Thursday, November 12, 2009

Tropical 50th Birthday Party

This 50th birthday cake was inspired by the cool retro invitations with a tropical luau theme. Serves 50.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Take Me to the Circus

Nothings spells "fun" like the circus! We hope Enzo's birthday is as much fun as this cake! The figures on top are all handsculpted from fondant....Pass the candy and popcorn....

Baseball Themed Baby Cake

Calling all Giants' fans!! This is the perfect 1st birthday cake for a baby boy who has baseball in his life! We created this whimsical cake for our client, Amanda Sabean, whose husband works for the Giants. Actually, I should say Amanda created the vision, and we executed it, adding our own touches. She came to me with ideas and pictures and together we designed the perfect cake for her little guy.

Pink & Orange Cupcake Tower

A wedding cake doesn't have to be big to make a statement! We created this cupcake tower for a beautiful wedding held at the Westin St. Francis ballroom. The two tiered cake serves 50 and there are 50 additional cupcakes in chocolate, vanilla and red velvet flavors. Fresh gerbera daisies and dahlias round out the eye-catching design!

We can do a similar thing for smaller events like bridal showers or baby showers.

Baby Boy's Baptism Cake

Friday, September 4, 2009

Mod Paisley Cake

Inspired from the cool invitations, this cake is sophisticated and fun. The flowers are handsculpted cala lilies made from gumpaste.

Champagne Bottle in Crate

The perfect cake for the wine or champagne lover! We put the wine bottle in a "crate" so that the cake would serve more people. Serves approximately 50 people. The label is edible and says "Aged to Perfection", along with the person's name, age and year of birth.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Topsy Turvy Ferrari Cake

This fun cake was designed with the help of the groom. No, the wedding decor wasn't red and black (far from it, it was orange and green) there wasn't a "car theme" throughout the wedding. What's really refreshing about this cake is that the design did not have anything to do with the wedding at all, other than the fact that the groom loves cars and Ferrari's, and also really digs a cool looking cake!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Style Me Pretty Feature

It seems that the world is turning to blogs, facebook, twitter, etc. for information these days! We were thrilled to have our cake featured in the "oh so hip" blog, Style Me Pretty, yesterday. Photography by Zoom Photography captured some stunning images from Melissa and Brano's wedding at the historic City Hall in San Francisco last spring. Style Me Pretty thought so on.

Calling all Moms! Look Your Best at the Wedding

The bride should be the most beautiful on the wedding day....but the MOTHER of the bride (or groom) should look good too! It's your day to shine as well, and basque in the glory of this huge milestone in a parent's life. Nieman Marcus, Palo Alto, is hosting a special fashion show presentation on July 25th at 11:30. See info below!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Ladybug Part 2

We created this cute and colorful cake for Katie's first birthday. Inside was moist red velvet cake layered with fluffy cream cheese frosting and chocolate cake with chocolate mousse fillings. The little ladybug was handsculpted out of chocolate cake.


XOXO, hearts and love. . .what could be more romantic than this fun, whimsical cake we created for a beautiful wedding at a private home in Atherton.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Ladybug Cake

For the little bug-lover in your life! This ladybug served 30 people and was filled with our signature strawberry shortcake -- moist vanilla cake layered with our fresh strawberry filling and pure whipped cream.

Pre-K Graduation Cake

My good client, Cecile, ordered this cake for her son's pre-K class. For the little star in your family, and their first big graduation day! This cake came out so well, I recreated it this week for my son, Ethan's Pre-K graduation!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Baby in Basket Baptism Cake

We created this adorable little cake for Willow's baptism. The baby is handsculpted out of fondant and the basket is filled with sugar flowers, all hand sculpted or piped and edible. This could easily be made into a baby shower cake as well!

Quilted Fondant Baptisim Cake

An elegant cake for a little boy's baptism. Serves 35. If you like this, we did a girls' version a while back, click here to see it!

Bible Cake

A first communion cake for a 7 year old girl. This cake would be great for a baptism or any other religious milestone! Inside was moist vanilla butter cake with strawberry filling and fresh whipped cream (strawberry shortcake). Serves 30.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

"Cakes to Go" are Here!

For all you last minute planners. . .we have the answer! These cakes are available for order with just 24 hours notice!! They are slightly smaller than our normal minimum order (each cake serves 10-12), but they still have great style and feature our signature moist cakes with fluffy buttercream frosting!! Currently, two design are available, but check back regularly as the designs will be changing!

For details on ordering, click here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

80th Birthday Cake

We created this special cake for an 80th birthday celebration. Wendy, the daughter, ordered the cake by phone and asked that we include some Japanese maple leaves, as a tribute to her father. Inside the cake was moist vanilla butter cake and strawberry filling.
Sonya: The cake was really beautiful (these photos do not do it justice) and admired by all, especially the recipient. You were right, it was really delicious too and everyone, including us lactose intolerant folks, got to have a piece without worry. Thanks so much for such a wonderful cake, it added an extra special touch to a memorable occasion!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Safari Cake

Everyone has loved our 4-tiered "Safari Cake" so much, but that one served 150 people. By popular demand, we created a smaller two-tiered version here that serves 40 people.

