Posts Tagged ‘fondant’
Party Cakes, Inc. created a larger-than-life sized bottle of Vodka with glasses and olives to showcase their talents at the Second Annual Vodka Vodka event sponsored by Metro Times at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market on January 28, 2011. The free tastings featured Chocolate cake truffles infused with Raspberry vodka and Vanilla cake truffles infused with Vanilla vodka. Proceeds from the invitation-only party benefitted Forgotten Harvest.
Here are the photos from the first fondant class held at Party Cakes on Saturday, January 8, 2011. Eight 12-year-old girls learned that it’s not as easy as it looks. Cable shows like The Cake Boss or Ace of Cakes only show the highlights of decorating their cakes. These girls got dirty and had fun learning how to cut out fondant flowers, cover a little cake with a sheet of fondant, trim it and finish it with butter cream icing. Then they applied their freshly formed flowers and designs to what they wanted and each walked out with their own 4″ cake…2 1/2 hours later.
The class was a huge success and I would definitely do it again. Everyone learned something, including the teacher.
If you want more information on how to arrange a class of your own, please call Party Cakes at 248-541-2253 and speak with Valerie Jackett.
You’re having a baby! And you want the cake to be extra special. Party Cakes can do that! These tiered cakes show off two very different designs. Each non-traditional cake could be designed with your budget in mind but these moms-to-be wanted a more dramatic effect.
This cake shows a camouflage design in blue topped with a “package” cake on top finished with a fondant bow. The baby blocks that spell out the name are made from cereal treats covered in fondant. Hours of work with spectacular results.
The baby clothesline is a fun design that incorporates all the colors for baby and not just pink and blue. What is truly unique about this cake is the baby on top: created with fondant, hand painted and wrapped in a blanket! Here is a close-up photo:
Party Cakes in Berkley, MI can design a cake just for your event. Bring us a photo of an idea and we’ll design a cake with your budget in mind.
The title may say “fall” yet these wedding cakes could be for any season. Many photos to browse here and most need no explanation. The “groom’s cake” is multi-themed and is very unique!
Most of these cakes were created during the month of September, 2010.
Summer themed cakes can be exciting, fun and creative if you chose the right decorator. Party Cakes in Berkley specializes in custom-designed cakes for your wedding, or any themed event. Browse the following ideas that were brought to life by Valerie Jackett, owner of Party Cakes.
From anchors to palm trees, the brides want it all and with their own personal touches. Sometimes I even get a say in the design!
Elegance was the final word for this next design with 100′s of tiny fondant flowers all over the three tiers. Here is a close-up view:
Of course this would look entirely different if I would have based iced the cake in a pastel color OR the flowers were created in a BOLD color. Maybe in the fall….
Some customers want to create a cake for themselves. Others, it’s for their kids. But this customer created this cake for his dad! Thank you Paul for being such a great customer and allowing us to create your dad’s car in cake form. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to the next celebration. Can’t wait to see what you have in mind next!
Stacked four layers high and constructed like a wedding cake with dowels and support boards, this popcorn box will serve 30-40 hungry children easily. Yes, that’s real popcorn overflowing from the top! Party Cakes likes to use real food items whenever possible.
This cake can stand on it’s own–literally! The wheels are oreos covered with fondant icing but everything else is sculpted butter cream. You CAN eat every bit of this car!
In May, 2010, Party Cakes was asked to create a very special display cake for Forgotten Harvest, a Michigan charity specializing in distribution of free food throughout the Detroit area. The event was a birthday party for Forgotten Harvest. “Harvey” was their first delivery vehicle and the working photo is a cartoon-type van with eyes for headlights and the grill work is his smile. With such a great image to work with, it was a labor of love to create Harvey. Using four quarter sheet cakes, Harvey was carved down to the van’s shape. His wheels were Oreo cookies covered with black fondant. All the detail work was done with fondant icing including covering the board with “grass”, the road and the flowers along the way. Harvey could feed 100 people but they never cut into him at the party. Nobody wanted to because he was just too cute!
When a customer wants a unique design, it the job of the decorator to bring it to life. And when the customer brings a photo that “suggests” the type of design they would like, it is more of a challenge. Here at Party Cakes, we strive to hit the mark every time a customer challenges us. Here are a few examples of the “WOW” cakes our customers have asked us to create over the past few weeks. If you would like a personal consultation and want the “WOW” factor for your next event, please contact Party Cakes at 248-541-2253 and make an appointment with one of our design experts.
Weddings can happen any weekend of the year and a holiday weekend is no exception. Here are the three wedding cakes that I created on Sunday, May 30, 2010 for three very special couples. Each cake was different and created to their specifications–as always.
The first delivery went to Troy, MI and I arrived before the florist so the cake is “naked” it’s topper and extra floral decorations. Each tier had a different design but all worked well together.
The second delivery took me out to Shelby, MI to Cherry Creek Country Club. The bride decided at the last minute (5 days before the wedding!) that she did not like the “display” cake the venue was going to provide for her wedding. That’s when the mother of the bride called Party Cakes. We arranged to create a four tiered wedding cake display and the decorations included crystals, pearls, and gold leaf vines, all of which had to cascade down the front of the cake.
There was no topper so I had to create something that would use the decorations that were given to me. Oh yes, the cake had to “shimmer” so I applied many layers of pearl dust with the airbrush machine. The next photos show the detail of the decorations on two tiers. If you look closely, you will see the “shimmer” affect created by the airbrush machine. It looks “wet.”
The final wedding cake delivery went to Southfield at the Silver Gardens. The theme of this wedding was “zebra” print, which was quite appropriate since the couple were married at the Zoo. For decorating purposes, this cake took the most amount of time to create. Each stripe is cut from black fondant icing and then pieced onto each tier of the cake. There is NO pattern to follow and everything is done freehand. Note: I am not responsible for the selection of the cake topper. That was solely the responsibility of the wedding couple.
Beginning at 8:45am on Sunday morning, all three deliveries were completed by 1pm.
This is Harvey. He was created from sheet cakes and fondant and was recently presented during the Forgotten Harvest’s 20th Anniversary party. A total of twenty man-hours, three decorators and two bakers worked a period of three days to make this 3-D delivery vehicle come to life. He was met with rave reviews from all the participants as well as the clients. This answers the question: Can you make a 3-D cake? Yes, we can!