by Sharon Wee

I love it when clients give me creative freedom. And last week I got 2 of those orders 🙂

The first one was for sweet Jess, who wanted cupcakes for her friend’s birthday. She sent me lots of photos of what her friend Wendy likes and basically asked me to design a set around all that. I was also told that Wendy liked fashion, frills, and dark colours and so we decided to stick with black, white and silver as the set colours…

The little high heel cupcake…

This one really tested my patience! The little silver balls were so tiny that they each had to be stuck on with tweezers. And every time I slipped, the little balls went flying everywhere!

Hope Wendy had a great birthday and enjoyed the cupcakes 🙂

A couple of weeks ago the lovely Leah also contacted me to order a Roary the racing car for her little boy’s 3rd birthday. She was wonderful to deal with (don’t get me wrong, all my clients are!). I wanted to do something slightly different to a typical race track cake, so I decided to taper the side of the cake downwards to resemble a race track on the ramp… Here was my very sloppy concept sketch…

And what type of cake would be most suitable for a 3 year old? A rainbow one of course! Here’s a peek at the carved cake 🙂

Which turned into…

The cake was picked up early so I had to snap some pictures in the morning… somehow every time I take morning photos, they always have a blue tinge to them… I don’t know why 🙁 If anyone knows how to fix it let me know! I’ve tried everything I can think of on my humble camera :/

Anyways, the cake was enjoyed by Leah’s cute little boy and 10 of his friends. Here is such a cute picture of him and the cake and here he is playing with little sugar Roary 🙂

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7 Comments on Fashion cupcakes and a Racing Car cake

  1. flemmarde
    August 10, 2009 at 2:12 pm (9 years ago)

    waooou, very nice cake!! my son would have loved, he’s just so int^o cars!! (he’s 2).
    I’ve reading your blog for a few weeks now, and I just love it! Your cakes and cupcakes are just great!!!
    Keep on so I can read and see some more!!

  2. Kat
    August 10, 2009 at 10:08 pm (9 years ago)

    Awesome cakes! I know a few little boys who would love that racing car cake. I love the face on the car. It is so cute!

  3. apparentlyjessy
    August 10, 2009 at 11:14 pm (9 years ago)

    I love both orders! The fondant high heel must have taken you ages, and it looks so perfect! I know how slippery those little silver balls can be!

    The cake carving pic is amazing, and I am really impressed with your innovativeness on the design of the ramp, I bet it was a big hit!

  4. Rose
    August 11, 2009 at 4:49 am (9 years ago)

    wow. Love those fashion cupcakes. And the racing car cake is so unique!


  5. Jennifer Richins
    August 12, 2009 at 2:22 pm (9 years ago)

    Super cute cake. Love the rainbow too.

    As for the blue tinge to the photos, try changing the white balance (if you can). Usually there’s a daylight, flourescent light, tungsten light, etc. setting that will change the white balance (the blue or yellow tinges that you see).

  6. Sharon
    August 17, 2009 at 2:00 pm (9 years ago)

    Thanks flemmarde! I’m glad you enjoy reading my blog 🙂

    Kat, racing cars are always a sure bet for boys 🙂

    Thanks Jessy! I am still finding those little balls everywhere… some even made it between the pages of my book the other day!

    Thank you Rose!

    Thanks for the tip Jennifer, I’ll try fixing it manually next time 🙂

  7. stitchin' girl
    August 18, 2009 at 3:09 pm (9 years ago)

    That racecar cake is fantastic! The car is soooo cute and the “race track” turned out so well.


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