Category Archives: Cakes

Vintage Outdoorsman Birthday Cake

My mom had her milestone birthday last year with the number included but not advertised on the Delicious Daisies Cake, and this year was my dad’s turn! Since I sculpted him six realistic silver salmon for his 60th birthday cake, … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes, Edible Art | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Delicious Daisies Cake

Grandma Helen made the rules that my direct maternal line are all 39 and holding until we turn 90, so to know what number this milestone birthday is for my mother Diane, you must count the daisies covering the cake! … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes, Edible Art | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gail’s Chock Full o’ Chocolate Cake

We were discussing after dinner that Gail’s birthday was coming around again, so Ruth handed me the rest of the jar of chocolate pearls we had just enjoyed at Alexander’s Patisserie to use as decoration, and Glen said, “You should … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes, Edible Art, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Musical Joconde Imprimé Chocolate Mousse Cake

I saw this joconde imprimé cake inlay technique online a few years ago but didn’t have an idea what to make. I thought of it again when making the chocolate plaque for Gail’s birthday cake this year, but that wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes, Edible Art, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownie Cake

Another Margarita Friday birthday cake! Birthday boy John absolutely loves peanut butter with chocolate, specifically peanut butter cups. I stumbled upon a recipe several months ago and thought I should try it for his birthday. Not only was it delicious, … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes, Edible Art, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Psychedelic 60s Tie-Dye Angel Food Cake

My friend Cyd’s favorite cake is angel food, which is challenging to create into edible art. The fluffy delicate cake texture does not carve or stack well, plus it isn’t usually frosted completely to use that as creative decoration. Since … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes, Edible Art, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cyd’s 60s Cocktail Party!

How do you celebrate a milestone birthday when the birthday girl doesn’t want the milestone announced? Have a 1960s cocktail party instead, and see if anyone clues in that’s the decade when she was born. I knew Cyd had seen … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes, Costumes, Edible Art, Parties, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chocolate Cake with Mousse Frosting

It was Gail’s birthday this past weekend, and Gail LOVES chocolate, so I’m very happy she asked me to make her cake! She asked for chocolate mousse frosting, which I expected would be challenging for decoration, so I tried a … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes, Edible Art | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Story of the Steamcake Cinema

I know I’m still behind on Halloween updates, but I have been super busy having a blast at Disneyland, then home for about 30 hours before flying to Seattle for my grandmother’s big 100th birthday party, then as soon as … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes, Edible Art | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Chocolate Keyboard Cake

It was Ruth’s birthday again, and this time she requested a chocolate cake…whew! That should be so much easier than decorating a cheesecake! I had to think of a new decoration for my favorite pianist, so I thought of chocolate … Continue reading

Posted in Cakes, Edible Art | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment