Friday, July 31, 2009

Congrats Star Cake

Congrats cake for a doctor making partner. I'm still not 100% sure what that means, but I know it deserves a cake!

Red velvet with cream cheese icing, fondant stars, royal icing stars, piping and letters. Oh, and I forgot to post in facebook, frosting is colored with my new handy airbrush!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

DONUT Cake!!!

I'm trying to pretend like I'm biting it, but I didn't want to get too close and un-sanitize it!

This was my first airbrush cake, fun!! I love my airbrush, it makes coloring a lot quicker and gives added depth. The donut came out darker than I had wanted. It almost looks like a bundt cake. I could have used some white airbrush paint, if it exists, because my kit didn't have it.

This cake was for Mr. Guthrie's 95th birthday. He supposedly owns or sells a lot of the Krispy Kreme franchises. Cake was yellow cake with swiss meringue icing covered in marshmallow vanilla fondant. I airbrushed and then glazed the top with runny royal icing and piping gel. The logo was royal icing and totally broke, so I had to do a quick vinyl logo on top of the cake box, and it turned out fine.

Somebody wants a happy wife! Martina's flowers totally woke me up this morning, but it was worth it. Thank you, Gab! I love you!

Saturday, July 25, 2009


This was his anniversary gift to me - a cake airbrush!! I am so afraid to use it! If anybody has come tips, please let me know!
And you can leave comments now! My blog works!

Mi Amor Sweets Logo Cakes

Hey guys, thanks again so much for participating in the contest. Here below are the freebie cakes that were given out.

Congratulations again to the cake winners! Here's a shot with Ashley Storey. I forgot to get one with Jenny Neeley :( If you look close, you can see her cute little son, Noah, peeking out from under the box.

Ashley Storey's Cake

It was red velvet with cream cheese frosting, covered in marshmallow fondant.

Jenny Neeley's Cake
It was Happily-Ever-After Berries 'N Cream (strawberry cake, cream cheese frosting, whipped cream, and mixed berries) covered in marshmallow fondant.

This Mi Amor Sweets cake went to Becky Cibak who was a complete stranger to me several days until she contacted me and has done some awesome things to get the word out about my cakes. Thanks, Becky!

Cake was my Mi Amor Sweets Signature Flavor (chocolate and vanilla checkerboard cake, dulce de leche, dulce de leche mousse, and crumbled Heath bars) covered in marshmallow fondant.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mi Amor Sweets Cake Giveaway!!!

Not a Hoax!!
Free CAKE in Augusta, GA!!
Go to my fan page at Mi Amor Sweets for rules of the contest and how to win a cake similar to this one.
Hurry! Cakes aren't forever!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Painter's Palette Cake

This is a painter's palette I did for the birthday of a grandmother I assume must be an artist. It was my first chance to try a wood grain effect on the fondant which was done by marbleizing brown and white fondant and then painting over with brown gel color. My brown paint was a little too dark and covered up most of the marbled fondant so next time I'll try to lighten that up a bit.

The paint globs are royal icing painted on top with piping gel and color. The paint brush is chocolate candy clay, yum! I'm trying to bring that out more because it seems to be yummier than fondant.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Say "Monkey"!

Airplane Cake

It's interesting the things you get asked to create through cake. I'm learning more than I did in college!

This cake was for a nanny who about to leave for Mississippi to work as an air traffic controller.

The tall thing in the middle is an air traffic control tower. Well, my version of it anyways. All the accents except the flowers and grass were royal icing which I am really starting to love, except they crack really easily.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Butterfly Flower Cake

This was a birthday cake for my next door neighbor's daughter, Ava, who was turning three. It was strawberry cake with vanilla butter cream. Decorations were fondant and royal icing.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

1st Birthday Cake

My mom and I went to Jordan's 1st birthday party with cake and camera in hand. I couldn't have had a cuter model! And it's so nice having professional photos that make my cakes look better.

It is so amazing to me, the instincts of a one-year old. Jordan naturally knew exactly what to do, grabbing off fondant decorations and sampling them. How did he know it was edible?? Well, I guess it's trial-and-error, because I also saw him sampling some sand out out of his new sandbox.

It took Jordan a little while to warm up to his cake, but once he did it was all over! It made me feel so good to see him enjoying his first cake.

The cake was french vanilla, torted with chocolate ganache, frosted with vanilla buttercream and covered with vanilla marshmallow fondant.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Aquarium Cake

This was for a pool birthday party. The cake is chocolate with vanilla butter cream, covered in fondant. It is actually six -layers of cake, and I am still having a hard time getting square cakes straight. I never liked meat so unfortunately I have no carving skills!

I added white and blue pearl dust to the bubbles.

The starfish at the bottom were also made using candy molds. It's great because fondant molds are so expensive usually, and this candy mold cost only $2.

Happy Fourth of July!

This cake was for Davidson, a nine-year old who happens to have the same birthday as our country.

The cake was vanilla with vanilla butter cream, and fondant accents. The blue stars at the bottom were actually made with a star candy mold. I had no idea you could use candy molds for fondant, but you can, and I love it!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Gift Box Birthday Cake

This cake was for my neighbor's boyfriend's birthday. She and her husband have really helped get me cake business so I was very happy doing this cake. The cake was chocolate with butter cream icing, covered in fondant. I really admire people who can put together stacked cakes, and it looks sharp and clean. This cake was a struggle.

For this cake and the cake board I used a sponge to create a different kind of texture. It was so much easier than coloring fondant or painting.