Sunday, March 9, 2014

Test Kitchen Sundays



Its been a while since I’ve posted on my blog!!! I feel so guilty! But I have been backing while I was MIA on the blog. A lot has happened in the last two years and has caused me to put blogging on hold.

Today I decided it’s time to come back! In the next few days I will be posting pictures of all the work I’ve been doing!
I decided to try this new concept I call “test kitchen Sundays” what I plan to do with this is make up recipe on lazy Sundays! So here is the first plate from this edition! I looked in the fridge and pantry and found the following items: bananas, almonds, coconut cream, cream cheese, and some chocolate! So I used the almond s as my base of these mini coconut cream cheesecakes! 


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pregnant mommy baby shower cake!


This was my first time molding a person !!! I've molded bears, baby shower items, flowers, pigs, ducks, but a person! never! i was a bit nervous because it seemed like a hard process! I am pretty happy with the results of the mommy, i deff need more practice but I think with time I will get better!.. I hope!!!

Baby girl baby shower cake and cupcakes!


A friend of mine told me to make her sister a baby shower cake and cupcakes, she gave me colors and told me to make whatever i want with them, the first thing that came to mind is a new cake pan that i bought its in a flower shape! I thought that is perfect for a girl baby shower!! so i got it out and started baking and a few hours later this is what i got!

Graduation Cake table!


I know that one of the hottest trends in the "sweets" world is sweet tables! I absolutely LOVE them!! they have a variety of sweets and who doesn't like sweets!??! This table was made for a young lady who recently graduated from college! CONGRATS!!! the cake is zebra animal print with a soft pink top layer! on the side there are chocolate cake bites! yum yum!! and mini cheesecakes some where topped with shaved white chocolate and other had strawberry slices and drizzled with white chocolate! & fresh strawberries in the back!! Yum Yum!!!


Photo book cake


One of my closest friends wanted me to make her sister a unique and special cake, she is her only sibling, the previous year i made her the LV heel cake for her birthday & this year we were thinking something more personal and memorable! so we decided on a memory album cake! I think the cake was perfect it had pictures when the birthday girl was born and photos of her and her sister and parents.. it also highlighted there fun teenager years and her blossoming into a beautiful young lady. Happy Birthday Dina!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Animal Print Cake!



I think this cake speaks for its self! i loved making it, it was my first time making cheetah print, initially i wanted to hand paint the animal prints on there then i quickly realized that it was 97 degrees outside and i did not want to risk painting so i used fondant! defiantly one of my all time favorite cakes! and i think the flowers on top add a lovely girly touch !

Zebra Print Cake!



A friends sister was graduating! she told me to do whatever i want with the cake but it had to have blue, zebra print, and be a cake! So knowing that this zebra cake is one of the most popular i decided to play it safe and do a twist on the usual white and black zebra print cakes and use a shade of blue that makes it POP! with a lil work here and there I came up with this cake, i wanted to add a girly touch to it so i put fresh carnation flowers on top :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Toy Story Cake!



Buzzzzz....Woddy....Big baby...Rex...Jessie....Barbie! This was such a fun cake to work on! the birthday boy loves Toy Story so when i saw his facial expression when he saw the cake and how much he loved it i know i did a good job and he was satisfied!

Sponge Bob Cake!!



OK before I start let me get this out of the way, Me and Sponge Bob are not friends! he SCARES ME! lol and making this cake confirmed my fears of this yellow sponge!!! when i put the eyes on him i was freaked out! its like he came alive and it didn't help that i was working on the cake at 1am hehe!

Numbers Cake!



1..2..3..4..5..6..7..8..9..10 number number numbers! Zaid was turing two and this is the age when kids start to recognize numbers and repeat them and learn to count! So his Mom decided that a number cake theme fit perfect for this time of his life! The base was chocolate cake with peppermint icing! yum yum and the top was vanilla cake with vanilla filling! Happy 2nd Birthday Zaid!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Engagement Anniversary cake!


Last year my friend asked me to make a proposal cake and I was excited to be a part of this day and cake! Well a year later he called me up to make an anniversary cake ! her birthday and the engagement anniversary are on the same day so I wanted to make something romantic but also reminds her of her birthday so after some thinking, and quotes this was the end result :)



Lakers Birthday Cake!


