Saturday, September 10, 2011

Tea anyone??

My niece Katie was in charge of coordinating a Bridal Shower for a friend of hers and we were looking through some cake books and we saw a really pretty teapot cake that we were going to attempt to replicate. 

This is a picture of our inspiration cake.....

This is the replicated cake.....

I couldn't do all the tiny tea cups and teapot on the top so I simplified the teapot topper.  Also couldn't find the pearls for around the edges, so I just piped a border.  Like with ALL firsts, a few mistakes and imperfections are visible but next time it will be better.  :-)

If you are interested in a teapot cake for a bridal shower, little girl's birthday party or even a ladies tea time luncheon....give CakeChic a call at 215-284-3948.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Final cake class project....

This is the cake I did for the final cake class (3 of 3) in the Wilton Cake Decorating Classes....

Final Cake Class project for 2nd of 3 courses....

I forgot to post this one.   I finished all 3 of the Wilton Cake Decorating Classes and I had a very good time doing it!!  This is the cake I did for the final project for the second of 3 courses.....

It was kinda thrown together that's why the basket at the bottom isn't PERFECT!!
Need a basket of flowers CakeChic at 215-284-3948

Super Angel Cake

A few weeks ago, a neighbor wanted a special cake done for her dear son's memorial.  One of his favorite Super Heroes at the time of his untimely death was Superman so I made her a Super Hero cake for her Super Angel.....

R.I.P. Little Angel

Super Heroes Cake

My twin sons turned 7 yesterday and I did a 3 tier Super Hero Cake.....

Bottom layer is Green Lantern (chocolate), middle layer is Superman (in the clouds with his red cape) it's vanilla and the top layer is Captain America also vanilla.

If you are interested in a Super Hero cake for your son's special day...
give CakeChic a call at 215-284-3948

Monday, August 15, 2011

Thomas The Train

My nephew's 4th birthday was last week and he wanted a Thomas The Train cake and I made him a cake for his special day....

Happy 4th Jibril!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Rapunzel Cake

Met a really sweet lady at the pediatric dentist one day and after chatting a while I gave her my card.  One day she called and needed a Rapunzel (from the Disney's Tangled Movie) cake for her daughter's 7th birthday.  She wanted bling also.  I tried my very best to make her daughter's day special...

Happy 7th Birthday Jessica.
I am so glad your party turned out GREAT!!!
Your Mommy is one awesome lady!

Luau Cakes

I had the opportunity to make 3 cupcake pull apart cakes for the boys Summer Camp a few weeks ago.  They were having a Hawaiian Luau Party and everyone enjoyed themselves.  Here are the cakes I did...

I tried like he!! to add a hula dancer and a surfer but unfortunately I burned my hand taking cupcakes out of the oven when I was baking them and my hand gave out on me with the piping bag when I went to decorate the cakes.  Everyone was happy anyway espically the kids!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia (Wilson Park)

My kids are in Summer Camp at the Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia Wilson Park location and their camp wanted to reward the group because they were so good on a trip so I volunteered to make a tray of cupcakes for her group.  This is the tray of cupcakes I came up for her....

If you need a tray of cupcakes to celebrate a special ocassion, call me CakeChic at 215-284-3948!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Silver Knights...Graduation Cake for Joey!

My niece Katie and I just got done making a cake for her brother's high school graduation.  They waited until summer to have his party because they wanted to have it at a pool hall and this is the cake that Katie designed.  This is absolutely ALL her creativity, I only helped her put it together.  Oh ok, I may have made a few minor suggestions but it was 97% her creativity!  It really is an awesome cake!

Her brother plays guitar, was on the baseball and swim teams, and took a film and film production in high school.

Congrats Joey!!  You deserve it kiddo!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Cement Mason "Daddy DeNiro" Cake

My niece Katie wanted to make a special cake for her Dad, Joe's, 61st birthday and after looking at a few fondant cake books she came up with an awesome idea for a really fun cake.  I guess you can call it the Cement Mason cake.  His nickname is "Pops" and sometimes they refer to him as "Daddy DeNiro" and here is his cake.....

We both worked on putting him together.  It is a cupcake "pull apart" cake covered in green butter cream grass.  Has a fondant pond with fish, napping kitty, pavement, "happy bday sign, flowers, and everything is surrounded with the fondant stones as well.

Happy Birthday Joe...enjoy your cake!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Super Dad Cake

My niece Katie and I just got done making her Dad his Father's Day Cake and I think it came out as AWESOME as he is....Happy Father's Day Joe!!

Need a Super Dad, Super Grad, Super "name" me, CakeChic at 215-284-3948.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My first fondant cake.....

My twin boys are graduating from Kindergarten tomorrow June 15th and I don't really have a lot of money to give them a HUGE PARTY.  So I took the one item I could splurge on and went crazy.  I made them a cake and for the first time EVER I used fondant to cover it.  I have wanted to work with it before but was never brave enough until now.  I did the cake in the school colors.

Congratulations to my sweet boys CJ and Michael.

