This Yo Gabba Gabba themed birthday cake was delivered to a birthday party at The Learning Center in Manhattan this past weekend. The cake was comprised of vanilla cake, filled with milk chocolate ganache and decorated in fondant and gum paste. The characters were made of rice cereal treats and decorated in fondant.
Here are a few close ups of the characters individually.
Here’s a peek at some of our latest cakes from last weekend!
This first cake was a “surprise design” made for a friend’s daughter’s first birthday party at the Hilton Garden Inn in Staten Island, NY. I have an open policy with friends and family that if they ask me to make a cake for them, I’ll give them a very big break on cost as long as they leave the design entirely in my hands – and I’m happy to say this one was a success! The only design direction I was given was the cake had to be girly and Candyland themed.
The top & bottom tiers are vanilla cake with vanilla moussaline buttercream and the middle tier is devil’s food cake with chocolate moussaline buttercream. All tiers are covered in fondant and all decorations are edible! The lollipops & bow were made from a mixture of gumpaste and fondant, the gumdrops, and all flat decorations were fondant, the 1 topper was gumpaste and the lil’ mini gingerbread girl was modeling chocolate.
Topper close up.
And mom & birthday girl!
This next cupcake tower was made for a Tweet Your Face Off event at Nasilele Photography in Brooklyn, NY. I was super bummed that I couldn’t attend the event as I was literally finishing up the last cake of the day while Jay delivered & set this up on his own! The cupcakes, decorated with facebook f’s and twitter t’s were: lemon cake with lemon buttercream, vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream & red velvet with cream cheese frosting. The cake on top was red velvet, filled with cream cheese frosting, frosted in vanilla buttercream and decorated in fondant. The little bird’s speech bubble was gumpaste.
If you are looking for a wedding or portrait photographer you should definitely check out Nasilele’s website – her work is stunning!
This last cake was a unique “couple’s map” wedding cake that was initially inspired by my Subway Love cake recently featured in NY Weddings. All the elements on this cake told the NYC story of the bride & groom.
The top tier highlighted the groom’s career in real estate and the wedding location at the Metropolitan Club, the middle tier told the couple’s proposal story, and the bottom tier showcased a few of the after-wedding party locations and the couple’s neighborhood.
All tiers were comprised of lemon pound cake, filled with lemon curd, frosted with lemon moussaline buttercream and decorated in a combination of gum paste and fondant.
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This cake was a last minute order for a very special little four year old as a birthday gift from her aunt. We delivered this to a house party in Hackensack, NJ last Saturday.
The cake was comprised of vanilla cake, filled with strawberry preserves, frosted in vanilla buttercream and decorated in a combination of fondant & gumpaste. The very tip top of the big top was made of rice cereal treats in order to achieve a more pointed look.
Here’s one of Sweet Element’s latest cakes that was delivered to the upper east side in Manhattan yesterday. It was our first delivery where we braved a NYC cab delivery (since I really did not think there was any way for me to make it up there alone at rush hour driving the Sweet Element wheels) – and I’m happy to report that I had an *awesome* cabbie & safe ride for both me & the cake!
The cake was a pink velvet cake, filled with vanilla pastry cream, frosted in vanilla moussaline buttercream and decorated in fondant. The lil’ animals are made of a combination of fondant, gumpaste & modeling chocolate.
Here’s one of our latest sculpted cakes that was made for a little girl’s birthday in Montclair, NJ last week. It was Sweet Element’s first request for a stingray cake. We hope it made Julia’s birthday a memorable one! The cake was a white cake, filled with lemon curd & frosted in vanilla moussaline buttercream. The decorations were made of fondant, gumpaste & cookie sand.
Here’s one of the latest Sweet Element cakes that is just too cute not to post! As a former Scholastic employee, I am definitely familiar with the Baby Einstein franchise, so I was excited to make a cake in the theme of Baby Einstein for a very adorable one year old’s birthday. Mom requested that the caterpillar & frog from the series be featured and also requested that the birthday boy’s name be made out of fondant covered rice krispy blocks.
The cake was a chocolate devil’s food cake filled & frosted with vanilla moussaline buttercream & decorated in chocolate. The blocks in front are buttercream frosted rice krispy treats decorated in fondant.
And one detail photo sans blocks as well …