I was asked to design another unique cake for a quilter’s guild Christmas party. The ladies wanted a particular quilt design in buttercream, so I frosted a double-layer half-sheet cake and measured out the squares. With a few different colors and piping tips, and some inspiration from a picture they provided, this is what I came up with. The ladies got just what they wanted for their celebration…And they made me an honorary member of the guild (good thing they didn’t ask me to make a quilt, the things they do with fabric are truly amazing!)!
I was asked to do a cake to celebrate the end of the season for a ladies’ golfing league. This cake fit the bill…It is a 4-layer 8″ round cake decorated with vanilla-bean buttercream and a fondant golf bag, balls, clubs, and flowers. The top was frosted smooth with green buttercream and a grass tip was used to pipe darker-green grass. The ombre design was made using a large star tip and 4 colors of pink from dark to light. A fun cake to design and make!
The daughter of a good friend recently got married and I was asked to do some minis for her cookie table. For those of you not in northeast Ohio, you may not have ever heard of a “cookie table” (I know I hadn’t until I moved here), but it’s a thing at most weddings and graduation parties around here. Friends and family members load a giant table at the reception with all sorts of traditional cookies and sweets in honor of the celebrant.
The bride asked me to make these delicate pink champagne minis…A raspberry-champagne flavored cake filled with fresh raspberry puree and topped with a creamy swirl of Swiss meringue buttercream flavored with raspberry and a hint of champagne. The one small mouthful is a combo of tart, sweet, creamy, smooth…heavenly! I added a few pink pearls in honor of the beautiful bride….and you were, Gina! Congrats to you and Mark!!
My daughter requested a pony party for her 6th birthday and wanted a simple cake and multi-flavored mini cupcakes. I made a small 6″ round 3-layer ombre cake with horse figurines on top. (An “ombre cake” is just a layer cake with graded hues of a single color…or different colors, depending on the look you want.) Since she’s really into blue, I graduated the buttercream colors from dark blue to white. I topped it with a little “pasture” with the horses and a banner bearing her name. Perfect for my little cowgirl!