Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lauren (Heart) Elmo

Lauren turns 1 and she loves Elmo. Her mom, Jill, created a fun and Elmo filled party for her baby and having my cake be part of it was great.

Things that served as inspiration for this cake were Lauren's candy station banner, candies, and of course Elmo! This is my 3rd Elmo cake but know what, I love making Elmo cakes!

Below is a photo of baby Lauren holding her finger up just like Elmo. Isn't she a cutie?

Cat in the Hat

Dr Seuss' "Cat in the Hat" now airs PBS Kids. Ben is one of this show's biggest fan so for his 3rd birthday, he gets what he loves. Ben is particularly obsessed with the Thingamajigger. But with a budget to work with, I thought of doing the cake this way to have all the characters including the Thingamajigger without going over her budget.

The TV screen was inspired by an icon on the Cat in the Hat's website with modification and hand painted with black outlines which is a Dr Seuss trademark. The screen, on the other hand, is an edible image. Cake is chocolate filled with chocolate mousse.

Ben and his Sister Rebekah were excited to see the cake and I was too! My 3 year old and I were happy with the cake turned out and couldn't wait for them to see it. We were all happy!

Happy 3rd Birthday Ben! Till next year :)

2D Pablo

A year ago, I made a 3D snowman cake for Bam-Bam's 2nd birthday. This year as he turns 3, we went 2D of his favorite character Pablo of Super Spy Backyardigan.

The cake was 12 inches high, chocolate cake filled with buttercream. Photo above shot at an angle shows the dimension of the cake.

Bam-Bam and his mom picked up the cake and it was great to see Bam-Bam's reaction. He loved it and exclaimed "Pablo!!!" with a big smile on his face. This is why I love my job.

Turntable Cake

This cake was for my daughter's teacher's husband who is into music and his turntable. A photo of his actual turntable was given to me to replicate. I did the best I could to get as much details into a small cake to serve about 10 people. I was told he loved it and took out his other favorite thing-- his SLR camera with back drop and all and kept taking photos!