When I started making special cakes for my children's birthdays, I never knew it would lead me here. Covered in powdered sugar, fingernails dyed with food coloring, and running to weddings and birthday parties. Follow me here where all my Frosted Fantasies are on display to browse. Feel free to search and find your favorite. Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Happy Winter Cake


     Living in Michigan, though this winter was very
 mild, we have to have a reason to celebrate! What better reason to celebrate than cake?!

                                          So, put your snowballs down and, "let them eat cake!"

Elliot Moose Cake


Elliot, Elliot, Elliot, Elliot Moose. He's on the loose.   Elliot Moose, he's on the loose... Elliot Moose is on the loose! Elliot, Elliot, Elliot, Eliot, Elliot, Elliot...... This was the choice for my second son's third birthday.  It was his favorite show. It involves people dressed up like a moose, a sock monkey, and a lion. They play in a backyard around a tree. This cake was a ton of work but worth every second to get a special memory for my son.

A Tasting For Your Bridal Pleasure

Whenever I have several wedding cakes to make in a short period of time,
I have a bridal tasting party. Brides love it. Any chance to talk about weddings with other soon to be brides, is always a great time. 
Here we have five of my favorite and most popular flavors.

A refreshing and light key lime cake.
Perfect for a spring wedding.
Fresh and tasty with a hint of lime butter cream frosting and a sugared lime test to top it off.

                             For my chocolate lovers, my strawberry and dark chocolate ganache layered in between the best chocolate cake you have ever had. Topped with butter cream and whipped dark chocolate ganache, it is fabulous!

This darling is my favorite in the fall season. A delicious caramel vanilla cake, layered with real apples, and caramel frosting. It tastes just like caramel apples! Covered in rich butter cream and topped off with more caramel frosting. So good!

For my white chocolate lovers, this one's for you! I used to be allergic to regular chocolate, leaving me the only kid in the school to get a white chocolate bunny in my Easter basket. Now, I actually really like it, though I did rebel against it for years,  vowing never to eat it as a substitute again. This white cake is a refreshing change. I love putting raspberries in the middle coated with a layer of white chocolate ganache. Then I smothered and dripped the ganache over the butter cream and down the sides. So pretty!

  This could be one of my all time favorite flavors
in everything, the turtle. It is made with a caramel cake, caramel frosting in the center, a toasted caramel pecan crusted layer in the middle, dark chocolate ganache hardened on the outside. Topped with some more pecans and a dollop of caramel frosting. Drool!!

 So, if it were you, stepping out in white and frill, which would you choose!?

Friday, March 30, 2012

Coffee Mug Cake


    This coffee mug cake was made special for a surprise party. Excitingly, this was my first attempt at a topsy turvy cake.  It was for my friend's birthday. One of our favorite things to do is get coffee, kick back, and relax. She is a super fun lady with lots of spunk in her style. I thought the green and pink matched her perfectly. The coffee mug is full of cake, and chocolate ganache, then topped with real home made whip cream. Yum!! It was so delicious and, best yet, made her cry! Success! 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Ba Gok Says the Snowboarding Chicken

Ah, the chicken snowboarding cake!! During that whole swine
flu thing a couple of years ago, my dear friend's little sister got a dose of it. Sadly she had to miss
Halloween. She was pretty bummed about not being able to wear her chicken suit. So what do you do in Michigan when that happens?

You save it for snow to ski in, of course!
So logically, when they needed a birthday cake shortly after, they requested one to remember that day by. Super fun and a pleasure to make.

Each figure is based on a family and their skiing outfit.
 The skis, poles, and snowboards are all made of melted dark chocolate. Um, yum!? The pine trees are made of butter cream frosting using a special tip.  The whole thing is covered in fondant as well as the figures being sculpted from it.

Baby Butt Cakes

 These are the cutest baby shower cake ever!!! This was the very first time I made fondant, yes from scratch. It was so humid that day, the fondant was awful to work with. I almost threw in the towel right there. Thank God for YouTube and instructional videos. After researching the subject more, I figured out what                                                                     happened.

This is my second attempt at the cutest baby butt ever, made into a cake, at least. I made it for a friend. She loved it! Although no one wanted to cut it because it was so darn cute!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Winter Wedding Cake

  A wedding cake has got to be one of the coolest things to make. It is such a special feeling, to be a part of some one's magical day. When I make them I feel hugely responsible for going beyond what the couple expects. I want to take their breathe away when they see it for the firs time. Or laugh, depending on what kind of wedding it is. Each bride is different. That is why it is imperative to get to know them and their wants. To hear their dreams and mold it into cake!

  This winter wedding was very elegant. Their were tall feathers and sparkling branches beautiful vases for the center pieces. The blushing bride even wore gorgeous white feathered earrings. It was all very dreamy, and romantic, yet classy at the same time. I wanted that feeling of being in love and this sort of blurred- around- the- edges- dream feel into the cake. The couple asked for something to reflect the decor of a white, nature inspired, winter feathery wonderland.
 Thrilled, my brain started on the project. The first thing I thought of was to make cake pop doves or some kind of bird dipped in white chocolate. . Also, to space out the cakes for space to put real feathers. It would be covered in fondant so they wouldn't stick. Plus to wrap it all together a climbing branch. The snowflakes are also made of melted white chocolate.  So, what do you think? It was such an honor to make and a ton of fun as well. Wedding cakes are the best!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

My First Fondant Fairy Cake

  Welcome to my blog on cake designing. I have always loved baking and started with cookies and brownies. When my husband and I bought our first house, we were the first of our friends to do so. My all time favorite thing to do would be to spoil our friends with some yummy, best- ever butterscotch oatmeal cookies or my famous brownies. I had a certain friend that would just pop over, like nearly everyday, just to see if I had some made. Then when my boys were born, birthday cakes were naturally next step. With my background in art and sculpting, and the fact that I hated cake, I figured if they were going to have a cake, at least I was going to be able to eat it. After trying about every cake in our county, the only way I could get that would be to make it myself. I also figured the best way to cure a cake would be homemade buttercream frosting then and stuffing said cake full of dark chocolate ganache and fresh strawberries.  Guess what? I was right!

       There seemed to be a huge need for me to do a blog specifically on my cakes. You may or may not know that I have another blog, Holy Fire, Cake Girl!, which focuses more on my life as a firefighters' wife and being a mom. My creative arty farty self was feeling left out. I am so excited to have a place all organized! Creating a place to put all of my pictures and designs in one place, will hopefully make it easier to find my work and inspire others.

     This cake I made for a little girls birthday. It was one of my first experiments with fondant. Plus maybe my fourth cake all together. Not too shabby, I think.
When I first started making cakes it was only for my friends and family. This was also the first time I used rice crispy treats as building material. I remember how nervous I was! My cakes designs are sort of revealed as I go, so you never know what you are gonna get in the end. Well, this time, I was so excited with the final results of this little girls' cake, I completely forgot to tell my dear friend that the mushroom was made of the rice crispy treats. So, of course, when she went to cut into it, she started with the mushroom cap. To her horror, the cap was super hard to cut into and then something that seemed like saw dust started to fly out at her! She about lost it, laughing,  when she realized what it was! Therefore, now I always make it a point  to write down things like this, or how many dowels I used, so I can inform my client. This cake reminds me of spring, along with the story behind it, makes it one of my favorites to this day. I hope it puts a smile on your face too!


Happy Spring Everyone!!!!