Cakes by Sarah

This adorable bowling cake was so much fun to make. This cake was for a four year old sweetheart. They were having a party at a bowling alley. What better way to celebrate then have an awesome bowling cake too. The only things that aren’t edible are the candles. The bowling pins are made out of gum paste (which the kids enjoyed eating) and everything else is fondant. The top two tiers are funfetti and the bottom tier is chocolate. Everyone was blown away and afraid to eat it, lol. Everyone thought that it tasted great though, yay. Another awesome cake done and plenty more to do.

A beautiful princess cake for a beautiful little girl named Samantha. This was my first princess cake. I have been wanting to try this for a while now and I think I nailed it. The only things that aren’t edible are the doll and the ribbon in her hair. I was surprised at how much easier this cake was than I thought it was going to be. The fondant makes a gorgeous dress with a little beading to finish the look and you have a beautiful princess cake.

My friend had asked me if I would like to donate a cake for a benefit dinner for a little boy named Dylan. So with a little thought, I came up with this Tigers cake for Dylan Ruhstorfer. He is a 5 year old boy who was born with a deformity in his back called spondylolithesis causing him to have emergency back surgery two days before Christmas.

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I made this cake for our neighbor because he is always snow blowing our driveway and sidewalk. Wednesday we were hit with a lot of snow and there he was out there with his snow blower. I wanted to do something for him, so I asked what I could bake for him. He perked right up to say that his wife’s birthday was on Thursday and a surprise birthday cake would be great. A couple of questions for details and an idea popped in my head. He wanted a cherry cake (one of his wife’s favorited flavors) and the rest was up to me. So I drew a couple of sketches and thought that this one was the best. The cherry on top is cherry cake with buttercream frosting and fondant over it to give it the smooth look of a cherry. The stem is a kabob wrapped in gum paste. The bottom cake is cherry cake with buttercream and fondant. This is one of my favorites by far right now. The nice look of it was just perfect for my neighbor’s wife. I delivered the cake and they could not believe how good it looked. Getting better with each cake is turning out to be a great part of my cake making journey. I really can’t wait to see what is next!

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!


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  • 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?

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