Skill: novelty cakes

Cake with a red ninja, surrounded by candy fire

Fire Cake

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="156"] This was made for my fiery 7-year-old nephew, Nicholas. Everything on this cake is edible: This is a three-layer chocolate cake, covered with vanilla buttercream and yellow-gold fondant. The detailed toy figure was hand-made using sugar ... Read More

A cake in the shape of a blue steam engine

Train Cake

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="157"] When my sweet nephew Nicholas was two, he loved trains, so this was the obvious choice for his birthday cake! This was a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream, with all details, bells and whistles made from fondant. ... Read More

a chocolate dome studded with colourful candies and a number 12

Piñata Cake

[gallery link="file" columns="2" size="full" ids="121,120"] I started designing and decorating fancy birthday cakes for one person: my son. Thanks to him this has grown into a passion and a wonderful creative outlet. While I always prefer to do something new for him every year, he has a very ... Read More

a cake in the shape of a 4 with four racecars

Four Racetrack Cake

[gallery link="file" columns="2" size="full" ids="116,117"] When my nephew Nile turned 4, I thought that a racetrack cake would be perfect for him. He is amazing, sweet, and funny, and has race-car energy; this cake embodies all of ... Read More

A caterpillar-shaped cake

Caterpillar Cake

[gallery link="file" columns="1" size="full" ids="155"] My life has been blessed beyond words with the arrival of my nephew Nicholas a few years ago. I was excited about making him his first birthday cake since shortly after conception...and his mom and dad graciously let me do it for him. Of ... Read More

a dome decorated to resemble a soccer ball

Soccer Piñata Cake

[gallery link="file" columns="2" size="full" ids="125,124"] I couldn't think of a better cake for my super-energetic, soccer-loving, awesome-sauce nephew:  A Soccer Pinata Cake: An edible, smashable shell on the outside, with a delicious cake on the inside, filled with tons of candies! The cake ... Read More