2 Chix in the Mix

November 20, 2011

Ketchup or Catch Up!

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Either way I’m far, far behind on posting. For those of you who know me, well, you know why. For those of you who don’t, I’ve had a life changing event but I’ll leave it at that and spare you the details.

Enraged Aviarian Cuppies – Chocolate cupcakes, vanilla buttercream, fondant toppers.

Fox in Socks – Double layer 9 x 13, almond cake, vanilla buttercream, fondant accents.

Rob’s Carrot Cake – carrot cake with cream cheese buttercream.

John’s Wake Forest Golf Bag – Chocolate cake, chocolate buttercream, covered in vanilla fondant, gum paste clubs.  Crafted from 5 – 9×13 cakes.

The cat is out of the bag – Pumpkin cake, cream cheese icing, gum paste cat.

Breast Cancer Awareness – Almond cuppies, vanilla buttercream, fondant ribbons.  NINE DOZEN cupcakes!

Georgia Bulldogs Groom’s Cake – One Red Velvet tier, one chocolate tier, vanilla buttercream, fondant accents.  The bulldog is rice crispy treats covered in fondant with hand painted features.

Malia’s Birthday – Vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream, fondant accents.

Adrienne’s Shower – One vanilla tier, one lemon tier, vanilla buttercream covered in fondant, fabric ribbon accents with gum paste poppy.

Sweet Baby Shower – Pink lemonade cake, vanilla-lemon buttercream, fondant accents, gum paste bow.

Keepin’ it sweet!



June 13, 2011

Monkey Business!

My friend, Carissa, is having a baby!  I was honored to be a small part of her baby shower.  Baby B’s nursery has a jungle theme and I just love monkeys.  Here’s the cake I created in honor of the new one. 

Carissa is a chocolate fiend so I knew I must have chocolate cake for her.  The base tier is chocolate decadence with a super chocolate cake which includes Ghirardelli chocolate chips.   Chocolate overload to the max!

The top tier is lemon with lemon curd filling.  The lemon curd takes the lemon cake to a whole new level.  You’ve got to try it!

The monkey is made from chocolate fondant.  The bananas are vanilla fondant, hand cut and painted. 

Keepin’ it sweet!


November 1, 2010

Baby Bum Once Again

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Here’s the latest rendition of the baby bum cake.  This is for one of Heather’s coworkers.  Baby Russell is expected any day now.  This cake is a 12″ Pina Colada cake with vanilla buttercream.  I baked the layers one evening and wrapped them up so they could settle overnight.  When I came in from work the next day my kitchen smelled wonderful.  I almost hated to cover them in buttercream because once they were covered the yummy scent would be sealed up.  

Since the cake was for a boy I decided to go with the sports ball theme – baseballs, footballs and basketballs.  All decorations are fondant.  The feet and legs are covered with Belgian chocolate fondant and everything else is vanilla fondant.

October 10, 2010

Baby Heidi’s Bum

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My friend Shasta is ready for Baby Heidi!  Big brother Mason is excited about his sweet baby sister.  Heidi should be making her appearance any day now!  There was a shower today for Shasta and I was asked to make a baby bum cake.  After a day of wedding cake I tackled the shower cake.  I’ll let Myrene tell you about the wedding cake.  It was GREAT!

While preparing to bake the layers Friday evening, I couldn’t decide if I wanted chocolate or vanilla cake so I did both – one chocolate layer and one vanilla layer.  Both layers were torted and filled with chocolate buttercream.  The layer flavors were stacked alternated.  It looked pretty cool when it was sliced.  The baby bum and legs are cake.  The feet are rice crispy treats.  Everything is edible. 

Keepin’ it sweet!


October 5, 2010

Bungle In the Jungle

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My stepdaughter, Heather, had a baby last week, so, that is why this is getting on here at this late date – I’ve been a little busy. They are doing the nursery in jungle animals, so I made her a jungle animal shower cake. Note the monkey – her husband REALLY thinks monkeys are cute, so I put one on there just for him. Hope you liked that, Will. Congratulations you guys on the birth of your baby boy, Kaleb.

July 24, 2010

Momma & Meah, here she goes again!

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My, my how can I resist you……   

I have a friend who’s expecting her third child.  Her first 2 are boys and I mean all boys.  She’s been waiting so long for a girl.  Don’t get me wrong, boys are wonderful but they won’t wear lace tights and hair bows.  Well, since Shanna has been eagerly anticipating her new arrival and is enjoying the anticipation of dressing her little girl in all the girly girl things her shower cake just had to reflect her desires. 

The cake is lemon with a strawberry filling and vanilla buttercream.  The “lace” around the bottom is fondant as well as the flowers.  The bow and name are gumpaste.  I hope Shanna was thrilled with the cake.

June 24, 2010

Baby Carriages…..

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….are no fun to assemble late at night!  This one gave me a fit.  Myrene had formed the parts of this carriage earlier in the week and they set up to dry for a couple of days.  Once the parts were dry we put together the basket section and let it dry overnight.  But our instructions were not complete on the assembly of the carriage legs to the basket so after I had completed the cake I attempted to assemble the legs to the basket.  I just could not get it!  Nothing worked.  I sent out a distress call to Myrene at 11PM and she, like the true partner she is, came right over to help figure it out.  Once she knew what would not work, she was able to come up with something that worked!  Got to love a fresh, unflustered mind! 

Now, for the cake.  The request was for a teal, lime green and brown dotted cake.  The tiers are chocolate and red velvet with vanilla buttercream.  The teal and lime green dots are buttercream fondant and the brown are chocolate fondant.  The ribbons around the tiers are fondant also.  The cake tiers are 9″ and 6″ and will serve approximately 30 people.  

Would I build a carriage again?  Absolutely!!  The end result was too cute to not do again.  Here’s an inside shot of the carriage.  We added a baby and blanket to complete the look.

Keepin’ it sweet!


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