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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Claudia's cake

Cake for Claudia's confirmation. Vanilla cake with apricot filling and vanilla frosting. Wanted blue and green decorations so I went with gumpaste dots because I love dots! You can't really tell in the photos, but there are three different colors of green and three different colors of blue. I love the way this turned out - and am very happy that my writing is looking more confident. Two things: congratulations is a MUCH longer word than I thought, and Claudia isn't spelled Claduia (which is how I originally wrote it on the cake - but can't can't tell, can you???).
Claudia's cake
Claudia's cake

Monday, April 14, 2008

Busy, busy weekend - starting with animals

I made four dozen zoo animal cupcakes for a 1st birthday on Thursday night. I think they turned out pretty great. Shout out to the Cupcake Carrie and pastrybitch on flickr for the ideas.
Monkey cupcakes
Elephant cupcakes
Lion cupcakes
Zebra cupcakes

Monday, April 7, 2008

Joseph's cake


joseph's cake
Originally uploaded by the schneider clan
Joseph's party was at the nature center and the theme was frogs, lizards and snakes. I love the way the gumpaste creatures turned out, especially the little guy on the lily pad.

joseph's cake
joseph's cake

Zachary's cake


Zachary's cake
Originally uploaded by the schneider clan
Zach's famous volcano cake. I gave Doug grief that he didn't get a good shot of the cake, so he's work some photoshop magic and make me a prettier version, so sit tight. Below, a shot of the cake in action, thanks to some dry ice.

Vanilla buttercream with vanilla cake. Chocolate transfers for the letters and dinosaurs.

Zachary's cake in action

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Isabel's cake


Isabel's cake
Originally uploaded by the schneider clan
I've been slow in updating here - but have been baking up a storm! This is today's creation, for Isabel's 7th birthday. It didn't turn out exactly the way I imagined, but I do love orange and love the white/orange contrast. I've also decided to stop sweating about writing on the cake and decided to go big and weird. Much more to come, at some point!