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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Gerardo y Natalia's Charreada Wedding

Felizidades a Gerardo y Natalia who got married over the weekend! I had the honor of attending and I have to say, it was one of the most romantic wedding celebration. Their theme was Charreada aka CharrerĂ­a which is a competitive event similar to rodeo and of old Mexico Hacienda.

I also had the honor of making their cake. The couple asked for a unique design that would bring their theme to light and they asked me to incorporate the 'greca' design which is the common scroll you see in the charro suits. I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I did and find inspiration for your special day. 
Notice the Greca design on each tier. This is the same design you will find in the Charro clothing attire. We added ivory roses at the last minute to bring out the romantic/feminine touch. 

Bride liked the idea of adding a couple on top; They are made of sugar and carefully handcrafted. Wanna see how I made them? check out more pictures here. 

My sister, Celia and I. We just finished setting the cake. 

Wedding party favors

Many handsome men in their Charro Suits and Sombreros

Los Novios bailando La Zapatiada!

Dancing La Zapatiada with my uncle he was drenched in sweat : )

 Capturing the essence of the night! 

four tiers of moist and delicious sweetness; Tier 1=White cake with strawberries and freshly whipped cream; Tier 2 = Red Velvet with cream cheese frosting; Tier 3 = Chocolate with cream cheese frosting; Tier 4=  also Chocolate w/cream cheese frosting (reserved for their 1 year anniversary)

surprise treat!

Charreada Wedding Cake ~ Behind the Scenes

Here are some pictures I took of the making of a Charreada / Mexican Themed Wedding Cake. As I do with most of my artistic cakes, I used fondant (pasta de azucar) to bring this into fruition....enjoy.

I tinted the fondant with flesh tone food color and used the People Mold to form the figurines

 Before adhering the pieces together with Royal Icing, I suited him up (sorry, no pictures of me dressing him up)

Adhered the Woman and dressed her up with thinly rolled fondant pieces 

The bride sent me picture of her actual wedding dress and I tried to replicate; It is a mermaid style with a Cathedral Veil

I piped royal icing flowers using a very small tip; I did this to give the "lace" effect

A closer look at the "lace" effect
Me in the 'zone' of art work

I made the bride's bouquet using mini fondant flowers

I thinned out the flowers using this pad and sculpey tool

close up view of the bride's bouquet matching her wedding colors

I also made the sugar flowers and added them on the base; not sure how many I made, but each took about 20 min

Since I had no special cutter, I rolled out the fondant and cut pieces and assembled to give the scallop effect; I piped scrolls on the fondant, attached the flowers and below is the final product
Notice the edge of the Cathedral Veil,  I used a Martha Stewart paper cutter to give it that lace effect

For the Tiers, I custom ordered a template design at Designer Stencils; It is the Greca Design used in many of the Charro suits

We spread Royal Icing over the template, pulled it out gently and this is the result 

We then brushed it in Gold Luster Dust to bring out the design

This is the final result, a beatiful four tier wedding cake, Charreada Style!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

My Nephew's Baptism

Sugar images of my nephew

The Holy Cross is of fondant surrounded by chocolate fudge scrolls

This is my brother and sister n law; they had a beautiful celebration

Monday, May 28, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

El Mickey Mouse Birthday Cake

My first Mickey Mouse cake. Bottom tier is white almond cake filled with chunks of strawberries. Top tier is red velvet with cream cheese frosting.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Olivia's Baby "Sprinkle" Cake

This weekend (after returning from a relaxing camping trip up Cachuma Lake), I made a baby shower cake for my dearest friend's Baby Sprinkle (in lieu of a Baby Shower, get it?) Anyway, the theme was centered around sprinkles and flowers with lots of pretty pastel colors...

 P.S. the cake was white almond with whipped cream cheese filling, fresh raspberries n blueberries. The Cupcakes were chocolate with butter cream & whipped cream frosting...it was a hit!

Figurine is made of sugar paste (aka Fondant); I used a mold for the head/body, but dress/shoes was done freehand

Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Buttercream frosting and yellow edible blooms

Chocolate Cupcakes with whipped cream cheese frosting and pink edible blooms
This is my dearest friend Juanita who's expecting her second child, what a beautiful mother to be right?

That's me, the cake fanatica on the right : )

This is a group picture where the celebration took place at the Luna Modern Mexican Kitchen in the city of Corona. Food was absolutely delectable! 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Hello Kitty Cake

I made this cake for a Hello Kitty themed Baby Shower. I absolutely enjoyed every design element....the flowers, colors, bows, heart. : )

Made my first Hello Kitty sugar figurine in advance

animal imprints inspired by the invitation