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November 24, 2008

Mermaid Cake

Dear Blogger Friends,
This would be probably my last cake post for this year, since I am going on a vacation break to India. Whenever time permits, I will definitely try to visit your blogs to catch up the latest updates. I had a wonderful time blogging this year & your comments have always encouraged me. I will be back by the first week of February. Wish all of you a Very HAPPY NEW YEAR ahead.
This cake was made for my friend's daughter on her 3rd birthday who is very much interested in mermaid. The cake was designed with a oceanic theme with colorful fishes, corals, sea-shells & underwater plants. The princess mermaid is a candle. All the other decorations are edible made of fondant & chocolate.

November 20, 2008

Butterflies & Bees Cake

This cake was made for the 1st birthday of a baby girl.
Colorful Butterflies adorn the top of the cake,whereas bright color flowers highlight the bottom border. The cake is iced in buttercream and all the decorations are made out of fondant.

November 04, 2008

Grand Piano Anniversary Cake

This cake was made for a couple's 40th wedding anniversary. The request was to make a grand piano with the one of them playing and one of them toasting champagne.

The cake is covered with Fondant. All the decorations are edible & made out of fondant.

View from the other side
Top view of the cakeCloseup view of the cake
Closeup of the couple

October 24, 2008

Happy Diwali

Dear Fellow Blogger Friends,

October 13, 2008

Baby clothes Baby shower cake

This cake was made for a Baby shower on a very short notice. I did not have enough time to make the baby clothes far ahead of time and let it dry. All the small clothes & accessories were made out of fondant & allowed to dry for about 2 hours.

The cake was then decorated using all those tiny clothes on the sides of the cake. A teddy bear design dress set was made for the topper. The cake design is a repeat design of one of my previous baby shower cake except for the topper.
Closeup view of the clothes on sides of the cake
Closeup of the topper dress set

September 30, 2008

Louis Vuitton Handbag

This cake was made for a friend who once told me that she liked my Louis Vuitton cake very much. I loved working on this one.
The cake is covered with fondant. The design details are hand-painted on all sides. All the accents of the purse are also made of fondant.
Here are the different views of the handbag..

September 21, 2008

Pink princess Castle

This cake was made for a 3 year old birthday girl. The cake is completely covered with fondant.

September 04, 2008

Batman cake

This cake was made for a 6 year old boy, who is much interested in Batman. The theme of the cake describes Batman being in the city with tall buildings and an interesting skyline.

The greatest challenge was to make all the buildings look different and then put together in a neat skyline looking way . All buildings are edible made of sugar fondant.

The Batman candle holder with the candle completes the whole theme of the cake perfectly.

Fun with Dora

This cake was made for a 3 year old birthday girl who is very much interested in Dora. Since Dora is always found exploring in the woods, I decided to go with a theme similar to that.

The design represents a scene in the woods, where all the main characters are present. To add some fun I have also included couple of stars everywhere.

Toy figurines of Dora, Boots, Swiper & Backpack are used. All the elements in the scenic background are edible.

August 26, 2008

Baby boy Bassinet

This bassinet cake was made for a boy Baby shower. The basketweave and ruffles on the sides are done in buttercream. The hood, pillow & blanket are made with fondant.

August 19, 2008

Baby girl Baptism Cake

This cake was made for the Baptism of a baby girl. The request was to make a simple baby pink colored cake with a sleeping baby topper, symbol of cross & couple of flowers.

This is the design I came up with. The cake is covered with fondant. All the details & decorations are made of fondant too.

Here is the closeup of the baby topper....

Dear Swati, has awarded me with another award. Swati is a kind fellow blogger & very talented sugarcraft artist. I am very much excited & feel greatly honored. Thankyou very much Swati.

August 08, 2008

Soccer Team T-shirt

This cake was made for a New England soccer team fan. The cake is carved to shape like the T-shirt and covered with buttercream. All the decorations are done in buttercream except the message banner which is fondant.

July 16, 2008

3D Cakes

I was just flipping the old pictures of my cakes & came across these. Just thought lets post it in the blog :-)

Couple years back when I was exploring my new hobby of cake decorating, I got into a spree of making 3D cakes. And I started with fruits as my inspirations. These cakes were a good experience and I was extremely happy with the outcome.

All these cakes are carved to shapes, covered with fondant.

The 3D apple photographed with a real apple.

July 09, 2008

Pooh bear cakes

Pooh bear seems to be the most impressive character for kids, especially with 1 year olds.

