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Super 'Z' Cut Out Birthday Cake!


We were super excited to do this cake, not just because it's superman (and he's like the hottest, eh I mean, coolest) superhero ever! The real reason is because we had just taken this awesome Craftsy Class called "Cut Out Cakes", by Mike McCarey. 

 

We started with an 8" square cake which we cut and filled at an angle, each layer was flipped 180 degrees so ultimately we got a cake with a dramatic slant which we buttercreamed in preparation of the fondant layer which we added next. We created the template for the logo using photoshop & by hand, using the template we cut out the logo in fondant. Last, we covered the cake board for a finished look! 

You too can make this cake! Enroll in Cut Out Cakes online today!

 

 

November 16, 2014 by karin giamella

Ladybug 1st Birthday Cake

 custom ladybug 1st birthday cake nj 

We created this custom three tiered ladybug themed 1st birthday cake for our little friend, Nicolette! The bottom tier is white and is decorated with fondant ladybugs & lime green hearts. I especially love the dotted line that wraps around the cake! The middle tier is red with black polka dots. The top tier is white with lime hearts and a pretty little lady bug front and center! 

ladybug 1st birthday cake nj 

ladybug custom 1st birthday cake nj

January 17, 2013 by karin giamella

Animal Print Sweet 16 Cake

 animal print sweet 16 custom cake nj 

This handpainted leopard print cake was created for a sweet 16 party at Madelines on Vosseller in Bound Brook, NJ. The cake was a 6,8,10" round tiered cake with a tier height of 5.5" each. First we covered the cake in ivory and lightly airbrushed the cake with gold to add depth. Then each tier was hand painted with the animal print pattern. Each tier has a fondant black sash and the top tier has a shiny black fondant bow. 

animal cheetah print sweet 16 custom cake nj

animal leopard print sweet 16 custom cake nj

hand painted leopard print cake

three tiered fondant animal print cake

sweet 16 animal print cake

January 06, 2013 by karin giamella
Tags: sweet 16

Twilight Bridal Shower Cake

 twilight bridal shower cake including new moon eclipse breaking dawn. 

We made this Twilight-Saga themed bridal shower cake for a die hard fan (obviously!) We decided to use the art from the series' book covers set atop a chessboard cake. The cake is paneled fondant that we painted to look like wood grain. The top of the cake mimics a chess board pattern and has a chocolate molded Queen chess piece and the red pawn from the Breaking Dawn book. We added a fondant torn ribbon to represent the Eclipse book and a gumpaste tulip to represent the New Moon book. The apple represents the book that started it all - Twilight.

molded queen chess piece from breaking dawn book

Chocolate molded Queen chess piece from the Breaking Dawn Book. 

fondant apple from eclipse book on top of chess board cake

Rice krispie and fondant apple from the Twilight book. 

twilight chess board cake side view

twilight chess board cake top down

This is the comment we received from our client "Oh my gosh, Karin, We loved it! I am sorry I haven't reached out sooner. I just haven't had a chance to sit and say thank you.  So, THANK YOU! You did an amazing job on it. We loved it. So many people thought it was a decorative box and not an actual cake. Besides that, it is amazingly good."

January 06, 2013 by karin giamella

Chevron Baby Shower Cake

 chevron baby shower cake nj custom cake 

Chevron Inspired Baby Shower Cake
This weekend we created this adorable chevron inspired baby shower cake. The mommy to be planned on announcing the baby's gender at the party so she wanted to stick with a pink, blue, grey, and white color scheme. I can't deny that while the pink and blue thing is...well...really not my thing, I absolutely LOVE how this cake turned out! Hope you like it too!

custom baby shower cake nj 

The bottom tier of this cake is white with a pink and blue alternating chevron pattern. baby showe cake nj 

The middle tier of the cake is blue with a white and pink oval that reads 'baby h' in grey. 

shower cake nj 

The top tier is pink with a white and blue circular pattern and a grey bow cake topper. 

fondant ruffle cake nj

Grey fondant ruffles add the finishing touches.