First grade here they come!

Need a graduation cake??  Call me, CakeChic, at 215-284-3948.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

St. Joe's Prep Cake

So a friend from the boys school needed a cake for her younger brother who graduated from 8th Grade and is going to attend St. Joe's Prep in the fall.  She wanted a vanilla cake with buttercream frosting and and burgundy trim.  This is what I came up with for her.....

Congratulations Sean!!  :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Flower Garden

A few weeks ago I did a cupcake tray for a wonderful and dear friend of mine.  She wanted to give cupcakes to her children clients that she so lovingly works with.  I did a variety of cupcakes for her and she was more than thrilled with her cupcakes.  Here is what I came up with for my dear friend.....

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Ice Cream Scoops for parties

and guess what, they don't melt!!  I have seen these done and I have no idea why it always looked like so much work to me but I tried one tonight after my niece Katie texted me from a party she was at and they were making ice cream scoop cupcakes.  This is my version of pistachio ice cream....

These are a great idea for a kids party and can even be baked right in ice cream cones.  If interested, call CakeChic at 215-284-3948

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bridal Shower Cupcakes

I spent my entire day today finishing a HUGE order for bridal shower cupcakes.  The Step Mother to be ordered them in the bridal party colors.  She supplied some of the candies, the molds to make more chocolates and the boxes that they will be displayed in.  They will be given away as shower favors.

Here are the beautiful boxes that the client provided.  It was a bit of work to individually box them but now my client doesn't have to worry about ruining the frosting to box them herself.  I did it for her.

Best wishes to the Bride and Groom!

Baby Shower Cake

Another opportunity to perfect the baby carriage cake!!  A teacher at school saw the cake I did for my son's teacher's staff baby shower and fell completely in love with the cake and ordered it for her sis-i-l's baby shower.  I was thrilled to have another opportunity to make the cake because I love working on this cake cause it is just so much fun to do.  However, I was a bit disappointed that I had to do it in blue once again!!  I may never get the opportunity to make it in pink!!  Oh well, being the Mother of twin boys, I am partial to blue anyway!  LOL

So I just had to box and wrap it up pretty for her.  She really is such an awesome teacher at school and I do also like to go the extra mile for all my customers.  I like to think it makes them feel they are getting that little something extra that they WON'T get at any supermarket or a bakery.

Best wishes to Mom to be!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Cupcake Rose Garden

So tonight my niece Katie and I finished a Cupcake Rose Garden for my nephew's Mother for Mother's Day.  She piped 1/2 and I piped 1/2 of the roses and let me tell you, I think her roses are BEAUTIFUL!!!  She sure can give me a run for my money when it comes to piping roses!!  I won't tell you which ones are hers and which ones are mine!

This is the one that she did for her Mother for Mother's Day.  She piped all of these herself and they are gorgeous for her first try at roses....

So Happy Mother's Day to both the lucky recipients of these beautiful roses gardens.

If you are interested in giving someone special a Cupcake Rose Garden as a gift, maybe for a birthday, maybe an anniversary, a Mother who just gave birth, a teacher or an administrative me, CakeChic, at 215-284-3948.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Nephew's Birthday Cake

So my nephew's birthday is today but we surprised him Wednesday night , with a dinner and cake party.  His g/f Katie took him out Tuesday night so I could finish his cake.  He wanted a banana, chocolate mousse, strawberry shortcake and it was a success....well sort of a success!!  Oh how upset I was that his cake wasn't perfect.  I thought I had it nailed since his practice cake came out PERFECTLY!!!  Here is the practice one...

 Ok so the cake was perfect when I poured the chocolate ganache over it....I turned around to clean up a bit and when I returned to the cake, it turned into FrankenCake!!  eeeekkkk!!  What a disaster!

So I attempted to fix it....really no biggie...right??  This is what it looked like when I hid it in the fridge for the night.  It was fixed!!  Whew, that would have been a disaster!!

Until the next day when I peeked at it about an hour before the surprise guests were to arrive....OMG, what a disaster this was!!  How would I fix this?  I wouldn't, I'd cry and explain that it was a perfect cake once it was put into the fridge the night before and this is what it looks like approx 1 hour before the party Wednesday night.....

Oh well at least it was delicious!!  It got an "EPIC FAIL" on appearance but on taste, it was given an A++!!

So that was my attempt to make my sweet nephew a perfect birthday cake....he is crazy enough to still think it was simply perfect in taste and LOOKS!!  Someone needs to talk with him!!  ROFL

Friday, May 6, 2011

Birthday cake for Republican Wardsman

A friend needed a birthday cake with the Republican Elephant on it for a Wardsman friend of hers!  This was what I came up with.....

Baby Shower Cake

So my son Michael's Teacher is pregnant and I decided that I would make the cake for the staff baby shower they were going to have for her Wednesday May 4th 2011.  It took me 2 days to make such a massive cake but I think it came out absolutely gorgeous!!

I just had to package it up pretty, pretty for one AWESOME Teacher!