Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sweet Sixteen Cakes

They're done! This has been a great learning experience for me. The number one thing I've learned is that I need to charge a lot more for my cakes! I haven't even stopped to figure up how much time and ingredients I put into these, but I know it's more than what I charged. Which is OK, because right now I'm happy to have people giving me the chance to do this and practice and actually get some money for it. But going forward, I think it's time to reevaluate what I'm charging.

Remember the inspiration picture?

Cake #1

Vanilla cake, vanilla buttercream frosting. This is a ruffle cake, just like the pink cake in the inspiration picture.

Cake #2

Fresh strawberry cake, strawberry buttercream between the four layers, marshmallow fondant ruffle tiered covering, gum paste flowers. The cake gets all its flavoring from fresh strawberries in the batter, no artificial color or flavor.

Cake #3

Chocolate cake, chocolate buttercream between two layers, marshmallow fondant covering, gum paste daisies. I love these daisies. I want to do a cake with daisies and brown eyed susans. They are my favorite flowers!

I think these are so summery and fun, while still being beautiful. I hope the clients like them! They will be here shortly to pick them up.

I'm linking up to Funky Junk Interiors' Saturday Night Special:
Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


Virginia said...


Jenn-Lee at Moments said...

SO Beautiful! Molly you are really getting awesome at this. Wish I had you near by to make our bday cakes. After years of making them so ugly and begging the girls to agree to cupcakes I started buying them. The last 3 we bought and were never as beautiful as yours! Keep it up and I love the pics! oh and the strawberry one sounds soooooo good. I want some right now. :)