Friday, October 14, 2011

Halloween Cupcakes

I made these Halloween cupcakes for an event last week. They were basic vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream. I put them in these cute Halloween containers and each one had a spider sticking out of it. They were a hit!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

1st Birthday

I made both of these cakes for a 1st birthday party. The blue frosted cake was a triple layer, 6-inch vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream.
This was the smash cake for the birthday boy who loves trucks and all things with wheels. It was also vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Peanut Butter Cake

I made this 3 layer traditional Southern Peanut Butter Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting for a family who had recently suffered a loss.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Orange Ricotta Bundt Cakes

I made a normal size Orange Ricotta Bundt Cake and also some mini bundt cakes for someone who had recently experienced a loss in their life.

Friday, September 2, 2011

2nd Birthday

I made a triple layer vanilla cake with buttercream frosting and 8 little cakes, shaped like balloons, for a 2nd birthday party.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Luncheon Desserts

I made some desserts for a luncheon recently. I made S'mores Whoopie Pies- 2 graham flavor cake cookies, with marshmallow frosting and chocolate ganache sandwiched in between.
I had marshmallow frosting to spare, so I whipped up a quick batch of my favorite vanilla cupcakes to go along side.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Catering the Perfect Lunch

A month or two ago, I was asked to cater (I love to cook as well as bake!) a small luncheon for the Department Head of one of the schools at UGA. I put together a menu quickly and it was received with rave reviews.

This Greek Salad with Orzo and Black-Eyed Peas was the perfect thing to serve. It is layered in wide mouth mason jars, so each person has their own serving. They are then able to empty their jar into a bowl and enjoy.

I roasted some shrimp with Greek flavors and fresh herbs to accompany the salad.
This Garlicky Red Lentil Dal is one of the best dips I have ever made. It is served with pita chips.
The luncheon was finished off with Mini Key Lime Pies topped with sweetened whipped cream.

This luncheon was so fun to create and prepare and the flavors of the the dishes complimented each other perfectly.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lemonade Layer Cake

This is a two layer Lemonade flavored cake with Lemonade Cream Cheese frosting, made for someone who suffered a loss recently in their life.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Birthday Cupcakes

Here is one of the chocolate cupcakes frosted high with a simple vanilla buttercream that I made for a recent 3rd birthday party.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cake

I made two of these beautifully rich Blueberry Lemon Bundt Cakes with Lemon Glaze for a work party. This cake is chock full of fresh blueberries and never disappoints!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Birthday Cake

This is a triple layer Vanilla cake with Vanilla buttercream that I made for an 8th birthday.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Banana Bundt Cake

Here is a Banana Bundt Cake with a Lemon Glaze that I made for a couple who needed a sweet treat.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wedding Cake

Here is a wedding cake that I made a week ago. It had 2 2-layer tiers. It was White/Vanilla cake with a fresh strawberry filling, swiss meringue buttercream and covered in marshmallow fondant.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Fondant Giraffe Cupcake Toppers

I made these Fondant Giraffe Cupcake Toppers for a little girl who was celebrating her 4th b-day with all things Giraffe! I made Marshmallow Fondant so that the toppers would taste good because I knew those little kids wouldn't be able to resist eating them.
Because I cut each giraffe and it's parts out by hand, each one had its own unique look.
The cupcakes were a basic chocolate cupcake with fluffy vanilla buttercream swirled underneath the fondant toppers. I also frosted some of the cupcakes and decorated them with sprinkles for the adults at the party.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Smash Cake for a 1st Birthday

Here is a cake that I made for a 1st Birthday smash cake. It was a 6-inch vanilla cake with whipped frosting and homemade marshmallow fondant decorations.

This was so much fun to make. I hope the birthday boy has fun!

I also made some cupcakes- vanilla and topped them off with fondant cut-outs.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Chocolate Truffle Cake

I made this three layer, 6-inch Chocolate Truffle Cake for a chocolate lover's birthday. It is three layers of moist chocolate cake, a Chocolate Truffle filling, and a ganache to finish it off, on the top and sides. Grated semisweet chocolate is sprinkled on top.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Birthday Cakes and Cupcakes

I made 2 birthday cakes for a double birthday party last weekend. This triple layer cake was Vanilla Buttermilk Cake with Instant Fudge Frosting. The other triple layer cake was a Strawberry Butter Cake with Cream Cheese frosting.

I also made 1 dozen chocolate cupcakes for the party and frosted them with the Instant Fudge frosting and cream cheese frosting.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Basketball Cupcakes

Here are the cupcakes I made a couple of days ago for the last game of the basketball season for a team of 8 & 9 year olds. There were 2 dozen cookies and cream cupcakes, topped with a creamy buttercream and candy coated oreos, that were decorated as basketballs.
Look at all the yummy cookie goodness!
There were 1 1/2 dozen chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream and topped with candy-coated oreos, decorated as basketballs.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Perfect Party Cake

I made this Perfect Party Cake for a woman who participated in the Mrs. Georgia pageant. The Perfect Party Cake is the ultimate white cake, flavored with a hint of lemon. It is filled with alternating layers of blueberry preserves, sweetened whipped cream and blueberries.

The cake is frosted and decorated with Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Ladybug Cupcakes, Cupcakes and Sugar Cookies

This past weekend I made 24 ladybug cupcakes for a little girl who was celebrating her 5th birthday. One dozen were chocolate and the other dozen were vanilla. Frosted with vanilla and chocolate buttercream.
I also made 2 dozen cupcakes for a Valentines dinner- 1 dozen chocolate and 1 dozen vanilla, all frosted with vanilla buttercream.
Sugar cookie hearts were also ordered and frosted with vanilla buttercream.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Raspberry Swirl Mini Cheesecakes

These delightful mini cheesecakes were made for a baby shower. Beautiful red, tart but sweet raspberry puree adds a delicious note of flavor to these classic cheesecake minis.

The cheesecake is smooth and creamy with just the right amount of graham cracker crust.