January 05, 2013 by karin giamella

Alice In Wonderland Sweet 16 Cake & Cupcakes

sweet 16 cake nj

This weekend we created this Alice in Wonderland themed cake and cupcake set up for a sweet 16 at the Martinsville Inn in Martinsville, NJ. The cake is a tree stump in a very Tim Burton-esque setting  and features the Chesire cat, the Mad Hatter's Hat, mushrooms, brightly colored flowers, vintage style keys, and the Rabbit's watch. 

sweet 16 cake nj alice in wonderland cake 

Fondant Mushrooms and Flowers

sweet 16 cake nj alice in wonderland cake 

The Rabbit's Clock

sweet 16 cake nj alice in wonderland cake 

 

sweet 16 cake nj alice in wonderland cake 

Mushroom and Flower Cupcakes

sweet 16 cake nj alice in wonderland cake 

 

The Mad Hatter's Hat

sweet 16 cake nj alice in wonderland cake 

sweet 16 cake nj alice in wonderland cake 

sweet 16 cake nj alice in wonderland cake 


December 02, 2012 by karin giamella

Pink & Grey Gerbera Daisy Baby Shower Cake

 
Last weekend we created this adorable baby shower cake for my cousin, Stacey!
The bottom tier is covered in charcoal grey fondant ruffles. 
The middle tier is white with a white polka dotted pink band that is accented with a pink gerbera daisy and charcoal grey sash. 
The top tier is embossed with a swirly design and has pink gerbera daisies encircling it. A grey ruffled skirt is the perfect finishing touch! 
 
 
 


December 01, 2012 by karin giamella

Vintage Victorian Wedding Cake

 wedding cake vintage victorian

This lovely three tier wedding cake takes it's design inspiration from the vintage victorian themed wedding, primarily the wedding's invitation. 

The bottom tier of this wedding cake is covered in white with silver sponge painting in CK Nu Silver and CK Greystone. We used a Wilton scalloped edger to cut the top fondant border and added gum paste rosettes and white royal icing piping. We used a pearl mold to create the fondant pearl drops and we painted them with CK Silver Highlighter.

The middle tier of the cake is covered in pink fondant with an Alcenon lace stenciled pattern. To create the heart shaped lock we impressioned a thick piece of fondant with a lace pattern then cut the heart out with a heart cutter from Ateco. The silver lock was done with a mold.

The top tier is again covered in white fondant with silver sponge painting just like the bottom tier of the cake. We used a mold to create the cameos and we also painted the backgrounds of the cameos pink. Pink fondant ribbons with bows drape down the sides of the top tier. 

vintage cake njgumpaste cameos

November 01, 2012 by karin giamella

Gothic Romance Sweet 16 Cake

Last weekend we had the pleasure of creating this multi-tiered gothic inspired sweet 16 cake for and event at the Martinsville Inn in Martinsville, NJ. gothic romance tiered wedding cake with damask velvet skeleton cameo rop hat red sugar roses spiders

The bottom tier is covered in red fondant and sponge painted for a rich, velvety look. We impressioned a quilted pattern and added gold dragees. A shiny black spider with a heart shaped body lowers himself down the side of this tier. 

The next tier is white and black damask and features a ruffle band an skeleton cameo. 

The top tier is also white with the birthday girl's name in gothic inspired fondant. The scalloped border, rosettes, and spider add a dark romantic feel to the cake. 

The very top tier of this cake is a top hat that we sponge painted for texture.

Red sugar roses and petals add the finishing touch!

gothic romance tiered wedding cake with damask velvet skeleton cameo rop hat red sugar roses spiders

October 22, 2012 by karin giamella

Perfect Pair (Pear) Wedding Cake

 

We had the pleasure of creating this three tiered ivory wedding cake for an event at Galloping Hill Caterers in Union, NJ

All three tiers are covered in ivory fondant and have delicate branches creeping up the sides of the cake. 5 petal blossoms with gold dusting grace the branches.  Chartreuse pears with gold sponge painted accents were placed around the cake to bring in the Perfect Pair theme of the wedding.

The cake topper is the pear version of the bride and groom :0)

 


October 07, 2012 by karin giamella