Friday, October 16, 2015

Western Wedding

Western Wedding - This cake was actually made on my birthday. I got a lot of crap about that, but when she sent me what she wanted I just couldn't say no. I love when I get to use new techniques. It's exciting! And scary...but mostly exciting. I wasn't sure how I was going to achieve the leather work look, but I played around with it and loved the result. Everything down to the stars and barbed wire on this cake is edible. That is the biggest challenge but it was a kick!

Minion cake Bob

Minion cake Bob - I do believe this is my new favorite cake ever! Not because I like the way it turned out better than any other, but because it just makes me smile. Every time I look at it! Also, the person I made it for makes me smile. Every time I see her! Combine the two and you have the best memory in cake land ever. Thanks for calling me Ashley!  I love and miss you!

Ruffles and peanut butter chocolate

Ruffles and peanut butter chocolate - This is by far one of my favorite weddings ever. I loved the look of these cakes together. Both kind of elegant and fun at the same time. Which really reflected the couple in my opinion. The only problem is, the peanut butter chocolate one smelled so good and the drive there was nearly an hour. It was torture!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

FFA/Fremont graduation cake

FFA/Fremont graduation cake - This was a blast for me. I was stressed because I couldn't decide how to make this look good with the FFA logo. Have you seen it? Cool, but kelly green and yellow. I just couldn't make it look good with the coloring of the rest of the cake. So what do all cowgirls do? Slap that sucker on a belt buckle. :-) I always love doing belt buckles because I have to use negative space instead of building up like I usually do. Congratulations Lexie!

Floral and lace in Ivory and Blush

Floral and lace in Ivory and Blush - This was for my cousin's son. Again, they kind of gave me free reign based off a few cakes they really liked. That is always my favorite. The wedding was at Maddox, so I was super grateful that I was also invited to the amazing dinner. It pays to be family. :-)

Arabian Nights cake

Arabian Nights cake - With a name like Jasmyn you just have to have a magic carpet cake. This was the second of my Bunco prize cakes. I only had one in my original stash, but I loved the accent pillows I bought so much that when she wanted a cake instead, I had to relent. :-)

Blush and Beige Buttercream floral

Blush and Beige Buttercream floral - This cake stressed me out as all buttercream cakes do because all I can see are my imperfections. But this one was a little different. I almost loved the imperfections. It made it look all the more classic which really fit with the theme. And I always love blush and beige!

Golden Anniversary Floral spray

Golden Anniversary Floral spray - This cake was for a couple who I call my almost in-laws. :-) I love these two so much. They were an integral part of my life for many years and I will always be grateful for their example of how a marriage should be. So loving and fun. I got to spend some time with them the night before and they haven't changed a bit. They will always be in my heart and I wish them many more anniversaries to come.

Vintage tea party cake

Vintage tea party cake - This one was for a lady in my neighborhood who is such a selfless lady. No one works harder to make sure her kids are taken care of than this lady. I think she may be undervalued sometimes as most moms are so I wanted to do something that was all about her for once. Love you Cassie.

Vintage blossoms wedding cake

Vintage blossoms wedding cake - This cake was for my cousin's sister-in-law. They had a tragedy happen just before the wedding so I was happy that they made it to the alter that day. They were such a sweet couple. I was glad to be able to be a part of their day.

Superman wedding

Superman wedding cake - This one was for my beautiful cousin. It was her second marriage so she wanted the day to be more about her groom than her since it was his first. I thought that was "super" selfless. Her new hubby is a police officer so she wanted a Superman logo bursting  out of the back of the wedding cake. It was supposed to be the back, so I am embarrassed that you can see a few of my seams of you look too close, but she loved it so much she wanted that side to face out. Again, one of those that could have been a little tacky, but I think it turned out "super."

Mono-Ski birthday

Mono-Ski birthday - I have done cakes on and off for this family since Tanner was 8 years old, so it has been fun to watch the evolution of things he is into. The design was something I pieced together from a couple cakes I found online so I can't take credit for originality, but if you look at the close-up of the ski it is patterned after his exact ski. That is what I think makes these designs unique and fun!

