Lately the movie Toy Story has been in constant repeat at home. There’s something about Buzz and Woody that get my 2-year old daughter and nephew all hyped up. Even though the first movie came out more than 10 years ago it’s still a popular theme among the young ones. I made this cake for a lucky boy named Jordan and the inspiration came from this photo that his aunt sent me.
Happy New Year!!! I know I’m almost a month late but better late than never, right? I’ve been a terrible blogger and have wanted to get back into it for sometime but I have to admit, I was kind of embarrassed. I’ve been gone for sooo long. Life catches up with you and a day of no blogging turns into weeks then months. Horrible! A new year means a new start so let’s start with an awesome Hello Kitty cake.
The client sent me the two inspiration photos above (I can’t find the original decorator for the cake. If you know who it is please let me know so I can properly credit them). She wanted the cake to be very girly, filled with a lot of pink and bling, and Hello Kitty’s head as the top tier. I was pretty nervous taking on such a request. I’ve never carved her full head out of cake before. Hello Kitty done wrong can be disastrous. The placement of her facial features is so important. If you get it wrong, you can end up with a cross-eyed cat. LOL! I was up for the challenge and this is what I came up with…..
I’ve done many Hello Kitty cakes and this is one of my favorites. To match the bling on the phone case, I used 3 different sized edible sugar diamonds and pearls. The border of beads was dusted with a gold luster dust. Some of the embellishments were made using molds that I purchased from the Etsy shop, WhysperFairy. The only thing not shown is the #24 gold topper that I placed between the middle and bottom tier.
Why, hello there! Yes, it’s been a while. Forgive me? I’ve been very busy creating some awesome cakes which means I have a lot to share with you.
First up, I did this baby shower a few months ago to celebrate the arrival of baby Dylan. I made a red velvet cake, cookies & cream mini cupcakes and M&M cookies as favors for the guests. There wasn’t a theme to the shower so we focused on pastel colors of blue and yellow and made it a little more modern by adding the two shades of brown. I love the contrast in color of the back wall.
Visit my Flickr stream to see more. Up next….if you liked all my Hello Kitty cakes, you’ll love the next one I have to share. Stay tuned!
When I was younger, I was a HUGE fan of Hello Kitty and Sanrio. I remember there was an ice cream shop near my elementary school that also sold Hello Kitty items. After school, I would ask my dad to take me there to buy ice cream but really, I was plotting my way to have him buy me something from Hello Kitty. I was always a happy girl walking out of the store with an ice cream cone in one hand and a new pencil in the other hand.
I’m not surprised Hello Kitty is still popular today. Lately, I’ve gotten a lot of cake requests for her and these were for birthday celebrants ranging from 8 years old to their early-mid 20’s. Even though she hasn’t changed much she still captivates the hearts of the older generation and the new. This first one was for Jaiden and she was celebrating her 8th birthday at her martial arts school. Jaiden’s parents requested a Hello Kitty cake but I took it a step further and dressed her up in a martial arts uniform.
The next two were for older but still young at heart birthday celebrants. Hello Kitty and her classic red bow.
80’s Workout Hello Kitty…If Hello Kitty ever works out, I picture her totally rocking the 80’s look with leg warmers and all. As a surprise for the birthday celebrant, her sister requested to combine her love for Hello Kitty and working out.
Thanks for stopping by.
Over the last couple of years, I’ve seen the arrival of many adorable babies and I love it!!! These new additions have all been near and dear to my heart. One highly anticipated baby will be making her debut soon, Mae Olivia. I made this baby shower cake this weekend as a surprise for the parents-to-be and went with an owl to match her nursery theme. Each feather was cut and placed on the owl one at a time. It’s a tedious process but I’m happy with the outcome.
In addition to the cake, I made this shadow box for the nursery.
Cristina and Andrew, I’m so happy for you both. I can’t wait Baby Mae’s arrival.
Check out more photos on my Flickr photostream.
A month ago a friend of mine asked me to make a cake celebrating her daughter’s one month birthday. Nahla is the first granddaughter of the family so I wanted to make something that was precious and had baby girl written all over it. I decided to do the popular ruffled cake and added the bow and flowers to it for an extra sweet touch. The cake was a vanilla cake filled with whipped vanilla custard and frosted with swiss meringue buttercream. I hope you enjoyed it Nahla!
Oh my, has a whole month gone by since I last blogged. I have soooo much catching up to do which means I have plenty to share. So lets get started.
I’ve always had a major sweet tooth. Even way before I started the patisserie program at Le Cordon Bleu. Desserts were my thing. So it was meant for me to jump into this world. But as I look back, I’m trying to remember what jump started it all.
Three birthdays out of the past four years, I’ve made my husband’s niece, Nikki, her birthday cake. The very first one was for her 5th birthday and for some reason I volunteered to make it. I can’t remember why I volunteered but I’m glad I did. This is what I envisioned for her cake.
A two tier Hello Kitty cake with lots of fondant detail. Keep in mind, I have never made a tiered cake and never worked with fondant. How hard could it be? I just stack one cake on top of the other. Literally, this is what I did. No dowels, no support. I just threw the smaller cake on top and started decorating. Crazy right! After some minor tears and frustrations, this was the final cake. Be nice, don’t laugh!
It was close to what I drew up. Perfect, no way! But it wasn’t too bad for being my first cake. I ended up making a pink velvet cake with cream cheese frosting. The biggest pain was trying to smooth the frosting out. My hubby had to jump in a few times because I was getting so frustrated. Why does it always look so easy when they do it on t.v? Here’s a close up of the fondant details.
The cake didn’t turn out exactly how I wanted it to but the birthday girl really liked it and that’s what made me happy. Everyone else at the party thought it was pretty impressive so that made me feel even better.
It was a chocolate cake filled with whipped vanilla custard and fresh strawberries. What a difference, right? This time I made the fondant topper instead of using a candle.
Fast forward two years to her 8th birthday. Her mom requested a small puppy themed cake and this is what I came up with. It’s alternating layers of chocolate and vanilla cake filled with cookies & cream buttercream and frosted with swiss meringue buttercream. Yummy! This flavor has become quite popular at Love ‘Em Sweet. I sculpted all the puppies out of fondant.
As I look back, I’m glad they gave me the opportunity to make her birthday cake. It lead me to find my passion of not only eating desserts but making them.
I have lots to share so check back soon for more Love ‘Em Sweet creations.