Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
As creepy as it sounds, I loved making this cake. I got a crash course in anatomy while sculpting the dismembered and mutilated doctor with his chest cavity open. The nurses were especially fun to make; calmly standing by with their victims blood splattered on their clothes. And yes, that is a rat nibbling on the doctor's eyeball.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
I am not big on writing, but felt the month of July deserved it's own post. This if for all of you who follow my work. Many months ago, through one of those very strange, but by no means coincidental series of events, I met the COO of a very reputable Food & Beverage management company out of Texas. He heard my story, liked my work and offered to help. It turned out this company operates a very prestigious, very high volume bakery in Dallas managed by an incredible Chef who is and 8 time Food Network Challenge medal winner. I spent a week in Dallas completing an internship with her and her team and learned many new things. Most importantly I learned a valuable lesson that will follow me for the rest of my life: to believe in myself. While in Texas, I participated in the 2011 Icing on the Cake Competition held in Louisiana. Because the competition was held the Saturday I was flying back to Miami, I received the results of the competition over the phone. To my complete and absolute disbelieve I won first place in my division, and also won for the Theme category. This was my first national competition and hopefully not my last. God is doing the most amazing things in my life, things that I cannot explain. I would have never thought a year ago sitting in my living room watching Cake Challenge that I will have the opportunity to work with the most welcoming group of dedicated individuals who make it happen on a daily basis, and their incredible boss who believed I had a chance in this competition.
Thank you Bronwen for an unforgettable experience...
Here are some pictures of "The Cake". The stump was cake covered in fondant and decorated to look like a tree. The frog was hand sculpted out of white modeling chocolate and hand painted.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Congratulations to our good friends Mark and Leylani. It's a girl!!! A few months ago they asked me to make the cake for their baby shower. There was one catch, though: the top tier was going to reveal the sex of the baby at the baby shower. So, for the last few months, my husband and I... and the ultrasound technician... were the only ones that knew. This past weekend they cut into the top tier to reveal a pink vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream.
Monday, March 28, 2011
The "Karate Kid" was a topper I made for a boy's birthday cake. He was made with sugarpaste and fondant.
The handsome fellow on the drums is our good friend George. We had the priviledge of making this Groom's cake for his wedding. The cake is a replica of his snare drum. It was vanilla cake with key lime filling. The topper was made out of rice krispies treats, sugarpaste, and fondant.