Saturday, February 27, 2010

Vegas Cake & Cupcakes

This Cake and Cupcakes were made for an auction for a Walnut Creek Elementary school. The theme of the night was "Viva Las Vegas"! I didn't get a picture of the cakes & cupcakes together and set up because they had to be kept in the fridge since they would not be up for auction until the end of the night. If you can't tell the cupcakes spell out Viva Las Vegas :)
The cake was a checkerboard chocolate and white cake (when you cut into it it literally looks like a checkerboard) with buttercream filling & fondant details on the outside of the cake. The cupcakes are a delicious southern red velvet recipe (with my SECRET ingredient) and a fluffy cream cheese buttercream w/ fondant letters!

"Hello Leah I just wanted to thank you for the fabulous cake last

night. We bought the cake and everyone at the table had nothing but

great things to say about your cupcakes. They were moist and pretty

and tasted fabulous. I personally loved your cream cheese frosting.

We were all fully impressed with the fact that the cake looked so

smooth and beautiful without being covered in a full sheet of fondant.

Just thought I would let you know that all you time and effort was

apreciated. And we will remeber you for our future cake needs."


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Semifreddi's Bday Cake

This sheet cake is for another Semifreddi's employee birthday celebration.
To be honest, sheet cakes are the hardest thing for me to do!! Not because they are technically "hard" in fact, they are probably the easiest thing to do! And that's the problem! A sheet cake is a sheet cake is a sheet cake, and to make it look fun, modern & exciting and not like a boring ole grocery store sheet cake is actually kind of hard!
Anyhow, I think this one has some flair for a sheet cake! It is a chocolate cake, w/ espresso buttercream, whipped cream frosting, and buttercream details!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

German Chocolate

This German Chocolate cake was a surprise birthday cake!! It is a traditional German Chocolate cake w/ a little twist- the cake is made with egg whites folded in- giving it a light and fluffy texture! The cake is actually also covered in a chocolate buttercream underneath the traditional gooey yummy caramel/coconut/pecan frosting for even extra YUM!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Neighborly Love

Boy do I have lucky neighbors! Whenever I have leftover goodies (Come on I can't eat all the leftover cupcakes myself!!!) I always pass some out to my neighbors! These were double chocolate w/ cream cheese icing and PARTY sprinkles!!
If you know me- you know I love to live my life ~colorfully!~ if it was up to me my whole life would look like these cupcakes :)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Kinsey Cupcakes

These funky little cupcakes were for Kinsey's 7th Birthday! They are double chocolate cupcakes w/ white buttercream & fondant details!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Baby Shower Cupcakes

These cupcakes were for a baby shower. They were a mixture of both mini and standard sizes. The blue sprinkle balls were carrot cake w/ cream cheese icing, the chocolate sprinkles w/blue circle were strawberry w/ cream cheese icing and the white sprinkles were white cupcakes w/ chocolate buttercream!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Jenna's Fairy Cake!

This beyond cute fairy cake was for Jenna's 4th Birthday!
The bottom tier: was chocolate with buttercream
Middle tier: White with buttercream
Top: Yellow with chocolate buttercream.
The cake was covered w/ pink buttercream, airbrushed, buttercream detail and fondant details!
What a precious cake, birthday girl & party!!

"Leah - thank you so much for the delicious and beautiful cake. Jenna loved

it and we got SO many comments on it.

I am going to send you some pictures soon, but wanted to really thank you

for such a great job - it really made the party!"