First Communion Cake

First Communion Cake

First Communion Cake

Large, very challenging project! First real attempt on gumpaste roses, made a lot more difficult by humidity in April. They took a week (!) to dry completely. But I appreciated how easy they were to handle and arrange on the cake once they dried. Swag was made using SugarVeil flexible icing. SugarVeil is awesome, even though again due to humidity it took over 9 hours to dry. It was really easy to fold and drape it over the cake few times without being afraid that it would crack or tear. The bible was meant to look aged and worn out on the cover and I used an edible image of an old bible for it. Here are also some pictures of cake details closer.

First Communion Cake (Topper)

First Communion Cake (Topper)


First Communion Cake (Swag)

First Communion Cake (Swag)


First Communion Cake (Rose)

First Communion Cake (Rose)

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Justin Bieber Cake

Justin Bieber Cake

Justin Bieber Cake

Birthday Cake for a little Justin Bieber fan. Chocolate/vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream and fresh strawberries in the middle. First time used Edible Image strips and it was great – a fun way to decorate cake sides. Little specs on the top of the cake and on the photo is edible  sparkling dust, but with the camera sparkling effect was lost.

Berry Cake

Berry Cake

Berry Cake

This cake was supposed to have a fondant collar around, and I had a really nice lace mold to shape it, however 1-2 hours before  it was supposed to be ready, I had a little test done and found out that pastry cream and fondant don’t mix. Cake was filled with light pastry cream (original pastry cream recipe + half the volume of whipped cream) and fresh berries, and moisture in the cream melted fondant within an hour! After panic attack passed I did a quick substitute for Concerto cookies.

Caillou Cake

Caillou cake

Caillou cake

First attempt to make 3-tier cake, and also to make things a little more challenging, first attempt to make topsy-turvy cake. Only middle tier is actually tilted, but this was already enough for a very nervous drive to a party place.  Cakes are chocolate with chocolate ganache and chocolate buttercream (bottom), lemon  with coconut cream (middle) and vanilla with vanilla buttercream and fresh strawberries (top).