Champagne Striped Wedding Cake

Timeless, classic and elegant. This wedding cake was created for Melissa's wedding at the beautiful City Hall in San Francisco.

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Knot Best of Weddings 2009

Butterfly Cakes is proud to have been chosen as a top wedding cake maker, as voted by real brides, for the second year in a row!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Mexican Tile Cake

Inspired by the beautiful art form of Mexican handpainted tiles, this cake is the perfect finale to a Mexican fiesta!

Sports Themed Cupcakes

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Corporate Logo Cupcakes

Add a touch of whimsy to your next business event with personalized cupcakes! We created these wonderful treats for some VIP guests of Riggs Distributing, a company located in Burlingame that distributes Subzero and Wolf appliances.

Avante Garde Baby Shower Cake

For the modern parents-to-be....this chic baby shower cake incorporates the intitials of the new mom & dad as "baby blocks" on the top of the cake. Serves 35.

Sexy Lingerie Cake

Perfect for a bridal shower...this Sexy Lingerie Cake is decorated with an edible lacey bra and panties hand-sculpted out of fondant. Serves 30.

Minimalist Elegance in Buttercream

Buttercream? Yes, buttercream. We can make our buttercream cakes exceptionally smooth! Nothing is as sweet, innocent and breathtaking as the traditional white wedding cake. This one is updated slightly with a "branchy" pattern piped in white against a smooth buttercream frosting.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Candyland Cake

We created this fun cake for our pal, Oliver, who turned 2 this weekend. This was no ordinary two year old was a very "classy" event held at Lake Merced Country Club, featuring a really cool professional puppet show performed by Rachel of the Puppet Art Theatre Co. The cake was the "icing on the cake."

Every child's fantasy: a cake decorated with all their favorite candy! Even adults will want to be a kid again just so they can have a cake like this. Make the child in your life (or adult) feel like the "kid in a candy store" and celebrate their day with our very special Candyland Cake! Serves 35.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Hot Pink and Orange

The hot pink and orange on this cake really stand out when placed against a dark chocolate brown backdrop.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Art Deco Wedding Cake

Dare to be different! This art deco themed wedding cake incorporated all of the bride's colors for her wedding: silver, black and pale blue.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Flower Pot Cakes

Looking forward to an early spring! We celebrated my good friend Jen's 40th birthday today with these three adorable little flower pot cakes. Each pot is a different flavor cake covered in terra cotta colored fondant, and topped with chocolate cake crumbs made to look like soil. Each is then planted with a sugar flower made from sugarpaste -- orange cala lilies, a yellow tulip and hot pink gerbera daisies. Inside were red velvet cake, tiramisu and chocolate raspberry. We devoured two and saved one pot for Jen to bring home to her little girls (ages 5 and 3).

Russian Books Cake

My good client Yana ordered this special cake for her father's 70th birthday. The "scroll" is hand-sculpted from sugar and printed with a special Russian poem. The books are entitled with some of her father's favorite authors. This really challenged my writing skills!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay

So after booking my second wedding in a row at the newly opened Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay, I thought, "I really need to check this place out on my own." My brides were raving about this stylish new hotel right on the water that offers all-inclusive great wedding packages and an on-site coordinator that is just "to-die-for".

Today I had the pleasure of meeting this coordinator, Nancy Nerhan, and I saw immediately what all the fuss was about. The hotel is totally gorgeous and stylish -- huge, beautiful ballroom, unique dance floor with a huge glass atrium as its ceiling and truly stunning guest suites. You can take a look on-line at this hotel, but truly, this is one of those venues you need to see to appreciate. And most importantly, Nancy is soooo nice, down-to-earth and well-meaning, that you really really need to meet her yourself!

If you want an intimate wedding in a unique yet convenient location, warm & friendly service that is not cookie-cutter -- you need to check this place out. We are proud to be on their preferred vendor list and plan on working with this hotel frequently in the future!

Chocolate Henna Cake

People always want to have a cake that means something to them. It's the one area in the wedding where you can really have some fun and be original, without taking too much risk. Take a look at this idea - inspired by the bride's Indian heritage, this is a modern take on the "henna pattern".

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Pink Sugar Tulips

One of our specialties is our hand-made sugar flowers. This is one of my favorite bouquets -- delicate French tulips and roses in a pale pink, with green hydrangea nestled in between.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Burgundy and Orange Hat Box Cake

We made this whimsical wedding cake recently for a wedding at the stunning top room called Alexandra's at the Westin St. Francis Hotel.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Chocolate Mosaic Cake

If you didn't get your fill of chocolate on Valentine's Day, feast your eyes on this delectable tower of chocolate! The tiers are covered in chocolate fondant and decorated with bits of chocolate bars in a mosaic pattern.

A Cake "Buffet"

Create a lasting impression at your wedding with this elaborate display of many little cakes, all in the same Tiffany blue color scheme but in different patterns and shapes. Instead of one large cake, you get to look at several fun ones -- the effect is undeniably eye-catching! The wedding was at the historic Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, and the cake had its own dedicated room with signature black and white floor.