Monday, December 24, 2012

Happy Christmas Eve with Ginas Cakes!

Well here we are, the night before Christmas, the time of frantic shopping, mad wrapping, and more than a little eggnog-indulgence (or at least, so it is at my house). 

Finish up the holiday countdown (or kick off the twelve days of Christmas, depending on your celebration tendencies), how about some adorable winter delights made by Gina Rouchy?

How about a Christmas Cupcake?
Or a pudding pot, if you're a more traditional type.

I wish there were enough snow right now to actually make a snowman, but this one will do just fine in the meanwhile.  I lovelovelove the piping on the scarf and hat.

Snowman Cake
Do I spy some vanilla wafer windows?  Lovely.
Christmas Gingerbread
Another brilliant bit of knit-frosting.  You have to squint a bit, but the sparkly script on top makes for a very festive touch.

Let It Snow Cake

Sleigh Cake
What's a sleigh without the most famous reindeer of all?

Rudolph Rocks Cake
And lastly, one of the most adorable creche's I've ever seen.  Plus, look at the incredible detail around the sides!  

Bethlehem Cake

Happy Christmas everyone!  Best wishes for now into the New Year!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

In a bit of a break from the winter theme....I think I've found my wedding cake:

So completely in love with this, I don't know where to start--although what looks like royal icing wings might be in close contention with the blue smoke design down the sides...or the lovely luminescent scales....or...okay, no, I'm just completely in love.  (Any Spirited Away fans out there?)

Also: if anyone knows the baker who made this, I would love to know!  I saw this on the site "I Waste So Much Time," which unfortunately did not cite its source. EDIT: Good news: the lovely peeps of Cake Wrecks featured this in this week's Sunday Sweets (02/17/2013), and tracked down the bakery.  Big huzzahs to The Butter End Cakery!

Happy Studying, fellow students!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Oh Tannenbaum...

....please be as adorable as these:

I think the white and gold one is my favorite, but I can't get over how lovely this design is!  I wish they'd post a tutorial--I'm guessing the leaves and decorations are some combination of gumpaste and/or fondant.  
Continuing the count-down to Christmas!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Well hello, December

Well, it happened...
Despite my best intentions for October and November, school work and life and intern-y things got the best of me.  Not to say it isn't crazy now, but how about some wintery cakes to tide everyone over during Finals season?

First, this lovely lovely painted delight, by Nevie-Pie Cakes:
I'm absolutely smitten with their hand-painted style--especially having struggled to achieve a similar effect on fondant, buttercream, or chocolate with marginal success.  And--birds and berries.  What could be better?

Maybe penguins.

Frolicking penguins, from Highland Bakery.  I know, I know, the adorableness of it all just hurts, doesn't it?
Keeping with the bird theme, there's also this glittery bit of elegance by Brooklyn Cake:

If you couldn't tell, I'm rather fond of the whole bird-on-branches-with-berries theme.
Short post for now, hopefully cookies to come!