Baby IS a Cake

Baby IS a Cake

One day there was a baby shower planned for a friend from church. I called the girl who was planning the shower and asked if I could make the cake. She was very happy to have it made for free. Me? I wanted to see if I could make a 3-D baby that WAS a cake, and this was my opportunity! She turned out very well, even if her arms were tad long. Her head and hands are gum paste, and I painted her eyes, lips, etc., with food coloring. Her body is a cake, and she is dressed in a fondant dress and bonnet, and sits on a fondant baby blanket that is draped over the base cake. This was so much fun to make! I hope you like it!...

A Gift for Melissa & Lance

There is something really special about a homemade wedding gift. When we got married, my husband’s grandmother made us a beautiful quilt. Thirty-three years later, the quilt is still beautiful, but Grandma passed away years ago. When my niece and her husband got married, this wedding cake/cupcake tower was their wedding gift. Of course, the cake is long gone, but the pictures and memories live on. This was a few years ago, and was my first attempt at fondant roses. The cake topper took a long seven hours to make, and was well worth the time...
Chocolate/Peanut Butter Leopard Cake

Chocolate/Peanut Butter Leopard Cake

This is my idea of the ultimate in chocolate and peanut butter. It is a dark chocolate mocha fudge cake, with a cream cheese/chocolate chip filling that is baked in with the cake. Then, it is filled with peanut butter fudge filling, hazelnut cream, and chopped peanut butter cups. This cake is ultra-rich, so a small slice goes a long way! It is super yummy, though. I call it a Chocolate/Peanut Butter Leopard cake, because it reminds me of a leopard print when I cut it into slices. It is a big hit at family...