Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I know that it has been quite a while since I've posted- the economy has struck and my expert cupcake taster/boyfriend was laid off this spring. As a result, we've moved to a place where kitchen access is pretty limited (aka home) and my baking has suffered. I have some pictures and posts saved up that I will eventually get around to in the next few weeks.

In other news- my pirate cake that I made for my friend Aston's birthday was featured on Cake Wrecks- as a Sunday sweet! Here's the link!

Shiver me timbers..

Monday, March 16, 2009

Pirate Birthday Cake

I've been MIA for a while now- I work retail in real life and between the Holiday season and the struggling economy, work had been busy. I have had several commissions over the past few months, however we suffered a broken camera and therfore were unable to document much. Well, a new season is upon us and we are armed with a fancy new camera and plenty of fancy new ideas!

This my first attempt at a tiered cake. My friend Ashley commissioned this for her boyfriend's birthday. The top tier is a dark chocolate cake with a rich mocha filling, while the bottom was a vanilla bean cake with a vanilla buttercream filling. It is covered in fondant that I colored and 'weathered' with food coloring. I painted all the map detail on by hand and laid it in brown sugar 'sand'. No pirate cake would be complete without booty- it is surrounded with multi-colored sugar jewels and pearls along with edible gold dubloons.

I'm really thrilled with the way that this came out and am looking forward to having more fun with specific themes!