Friday, November 12, 2010

New York City Cake and Cupcakes Favors

This is a New York City theme cake that I made for a birthday party this week. The cake is vanilla buttermilk  filled with chocolate mousse. My clients didn't really want a lot of NY details, they just wanted black buildings, a few taxi cabs and a doll with long curl hair. They were working with black, white and shades of pink colors and didn't want anything else to crash with the color palette they were using.
I made the "buildings" using  50% gumpaste and 50% fondant, they were dried as rock when I attached them to the cake. I baked, frosted and decorated the whole cake in 2 nights. In case you are wondering... yes, I just slept for a few hours. 
 
The doll is made of gumpaste, I consider her an improvement from my last doll, no links because I do not want you to see it ;). Everything is hand made, I made her hair with the help of a tooth pick,
I love tooth picks!

 Did I mention that I also baked, frosted and packed 100 cupcakes favors for the same event?
The cupcakes were vanilla buttermilk with pink frosting
 and black polka dots.
I baked and frosted the cupcakes in a few hours and I was lucky that one of my friends volunteer to come and helped me pack them. Without her help, I might be still packing them at this point. 
 Well, have a nice weekend everyone, thank you for stopping by.

20 comments:

My Creative Way said...

I love everything about this cake. The lady looks amazing and the colors are great!

Raychel

giovanna said...

gorgeous cake!!!! the little lady precious. love the hair!!!!!!! love the dress and the purse. you are amazing!

ButterYum said...

If I were a cake, this would be me! I love, love, love, love, love it!!!!!!

:)
ButterYum

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SweetThingsTO said...

Everything about this cake amazing! Fabulous design! And those ringlets and the added sparkle on on the figure is perfect!

Jen said...

You did an amazing job! The doll is perfect! Love the hair!

Karma said...

Qué bonita la tarta, es tan chic! me encanta! menudo trabajazo, los cupcakes presentados individualmente!
Felicidades por todo el trabajo realizado!
Un besazo wpa!

Sugarbear said...

This is such a fun, beautiful cake!! Love it! And the doll is wonderful!! Her dress is so adorable! Although, I have to say, I think the little taxi cabs are my favorite!! :) Fantastic job on everything!

Angelena said...

WOW I love this cake!! and the girl is so pretty I love her hair!! So pretty!!

♥The Sweet Life♥ (Alessandra) said...

I love your blog! I am following! This is soo amazing!!!

Sue said...

No wonder you didn't get any sleep! Beautiful job from top to bottom! I bet your client was so happy:)

Snooky doodle said...

wow really nice!

Melissa C said...

Wow, looks fantastic!

dearheart said...

Love it! Those curls on the doll are lovely. I wish my own hair looked like that!

I'm curious - why did you make the buildings out of half gum paste/half fondant? Thanks! I love cake decorating, but I'm a novice.

Ratita Golosa said...

Fantástica!! Te ha quedado genial como todas las que haces. Siempre la mejor.
Muchos besos.
Montse

jackie fo said...

The doll's hair looks wonderful! I am sure the cupcake decorating was a lot of work, but the boxes looked fantastic!

cookies and cups said...

What a LOT of work!! The hair is amazing :)
How do you get your black fondant from looking chalky from powdered sugar? I can never seem to get all the dust off!

Maranda said...

Wow. The hair on that doll defies comprehension! I love it! You are so amazing and talented and beautiful and wonderful and....I could keep going but there isn't enough room. Fantastic job!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

This cake is seriously one of the best you've ever made! Gorgeous <3

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