Thursday, January 9, 2014

Ava's Little Mermaid 4th Birthday Party

My niece, Ava, LOVES Disney Princesses! For her 4th Birthday, she got to spend the day at Princesses on Ice and come home to her Little Mermaid themed party. My sister definitely wanted the clamshell cookies she had seen on Pinterest so I whipped up a batch of those with lemony royal icing and iridescent modeling chocolate pearls. Ava requested vanilla cake and I had so much fun creating all the details out of gum paste (Flounder is my favorite!). This is my second mermaid cake in 6 months - must be a popular theme right now! We did additional cupcakes as well topped with some gum paste sea friends!
The best part was Ava's outfit  - a mermaid top and "tail" handmade by my mom and that lil tiara she wore all day was my High School Homecoming Queen crown!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Various recent projects...

The Christmas Collection 2013

This Holiday season, I had the pleasure of making three very festive 6" cakes for various parties. The scissor cookies were a gift for my hair stylist of many, many years - Kelly Martin at American Mortals. THE best.