Harry Potter Sorting Hat Cake with Wand and Quidditch

Etoile Bakery

This was such a fun cake to make.  It has three layers of chocolate cake inside, all squidged together with buttercream icing.  The Leather is chocolate fondant.  Everything is edible except for the scroll.

If you would like your own edible piece of Harry Potter’s magic, get in touch with Etoile!

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3 tier wedding cake with roses and calla lilies

Hours of Fun

When we heard the news that my brother-in-law had proposed to his girlfriend Fin, and she had said yes we were over the moon for them.  They make a super cute couple and are fantastic together, the news of a wedding was very exciting.

We spoke to them about doing their wedding cake as part of their present and got busy looking at designs and styles.  They chose a simple yet elegant design of 3 tiers sat on an off-set stand, with bouquets of roses and calla lilies sat on top and ribbon round the cake.  Due to the large wedding they were having, this cake was unlikely to provide as much cake as needed for all their guests, so we talked about doing a sheet cake which would be kept out of sight and then cut up when cake was served.  The plan was all set until i decided to step up the sheet…

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pink baby shower cake

sarah from scratch

A little secret for those of you who think Southern California is the land of sunshine – July and it’s sprinkling rain! The beach didn’t even break into the 70s on the 4th, yet we sucked it up and put on bathing suits and shorts and headed to the beach… because that’s how we show our patriotism around here. I lasted until 2, when I decided to go home and prepare a bbq for the family of ribs, pulled pork and scalloped potatoes (because you’ve been starving yourself the past week to look good in a bikini for the holiday, you deserve it) and of course we always end with s’mores during the firework show!

The rest of the week I was consumed with prepping for my sister’s baby shower! I cannot believe that in about 6 weeks there is going to be a baby in the family. It is…

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Baptism cakes

The Cake Chick

As promised, these are the latest additions to my Baptism cakes.

The first one was for baby Mateo. Mateo’s mom requested a 2 tier cake, teal blue and white, with Mateo’s name and a cross. This kind of request makes me happy, as it gives me permission to be creative and design as I go. I think this cake combined all of those elements to create an elegant and pretty baptism cake for the cutest little boy. The top tier was marble with chocolate buttercream filling and the bottom was chocolate with vanilla buttercream filling.

The second one was for baby Adele. Adele’s mom requested a two tier marble cake, bright pink, butterflies and daisies and not too religious. This cake combines fondant daisies and sugar to create a cute, girlie cake that can be used for any occasion.

Ain’t these cute!!

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