Monday, October 29, 2012

Crystal & David's Engagement Cake; Styled Shoot

The beautiful people in these photos are Crystal and David.

I met Crystal through a mutual friend at a party a thousand years ago. With another friend, we escaped the party (because we knew no one) and ran across the street to get ice cream sandwiches.

Seven years later, Crystal is a makeup artist. She's been doing makeup for weddings and engagement parties, (she even did my spray tan for my wedding) and partnering with other vendors to put together styled shoots.

I was so happy when she contacted me to make a cake for a styled engagement shoot with her fiance, David.

These photos are just a taste of what photographer, Tito Vilela, captured during their shoot last month.

Though it's small, I love seeing professional photos of my cakes. I wanted to keep it simple for this cake - black on white with a monogram and some subtle detail work.

I am really pleased with how it came out.

Huge thank you to Crystal for putting this together!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Birthday Mocha Cake & Espresso Buttercream

My Brother-in-law loves coffee and chocolate... like, loooooves them... a lot. So, for his birthday this month, it was a no brainer to turn coffee and chocolate into a cake.

It was also really easy to make. Everybody wins!

I added a little Kahlua to the buttercream for a hint of liqueur flavor. The cake & buttercream combination was perfectly chocolately and espresso-filled without being overwhelming.

Can't wait to use these flavors again.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Rainbow Birthday Cake

This cake was just fun.

Though I'm not sure you can avoid fun when you're making a cake for a toddler's 3rd birthday.

Bright colors combined with the look on her face when she saw it = happiness.

I felt like a kid rolling out and dying fondant for the rainbow.

Then I had some extra (everything), so I made little rainbow cupcakes.

It's chocolate cake with fresh whipped cream and strawberries. I love anything with fresh whipped cream. So yummy.