Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday

This weekend I created a cake for a very good friend of mine.  It was her son's first birthday!  When she told me she wanted to do The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, my head was already swirling with ideas.  I have been wanting to do this themed cake for awhile.  Not just because it is so cute, but it has always been a childhood favorite of mine too ;-)  After scouring pinterest and the internet for ideas, I came up with this version.  I love the part when the caterpillar eats all the different foods and used that to design the cake board.  The caterpillar and butterfly were molded with fondant.

This was such a fun cake to make. Definitely one of my top cakes ;-)  Happy 1st Birthday Brayden!!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Golf Cake

It's been quite awhile since I've blogged last!  I finally graduated with my masters of arts degree in teaching and have been actively looking for the right teaching job.  I've also been taking advantage of my free time this summer by planning my wedding for next year.  As for baking, I did my first cake of 2012 a few weeks ago for some of our very closest friends.  

In October of 2010 my fiancee and I introduced two of our mutual friends - Charl and Nicole.  They feel in love and got married this past June 24th.  Since I was in the wedding party there was no way for me to do the actual cake for the wedding, so instead I made a groom's cake for the rehearsal dinner. 

Charl loves golf so we decided on a golf theme red velvet cake.  I cheated a bit and bought the golf cart, but personalized it by painting the South African flag on top (that's where he is originally from). 

Charl and Nicole - It was such an honor to be apart of your special day!!  Congrats!!