Monday, October 10, 2011

A Gruesome Teen Night

This past Friday, I had the pleasure of doing a workshop for the Long Valley Teen Night, hosted by the Long Valley Arts Assoc. Approximately 13 6th, 7th, and 8th graders came out to decorate cupcakes. I think I gave them a bit of a shock with my choice of design, but everyone had a great time. In honor of Halloween we made a bloody brains cupcake and a severed finger cupcake. The kids did a great job and I look forward to working with the teen night again soon. Below is some of their "artwork."

Making brains.

Making severed fingers.

This student decided to add the bloody nerve still attached to the finger. 
Gross. :o)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Mom's Night Out

Last night I had the pleasure of running a mom's night out party for a great group of ladies. We worked on two types of cupcakes-- a toadstool cupcake and a train cupcake. It was great to see all of the creativity coming out of these women by the end of the night! Included in the post are cupcakes made by the participants.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Phanatic Grooms Cake!

 This grooms cake was made for my friend, and former roommate, Sarah to give to her fiancĂ©, Dan, at their rehearsal dinner. The waving pennant sports their wedding date, and the back of the jersey has the couple's new last name. The cake was so much fun to make! I wish Sarah and Dan an eternity of happiness! Congratulations!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Butterfly Garden Party!

For her very special 2nd birthday, my daughter had a butterfly garden party. Since we couldn't be outside due to the rain, we brought the outside in with her cake. It was a butterfly-bird house perched above a nice bed of (real) grass. The butterflies were all edible too! The cake was a fresh strawberry cake with cream cheese filling. Below is the birthday girl with her cake, and a closeup of the cake.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Christening Cake

This cake was for my nephew's christening. It is a 3 tier white butter cake with cannoli cream filling. The cake is covered with a buttercreme flavored fondant that was quilted and tufted with edible pearls. The monogram plate and roses are handmade with white chocolate and the cross and bows were hand-sculpted with gumpaste.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

It's Time For Cake, It's Time For Fun!!!

This "topper" was made for my nephew's first birthday. It's based on the Sandra Boynton book, Birthday Monsters! The monster picture was hand drawn and colored and was set into a fondant surround. Below is the matching topper for the smash cake, a 3D replica of one of the characters.