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!
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
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
Friday, April 18, 2008
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
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
Saturday, April 12, 2008
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 clown...no, seriously, he's a clown. I'm not insulting the guy!" This is what we came up with.