Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Guy for All Sports

This cake was for a real sporty 8 year old's birthday celebration. Ari couldn't decide which he loves more, soccer, basketball, football or baseball. So the only thing to do was make a cake that celebrated all of them and that's what he got.

Friday, November 06, 2009

For "Ralph's Ices" Biggest Fan

Could you imagine anything better than a replica of a "Ralph's Italian Ice's" cup. This cake is three layers of moist chocolate cake filled with chocolate frosting. It is covered in white fondant and iced with vanilla butter cream. The top is sprinkled with Reese's pieces. I took pictures of this cake to our local Ralph's and the owner posted the pictures. So Awesome!!! He let me put my contact info on the bottom of the pictures so who knows maybe I'll get some more orders. A girl can hope, can't she?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Quilt Cake

This cake is a moist dark chocolate cake. It is made to resemble a quilt, it was made for someone who loves to quilt. This particular cake a very similar to a quilt that I've seen in a picture.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

New Law Office

This was eight vanilla cupcakes surrounding one big vanilla cake. Five cupcakes have names written on them in frosting and the other three are law office supplies. The middle cake is to congratulate a new law firm!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Hello Summer Fun!!!!

This was the last cake I made as part of a Bat-Mitzvah project. During the past year, I visited an after-school program each month to spend time with elementary school kids who had no place to go after school. I would play games and spend time with them. At each visit I brought a cake to share. Sometimes it was for birthdays and this time since it was the end of the school year I made a farewell cake and wished them a great summer.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

500 CAKE RECIPES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

On the weekend of May 29, a 3-day long book expo came to New York City, it was called Book Expo America. At the Book Expo there were many different types of cooking and baking books. I was able to get my hands on a couple: 500 Cakes By Susannah Blake and 500 Cupcakes By Fergal Connolly. The recipes in both the books are so simple and clear. They have a beautiful picture of the cake or cupcake on the page to the right of the recipe and the desserts just look and taste incredible. My favorite part is that with almost every recipe comes a delicious variation with flavors you wouldn't even think of using in a cupcake. My favorite cake is the pound cake because it is so fluffy and has a great taste and texture. My favorite cupcake is the little caramel cupcakes because the caramel is so gooey and you can really taste the coffee.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Talk to the "Lamed"

This cake is made to look like the Hebrew letter lamed. It is a devils food cake frosted in vanilla butter cream. I decorated it with polka dots and wrote congratulations Mollie on it. The cake was made for a graduation party.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Peaceful, Smiling, Balloons

Here's another one of those cakes that I made for the after-school group where I volunteer every month. There were no birthdays so I decorated it with things that everyone likes, a peace sign, smiley face and balloon.

Friday, April 17, 2009

I Met Rachel Ray at the Food Network!!!

Today my friend Jen took me to the Food Network and I got to meet Rachel Ray. It was soooo cool!!! Here's a picture of me in Rachel Ray's kitchen and she even autographed her Big Orange Cookbook that Jen bought me. "Gillian S'up? Bake On! XOX Rachel Ray". She was so nice and spent a lot of time talking to me. I gave her my business card. I wonder if she'll check out this site. She asked me to post on her blog. What a FANTASIC day!! Thanks Jen!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Nic Loves Strawberries

This cake is a vanilla cake with a hint of lemon flavor. It has two layers filled wth a light and airy strawberry cream filling with a bunch of fresh strawberries. It was frosted with a homemade whipped cream and fresh halved strawberries on top!!!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Stephanie Lights Up The Room

Stephanie's mom works with my dad and she wanted a cake to celebrate Steph's 26th birthday. Since Stephanie is studying to be a electrician it seemed like a "bright" idea to design her cake like an electric light bulb

Friday, April 03, 2009

A Special Cake for a Special Award

You probably can't tell but trust me this is exactly what the award logo looks like. The company does promotional advertising and the owner (I know her personally) wanted a cake to celebrate the award with her employees.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Xavier's Super Cake

This was another one of the cake I made for the after-school program I visited as part of my Bat-Mitzvah project. Xavier has a birthday this month so I made the cake to celebrate. He loves "Superman" so I added the Superman shield to his cakes

Saturday, February 28, 2009

I Designed This Cake!!!!!!

This was my Bat-Mitzvah cake. I really wanted to bake it myself but with everything going on I just couldn't. So.........the next best thing was to help with the design. Since the party was in February the cake is covered in snowflakes. The colors matched my invitation and I love the way they draped the lime green on the middle blue layer. Maybe they'll let me bake the cake for my sister's Bat-Mitzvah......we'll see.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Fly Away!!

This is one of the cakes I made for the after-school program I have been visiting as part of my Bat-Mitzvah mitzvah project. There were too many birthdays this month to add everyone's so I simply added a bunch of different colored balloons. No worries they ate it anyway!!!!

Friday, January 30, 2009

These are Really Cupcakes!!!!

I wanted to try something different. It's not a fancy design but even though it looks like a cake, it's really a bunch of cupcakes that I iced to look like one. I think I'm going to do this more often since kids love cupcakes and its easier than having to cut slices. This way you can pull it apart and each person gets their own cupcake.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Clowns and Polka-Dots!

I decorated this cake with multicolored clowns and polka dots. This cake was for a birthday party with a lot of children. It is a rectangular sheet cake made of choclate and vanilla... I used bright colors because they were fun colors!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

"Max"imum Birthday

This is a chocolate with butter cream frosting on the outside and was made for a boy who was turning 15. His favorite hockey team is the New York Rangers so I incorporated their colors Red, White and Blue. GO RANGERS!!!!