Monday, January 31, 2011

Phineas and Ferb Birthday Cake

Made this cake for Ryan's Birthday party, also at Superplay; how fun!  Hope you had a blast with your friends!

Wizards of Waverly Birthday Cake

Designed this cake for Cami's 6th Birthday this past Saturday at Superplay in Port St. Lucie.  Buttercream finish with fondant decorations and buttercream piping.  Loved the bright colors!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Playing around with some photos!

Created this video to showcase some of my favorite cakes I've made.  Hope you like it!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ocean Themed Wedding Cake

I came up with this design some time ago and just got to work on it and finish it last week.  The one thing that I originally had in mind was the scales and the waves on the bottom tier.  I knew I wanted a sea urchin as the cake topper and some pearls for the top tier.  I started working with the third tier, overlaying the circles to get the effect of the scales.   I airbrushed some of them with super pearl and gold and some with a darker blue around the edges.  Also, I airbrushed each tier around the bottom to add some dimension.  The next tier I worked on was the one with the pearls, which honestly I did not feel like doing because gluing all those pearls is a pain!  I knew I wanted waves for the bottom tier but was not sure what to do with the second tier, so I just started making swirls and gold buttons and finally worked on the sea urchin.  The sea shells and pearls were added at the end and were not part of the original design.  I really took my time and added new elements that really made this cake a spectacular ocean themed cake.  I love the moroccan feel to it too, which I did not intend at all!

Damask Wedding Cake

Black and White is in for 2011!  Damask design is also very popular for weddings and very elegant.  I designed this cake and used cutters to make my own damask design rather than using a stencil, which believe me would have been much easier and faster.  But I like using this technique better because I can overlay some of the pieces and give the design some dimension.  The red roses are gumpaste and really finish this design beautifully! I also love the sugar pearls around the borders, so elegant!

Coach Baby Bag Cake

I made this cake for Karen and Martin's baby shower celebration.  All elements are edible.
Vanilla rum cake filled with vanilla buttercream.

Vintage Sweet Sixteen

I love to design cakes that are unique, and I also love anything vintage.  I came up with this design that incorporates different textures and has a vintage feel.  I was quite happy with how it came together, love the ruffles, flower applications, bow, and purse. 

Happy Birthday Leo!

Designed this cake for Leo's 40th birthday celebration.  Loved the airbrushing and gold accents.  I was happy to learn that it was a total hit and that Leo loved it!

Monday, January 17, 2011

My Little Pony Birthday Cake

Happy Birthday Carissa!  Sorry I could not be there, but I know you had a fabulous birthday party!  This was my first attempt at My Little Pony, 3D cake.  The only none edible element was the head, which I made and carved out of styrofoam.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Yayyyy! Sandra's Cakes featured in Food section of Palm Beach Post

Click on the above title and it will take you to the article published today in the Palm Beach Post. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Yo Gabba Gabba Birthday Cake

Another fun cake I got to create this weekend. First time making these cute characters, all made out of sugar! 


Saturday, January 08, 2011

Ironman Birthday Cake

Really enjoyed making this cake today and using different techniques like hand painting the gold cake, and then airbrushing and painting the swirls with a brush.  Ironman is made out of rice crispies and covered in fondant.  But the best part of today was having my son Jeremy who is 5 years old, help me by overseeing the details of this cake!  He was occupied making his own figurines but at the end, when I was done, I asked him to critique Ironman and he told me I was missing a couple of details.  I'm so glad he was around!  I told him that from now on, he will work with me when I have to make anything like Super Heroes!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Food Network Challenge Audition Video

I was recently asked by Food Network to submit an audition video for  their upcoming season of Challenge.  Wow, what an honor and sense of accomplishment that is, when your passion and hard work is noticed and recognized!  Check out the audition video and wish me the best!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake

Designed this cake for a repeat client, for her daughter's first birthday celebration.  I love serving my clients and making their celebrations super special! 

Happy New Year!

Created this New Year's Cake for a friend's gathering.   Vanilla Rum cake filled with altlernating layers of vanilla and passion fruit buttercream.

Laurel Smith's Wedding Cakes

Designed this Damask design wedding cake for Laurel Smith to go along with the wedding decor. 

Dogs Playing Poker Cake
.  This was the Groom's Cake. Laured proivded us with an inspiration cake similar to what we created.  But our cake had so many details that made it extra special. I am  so proud of our creation, which totally blew them away!