Buttercream Rose Cake

Buttercream Rose Wedding Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

This cake was for my friend Michelle’s wedding this past January.  This was a huge 4 tier cake.  She wanted chocolate cake and mint frosting and lots of flowers.  I think it turned out really pretty.  And it was so fun to see Michelle and Taylor cut into it!  I don’t usually get to see my cakes ripped apart and served.  But because Michelle is one of my best friends I was there the whole night.  I loved to see everyone eating it.Buttercream Rose Wedding Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Buttercream Rose Wedding Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

If I was on death row, and I had to pick one thing to eat as my last meal, this would be it for sure.  These cupcakes are so good that people dream about them, literally people have dreams about them.  The cream cheese frosting has a little bit of lime juice in it and makes the frosting extra delicious. Coconut Cupcake with Cream Cheese Frosting by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Coconut Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Photos by Cassidy Tuttle Photography

Opera Cakes

Opera Cakes by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Mini Opera Cakes are so cute!  And these things are tasty.  An opera cake is layers of almond sponge cake dipped in espresso syrup, coffee buttercream and dark chocolate glaze.  Coffee buttercream is one of the most delicious things you will ever taste.  It is so good.  I wanted these to be bite size so I cut them to be an only an inch square.

I made an apricot version of these in Culinary School for my petit four project and I fell in love.  This is the classical version.

Miniature Opera Cakes by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Photos by Cassidy Tuttle Photography

Delphinium Wedding Cake

Delphinium Wedding Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

You know when you have a project that goes so perfect that you think in the last 2 minutes of being done you are for sure going to drop it and ruin it?  This was that project for me.  Baking, frosting, stacking, and decorating this cake was a dream.  I wish they could all be that way.  Luckily, Shannon’s cake made it to the reception safe and sound.

When Shannon asked me to make her cake she gave me complete control. The only thing she wanted was lemon cake.  The rest was completely up to me.  I loved it and stressed about it at the same time.  I had never been given complete creative control before!  It was so fun though!

Shannon was using light blue delphiniums in her bouquet so I decided that I was going to make some out of sugar for her cake.  I went through a trial and error period then finally settled on these flowers.  I loved the way this cake turned out.  It’s my favorite cake to date.  And can you see the doilies!  I’m obsessed!

Sugar Delphiniums by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Delphinium Wedding Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Delphinium Wedding Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Delphinium Wedding Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Photos by Cassidy Tuttle Photography 

Buttercream Ruffle Cake

Buttercream Ruffle Cake with piped Roses by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

The Buttercream Ruffle Cake is one of my favorite cakes I’ve ever made.  I loved the buttery yellow color, the rose design piped on the cake, and the ruffled swiss meringue buttercream.

This cake was for Jordynn’s September wedding.  The reception was held in her back yard and there was a lot of burlap, gorgeous pale pink, coral, and white flowers, and little light bulb vases.  It was so beautiful.  The cake fit in to the scene perfectly.

Buttercream Ruffle Cake with piped Roses by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Vanilla Creme Brulee

Vanilla Creme Brulee by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Vanilla creme brulee is one of my dad’s favorite dessert, if not his all time favorite.  It’s something he always orders when it’s on the menu.  So when I make it from scratch, I’m pretty sure I instantly become his favorite child.  And I love it too.  There’s something about cracking the crispy sugar shell and digging into a creamy, smooth, rich custard that makes you the happiest person alive.

Vanilla Creme Brulee by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Photos by Cassidy Tuttle Photography

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Candied Zucchini garnish by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

This chocolate zucchini cake is one that my family makes every year when the zucchini in the garden get away from us.  You know what I mean?  What do you do with a 16 inch long giant zucchini?  Make zucchini cake!  I just made it fancy with candied zucchini slices and chocolate buttercream frosting.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Candied Zucchini garnish by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Chocolate Zucchini Loaf with Candied Zucchini garnish by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Candied Zucchini garnish by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Chocolate Zucchini Loaf with Candied Zucchini garnish by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Photos by Cassidy Tuttle Photography

Peony Ruffle Wedding Cake

Sugar Peony by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Peony and Ruffle Wedding Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

This cake was for Kaitlin’s late spring wedding.  She said she wanted ruffles, peonies, and red velvet cake.  I asked her if I could make the peonies out of sugar…and she said yes!  I was so excited because I love making sugar flowers, especially when it is one I haven’t ever made before.  I love the process of figuring out what looks the best.  This flower was a labor of love that’s for sure.  Each peony has at least 25 petals and each layer needs to dry for a little while before you put the next layer of petals on.  I loved every minute of it though!

This is what we came up with!  I think it’s a winner.

Red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting.  Ruffles.  Sugar peonies.  What’s not to love?

Sugar Peony by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Mini Sugar Peony Bud by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Large Sugar Peonies by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Small Sugar Peonies on a Ruffle Wedding Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Ruffle Peony Wedding Cake by Cassidy Budge Cake Design

Photos by Cassidy Tuttle Photography

 

 
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