Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Knot Best of Weddings 2008

Butterfly Cakes is one of the best cake makers on the West Coast -- according to real brides who voted in The Knot's 2008 survey! Thank you to all who voted!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Baby Shoe Cake

My wonderful client Lenore ordered this special cake for her daughter Vicci, whose wedding cake we made two years ago. This time it was to celebrate the birth of her first grandchild. With the painstaking love only a mother could show, Lenore put together these special "baby bootie" invitations, which was the inspiration for our cake. Inside is moist lemon cake with lemon filling and whipped cream.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Girly Girls

We created these special cupcakes for a little girl's 9th birthday.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Korean First Birthday "Dol"

The "dol" celebration is a very important milestone in the Korean tradition, marking a baby's first birthday. I think in ANY culture, the baby's first birthday is extremely important, because it means "you survived" Parenthood 101! This cake was a modern take on the traditional Korean colors, and we created a miniature replica for Baby Dillon.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Red Velvet Armadillo Cake

Once a Southern tradition, this rich, red-colored cake with cream cheese frosting was made famous by the armadillo groom's cake in the 1989 movie Steel Magnolias. We were asked to recreate that famous cake for a bridal shower. Inside is moist, red velvet cake layers with lots and lots of fluffy cream cheese frosting. (It's really just a vehicle to get the cream cheese frosting to your mouth.)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tax Day!

April 15th is here, and congratulations to all of you who have sent in your taxes! Whether you owe or are owed, you are DONE! We made this cake for a young woman who just passed her CPA exams.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Clowning Around

The brother of a professional clown asked me to design some special cupcakes for his brother's birthday. I said, "Tell me about your brother." He says, "He's a, seriously, he's a clown. I'm not insulting the guy!" This is what we came up with.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A Dog's Life

Happiness is...a sleeping dog, replete with bone and bow handsculpted from sugarpaste. Inside is deep dark chocolate cake; the "fur" is fluffy buttercream.

Girl's Best Friend

Diamonds? No, shoes! We created this haute couture shoe box cake for a 40th's birthday celebration.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Blue & Brown

Fashion meets cake: the perfect festive cake for the man in your life with discerning taste. Inside is deep, dark chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling.

Splish Splash!

My friend Paige Meek, an extraordinary event planner, ordered this special cake for her client's pool party. Get out the suntan lotion!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Brides Magazine

The editor of Brides Magazine called to ask for photos of wedding cakes with unique inspiration, and I immediately thought of these three cakes, whose design was inspired from a bracelet, college logo and psychadelic tablecloth.