Sunday, March 25, 2012

Little Pirate Cake!

Little 4th Birthday Pirate Cake!

Cake by Sarah Jane Bowman

This turned out to be one of my faves!  It just kept getting more and more fun as I was making all the little things.  When I first got the order and the client sent me a couple of example pics of what she was looking for, it was like, "ho hum, yeah yeah, pirate cake, that's what you want?  Okay.  Easy Peasy.  Nothing crazy.  No moving parts or anything.  Not quite EXACTLY sure what I'm gonna do about that chain, but I'm sure I'll figure it problem...I'll get you an awesome little pirate cake"

  Then, as I was in the midst of execution, it just got more and more exciting!  The chain was only a small bit of a nightmare.  You cake peeps know what I mean.  Fondant chain, draping on a cake, plus gravity equals a little bit of finesse and magic, but I finally got it going my way. 

One of best parts of this assignment, was the fact that I did this cake for a professional photographer and ended up getting a real professional pic of one of my cakes!  Instead of the usual point and shoot crappy pics I always take of them on my kitchen counter.  We both got to combine our artist's talents to produce this happy little masterpiece.  I thought we made a great little team!  Thank you Kristi Hollowell Photography!  Love you!  Kristi is an amazing children and family portrait photographer.  Go visit her site here! 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Another Little Owl Cake

Another Little Owl Cake...
I've done this cake before.  A couple years back.  It was a replica of a certain Owl birthday party theme.  Since then, I can't believe how many requests and questions I get about this cake!  I get more emails and comments about this cake than any other cake, ever.  Also, I just figured out the other day that you can see how much of your own stuff gets pinned on Pinterest and I couldn't believe how many times the first Owl cake I did was pinned (or really any of my stuff for that matter)!  Pinned more than any other cake on my blog.  It's kinda weird to see people pinning your stuff.  I guess owls are a pretty popular party theme these days.  Anyway, it was a fun and cute cake to do the first time and that's why I had absolutely no problem agreeing to do it again.  I admit, I have a little thing for owls, too.  So, I couldn't resist.

Little Minnie Mouse Princess Cake

Cute Little Minnie Mouse theme cake for a cute little 3 year old!  Awwww, how fun it is to get to make a little tiara!

Okay, so...
I know I'm supposed to be on a break, or cake retirement, or whatever.  And, I was!  And, it was nice!  I only did a couple of cakes over the past year for family, and it was really nice to have the rest of that time to enjoy spending it with my Goo and Husby and not so busy with cakes every weekend.  But, you know how it goes...  someone asks you for one, and for some reason you can't really say no, and it's been a while and I kinda missed it a little, so I took a little break from my break to do this cute little one for a friend. 

The only thing I wished I would have done different.... GREEN!  Her birthday is ON St. Patricks Day. Everyone at the party was dressed in green! Even thought I knew this, I never really thought about it beforehand and put the two together until the party.  Then, I realized how cute it would have been had we changed the pink to green!  The green, black, white and silver would have been cute!  A little St. Patrick's Day version!  I hate when I miss a fun, different, and creative opportunity like that!  Dangit!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

5th Birthday Superhero Cake!

Batman, Spiderman, Superman, Hulk...  Oh My! 
This cake was for my nephew's 5th birthday.  I hadn't done one in a while since my break (though, my break doesn't include family)  and so it was a real treat to get to do this one.  I realized I hadn't gotten a chance to do a superhero themed one yet and was totally stoked for this one.  I really had a lot of fun with it and was pretty happy with the turnout.  I'd say the only change I would have made in hindsight would have been the Batman Tier.  Like, why didn't I totally make that an OVAL!  (The batsymbol is an oval...)  I was a little dissapointed in myself for not realizing sooner.  ;)  Darnit!  It would have been even cooler as an oval!