A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked me to make a Lakers birthday cake! I was excited because I’m a Lakers fan! I wanted to go all out on this cake, but I had one small restriction! THE CAKE HAD TO BE SHIPPED!! Yup you read it I had to ship the cake. I’ve shipped a cake before and it got there safe and sound but because of this small restriction I wasn’t able to go all out on this Lakers cake! So I chose something that would stay together and get there the same way the cake left. So I decided on a edible image! I admit I was super nervous because if you’ve dealt with edible images before the smallest drop of water can ruin the image and cause the colors to bleed! But I was on a mission so a lot of prayers and the great guys and gals at UPS!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Rubber Duck Baby Shower *Qwak Qwak*





Safa's sister in law was planning her a surprise baby shower, we talked about ideas and themes and decided that rubber duckie was a cool and fun baby boy shower theme! I teamed up with Samantha from SmSm's Event Planning for the beautiful Sweets table and decorations! The cake was a chocolate bathtub cake with a rubber duckie in it :) I also made Vanilla cupcakes with blue butter cream for the water and fondant ducks! I also made strawberry chocolate truffles drizzled with baby blue chocolate & duckie sugar cookies topped with butter cream and fondant! The beautiful sweets table made by SmSm's Event Planning included a wide variety of chocolate candy that was packaged as the party favors!

Princess Cake!



When you think of a teenage girls birthday cake what comes to mind? For me the first thing that comes to mind is HOT PINK & Tiaras! A young lady was turning 17 and wanted a cool birthday cake that had to have a tiara on it because her nickname is princess. So after a lot of thinking and options we came across this cake(TiaraCake) She loved and told me she gasped and screamed when she saw it! she knew it was the one! So I used this cake as my inspiration and made a two tier princess cake!

Lady Bug Cake


When people ask me to make them a special cake I always ask them what do they like or what does the birthday person like, this helps gather ideas and themes for the cake. This cake was for a grandmother who was turning 80 years old and her family wanted a cake that reflected something she loves and is passionate about, Ladybugs! The birthday party was in December so I had to incorporate the party colors with the theme, it was pretty hard because its hard to make bugs look nice on a cake! but once one of the daughters saw the cake she loved it and said her mother will really love it!

Becca Cupcake!



One of my customers wanted to surprise her friend with a cake! Her nickname is Becca Cupcake so what else would be better than a cupcake cake! Initially the plan was to make a camera cake but we has to change it and this was the cake! It was inspired by another cake maker but I cannot find her blog @ the moment I will link it as soon as I do! All decorations were made from fondant including the candle! So much fun!

P*S I love HOT pink cakes!

Baby Bear Birthday Cake!


My Friends son turned one on December 17th, and she wanted a special cake for him! As most of you know it’s easier to find inspirations for girl’s cakes then boys, after a lot of ideas and brainstorming the parents decided on a Bear theme cake! This cake was inspired by one of the ladies from cake central BearCake ! The base was chocolate cake half of it was mint & the other half strawberry butter cream. The top tier was Vanilla cake with one half strawberry butter cream and the other half cream cheese. Yum Yum!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Three Unique Cupcakes!



A friend of mine owns a studio downtown and every month he and his partners have an open house showcasing all there awesome work (Two-Thirds Studio). He asked me to make some sweet cupcakes for their one year anniversary; I was up for the challenge because I love making unique cupcakes! He asked me to make three different types of cupcakes each one reflecting the artists personality. The first cupcake was for Danny he wanted a cupcake that reflected his heritage so he went with a cinnamon cupcake filled with dulce de lecha and toped whipped butter cream and mini churros!!! Yum yum yum!! Here is his cupcake:


Second up was the Spicy Chai cupcake!! I wanted to make them stand out so I piped roses on the cupcakes :)


Last but not least was the carrot cake! Let me tell you when this was baking i wanted to take it out of the oven and eat it right away! there is something abuot nutmeg that just makes food so yummmy ! ( Photo above)



Since these were for some great artists I thought Id be a bit artistic and make them personalized thank you cards!





Giant Cupcake!



Chocolate Giant Cupcake with fondant Cherry on top! I wanted to make the cupcake look as real as possible, since they do not sell giant cupcake liners I decided to make the liner from hot pink fondant! Everything else was buttercream. The cupcakes were strawberry with strawberry cream cheese frosting & fresh strawberrys on top Yum Yum!



Monday, November 8, 2010

Plum Wedding cake!


I never made a square cake before, this was my first square wedding cake! and i love square wedding cakes! the brides colors were Plum & Ivory. The base is 16inches and is chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream, the middle tier is 12in and vanilla cake with strawberry filling. The top is 8in & vanilla cake with lemon filling. I used fresh real roses as the cake topper and corner decorations.

Kindle Cake


one of my friends loves Kindle she wanted one for her birthday, her mom called me up and asked to make her a kindle cake and this was the results!

Race Car Cake!


