Sunday, December 20, 2009

Winged Running Shoe

This cake was for a 13-year-old's birthday party. He is on his school's cross country team and we decided it would be neat to create a cake to mimic the team's logo, which is a sneaker with wings.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Ambulance Cake

I made this ambulance cake for a 7-year-old's birthday party. His parents volunteer with the local ambulance service. This cake is based on an actual ambulance in the fleet. I took some artistic license with the scale and some of the details.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Baby Carriage Cake

This cake was for a baby shower. It's basically a 3-layer rectangular cake with a basket weave pattern around the sides... with a hood and some wheels.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

A1 Steak Sauce Cake

So the birthday kid really likes A1 Steak Sauce. I mentioned I could make that into a cake for his birthday. He said that was a great idea. So I did.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Princess Castle Cake

I made this cake for a friend's 6-year-old daughter's birthday. My instructions were: Pink princess castle cake.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Softball Field Cake

This cake was made for my church's softball team's end of season picnic. I had in mind to do a 14-inch square cake, but I don't have any 14-inch square pans. So I used 16-inch square pans instead. After baking, the tops of the cakes were already pretty flat except for a bit of rounding around the edges. So instead of using a leveler to take the tops off, I stacked the cakes and then carved off about 3/4 inch from each side.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Banners on a cloudy sky

De asked me to make a cake for her son Jacob's wedding shower/reception. Jacob's wedding was in Fulton, MO and many friends and family members would not be able to make the journey to attend the wedding.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Vegas Sign Cake

My aunt asked me to make this one. One of her coworkers was getting married in Las Vegas and so she and other coworkers threw a party for her before she left. Her idea was to make a cake to look like the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Truck Cake

This cake was for a 5-year-old's birthday party. I decided to have it look like it was sitting on the wheels with space beneath the body of the truck. To do this, I used foam board and cut out the shape of the truck and set the cake on the foam board. Then, beneath this board I placed four or five layers of foam board. These layers were cut in a rectangle smaller than the cake base. I taped them together and wrapped them in black construction paper.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Dragon Cake

This idea came to me after seeing baby dragon cakes. I thought it was something I could probably pull off. The monthly Boys' Night Out at church was coming up and it seemed like a good enough excuse to make a cake.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Lamade Stadium Cake

This cake has been calling out to be made for months now. My New Year's Eve party gave me excuse enough to build it. Howard J. Lamade Stadium is where they hold the Little League World Series every year in August. I made a version of the stadium in cake.