, but only because it's much more life-like at 12" round.

Chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling, covered in buttercream and fondant. Rice krispies treats covered with fondant make up the "crust." The "sauce" is strawberry preserves mixed with buttercream and a bit of red and brown coloring gel. Everything else on the pizza...ahem, made from fondant.

The Cat is Back

Hello Kitty, done a bit differently. My camera battery literally died after I took this first shot, and I have better angles/pics on my phone that I will upload later.

The tiers are yellow cake with chocolate pudding filling covered in buttercream and fondant.

The Hello Kitty face is carved from rice krispies treats, covered in fondant and decorated with gumpaste accents. Everything on this cake is edible.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Family Tree 80th Birthday Cake

This cake was for an 80th birthday celebration - for a man whose many passions were narrowed down to "family" and "Villanova baseball."

Each tier is chocolate cake with strawberry filling. The top tier celebrates Villanova baseball, while the second and bottom tiers celebrate his large family with a family tree. The birthday boy and his wife's name are "carved" in the tree trunk, their children and spouse's names are on the bottom tier and his grandchildren are all named on the middle tier.

All decorations (leaves, baseball bats, baseballs, etc) are edible and are made of fondant or a fondant/gumpaste mix.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hello Again!

This is one popular cat these days. :)
Hello Kitty face, carved from 3 x 10" rounds (2 chocolate, 1 yellow) with chocolate filling. Buttercream icing makes up the face and sides and I used a gumpaste/fondant mix for the bows, whiskers, eyes and nose. The cake board is wrapped with HK wrapping paper.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Top tier is 2 x 6"round chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling. Bottom tier is 3 x 10" round chocolate cake with strawberry and fudge fillings. Under the fondant is a vanilla buttercream. The stars are fondant with fondant letters on lollipop sticks. The clubhouse is fondant with buttercream accents. All is edible, except the Mickey Mouse figurines and the lollipop sticks.

For those over the age of 4 who are not familiar with the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, you can see it in the background of this picture:

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Princess Castle Cake

Wow. So, I've finished the castle cake, and if you read my previous post, you know that only a few days ago I had just finished the towers. I've been working pretty hard these last two days. The center is a 3 layer 10" round chocolate cake with buttercream and fresh strawberry filling, covered in buttercream. The top is a 2 layer 6" round strawberry cake with chocolate fudge filling, also covered in buttercream.

The facade of the castle is a fondant cobblestone with fondant windows and door. The tops of the towers are upsidedown sugar cones, coated in buttercream and rolled in colored sugar. The vines and flowers are all colored buttercream. The front walk is fondant, as are the tops of the castle towers (parapets?).

The non-edible parts of this cake are the princesses, the Dora figure, Tinkerbell and the flag/ribbon at the top.

Edited to add: By far the largest cake I've made to date...16 eggs, 4 sticks of butter, 32 cups of confectioner's sugar, the list goes on and on...

Friday, September 11, 2009

Building the Castle Cake

My next cake endeavor is a princess castle cake, and since this is my first time doing it, I had to experiment a bit with the castle towers. First, I had to figure out the smartest way to make them. Next, I needed to test their durability so they wouldn't fall apart on me before the cake was even finished. Then I had to make sure they looked great! After researching a bit on and I decided to go with rice krispies treats (RKT) over wooden dowels, covered in buttercream and then a layer of fondant. I picked up a silicon cobblestone mat to use on the fondant. Here's how the first one turned out (keep mind I plan to top them with sugar cones coated in buttercream and colored sugar so they are not 100% done yet).

After two days of it staying put and confident that this method would work, I made the other three:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Hello Kitty (part 2)

This cake is carved from a 2 layer 8" round (one layer chocolate, the second layer yellow cake) with chocolate fudge filling. It is decorated with buttercream and colored sugar (pink for the bow). And I used black licorice for the whiskers.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Race Track Cake

This is a race track/Lightening McQueen cake, 2 layer 9X13" yellow cake, chocolate fudge filling and buttercream icing. The "3" track is first iced with chocolate buttercream and then coated with sugar that I colored with black gel. The sugar coating resembles asphalt better than icing alone. Lightening McQueen, trophy, cones, tires and flags are non-edible.

Hello Kitty

This cake is a 2 layer 9X13" yellow cake with chocolate fudge filling and buttercream icing.

Deb's Custom Cakes

I'm a self taught amateur cake decorator having fun with creating edible art and helping people celebrate birthdays and other celebrations. I hope you enjoy the site and pictures and feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. Thanks!