A friend of mine wanted a cake for her younger brother, so I thought you can never go wrong with a car themed cake for boys. the cake was confetti with vanilla butter cream!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Baby Shower cake & cupcakes!




This is my first time making the baby carriage and ducks & I loved every last minute of it! The ducks were sooo much fun and I was very satisfied with the outcome of the carriage!!




Monday, July 26, 2010

Pink Roses Wedding Cake :)

My First 5tier cake!!

Base: chocolate cake with coconut filling
4th tier: chocolate cake with chocolate mint filling.
3rd tier: pineapple cake with vanilla frosting.
2nd tier: white cake with vanilla frosting.
Top: chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Graduation Book Cake!


Zoooooom Zooom!


Race car cupcakes! Made for a first birthday! the grass is butter cream & cars fondant! definitely one of my favorite cupcake projects!

LaDyBuGs cake & cupcakes!

LadyBug cake made for a 1Year old birthday! The mama lady bug was the personal cake and was strawberry/chocolate marble cake with vanilla buttercream and fondant polka dots. The babies were a variety of strawberry or chocolate cupcakes with fondant ladybugs & buttercream grass & flowers.

Hello Kitty Cake!



Hello Kitty cake made for a 1year old girls birthday cake! the base is strawberry cake with vanilla filling & top Vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. The exterior of the cake is all fondant except for the writting! the hello kitty was molded from rice crispies! I deff had a ton of fun making this cake!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sushi Cupcakes



A friend of mine wanted to surprise her co-worker with sushi cupcakes and this is what I came up with!

Pigggys O Piggys


I made these piggy's last week for a young man's birthday! he loves pigs so I decided to make different types of pigs! and he loved them :) the pigs were made from fondant and everything else was butter cream.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Cherry Blossom Engagment Cake


My dear friends engagement cake! I loveeeeeed working on this cake!!! Base was chocolate with chocolate butter cream, middle vanilla with vanilla butter cream and top chocolate cake with french vanilla (cappuccino) butter cream!!

First big cake!!



A friend of mine gave me the honor to make her engagement cake! I was nervous & excited!!! it was the first time I make a three tier cake. she chose a draped three tier cake, base chocolate with chocolate filling, middle vanilla cake with almond butter cream and top chocolate cake with hazelnut butter cream, i chose to use fresh roses instead of making them because I thought they would look best with the drapes!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Test Kitchen Sundays



Its been a while since I’ve posted on my blog!!! I feel so guilty! But I have been backing while I was MIA on the blog. A lot has happened in the last two years and has caused me to put blogging on hold.

Today I decided it’s time to come back! In the next few days I will be posting pictures of all the work I’ve been doing!
I decided to try this new concept I call “test kitchen Sundays” what I plan to do with this is make up recipe on lazy Sundays! So here is the first plate from this edition! I looked in the fridge and pantry and found the following items: bananas, almonds, coconut cream, cream cheese, and some chocolate! So I used the almond s as my base of these mini coconut cream cheesecakes! 


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pregnant mommy baby shower cake!


This was my first time molding a person !!! I've molded bears, baby shower items, flowers, pigs, ducks, but a person! never! i was a bit nervous because it seemed like a hard process! I am pretty happy with the results of the mommy, i deff need more practice but I think with time I will get better!.. I hope!!!

Baby girl baby shower cake and cupcakes!


A friend of mine told me to make her sister a baby shower cake and cupcakes, she gave me colors and told me to make whatever i want with them, the first thing that came to mind is a new cake pan that i bought its in a flower shape! I thought that is perfect for a girl baby shower!! so i got it out and started baking and a few hours later this is what i got!

Graduation Cake table!


I know that one of the hottest trends in the "sweets" world is sweet tables! I absolutely LOVE them!! they have a variety of sweets and who doesn't like sweets!??! This table was made for a young lady who recently graduated from college! CONGRATS!!! the cake is zebra animal print with a soft pink top layer! on the side there are chocolate cake bites! yum yum!! and mini cheesecakes some where topped with shaved white chocolate and other had strawberry slices and drizzled with white chocolate! & fresh strawberries in the back!! Yum Yum!!!


Photo book cake


One of my closest friends wanted me to make her sister a unique and special cake, she is her only sibling, the previous year i made her the LV heel cake for her birthday & this year we were thinking something more personal and memorable! so we decided on a memory album cake! I think the cake was perfect it had pictures when the birthday girl was born and photos of her and her sister and parents.. it also highlighted there fun teenager years and her blossoming into a beautiful young lady. Happy Birthday Dina!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Animal Print Cake!



