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!

Deah

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July 30, 2011

Madeline’s Wraslin’, Rock Climbing, Flower Garden Pot!

I’ve been a little busy the last couple of weeks.  Take a look at what’s been happening.



Groom’s Cake for Harrison

Harrison’s thoughtful MIL asked for this one as a surprise for him.  Harrison loves rock climbing and funfetti cake. 







 


Betty turned 80 this week.  Her granddaughter told me she loves hats and flowers.  She even wears a had EVERY day.  This cake is decadent chocolate with Oreo buttercream filling.  The hat and flowers are fondant. 








Madeline is turning 3 and she loves the Madeline books.  She wanted her favorite line from the book on her cake.  She also requested ladybugs.








This one was for Sandy, my neighbor.  The pot was formed by stacking 5 – 6″ cake layers.  The flowers are fondant so everything is edible.








Wayna is totally into wrestling so his cake just had to be WWE themed.  We used WWE licensed action figures (dolls) the authentic wrastlin’ look.






June 18, 2011

Fantasy Flowers

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I just love creating fantasy flowers.  I suppose it’s because I don’t have to match them to anything.  I can be totally free to make whatever looks good to me.  Here’s my latest creation.  I guess its similar to a dahlia but not really.  This flower is fondant but it could have been made from gumpaste also. 

This cake is for my neighbor’s daughter’s birthday.  Since Rob has been sick they have done so much for us.  You know you always think you have good neighbors but when you need them you realize you have GREAT neighbors.  They have really stepped up to keep our yard looking good while we’ve been unable to take care of it.  Rob and I appreciate everything they have done and are continuing to do for us.

Keepin’ it sweet!

Deah

June 17, 2011

Club Sandwich and Catching Up

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Mickey Mouse Club – Twisted and Warped!  That’s what my husband labeled this one.  

This cake was created for my friend Hayden for his 14th birthday.  His idea, not mine.  The four “slices of bread” are fondant covered cake.  The cheese, lettuce, tomato and even our rodent friend are fondant.  If you don’t care for fondant this isn’t your cake!  

When I made this cake I wasn’t sure if it would serve the number of people invited to Hayden’s party so I also made cupcakes.  Mom just couldn’t bring herself to cut the cake so everyone at the party ate cupcakes.  Luckily, there were enough cupcakes to go around.  They finally cut the cake the next day at their family celebration. 

Remember the light bulb cake last year?  Well, this wimpy cake is for Eric.  He’s got such an original personality.  Eric loves the Wimpy Kid.   

As requested, this cake is super decadent chocolate cakes with Ghiradelli chocolate chips.  The cake is covered with vanilla buttercream and the decorations are chocolate buttercream. 

Emalee requested cuppies for her birthday and she loves bright colors and flowers.  I was able to locate cupcake liners with a bright floral design I knew Emalee would like.  The cupcakes are vanilla (her favorite) with vanilla buttercream flowers. 

I’m told that the family had cupcakes as appetizers before dinner and as dessert after.  Now, that’s my kind of birthday celebration!

Keepin’ it Sweet!

Deah

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!

Deah

April 9, 2011

Just Married!

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Stacy asked us to make her wedding cake for today.  She brought us some pictures of what she would like.  We could tell by the photos that she has her own style and it’s non-traditional.  She requested banana-walnut and strawberry tiers.  Again, non-traditional but yummy just the same.  She also was thoughtful enough to consider some friends who maintain a gluten-free diet so we made a small chocolate gluten-free cake. 

The letters were fun to make out of gum paste.  They were made earlier in the week and allowed to dry hard.  I like that the lines aren’t uniform.  It gives the cake a fun element. 

Keepin’ it sweet!

Deah

April 1, 2011

Mini Cake for 60 Years of Wedded Bliss

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Yes, 60 years!  That’s quite an accomplishment.  Bill and Ruth are a sweet couple that I go to church with.  To celebrate their anniversary I made a mini wedding cake for them.  I wanted it to look like an old-fashioned wedding cake.  Probably not authentic to their wedding time but as old-fashioned as I can remember. 

What I discovered is that a mini wedding cake is harder to work with than a large wedding cake.  Everything is on a smaller scale so my tools don’t fit.  I started by baking a 6″ layer of almond cake and then cut it down to 5″.  The 2nd and 3rd tiers are cut from a larger layer.  I covered each tier separately with buttercream and then stacked them.  Once I added the buttercream ruffles and swags I was nearly finished.  All in all, I think it turned out pretty well.  Ruth  told me she wouldn’t cut it until the neighbors saw it. 

Keepin’ it sweet!

Deah

March 27, 2011

I’ve got a little bit of catching up to do…..

 As you can tell, this cake is for Nina.  And I bet you didn’t realize that Nina had a birthday.  🙂  

This one is a vanilla pound cake with vanilla buttercream.  Yes, you can put buttercream on pound cake.  It’s really good, but then again buttercream makes ANYTHING good. 

The flowers are made from fondant. 

My friend, Larry, had a birthday party last week.  Larry loves Mountain Dew Code Red as much as I love my Diet Mountain Dew.  You never see Larry without his bottle of Dew.  Normally, it stuck in his jacket pocket.  He likes to tease me when I don’t have mine with me. 

Larry’s cake is a double layer 9 x 13 carrot cake with vanilla buttercream.  The cooler and contents are fondant.

This cake has a split personality.  It’s for 2 sisters and a boyfriend.  The cake is strawberry amaretto with vanilla buttercream.  

Catherine love the Dave Matthews Band.  I like DMB but I’m not an expert on them so this one took some research.  The “person” on the front is a firedancer.  It’s molded from a combo of fondant and gumpaste.  The splotch is also a DMB emblem I found and the writing on the background is lyric from one of their songs.  I didn’t know it but it just happens to be one of Catherine’s favorite songs. 

Christine and Kris’ birthdays are just a few days apart.  Christine is a shoe and purse Diva.  She just loves them.  Kris is a photography enthusiast.  The shoe is made from gumpaste and the camera is a rice crispy treat covered in fondant.  And since I know you want to see that shoe better, here it is.

March 7, 2011

Carolina on my Mind

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We finally celebrated Trey’s birthday Saturday night.  Trey turned 21 last Monday but because of some illnesses and work schedules we weren’t able to celebrate with him until Saturday.  Trey requested a cake with the white chocolate/kona filling so the cake just had to be chocolate.  I added chocolate chips to the batter to make it extra decadent and it worked.  The buttercream was kona flavored.  The hat is a huge rice crispy treat covered in fondant.  I added chocolate chips to this also.

After a dinner at Big Ed’s Chicken Pit (Trey’s choice) we dove into this one.  It was great!    

Keepin’ it sweet!

Deah

February 21, 2011

Thank You Neighbor!

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Have I ever shared with you that we have great neighbors!  The whole neighborhood is great but we have super neighbors on both sides of us.  We really take care of each other. 

This past weekend Rob and I were out-of-town at Winterfest in Gatlinburg, TN with the youth group at church.  While we were gone our neighbors kept an eye on the house for us.  I left them a Thank You gift in the kitchen.  It is Kahlua cake, white chocolate coffee filling and coffee flavored buttercream. 

The caffeine lovers dream! 

Keepin’ it sweet!

Deah

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