Tuesday, January 19, 2016

6th Birthday Cake: Frozen Cake

There is a wonderful non-profit organization called Icing Smiles which provide custom cakes to families affected by critical illness.  Their goal is to create a custom cake for the ill child, or their sibling, that provides a temporary escape from worry and creates a positive memory during a difficult time.  Volunteer "Sugar Angels" are matched up with the families across the country to deliver a "Smile" in the form of a custom cake.

It was a pleasure for me to be a sugar angel for Mya Rae, currently battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), who turned 6.   Please send all your positive and healing energy to her to kick ALL's butt!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

2nd Birthday Cake: Space-themed Cake

Last year, this little boy celebrated his 1st birthday with a Where the Wild Things Are party.  For his 2nd birthday, the theme was space.  My client shared some of the photos she took of the event.
The first and second tier of the cakes were vanilla and strawberry cake with strawberry buttercream.  The top tier was styrofoam.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Pumpkin Cake

Who loves pumpkin cake?  This cake wasn't pumpkin-flavor on the inside - it was alternating layers of strawberry and vanilla cake.   Plus a little matching smash cake to go with it.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

2nd Birthday Cake

2 years old sure love Thomas the Train and Elmo - so give them both!  Kids love cake and cupcakes - so give them both!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Bubble Guppies Cake

Bubble Guppies cake for a 3rd Birthday.  The cake was alternating layers of chocolate sour cream and vanilla bean with vanilla swiss meringue buttercream.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Baby Shower for Runners

Having logged many, many, many miles myself, I loved creating this custom cake.  The parents-to-be are amazing running athletes and coaches.  These little handmade sugarpaste Saucony runners along with baby's first race bib were perfect for the cake.
Here's a close-up of the super small details that I painted on the bib.  The bib number is the due date - wishing them all the best!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Couch Potato Cake

This is not my first couch cake, but it was my first "couch potato" cake.  The birthday boy was turning 50 and happily on the couch with his iPad, Maple Leafs Jersey and Diet Coke.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Bridal Shower and Wedding Cake

First there was a bridal shower.... The bride and groom love chocolate chip cookies, so I encorporated that into the cake.
 Then there was a wedding.... A simple design and inside was carrot cake with cream cheese icing.
I usually make back-up sugarpaste letters for my cakes, in case anything happens during transport.  This time, they came in handy to add to the candy buffet that the bride put together.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Girls' Superhero Cake

My daughter loves her superheros and has been talking about her birthday cake for the longest time.  She told me exactly what she wanted: A super tall cake (she wanted a 3-tier), superhero girls on the top and villains on the bottom.
 I wonder what she will design for her cake next year!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Winner: Yonanas Classic Ice Cream Maker Giveaway

Thank you everyone for participating in the Yonanas Classic Banana Ice Cream Maker contest via blog comments, twitter, instagram and leaving comments on the SweetThings' facebook page.

The winner is....
 ... a Twitter Entry from @valerieann47  Congratulations!  I will be contacting you shortly to get your address to ship the Yonanas to you