I think this cake speaks for its self! i loved making it, it was my first time making cheetah print, initially i wanted to hand paint the animal prints on there then i quickly realized that it was 97 degrees outside and i did not want to risk painting so i used fondant! defiantly one of my all time favorite cakes! and i think the flowers on top add a lovely girly touch !

Zebra Print Cake!



A friends sister was graduating! she told me to do whatever i want with the cake but it had to have blue, zebra print, and be a cake! So knowing that this zebra cake is one of the most popular i decided to play it safe and do a twist on the usual white and black zebra print cakes and use a shade of blue that makes it POP! with a lil work here and there I came up with this cake, i wanted to add a girly touch to it so i put fresh carnation flowers on top :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Toy Story Cake!



Buzzzzz....Woddy....Big baby...Rex...Jessie....Barbie! This was such a fun cake to work on! the birthday boy loves Toy Story so when i saw his facial expression when he saw the cake and how much he loved it i know i did a good job and he was satisfied!

Sponge Bob Cake!!



OK before I start let me get this out of the way, Me and Sponge Bob are not friends! he SCARES ME! lol and making this cake confirmed my fears of this yellow sponge!!! when i put the eyes on him i was freaked out! its like he came alive and it didn't help that i was working on the cake at 1am hehe!

Numbers Cake!



1..2..3..4..5..6..7..8..9..10 number number numbers! Zaid was turing two and this is the age when kids start to recognize numbers and repeat them and learn to count! So his Mom decided that a number cake theme fit perfect for this time of his life! The base was chocolate cake with peppermint icing! yum yum and the top was vanilla cake with vanilla filling! Happy 2nd Birthday Zaid!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Engagement Anniversary cake!


Last year my friend asked me to make a proposal cake and I was excited to be a part of this day and cake! Well a year later he called me up to make an anniversary cake ! her birthday and the engagement anniversary are on the same day so I wanted to make something romantic but also reminds her of her birthday so after some thinking, and quotes this was the end result :)



Lakers Birthday Cake!


A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked me to make a Lakers birthday cake! I was excited because I’m a Lakers fan! I wanted to go all out on this cake, but I had one small restriction! THE CAKE HAD TO BE SHIPPED!! Yup you read it I had to ship the cake. I’ve shipped a cake before and it got there safe and sound but because of this small restriction I wasn’t able to go all out on this Lakers cake! So I chose something that would stay together and get there the same way the cake left. So I decided on a edible image! I admit I was super nervous because if you’ve dealt with edible images before the smallest drop of water can ruin the image and cause the colors to bleed! But I was on a mission so a lot of prayers and the great guys and gals at UPS!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Rubber Duck Baby Shower *Qwak Qwak*





Safa's sister in law was planning her a surprise baby shower, we talked about ideas and themes and decided that rubber duckie was a cool and fun baby boy shower theme! I teamed up with Samantha from SmSm's Event Planning for the beautiful Sweets table and decorations! The cake was a chocolate bathtub cake with a rubber duckie in it :) I also made Vanilla cupcakes with blue butter cream for the water and fondant ducks! I also made strawberry chocolate truffles drizzled with baby blue chocolate & duckie sugar cookies topped with butter cream and fondant! The beautiful sweets table made by SmSm's Event Planning included a wide variety of chocolate candy that was packaged as the party favors!

Princess Cake!



When you think of a teenage girls birthday cake what comes to mind? For me the first thing that comes to mind is HOT PINK & Tiaras! A young lady was turning 17 and wanted a cool birthday cake that had to have a tiara on it because her nickname is princess. So after a lot of thinking and options we came across this cake(TiaraCake) She loved and told me she gasped and screamed when she saw it! she knew it was the one! So I used this cake as my inspiration and made a two tier princess cake!

Lady Bug Cake


When people ask me to make them a special cake I always ask them what do they like or what does the birthday person like, this helps gather ideas and themes for the cake. This cake was for a grandmother who was turning 80 years old and her family wanted a cake that reflected something she loves and is passionate about, Ladybugs! The birthday party was in December so I had to incorporate the party colors with the theme, it was pretty hard because its hard to make bugs look nice on a cake! but once one of the daughters saw the cake she loved it and said her mother will really love it!

Becca Cupcake!



One of my customers wanted to surprise her friend with a cake! Her nickname is Becca Cupcake so what else would be better than a cupcake cake! Initially the plan was to make a camera cake but we has to change it and this was the cake! It was inspired by another cake maker but I cannot find her blog @ the moment I will link it as soon as I do! All decorations were made from fondant including the candle! So much fun!

P*S I love HOT pink cakes!

Baby Bear Birthday Cake!


