Cakes by Sarah

Archive for January 2011

As you have already seen the awesome cake that I did for Erika’s party, she now wanted cupcakes for school. I made four dozen cupcakes for her to take in for snack today. The flowers were fondant placed on top of the homemade buttercream frosting. These were really fun and easy to make and take up to the school. The look on the kids faces were priceless, they all enjoyed the cupcakes and were really impressed with the fact that Erika’s mom made them. I think I’ll be baking more cupcakes in the near future.


My daughter, Erika, turned eleven this year and she is into the retro, hippie, peace, and bright stuff (just like her mommy). So I thought that it would be awesome to surprise her with a retro cake for her at her ‘cake decorating’ birthday party. She had no idea that this cake was even in the making, but let me tell you she was so surprised that she cried (and I am talking about the red face, can’t catch her breath kind of crying). This was my first attempt at a topsy turvy  cake and it turned out better than I thought it was going to. I made her name, the 11, and the flowers all out of gum paste and let them dry over night. I assembled the whole cake Friday and was ready to surprise her with it that night after dinner. Everyone thought that this cake was by far my best, I can’t wait to do more!

This was a “Super” cake for a Superhero party! Narls turned four and his party was a great superhero themed party. His mom, Ami, went all out! She made little capes and masks and had little superhero themed plates, napkins, and drinks. She also had a superhero pinata made for the party too (I also made that). So, what better way to top off the party than an awesome Superhero cake?!? She asked around to see if anyone could make it or knew anyone that could make it, that is when I jumped at the opportunity. Believing that I could make a similar cake to the one that she wanted, I gave it a shot. I think that it turned out amazing. Her friends were in love with the cake too. My husband was even impressed with how it turned out. One more cake under my belt. Now on to the next!

I have always loved the way a cake looks with roses on it, weither they are real, silk, or gum paste. I wanted to try the gum paste rose and I was pretty happy with the way they turned out. I made three of them and let them dry over night and now they are pretty solid. I am still totally amazed about what you can do with gum paste. To me gum paste is like edible play-doh. I will be doing superhero gum paste items on an upcoming cake and I am so excited about it. I’ll be posting pictures or those and that cake when it gets closer.


  • sarahjcheek: The tutu of this cake is made by upside down hearts!
  • Brody Little: Your cake is amazing! Do you have a guide on how to make the tutu for this cake?
  • Leisl: This is an awesome cake. A friend found this picture and wants me to make one like it for her. Can you tell me what size cakes you used?