Family Bank Robbery cake

Family Bank Robbery cake  - To anyone just glancing at the cake, it might seem like the most odd theme ever, but it was such a cute back story! I gave a one tier cake away as a Bunco prize when I hosted. My neighbor who won the prize called me and said, "You are going to think I am so weird, but my son has been obsessed with this story he read in Reader's Digest about this family who turned to a life of robbing banks after their mother died. He had a dream that we robbed a bank as a family and I was driving the get away car." If you know this kid, you would know out of character robbing a bank would be for him which made it even more funny. I giggled the whole time I was making this one and it still makes me smile every time I see it.

Blue floral vines

Blue floral vines - This cake was a last minute thing, but I was so happy with it. The bride was so cute. She told me that she went through my blog and read every post. I don't know why that tickled me so much, but it did. So she told me she trusted me and gave me free reign, which you all know I love. So I mixed the hydrangeas and ribbon roses and added the vine look she liked from another cake. It was so fun to be a part of her beautiful day. The setting was stunning, it was at the prettiest home I have ever been to. Every detail was carefully considered in that home and I hope they felt that way about the cake.

Tennis wedding and grooms cakes

Tennis wedding and grooms cakes - This was for the daughter of my surrogate sister. They met in college playing tennis so we had no choice but to do a groom's cake that reflected that. I loved the simple themes she had on each layer. Classic and elegant, just like Chelsea.

Beauty and the Beast wedding

Beauty and the Beast wedding - This cake was one I thought had the potential of being really cheesy. The theme could have made it look like a 12 year-old's themed birthday party instead of a wedding. But they chose the perfect topper and with the ornate gold "Happily Ever After" plaque, I thought it turned out to be super classy, especially with the big wood door behind as the backdrop. The wedding was held in an outdoor setting that was made to look like an open castle. It was fabulous.

Royal lily wedding cake

Royal lily wedding cake - This was for a good friend of mine who was getting married for the second time. Their photographer ended up with other obligations that day so I ended up being their photographer too! For the record...I sucked. No one get any big ideas. :-)

Blue and Silver wedding

Blue and Silver wedding - For some reason, even though their first daughter's wedding cake was my biggest wedding cake fail ever, (something about getting dates mixed up and making it in 90 my earlier post) this sweet family keeps giving me second and third chances. I just love this family so much, but this story is even more amazing. This new mom is about to give a kidney the baby of her newly acquired family. She is an incredible human being and deserved the best on her big day!! I was proud to be a part of it.

Tennis Queen

Tennis Queen - This one was for the mom of my neighbor and friend. She is a class act and a first rate tennis player, even at 60 years old. You should see her guns...she's buff! She is also super selfless. My little sister's church group needed a place to go camp after the passing of one of their members at Bear Lake this summer. This family offered up their cabin up East Canyon way and didn't even charge this huge group a rental fee. Truly a class act. How could I not make her birthday a little brighter.

Owl first birthday

Owl first birthday - This was for my sweetest niece ever Brooklyn! You have never met a happier baby. I just love her cute face! She was a riot with this cake!

CTR cookies

CTR cookies - These were again, one of those things I just tried to squeeze into my busy schedule so I didn't get a great picture. But they were fun so I thought I would share anyway.

John Deere farm cake

John Deere farm cake - Keeping with the farm theme, this was for my sweet neighbor whose grandson was turning two and he loves his John Deere! You can't tell in the picture, but the bottom layer is a tire.

Joan cake

Joan cake - This one was for my second mom. It was last minute and I didn't have a lot of time, so it had to be simple, but I wanted it to reflect her. I remember her swearing at all of the pods that would fall off her tree. We used to use them as light sabers for our Star Wars games or guns for Charlie's Angels. .....I know....that dates me. :-) There was always beautiful music in the air when you went to her house because she plays her baby grand piano like an angel. We would shuck and freeze corn that we grew ourselves every year. On the other side is her cat Milo and a jack-o-lantern, which is another family tradition. The sunflower not only represents the farm, but also Jenny, her amazing, sweet, fun, daughter that she lost to cancer a few years back. The Superwoman logo is of course because she literally does it all. She has stepped into so many roles in her life out of necessity and has come out on top every time. She is simply the most amazing, classy farm girl I have ever had the privilege of knowing.

Torso cake

Torso cake - This is about as racy as I get. ;-) Just enough that it made me laugh when people said I almost need to censor it. :-)

John Cena cake

John Cena cake - This one was for my favorite 6 year-old, Sawyer. This kid is a kick, and so sweet. Always more fun to do cakes for my favorite people. The research on this one wasn't so bad either. Have you seen John Cena? Almost made me want to watch wrestling!  ....almost.