15th Birthday Watercolor Cake


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Ok, so I love these water color cakes and am excited whenever someone orders one because they are so fun to do.  The other neat thing is  that they are so unique…just like the person I’m making them for.  No 2 cakes are the same.

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I’ve had the privilege of making beautiful Audrey’s birthday cakes for a few years now and it seems that she always has a specific design in mind.  Colors, look, style, everything….which is fantastic for someone so young.

She knows exactly what she wants and it always looks great.

This one is a 5″ and 7″ 2-tiered cake with chocolate cake and marshmallow cream filling. The water color icing is turquoise, silver and white. And she wanted a silver fondant “15” on top.  The silver and black plaque and name are also made from fondant.


I loved the way it turned out, classic and unique–just like Audrey.

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Hope you had a very special 15th birthday, Audrey, I loved making your cake!

FORTNITE Gamer Cake #2

I get so many questions about Fortnite cakes I thought I’d share another one I did recently.

During the making of these Fortnite cake toppers, I snapped some pictures of what goes into making them, I thought I’d share them here.

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The cake is 15×11 double layer chocolate with cookies and cream filling and iced with chocolate and vanilla buttercream.  The “dirt” on top is crushed Oreo cookies and the grass is piped on buttercream.

All of the details are made from homemade marshmallow fondant and the hill is (under the chest) is molded from rice cereal treats and then covered in gray fondant.


The wooden ramp is actually a piece of cardboard covered with brown fondant stamped with wood grain texture…

I then painted it with brown food color gel thinned with lemon extract to highlight the wood grain and make it look old.

All of the other tools and supplies are handmade from fondant…

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As you can tell, there is a lot of time that goes into the details of this cake.  I continually get inquiries about the price of the cake and toppers, so I did a up a price sheet  for the toppers. (Fortnite cake topper pricing_rev)

Cake prices are based on size.    The basic topper set here should fit on cakes starting with 8″ rounds.

This cake for Luca doesn’t have the game controller on it like this cake for Savva I did a few months ago.

I hope this helps answer some questions about the cake…it sure is a popular theme for young gamers right now!!

Hope you had a great birthday, Luca, I really enjoyed making your cake!!

Shark and Mermaid Party


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This was such a cute idea for siblings whose birthdays were being celebrated together…Sharks and Mermaids!  Mom, Emily, was clever… do the work to have 1 party with 2 celebrations for Elin (3) and Kyle (1) with a theme for both that work together.

Each 8″ cake was decorated with his/her own theme and had a few dozen matching cookies to make each child know that their birthday was special…smart thinking, Mom!



1-yr-old Kyle had a chocolate shark-themed cake with cookies and cream filling, rough-iced with ombre blue buttercream made to look like waves.  The fin, life preserver, letters, sea life, sharks, and other other details were made from homemade marshmallow fondant.  The bubbles were white buttercream piped on with a small round tip.

The shark, surfboard, and life preserver cookies matched the color scheme.




3-yr-old Elin’s mermaid cake was funfetti with vanilla buttercream, smooth-iced with turquoise, white and pale pink stripes.  The tail was molded from rice cereal, then covered in pink fondant and dusted with pearl dust.   The number 3 and other sea life were fondant…the sea plants were made by winding long strips of pink fondant around straws, letting them dry overnight, then carefully removing the straws once the fondant was set up.



Once the cake was iced and decorated, I added some fun shiny pearls to look like colored bubbles.



Elin also had her own sea-themed cookies.



This duo-themed birthday was sure fun to do…

Hope you had a great celebration, Elin and Kyle!

2nd Birthday Construction Cake



Ok, this construction cake was SOOOOO fun to do!  It takes me back a few years to when I used to make cute vehicle and construction birthday cakes for my boys when they were younger.

My firstborn just turned 16, which means no more fun cakes like this for me….So I’m always happy when someone orders one!

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This cake for Luke was a 15″x 11″ single-layer confetti cake with vanilla buttercream.  After the initial crumb coat and a smooth green layer of buttercream was done, I sketched out where I wanted the# 2 to go and iced that part with chocolate buttercream.  I then carefully sprinkled the still-soft chocolate buttercream with crushed Oreo cookies to look like dirt.






Once the road was done, I piped green buttercream grass around the #2 and as a border, arranged the machines, and added the candy rocks to finish up the construction site.



Such a fun cake to do…Hope you had a terrific 2nd birthday, Luke!



Red and Blue Grad Cake


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I had the privilege of creating this cake for a nice young man who had recently graduated from a local high school.

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This 2-tiered cake has an 9″ chocolate tier and a 6″ confetti tier iced with vanilla buttercream.  I used homemade marshmallow fondant for the name plates and a topped it with plastic grad cap and paper “scroll” I bought online.


It’s always so nice to see the cakes with their intended recipients.



Hope you had a great party, Hayden…

Congrats on your graduation!