Golf Bag Cake

Golf Bag Cake

So you’ve read the title and now your thinking, “whats the problem”?  Last week a client approached us requesting a sculpted golf bag cake for their twins 8th birthday party.  As I began with our vanilla sheet cake, filled it with a chocolate meringue buttercream.  Iced and ready to sculpt, and then it hit me–I know nothing about golf.

Here is what I do know:

  1. Tiger Woods plays it
  2. Its better to have less points
  3. Happy Gilmore was a great movie

As I began sculpting it did not take long before I realized that the cake looked like a giant peanut rather than a golf bag.  That’s when I stopped and turned to a fellow co-worker;

“Hey Dan…do you play golf?” I asked

“Oh yeah! If you want I can bring in my golf bag tomorrow to use as a reference…”

So the next day I walk in to see a red golf bag on the table along with the cake.  A sigh of relief to see him working on the cake.

He covered the cake in a red fondant adding white and black accents.  Red and white stripped pockets with little black fondant zippers.  Modeling chocolate dusted in edible silver was used to create the golf clubs. He even placed a fondant tee and golf ball made out of white chocolate atop some sand, aka, brown sugar.  The entire cake was surrounded by piped green icing to look like grass.  It came out amazing! And thanks to Dan, looked nothing like a peanut, but a legit golf bag.  This golf bag cake was delivered to a home in Nassau County, Long Island.

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Three Tiered Sweet 16 Cake With Lavender and Purple

Three Tiered Sweet 16 Cake With Lavender and Purple

Sweet Sixteen’s are kind of a big deal, ask any fifteen years old.  While some girls don’t make a big fuss over it, a good majority of American teenage girls are counting down the days till this special day.  Of course if you’re going to have a big party, with a big dress, you’re going to need a big cake.  Last week we created a three tier topsy turvy sweet sixteen cake to be delivered to “Warehouse 5” in Island Park on Long Island.

This three tier vanilla cake with the fan-favorite vanilla meringue buttercream stood beautifully.   The purple and lavender fondant color matched the party invitations. Another little detail that makes a lovely difference on her special day.  Both the bottom and top tiers of the sweet sixteen cake were dressed in lavender with violet and white retro-style dots. The cake’s middle tier was covered in deeper lavender with bold violet zebra stripes. Stars surrounded the birthday cake while fondant balls rested at the bottom of each tier. All the while sticking to the colors our client had given us. Atop the number “16” was rolled out of colored modeling chocolate. People come to us not only because we make awesome cakes, but it’s the little details that make all the difference.  Airbrushed with edible ultra-shimmer glitter is our sweet ending to a perfect Long Island cake, and your perfect night.

 

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If you have a young one at home, or know of any child under the age of ten, then we’re sure you know the Yo Gabba Gabba craze.  The Yo Gabba Gabba show, and all its antics, draws kids to it like a sponge. The hit TV show has taken the world by storm, as well as our cake shop. Yo Gabba Gabba’s main characters consists of :

  • DJ Lance Rock – A male DJ who is the narrator and a friend of the other characters.
  • Muno – A male friendly red cyclops.
  • Foofa – A female flower bubble character who’s “pink and happy.” She loves flowers, rainbows and unicorns and can play the tambourine.
  • Brobee – A male little green monster.
  • Toodee – A blue female arctic cat-dragon who likes to have fun. She has a close bond with Plex and is the bassist for the Gabba band. She lives in an arctic realm, with icicles.
  • Plex – A male magic yellow robot. He is portrayed as being smart and as the leader of Gabba Land. He can play the keytar.

Here are some examples of our awesome Yo Gabba Gabba inspired cakes:

Yo Gabba Gabba Cake

Yo Gabba Gabba Cake

Five Tiered Yo Gabba Gabba Cake

Five Tiered Yo Gabba Gabba Cake

Pink Yo Gabba Cake with Cupcakes

Pink Yo Gabba Cake with Cupcakes

Yo Gabba Plex Cake

Yo Gabba Plex Cake

We deliver these Yo Gabba Gabba cakes anywhere in the New York metro area, including Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan, and even upstate New York and New Jersey.

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When it comes to the colors of Baby Shower cakes, its traditionally been pink or blue thats been incorporated, including shades of green and yellow, especially if the sex of the baby is unknown.

Sometimes clients will approach with a “gender surprise cake” request.  In which case the child’s gender is unknown to the party until they cut into the cake itself.  Inside the cake will be dyed blue or pink according to the sex of the baby. Gender surprise cakes are usually a composition of sky blue, pale pink, light green and yellow, in a fashion that may work for either a boy or a girl. Whether “Its A Surprise” or “Its A Boy”, one things for certain–expect a playfully adorable cake.

ABC Blue Baby Shower Cake

ABC Blue Baby Shower Cake

Baby Bow and Bottle Cake

Baby Bow and Bottle Cake

We’ve done a handful of carved baby shower cakes. The three most common are the baby butt cake, pregnant belly cake, and the baby carriage cake:

Pink Camouflage Diaper Baby Butt Cake

Pink Camouflage Diaper Baby Butt Cake

Pregnant Belly Cake

Pregnant Belly Cake

New Born Baby Carriage Cake

New Born Baby Carriage Cake

A lot goes into our Baby Shower cakes at CMNY Cakes.  As it should.  The event itself does not occur very often.  Glittery shades of pink, cute little safari animals, sky blue baby booties, fondant sculpted baby bottles, bibs-the possibilities are endless and adorable.

