Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Shower Cake!

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Well, turns out no one could give me the cymbidium blooms I needed, so I hit up my local crafts store and got some silk flowers that actually turned out rather nice (and they're food-safe!). Again, buttercream was a challenge in the heat and humidity of my kitchen, but all in all it turned out rather nicely and the client was really happy with it. Silly me though, I forgot my phone AND my camera during delivery! Fortunately, Stephanie W. was nice enough to snap a shot on her phone and send it to me. 


I also added some pearl accents to the sides simply because I couldn't resist. This was a hard one only because my directions were "clean lines" and "Hydreanga green and purple". It was neat to see how it differs slightly from my original mockup though! Turns out stencilling is something I can only do on fondant. Boo. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Om Nom Shower Part Deux!

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I recieved a new cake order from the lovely Stephanie W. Her sister is getting married and the shower is this Saturday! We managed to get a quick phone consultation in, and here's the mockup for the new cake:
With any luck, one of the florists around my house will be willing to sell me some loose blooms to finish it off. It's also done entirely in buttercream, which will be a challenge given the warm weather and the stenciling I want to do on it. We'll see how this one turns out...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Under the Noms

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Here's a fun little cake I whipped up for Sean B., another friend of mine from work. It's a little merman on top of a tiled fondant cake, complete with Mardi Gras mask and sugar pearls!

Chocolate Noms

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Recently I made this little beauty (with some tiling help from Mike B.), done in chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream, tiled in milk and dark chocolate tiles and surrounded by chocolate covered raspberries and chocolate raspberry cake balls. So pretty!



Art Noms!

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Again, my dear artistic boyfriend Mike B. got himself into another art show (check out his blog here!). This one was rather informal, but I brought along some Om Noms, bakesale style!

Two flavors here, carrot with cream cheese icing (in pink and black!) and COMPLETELY VEGAN OREO FLAVOR! Who knew Oreos were vegan? Yummmmmm...

Om *hic* Nom

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My dear boyfriend, Mike B., went to an ArnoCorps concert this summer. As such, I felt it necessary to bake some "ballsy" cupcakes. Here is the result:


I know what you're thinking, "Cupcakes aren't ballsy!" Well, these cupcakes were made of chocolate rum cake and had rum icing, totalling about 1fl oz of rum PER CUPCAKE. 

Don't eat them too fast...

Playhouse Om Nom

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I'm a big fan of Playhouse Disney, so naturally I wanted to recreate the cake that Goofy makes for Minnie Mouse during the show:


... and here's my replica!


Three tiers of om-nommy white cake goodness with buttercream filling. My first three-tier cake!

CAKE BALLS! (Put 'em in your mouth!)

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With all these cakes, I was bound to screw up sooner or later. That's when I discovered Cake Balls, FailCakes, and Balls of Broken Dreams. I take my cake shavings or broken tiers, add icing, roll them into balls, then roll them in chocolate. Here are some of the results!

(Almost) Vegan Cake balls in Oreo cookie and white chocolate


Peanut Butter Chocolate and Raspberry Chocolate


Patriotic Cake Balls! White cake with a cherry inside, covered in red white and blue chocolate and pop rocks!


Simple chocolate with red chocolate tops and heart sprinkles


Mickey Mouse cake ball!

Quick-Fire Noms

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Now, some of us at work like to have what we call "Top Chef Thursdays" where we would all bring in delicious food surrounded by a theme. Here are only a few examples of our om-nommery:


These aren't burgers, but cupcakes! Yellow cake for the buns, chocolate cake for the patty, and buttercream ketchup, mustard, and lettuce.


This is the original FailCake. The challenge was to make something from your kitchen without going out to buy anything. I scraped together a cake and made some buttercream, but didn't have enough shortening to stiffen the icing! That combined with a rather hot day resulted in some of the cake melting down. Luckily, it still tasted good!

Happy Om Nom to You!

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This was my first attempt at fondant sculpture. Little Conner N. needed a first birthday cake and a "smash cake" so he could have one all for himself! I based the design off of the invitation and did all of it in fondant. 


Conner had a "smash cake" all his own so he could play in the Noms! I made that guy out of buttercream for optimal smushiness.

So cute!

Om Nom Bells are Ringing!

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The big day! This beautiful cake was Erica J. and London B.'s wedding cake for their June wedding. They wanted a simple cake in lemon and raspberry with buttercream frosting and gum paste flowers. This was my first foray into gum paste (with all those flowers!) and buttercream in the outdoors. 

Let me just say, I love fondant. Fondant is strong, it's pretty, and the kind I make is actually tasty. This poor cake began sagging in the heat and required a few extra flowers to balance things out. Too bad, there was some interesting sugar pearl swirls under all those flowers!




The cupcakes were also lemon and raspberry, with buttercream icing and fondant monograms. A few edible sparkles were added to each cupcake after I heard the groom saying how his new bride made him "sparkle". How adorable!

Hasta la Om Nom

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Why do all my friends leave me? *sniff* These little cupcakes were for a dear friend of mine, Jason H., before he left to go dance on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean. I made a few carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and a few fondant embellishments:

Birthday Noms, v. 1.0

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The next Om Nom Cake was really a practice cake for Miss Erica J. She and her fiancee had asked me to do my very first wedding cake EVER, and I wanted to practice my stacking skills. So I made this yellow beauty:


Just your usual lemon cake with raspberry filling and buttercream, covered in fondant with sugar pearl accents. I also made these cupcakes as I wasn't sure how many people were actually going to be at the party:


These little babies were half white cake, half lemon, all filled with raspberries and buttercream icing. Plus fondant stars and sugar pearls to continue the design.

The Om Nom Begins!

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Now that Om Nom Cakes is up and running, I can start showing you some of the Noms themselves. Where better to start than with the very first Om Nom Cake EVER?

This cake was for a dear friends of mine, Casey P. before he left the US to go to Japan for the holidays. Casey has a bit of a Nintendo fetish, so this replica cake was a good afternoon project for the going away party.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Viva La Om Nom!

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Welcome to the future online home of Om Nom Cakes! It might take me awhile to get all of my past cakes on here since HTML is nothing like buttercream, but hopefully with a little help they'll be here for you to see in no time. For now, if you're interested in a price quote for a cake for your event in the Orange County Area, please drop me a line at!