Amandolin Kitchen

Cookies, cakes, candies, and other kitchen escapades

Roller Derby Cake

My same little derby friend needed a cake for her party, after her friends liked the cookies in school so much.  The cake was a surprise, and I kept texting her mom update pictures as I got the elements finished.

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Little Princess

Happy Birthday to a very sweet little princess.  Vanilla cake with vanilla butter cream icing.  The roses and butterfly are gum paste.  The tiara was provided by the customer.


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My little man is 8!!

So the boy that made me a mother just turned 8!  I can’t believe how time flies.  For this very special birthday I had a very special cake request.  We’ve been reading Harry Potter together, and he wanted Hogwarts Castle.  We typically have small intimate family only parties, so I had to scale the design way down.  It’s a loose interpretation, but we have the castle, the Whomping Willow, the Forbidden Forest, and the Black Lake.


The trees and the Whomping Willow are made of modeling chocolate.

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The castle itself is cake with rice cereal treats for the roofs.

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It was a magical birthday!

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Peace, Love, and Cake

This was for a retirement party for a well loved and much to be missed psych nurse.  A gentle soul and a hippie at heart, this cake was right up her ally.  The top tier was chocolate with raspberry filling and vanilla butter cream.  The bottom tier was white cake with vanilla butter cream



The dove was hand modeled out of fondant.

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Cake Giveaway Winner

Congrats to my cake giveaway winner!  Celebrating a birthday on Halloween with family, she requested fall leaves and pumpkin vines.  I took it one step further with some delicate white pumpkin gourds.

Fall Leaves Pumpkins Cake

8″ Chocolate cake with raspberry filling and vanilla butter cream.  Covered in fondant with hand painted gum paste leaves and pumpkin vines.  The pumpkins are rice cereal treats covered in white modeling chocolate and painted with luster and petal dust.  Perfect for a fall celebration.

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Adventures in Sugarpaste.

Aria has been asking for a Ballerina cake for her birthday in December.  And she does not want ballet shoes on the top, she wants an honest to goodness ballerina.  So I’ve been practicing my figure modeling, and I think we have a winner.  When she saw a picture of a mermaid on my computer (while I was looking at figure modeling tips and guides) she asked me to make one.  So of course I did.

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By the time we were done, she had changed her mind entierly.  She now wants a mermaid cake for her birthday.  I’ll be interested to see what she finally settles on, since I feel like I could handle a ballerina if that’s what she really wants.

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Happy Birthday to a very special 11 year old!

One of my favorite cakes yet. White cake with vanilla buttercream.  Chocolate piping and a gumpaste 11.

Kylee's 11th birthday cake

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