Friday, May 28, 2010

Another Cake Central Magazine Publication

"Then and Now"
That is what the title of the article was. I was sent a picture of a cake from a 1940s wedding and was asked to "modernize it". I could hardly see the details in the looked like someone threw up on it in buttercream! :) But I could see there was some kind of a pattern in the buttercream. Also, I noticed all the to love ferns! So, I decided to use a modern fern idea for the main design and accent it with a smaller, continuous pattern like in the buttercream. Here is what I came up with and what they published...

And here is the lovely picture they sent me for inspiration! :)
Because of the time frame involved and that they only gave me a week to finish the project, I decided to do a "cupcake tower" type wedding cake. So, I designed a smaller cutting cake with the cupcakes that would go on a cupcake tower. I didn't have the time to make all the cupcakes or get the tower, it was the idea that mattered. The black and the silver details were hand painted and the green was fondant cut out in a modern fern design. I ended up using it for my mom's birthday...not very "birthday-ish" but she didn't care! :) It tasted yummy! This was the gluten free cake I had made in a previous post.

That's it for now. There is still one more publication out there. I made some sweet little cupcakes for a vintage shoot for Cake Central...super fun and nothing that you've ever seen before! :) Stay tuned for next months issue! - and of course I'll post pics after the magazine comes out.



  1. Love it! I'm a total sucker for black and/or white with bright, crisp colors. :)

  2. It is beautiful! I was wanting to talk to you about making our daughter's first birthday cake. I don't know what you would charge, if you are up to it, etc. I was hesitant to ask at first because I'd like it to be gluten free and thought that would be too much to ask. But seeing that you have already made GF, I am totally stoked. Let me know if you want to talk further about it. Thanks.

  3. i was so impressed when i saw this! i hope you are well! i miss reading your blogs, but i totally understand! lol! take care!

  4. So proud! Nice work, lady! I posted the concept shoot on my blog the other day. Let me know if you want to be involved next go around--you know I want you to!

  5. So that was you who made that design! First time I saw it, I just loved it! Very clean and simple and modern. Thank you for sharing.