My Friends son turned one on December 17th, and she wanted a special cake for him! As most of you know it’s easier to find inspirations for girl’s cakes then boys, after a lot of ideas and brainstorming the parents decided on a Bear theme cake! This cake was inspired by one of the ladies from cake central BearCake ! The base was chocolate cake half of it was mint & the other half strawberry butter cream. The top tier was Vanilla cake with one half strawberry butter cream and the other half cream cheese. Yum Yum!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Three Unique Cupcakes!



A friend of mine owns a studio downtown and every month he and his partners have an open house showcasing all there awesome work (Two-Thirds Studio). He asked me to make some sweet cupcakes for their one year anniversary; I was up for the challenge because I love making unique cupcakes! He asked me to make three different types of cupcakes each one reflecting the artists personality. The first cupcake was for Danny he wanted a cupcake that reflected his heritage so he went with a cinnamon cupcake filled with dulce de lecha and toped whipped butter cream and mini churros!!! Yum yum yum!! Here is his cupcake:


Second up was the Spicy Chai cupcake!! I wanted to make them stand out so I piped roses on the cupcakes :)


Last but not least was the carrot cake! Let me tell you when this was baking i wanted to take it out of the oven and eat it right away! there is something abuot nutmeg that just makes food so yummmy ! ( Photo above)



Since these were for some great artists I thought Id be a bit artistic and make them personalized thank you cards!





Giant Cupcake!



Chocolate Giant Cupcake with fondant Cherry on top! I wanted to make the cupcake look as real as possible, since they do not sell giant cupcake liners I decided to make the liner from hot pink fondant! Everything else was buttercream. The cupcakes were strawberry with strawberry cream cheese frosting & fresh strawberrys on top Yum Yum!



Monday, November 8, 2010

Plum Wedding cake!


I never made a square cake before, this was my first square wedding cake! and i love square wedding cakes! the brides colors were Plum & Ivory. The base is 16inches and is chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream, the middle tier is 12in and vanilla cake with strawberry filling. The top is 8in & vanilla cake with lemon filling. I used fresh real roses as the cake topper and corner decorations.

Kindle Cake


one of my friends loves Kindle she wanted one for her birthday, her mom called me up and asked to make her a kindle cake and this was the results!

Race Car Cake!


A friend of mine wanted a cake for her younger brother, so I thought you can never go wrong with a car themed cake for boys. the cake was confetti with vanilla butter cream!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Baby Shower cake & cupcakes!




This is my first time making the baby carriage and ducks & I loved every last minute of it! The ducks were sooo much fun and I was very satisfied with the outcome of the carriage!!




Monday, July 26, 2010

Pink Roses Wedding Cake :)

My First 5tier cake!!

Base: chocolate cake with coconut filling
4th tier: chocolate cake with chocolate mint filling.
3rd tier: pineapple cake with vanilla frosting.
2nd tier: white cake with vanilla frosting.
Top: chocolate cake with vanilla butter cream


Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Graduation Book Cake!


Zoooooom Zooom!


Race car cupcakes! Made for a first birthday! the grass is butter cream & cars fondant! definitely one of my favorite cupcake projects!

LaDyBuGs cake & cupcakes!

LadyBug cake made for a 1Year old birthday! The mama lady bug was the personal cake and was strawberry/chocolate marble cake with vanilla buttercream and fondant polka dots. The babies were a variety of strawberry or chocolate cupcakes with fondant ladybugs & buttercream grass & flowers.

Hello Kitty Cake!



Hello Kitty cake made for a 1year old girls birthday cake! the base is strawberry cake with vanilla filling & top Vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream. The exterior of the cake is all fondant except for the writting! the hello kitty was molded from rice crispies! I deff had a ton of fun making this cake!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sushi Cupcakes



A friend of mine wanted to surprise her co-worker with sushi cupcakes and this is what I came up with!

Pigggys O Piggys


I made these piggy's last week for a young man's birthday! he loves pigs so I decided to make different types of pigs! and he loved them :) the pigs were made from fondant and everything else was butter cream.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Cherry Blossom Engagment Cake


My dear friends engagement cake! I loveeeeeed working on this cake!!! Base was chocolate with chocolate butter cream, middle vanilla with vanilla butter cream and top chocolate cake with french vanilla (cappuccino) butter cream!!

First big cake!!



A friend of mine gave me the honor to make her engagement cake! I was nervous & excited!!! it was the first time I make a three tier cake. she chose a draped three tier cake, base chocolate with chocolate filling, middle vanilla cake with almond butter cream and top chocolate cake with hazelnut butter cream, i chose to use fresh roses instead of making them because I thought they would look best with the drapes!