Thursday, January 7, 2010

2009 - Year in Review

2009 was a great year for me and caking. I made my 1st wedding cake, had a plethora of cake ball orders and got to try out a few new techniques. My activity has been slow lately, which has been a nice break, but I'm SO ready to gear up and dig into some fondant soon!
2010 looks equally busy and at this point includes two weddings and a minimum of five birthdays. I'll throw some cupcakes in there for good measure for dh to take to work, because although tedious, cupcake toppers are fun and cute!


My first cake of 2009! Hand-drawn and painted Phoenix Suns logo.


Cars cake for my daughter's best bud.


My 1st wedding cake.
Can't wait to make Dane & Becca's anniversary cake! Red velvet, of course.


The 2nd Dora cake I've made.

Asian-themed wedding shower.

The fortune cookie cupcake toppers were my favorite!

This is the 2nd SAAC cake I've made for Arizona State.
I LOVE the woodgrain appearance!
Magic made with Americolor airbrush color and a pastry brush.

Simple birthday cake for a special friend.

Pooh and friends birthday cake. Similar design to the Dora cake.


Gotta bring something to the BBQ!


Go Yankees! Early birthday celebration for my dad's 60th...
*shakes fist at faulty airbrush for dying on my before I could finish the bill*

...and my grandmother's 80th.

Avery's 3rd birthday cake! Learned a lot on this one, especially what I'd do to make it AWESOME!

A cake for the twins! Cars & Tinkerbell


No cakes this month, but more cake balls than you can imagine! And in festive and seasonal flavors and colors. Wish I had more pics of these!

Happy New Year!

Cheers to a great 2010!


faithy, the baker said...

Happy New Year! I've been following your blog and love all your creations! I think all your cakes are just awesome! :) Great Work!

Rebekah said...

happy new year!! These are all amazing!! can't wait to see what you come up with this year!

sameface1 said...

wow! your cakes are amaziing! and the cake balls look like fabulous, pop-them-in-you-mouth fun! wish we lived closer so you could make darlene and i a great cake for our 35th!

Tracy said...

I love the "first wedding cake" very beautiful! The henna-like design must have taken forever!

SweetThingsTO said...

Great recap of 2009! Wow - they all look so great! Happy 2010 - I look forward to all your creations!

Sugar Siren said...

Congrats on a good year you did some great cakes, keep up the good work!

Jimmy Simpson said...

Dear Doreen,
Good work..nice to see all cakes;-)
Jimmy Simpson
wedding cakeWriter

Megan said...

I love them all but the cake for the twins is just precious.
It would be fun to try the flad one just play with the fondant. I'm a fondant rookie!

Katy said...

I just started following your blog and really enjoy it. You are very talented. I was wondering if you could point me in the direction of a good icing recipe to ice/decorate cookies with.

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Dayka (Life +Style) said...

love the wedding shower cake/cupcakes and the twin cake--so inventive!

planning a wedding said...

I love cake....All cake are very good & looking yummmmmyyyy