This cake was made for a one year old birthday boy. The design is a scene with Pooh bear & his friends in a field with trees and flowers. Pooh bear & friends are just cake toppers. Trees & flowers are edible.
This cake was made for a one year old birthday girl. I call such a design as a "Storybook cake", because the whole design flows into the tiers giving a feeling of reading a story book.

The design represents Pooh bear's tree house by a riverside. There is a big bee hive on the tree with cute honeybees flying. Pooh bear is a birthday candle. Piglet & Tigger are just cake toppers. The trees, flowers, name post & honeybees are all edible.A quick look into back view of the cake....

July 06, 2008

Doctor Retirement cake

This cake was designed for a Doctor's Retirement party. The cake is fully covered with fondant & decorated with fondant accessories.

June 23, 2008

Ballet shoes & Ballerina cake

These cakes were made for two sisters who are into ballet. The birthday cake is decorated with the ballet shoes as a topper, elegant lacework kind of swags and a ribbon bow. The ballerina cake design is an inspiration from the Debbie brown book, just that it is made to look more apt for a 5 year old.

Both the cakes are covered with vanilla fondant. All the decorations are made of fondant.

June 17, 2008

Memoirs of a cake

I participated in the Wilton's 80th Anniversary "Past & Present" cake decorating contest which was held on 14th June at Darien, IL.

My entry was named "Memoirs of a cake" which represented how the cake decorating styles evolved through time. The lower half of the cake represented the "Past" with the lower most tier having ruffles, trellis, swags as the decorations whereas the second lower tier with ornate shapes in cornelli lace and bordered with the Lambeth style. The upper half of the cake represented the "Present" with the non-traditional funky styles of decorations topping off with a gumpaste floral spray.

The celebrity judges for the contest were Colette Peters, Mark Seaman, Debbie Friedman, Laura Ragano. This entry did not win any place except the Award of participation. But, it was a wonderful experience to see others designs.

These were the comments from the judges for my entry.

Judge 1 : Good use of stages of theme
Judge 2: Very nice use of colors & patterns
Judge3: Very creative use of theme
Judge4: The roses are lovely. The detail of the lattice is done very well. The overall style of the cake is very nice and flowed very well.
Judge 5: Nice expression of old & new techniques. Floral spray is beautiful.

Colette Peters demonstrating brush embroidery technique.

June 06, 2008

Animals cake

This cake was made for the birthday of a 2 year old girl who is fond of different animals. I was specially requested to include dog, cat, squirrel, fishes & birds in the design. I added additional frog & bunny enhance the theme. The cake was designed to look like a walk into woods with lots of trees, stones,fences & a bridge by the water.
View of the back of the cake.
A closeup of the top tier
Closeup of the bottom tier which has the squirrel eating nuts beneath the tree. Fishes jumping in the water with water splashes. An eagerly awaiting stork & a frog by the water stream.

All the animals were hand molded out of fondant. This was a little unusual kind of theme. I truly enjoyed designing this cake & was pleased with the outcome.

Dear Anamika from The Sugarcrafter presented me with another award. I take this oppurtunity to Thank her for her kind gesture. She is a very talented sugar artist & an inspirational blogger friend. I feel extremely happy to know that I make up her day :-)

May 30, 2008

Louis Vuitton Purse cake

This cake was made for a mother & her daughters sharing common May birthdays. The request was to make a Luxurious birthday cake in the shape of Louis Vuitton purse stacked on top of a Luggage suitcase.

The purse is carved from a sheet cake & covered with chocolate fondant. All the handles & hinges are made of fondant. Gold accents on the purse are hand-painted. The flower sprays are made of gumpaste which are good keepsakes.

It was a very good experience making this cake and I was pretty happy with the outcome.
Here is the back view of the cake Close look of the rose sprays

May 23, 2008

Arte y Pico Award & Top 10 pictures Tag

Dear Swati from Sugarcraft India presented me with this award. Swati is a very encouraging, kind and inspirational blogger friend. Thanks Swati for giving me such an honor. I am extremely happy about it.
I had also been tagged by Swati for a Meme called Top 10 pictures. So here are my favorite ones from the pictures posted so far in this blog.

It was really fun to summarise the posts in this blog. I really enjoyed :-). I further tag

Anamika- The Sugarcrafter
Sujatha- Spicy Khazana
Mansi- Fun n Fud

Hope you will Enjoy!!