We deliver these baby shower cakes anywhere in the New York metro area, including Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Manhattan, and even upstate New York and New Jersey.

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Black Grey and Yellow 50th Birthday Cake

Black Grey and Yellow 50th Birthday Cake

A simply elegant, yet masculine two tiered chocolate cake with chocolate meringue buttercream filling.  The cake was covered and accessorized in black, white, yellow, grey and silver fondant.  The top tier was airbrushed silver with black, white and yellow stripes.  A dark grey “50” stood on top. Also a miniature yellow electric guitar, soccer ball, and golf bag were added.  The mini golf bag on the birthday cake was made out of yellow fondant while the mini soccer ball and yellow guitar were made out of a colored modeling chocolate/fondant mix.  All of these beautiful accessories taste great too!

We think one of the best part of this cake is a series of photos of the birthday man that the  client had given us.  The pictures were edited to look like a film strip and printed on edible paper and ink.  The cake was delivered to Manhattan in New York City.

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Cupcakes are an old favorite that are showing a resurgence these days, especially in the form of cupcake towers.  This cupcake tower along with an adorable 6 inch cake is a perfect treat for any occasion.  The delicious vanilla cupcakes topped with a vanilla meringue buttercream and bright little stars are a perfect compliment to the fun brightly colored cake that sits on top.

Bright Colored Cake and Star Cupcakes

Bold Colored Cake with Star Cupcakes

A cupcake tower with a single tier cake on top can be an affordible for an event. They are great additions to birthday parties, baby showers, you can even spice up your next company meeting!  Cupcakes are also available in addition to any order.

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Here’s a castle cake we recently made. The client wanted us to make sure that the name “Farishta” was prominently displayed on the bottom tier. The bottom tier was what could be considered a half tier, since it’s not the height of a “normal” tier. The flavor of the cakes were our popular vanilla butter cake, and the client decided to go with different fillings for each of the tiers. From top to bottom, the fillings were cookies and cream, mocha buttercream, white chocolate mousse (good choice!), and vanilla meringue buttercream, respectively.

Additionally, adorned on the tiers were soft pink butterflies.  Each turret or tower has lavender conical roofs.

Castle Cake

Castle Cake

This castle cake was delivered to Queens, New York.

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As the NFC Championship game approaches tomorrow, our client decided to have a NY Giants helmet cake as a 30th birthday cake. What a perfect cake for a G-Men fan! Now let’s hope the Giants win the game tomorrow…

New York Giants Football Helmet Cake

New York Giants Football Helmet Cake

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We’ve been doing a lot of cakes shaped into cars, sometimes three or more in a week!  And we’ve got so many car cakes to display, we thought we’d post some of the most successful cakes in one no-nonsense post.  They’re in no particular order, except somewhat randomized to keep the car cakes fresh.  Here goes:

Black Ford F-150 Pickup Truck Cake

A black Ford F-150 Pickup Truck Cake with groom-to-be poking his head out of the window, and dogs in the open cab

Lamborghini Murcielago Cake

Lime green Lamborghini Murcielago cake with as much detail as I could possible add. Note the water bottle next to the birthday cake to get a sense of how large it was!

Bentley Continental Cake

A Blue Bentley Continental GT Cake, with all of the lines, grill and glory

Bugatti Veyron Cake

Bugatti Veyron cake in the classic black and red color scheme

NYPD Patrol Car Cake

NYPD patrol car cake with NYPD logos and siren lights

2010 Chevy Camaro Cake

Yellow Chevy Camaro cake with black racing stripes, reminiscent of the latest Transformers movie

Range Rover Cake

A Range Rover cake in a pink trim, perfect for a young lady graduating law school

Black Dodge Caliber Cake

Dodge Caliber car cake, completely decked out in black trim, black rims, smoked headlights and tinted windows

BMW  3-Series Cake

A BMW car cake perfect for those "Bimmer" enthusuasts

Chevy Colorado Pickup Truck Cake

Chevy Colorado pickup truck cake, made as a graduation cake for an individual graduating as a marine

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Cake

Red 1959 Cadillac Eldorado with a white soft top, large tail fins and white walled tires

Black Cheverolet Corvette Cake

Black Chevy Corvette car cake

These are just a few of the car cakes put out by this New York bakery.  Click here for more images of our car cakes.

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For all you rock fans out there, this cake creation is for you! This cake is a replica of the owners actual B.C. Rich Warlock guitar.  The client planned the entire cake over detailed emails and phone calls. A truly thoughtful surprise birthday gift, to say the least.  This cake “rocks” on so many levels, and is entirely edible, except for the strings.

Warlock Guitar Cake

We love music, we love cake- so we LOVED making this cake. And apparently so did the client.  Here is what she had to say:

“Dear Mona, I wanted to personally thank you and your team for the INCREDIBLE job you did on the BC Rich Guitar Cake for us. It was a show stopper! As you can see below, my husband is holding the actual guitar next to your cake and it blew his mind that the cake looked so much like the real thing. It was a huge hit at the party and everyone asked who did the cake. I can assure you I told everyone about your company. I planned my husband’s party from Vancouver BC, Canada, and thanks to your gallery of pictures on your website, I knew to trust CMNY Cakes with creating a cake that would blow him away! Thank you again, you helped make my husband’s 40th Birthday a huge success. -Trish”

Thanks Trish, we had a blast making the guitar cake!

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