Sophie is the second cake I have made for my friend Jennifer Carrolls daughter. Jennifers blog is CelebratingEverydayLife.com. Check it out!! This picture of the cake is taken from her blog where she featured her daughters birthday. The two fingerprints in the base of the cake are from her sweet girl and are my favorite part of the picture!
The face and body were cut out of a table centerpiece I bought.
Yes I did my own wedding cake :) To cut down on stress I went simple. The flavors were lemon, strawberry and Italian cream, top to bottom. So it had to be cream cheese icing. Found a great recipe on Pinterest for a 'stiffer' icing that held a shape better than the cream cheese icing I normally use. My amazing dad made our topper and silk flowers I didn't have to worry about wilting. Simple and pretty, just want I wanted.
This very quickly became about 'what else can I add?' Lets see... side table, foot and head board are cookies. I painted with watered down icing color to get the wood grain look. Rug is basket weave piping. All other details are fondant. Fur on coat and hat, santas beard, flowers on blanket and cocoa in cup are all buttercream. The 'good list' is written on with edible ink marker.
I have been decorating cakes since 1992. I thought it would be fun to be able to make cakes for my family. That soon extended to friends then friends of friends! If you are a cake decorator I would love your suggestions and comments!