The Sweet Life

The Sweet Life

This site is dedicated to my super supportive honey, friends and family who, like my addiction for sugar, have been constants in my ever-changing and crazy adventures. They are a simple reminder of how blessed and how sweet my life truly is!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Spaghetti with Meatballs?

We celebrated a friend's birthday today at an Italian restaurant.  I thought it might be neat to create a cake that looked like pasta. word - "Google".  What would I do without the internet?  Underneath the "spaghetti" is a rich chocolate cake.  The noodles are made of piped cream cheese kahlua butter cream icing.  The meatballs are Ferrero Rocher and the parmesan is white chocolate.  The sauce is strawberry preserves.  Loved this because it was such a fun and easy cake to make.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tinker Bell - Happy Birthday to me!

For my 33rd birthday, I decided to make myself my very first Barbie cake.  What a disaster!  Barbie just looked like she was drowning in cake.  My second Barbie cake, which I made on my 36th birthday, was much more successful.  I've decided to make it a tradition to create a doll cake for every one of my birthdays from now on and hope that I see progress :).  For my 37th birthday, I designed this Tinkerbell doll cake.  Her dress was inspired by a rainbow skirt that Carrie Bradshaw (Sex and The City) wore that I totally just fell in love with.  The cake is red velvet with cream cheese frosting, of course, covered with fondant/gum paste petals/leaves.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mini Apple Pie

Not a cake, but just as sweet - mini-apple pies.

Cake Truffles

(cake pops without the stick)
Peanut Butter Chocolate

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Class Cakes

These are some of the very first cakes I made in my cake decorating classes.  The great thing about decorating cakes is that you're always learning and creating something new.  No two cakes you design will ever be exactly alike.

Home Sweet Home

We only had about a few weeks of lessons before my boyfriend and I decorated the cupcakes on this tower for my dearest friends.  We were celebrating two occasions - a housewarming and bon voyage.  We were so excited to use our new piping tips.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Toy Story

This was my very first attempt at a decorated cake/cupcake tower to go "public".  I had only been taking cake decorating classes for about a month.  I actually got an order for a cake at this party - the Elmo Cake.

Noah's Ark

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Thank you Alice for giving me the opportunity to create this fun iPhone 4 cake.  As small as it was, it probably took me just as long as the Spidey cake to create because of all the details I wanted to put into it.  This was also my first opportunity to use the airbrush kit my baby sis and brother-in-law got me for Christmas.  Had a great time making it!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Happy Memorial Day!

I received an order from one of my bestest friends for a Spidey cake for their soon to be 5-year old.  I had not made a cake in months, so I created this mini, 3 in cake to practice a dark chocolate cake recipe I found online.  The berries made the cake so extra ono.  And I was so proud of myself because I didn't over-ice the cake and yet the frosting was pristine and smooth.  Do not underestimate the difficulties of frosting a chocolate cake with white buttercream.

Baby Shower

Except for the ribbons, it's all edible.

Jungle Fun

Fallout New Vegas

Fallout New Vegas is one of the birthday boy's favorite video games.  He bought the game for "us" and got my bf hooked on it ,too, for some time.  It made me nuts.  This cake made me nuts.  The bugs were tough to make.  Of all the features of this cake my bf liked, it was the sign.  Except for the wire antennae on the cazador bugs, everything on the cake is edible.   Don't you think the M&N heart was a nice touch to the cake?

This was the birthday boy's favorite feature - Fallout boy knifing the bad cazador bug before being decapitated.

The cake is chocolate covered in chantilly frosting.  Fallout boy is made of rice crispy treats covered in fondant.  The cazador bugs are made out of gumpaste.

Skater Gurl

I was asked to design a cake for my friend's youngest princess.  Was I surprised when she told me baby girl Zurie was a fan of pogs and Tech Deck...LOL.  My favorite part of making cakes for kids are the looks of awe on their faces when they see the cake for the first time.  Cake must have been good because (and I'm not exaggerating) it disappeared within 3 minutes of the first cut.

Baby Elmo

This was the first cake I made for someone other than family or friends.  I was so nervous.  I don't think I'll ever get over the nerves I feel when I create a cake for someone I don't know well.


Korean Cutie

Inspired by one of my favorite cake decorators, Pink Cake Box.

My favoritest part of the cake, her little hair bow.  Wish I had a better picture.