September is a busy birthday month in our family. My father-in-law, daughter, and I all celebrate during this month, with Kelsey's birthday only 3 days before mine. Needless to say, if you want a cake around the 21st of this month, you have to book early!
This year, my daughter couldn't focus on a single theme - every other week for the last six months she changed her mind, and none of the ideas intertwined. "I want an art party... no an under the sea party... no a construction party... no an engineering party". The time came to send out invitations, and she was still picking new themes, but she really liked a pink comic book looking invite we found on Evite. Once she decided on the invitation, it was a natural progression to a girly superhero cake. Crowned with a fondant Super Kelsey, of course!
Once complete, the fondant topper was about 8" tall. The model insisted she have her picture taken with her likeness. She had a great time with her school friends, and we were beyond blessed that so many were able to come celebrate with her.
We were fortunate to have my in-laws stay with us this year on my father-in-laws birthday. We went to Babe's Chicken Dinner House, and I made Granddad an Italian Cream cake.
Nothing says "Happy Birthday" like a chicken hat (Caleb stole mine)!
In case you were wondering, no, I did not make my own birthday cake. I pretty much don't eat cake anymore... after you test a million recipes out to find the perfect vanilla cake, and then repeat for every other flavor, you kind of give it up! Instead, we went to Braum's, and I had a very birthday worthy cup of Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream. Yummm!
Fall is finally, FINALLY here! Who doesn't love the cooler weather and spectacular colors of the season?
This four tier wedding cake was rustic iced in buttercream and featured small arrangements highlighting the colors and textures of this new season. This size cake serves 130.
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This design has been in my sketch book for awhile, so I was eager to make it for the bridal show I was a part of back in July. I stenciled white royal icing onto gray fondant covered tiers, and created a little visual interest with white fondant covered separators.
I accented the tiers with pale pink fondant peonies which helped soften the overall square, modern design. A cake this size (with fake separators) would serve 100.
This sweet little cake was another that was on display at the Bear Creek Ranch bridal show last month. It was covered in tan fondant and then I piped and brushed the flowers on the side in royal icing. I gave this one a little 3D pop with gumpaste garden roses.
One of the vendors next to me at the show happened to be AM Linen Rental, and they had a gorgeous blush colored table cloth on a cocktail table. It looked like it was covered in satin rose petals, and in the natural light of the venue, it was a very close match to the cake.
A cake this size would serve 36, so it would be great for a shower or an intimate wedding. Additional tiers could be added to create a larger wedding cake with a romantic feel.
Hi! I'm Melisa
I am the owner, baker, designer, decorator and all around 'one woman show' of Sweet By Design, a home based, custom cake bakery which is located just outside of Dallas, Texas. I hope to shed a little light on the wedding and event industry and make your day a little sweeter!
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