This cake consisted of 1 six inch square lemon with lemon curd cake and no less than 48 little mini cakes. The mini cakes with purple ribbon were devils food with chocolate fudge filling and the green ribbon had a matching key lime cake with a key lime cream cheese filling. The bride who happens to be a friend of mine wanted to do something that would be fresh and new that most people hadn’t seen before. I think we hit the mark. Congrats Melinda and Dave! We wish you a life of bliss!
I get a lot of hits from people searching for butter cream cakes. Which makes me feel a little guilty, since this blog features mostly fondant cakes and its name is buttercream, so thought I would post something for those seeking cakes in their more natural state.
When my cousin asked me to do a Fancy Nancy cake, I said sure, I’d heard of Fancy Nancy. Then I realized that though I had heard of her, I didn’t know anything about her, one of the downside of having all boys. My eldest son and I were invited to the party, and although I did not dress up, Owen had a blast with a fake mustache, crown and most importantly a sword. The little girls got decked out in princess dress, feather boas, and all kinds of other finery. It was an adorable party! This cake was kid friendly vanilla cake with raspberry jam and traditional butter cream.
My friend Tricia has to be one of the cutest pregnant women I’ve ever seen, you know the type, petite with a basketball belly. She is having a girl, after a couple of sweet but rambunctious boys, which, of course meant she needed a shower. The only thing there cuter than Tricia was the piles of pink and frilly baby clothes. The cake was quilted, buttoned, and beribboned, and because it was going to be served to a room full of women, it was also chocolate with raspberry preserves and swiss meringue butter cream.
It is always a little disconcerting when someone you remember as teeny tiny suddenly is old enough to get married. My cousin Crystal is all grown up now, and a married woman as of today. She married a nice guy by the name of Jake Allen. Their cake had a layer for him, chocolate with cream cheese filling, and one for her, vanilla with fresh raspberries and strawberries, both covered in swiss meringue butter cream and homemade fondant.
Congratulations Mrs. and Mr. Allen!
My friend Mindy is having a birthday! I wanted something fun and fabulous like her, she really is a super great woman. The cake is a lightly lemon butter cake with lemon curd and swiss merigue buttercream, all covered in marshmallow fondant. Happy, happy birthday!
Some cakes are just more of a pleasure to make than others. This was one of them. First of all the couple was really sweet and easy to work with, and I loved the design they chose. It was from Martha Stewart Wedding Cakes, altered to suit their colors. The cake in the book had a tea cup with olive branches on top, which, ahem, wasn’t her cup o’ tea. So we discussed a couple of options, one of them being the peonies growing in my front yard. I watch the flowers for weeks waiting for them to bloom. They bloomed the very day of the wedding, perfect white peonies. The cake was chocolate with raspberry and chocolate fudge fillings, iced with vanilla butter cream and covered in fondant. Congratulations to Eric and Liz!