September 2016 archive

Turquoise and gold tiered cake

By bmichellebakeshop

One word: GLAM. This turquoise and gold tiered cake made for one lucky gal’s 25th birthday celebration is by far the most glamorous cake I have ever made! Check. it. out.:

Turquoise and gold tiered cake

The top tier (red velvet with cream cheese buttercream filling) was frosted with smooth, white vanilla buttercream; the middle tier (6-layer chocolate cake filled with alternating layers of dark chocolate mousse & dark chocolate ganache) was covered with pure 24 carat edible gold; and the bottom layer (yellow butter cake filled with vanilla buttercream) was frosted with an turquoise-watercolor effect vanilla buttercream and specks of gold. Finally, the cake was tied together with a turquoise & white sugar peony with gold-tipped petals. Ooo-la-la-la:

Turquoise and gold tiered cake

We used the DeiAurum brand of pure 24K gold, made here in the U.S. of A., and I was super-impressed with the quality. The gold was so fun and weirdly addictive to apply – all my future cakes may be “accidentally” covered with gold. So pretty. And shiny. And gold. ;)

Turquoise and gold tiered cake

Hope you all have a great weekend! I am so excited – I have something big cookin’ this weekend. And it has to with my little sister. And her wedding. This weekend. Eeeeeeep!!!
Stay tuned…
-Brittany

Baptism cake and cupcakes

By bmichellebakeshop

I am so excited to show you all what I worked on last weekend!: a two-tier cake for a baby boy’s baptism celebration, as well as 2 dozen cupcakes. There is a lot of “kitschy” out there for all cakes related to babies and children, so I was happy to design something that was tasteful, clean, and beautiful. :)
The top tier of this all-yellow butter cake was frosted simply with white vanilla buttercream and adorned with a white fondant plaque with the baby boy’s name in blue letters. The bottom tier, frosted with baby blue-tinted vanilla buttercream, was decorated with a white swiss dot pattern. Both tiers and the cake board were tied together with a shimmery gold ribbon + bow, and the boy’s baptism date added to the frosted cake board. Now, how pretty is that?!

Baptism cake

The cupcakes were frosted with our yummy all-butter swiss buttercream, and topped with white & baby blue fondant toppers: crosses, X’s for the baby’s first name, and baby feet! The cupcakes tied in nicely with the cake, and were absolutely adorable. Best part – the fondant was 100% homemade with all-natural ingredients, and are easy to pick off for those who are not fondant-inclined (such as myself)!

christening-cupcakes4 Baptism cupcakes

Pulling this all together is hard work, but the end result always makes me want to do a happy dance.
I hope you all are having a great week!
Best,
B. Michelle

Ivory buttercream wedding cake

By bmichellebakeshop

Can I just say, I LOVE clients that give me the license to create something unique and special for their wedding cake design. Decorating a wedding cake can be a very organic and fluid process, so having the room for creative flexibility is always appreciated! ;)
For this wedding cake, the bride simply wanted an ivory wedding cake with sugar flowers. Based on her inspiration photos, I created this ivory buttercream wedding cake, decorated with white pearl details and adorned with white sugar roses & daisies. Lovely!!

Ivory buttercream wedding cake

 

Ivory buttercream wedding cake