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There’s nothing like pink ruffles, and tulle to scream out “delicate and dainty” for perfectly pretty party. At our consultation, my client mentioned she wanted a dreamy feel, something soft and delicate “a ballerina inspired theme” is what she envisioned. She wanted me to create the invitations and the cake. I was so excited, I love girly themes!

I designed Ballerina invitations for this client but to be completely honest, I include a design I created for prior event. They were my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE ballerina invitations. These Invitations were beautiful!

Dainty is the perfect word for these beauties. They were 3 3/4 inches in height and dressed with pearls, diamonds and tulle, if that doesn’t scream “BABY GIRL” I don’t know what does! They were beautifully boxed and wrapped in a millennial pink tissue paper. I emphasize millennial pink because its my favorite tone of pink. This tone has a mix of grey. You would be surprised but I am not a fan of pink. I love natural tones and deeper colors, gray, cream, blacks, whites. Millennial is a mix of all these colors. There’s a very natural tone in this pink.

The invitations were a hit and would’ve paired perfectly with this cake.

The ruffles on this ballerina cake were amazing. They were so delicate, paper thin. SO much so, that you could see right through each frill. I tinted this cake with an ombre technique using edible pedal dust. The beautiful tones of purples, greens, and pinks in the balloons really made the cake stand out on the sweets table. It was the center piece, the main attraction.



The detail in the ballerina shoe was everything. There are molds on the market to create a shoe but I really wanted this one to be life like.

The importance of a ballerina shoe is its anatomy.

The platform, the vamp, the wind, the shank, the stitching of the insole down to the drawstring casting was captured in the detail of this sugar sculpture. 

This sugar shoe was hand sculpted, to capture all the detail important to every ballerina. It was one I was extremely proud of.

When I design a cake, I design it so that it is one you will always remember and treasure in your heart.

This was the happiest of birthdays for this ballerina.


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 I was blown away when I received the call for the opportunity to conceptualize Asahd’s birthday cake. Like most, I am a huge fan of DJ Khaled’s work. I respect his artistry and admire the high standards he sets for fatherhood in the hip hop community.
            Renowned event planner, Kathy Romero of Kathy Romero Events, provided simple details about  the venue, concept, servings and color scheme. The event color scheme was set to be navy blue, white, red, and gold. And for 500 people! Yes, 500 people at Marlin’s Stadium in Miami!
            I had to come up with a cake that fell in line with Romero’s Circus Village concept. I decided to create two jumbo circus themed cakes. The six tiered main cake stood three and a half feet tall and was lined with lights. The top three tiers illustrated a suede red and white royal carousel. Within the carousel, I added 12 horses and a beautiful 14 karat gold trim. I rotated the colors of the horses to bring Nicole’s vision to life as I knew how important it was to include all of the colors. These colors were sure to exemplify the carnival appearance.  I topped the cake with a 14 karat gold lion given Ashad means lion.
Asahds Birthday Cake
The lower tiers were inspired by the carnivals I attended as a child. I wanted to be sure to include a curtain. The small black tier included Ashad’s name and below it I used fondant to create the dramatic curtain effect that brought me back to my childhood.
            Now it was time to move onto the second cake! I wanted to create a cake that symbolized the second most important aspect of a carnival – the great food & snacks! The four tiered cake featured a striped carnival tent, an over sized sugar wafer cone with ice cream & a cherry! The top two tiers included an old fashion bucket of buttered popcorn topped with a sugar sculpted pretzel.
Once I completed the cakes, I needed to add elements to the table to bring the carnival feel to the next level. These small elements that surrounding the cakes are what brought this village to life. Featuring over 300 cupcakes with elegant clown mask toppers adorned with red feathers, red sparkled candle apple cake pops with black and white stripes dressed with a gold label that read, “Happy Birthday Asahd,” and stripped sugar cookie tents surrounded the 8 foot table on acrylic stands that helped give a 3D effect and was sure to bring this village to life.
Cupcakes Cookies Cake pops
sweets Table
This cake took over 3 weeks of prep work, over 100 hours of labor but the end result was a masterpiece, a happy client and a memory for years to come! Happy Birthday Asahd Khaled
me and khaled