I am back with a couple of really fun projects. They each embody why I love what I do - which is to create truly customized treats for very special events. I feel that a celebration can be made amazingly special when there is a dessert centerpiece that speaks directly to the person or event being celebrated.
The first is a figurine to celebrate the graduation of a young man from my neighborhood. His Mom asked me to create an image in his likeness and incorporate his guitar, which he will be studying in college. I used a combination of fondant and modeling chocolate and due to the size (about 7" tall), also had to utilize toothpicks and wire to ensure structural integrity. He will sit atop an 8" cake and be surrounded by a tower of complementary cupcakes. Wish I could have been there to see the surprise on his face when this was revealed to him!
Next up, cupcakes created for a bridal shower. The wedding has a garden theme and I was asked to incorporate Tiffany blue, pinks and gold. Cake is White Vanilla Sour Cream with Vanilla Buttercream.
All the flowers and watering cans were fondant and royal icing. The butterflies are hand painted on wafer paper by a very talented sugar artist named Melanie at PeaceLoveandCakeNY. Her products are available on Etsy.
Thanks to Kathy and Lauren for their faith in me and for allowing me to provide the "icing" on their celebrations!