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Babycakes by Lynn

 

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Beautiful shells and flowers on the cake.

My sister’s wedding cake!  I spent months trying to figure out the wedding cake gift for my sister and her fiance.  Since they both love the water and was having a lake-front wedding, this is what I came up with.  They loved it!  Everything on the cake was edible, including the shells and except the topper of course.

Beautiful shells and flowers on the cake.

Beautiful shells and flowers on the cake.

Shell Wedding cake

Shell Wedding cake

Purple Wedding Cake

I had a request for a purple cake with a red rose on top.  I’ll be honest….it took a few moments to wrap my head aroundPurple Wedding Cake this.  I really did like the end result.  Purple Wedding Cake

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Sam I am cake

Sam I am!


Made the Sam I Am cake for a little one year old boy named Sam.

 

 

 

 

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And the cupcake…..well because who doesn’t want a yellow cupcake with a chocolate peanut butter filling, topped with a caramel buttercream, and on top of that a mixture of peanuts and pretzels and drizzles of chocolate and caramel?  

 

 

Chocolate Cherry Cupcake with Swiss Buttercream and a Truffle

Chocolate Cherry Cupcake with Swiss Buttercream and a TruffleI visited the Puppet Theater for the first time. I’d heard about it like everyone else in West Liberty, but I’d never investigated it. I received a phone call on Thursday asking if I could make a cake or cupcakes for the two upcoming Dessert Theater and of COURSE I could!  I ended up making a chocolate cupcake with a cherry filling.  On top was a layer of ganache.  I topped that with a Chocolate Cherry Swiss Buttercream.  The ones I took on Friday night were topped with a little blue flower and the ones I took on Saturday night was topped with a chocolate cherry truffle.

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I was asked to make a dessert for the West Branch Dessert Auction.  I decided on a cake and a dozen cupcakes.  I donated a Neapolitan Rose cake, top layer was chocolate, the middle vanilla and the bottom was strawberry.  I decorated it with buttercream roses, matching the inside layers  I made a duplicate for a friend’s birthday cake so I was able to take a photo of the inside.  I have to admit, it was delicious.  

This cake was a Neapolitan Rose cake; inside was chocolate, strawberry and vanilla layers of cake each separated by buttercream and topped with a thick layer of Chocolate Ganache and decorated with a red chocolate heart.

Side View of the Neapolitan Rose Cake

Neapolitan Rose Cake

Inside the Neapolitan  Rose Cake

red hat

I made a full sized hat for a friend whose sister was a Red Hat Lady.  It was a lot of fun and quite cute, unfortunately none of the photos turned out.  Since I had left over f0ndant I decided to try a different way of making a hat.  I made this little two serving hat, which would translate into a bigger hat if needed.  I found this one was cuter than making a thin cake into the brim and I could put waves into the brim.

Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch

My grandson turned three a few days ago and I wanted to try my hand at something special for him.  I came up with a Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch cake.  He loved them!!!  

The feathers on Big Bird were made of chocolate and the fur on Oscar was made from Buttercream.  It was Delish! 

Big Bird and Oscar

Strawberry cupcake filled with a creamy strawberry filling, topped with Swiss Meringue Buttercream and accented with a lacy flower
Chocolate Cupcake filled with creamy caramel and covered with caramel buttercream.  Sprinkled with pecans and drizzled with more caramel

Chocolate Cupcake filled with creamy caramel and covered with caramel buttercream. Sprinkled with pecans and drizzled with more caramel

 

Strawberry cupcake filled with a creamy strawberry filling, topped with Swiss Meringue Buttercream and accented with a lacy flower

Strawberry cupcake filled with a creamy strawberry filling, topped with Swiss Meringue Buttercream and accented with a lacy flower

 

Chocolate Caramel Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Ribbon

I’ve joined one of the winter farmer’s markets here in Iowa City.  It’s a great way to meet people and to get my name out in the community.  

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Winter Farmer Market 11-24-13

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