© heavenlycastles.com  1999 - 2017
Yummy Cakes
These two cakes were used as props for murder mystery dinners we hosted. The mystery centered on a wedding ceremony gone wrong. The cakes are both iced in a buttercream type icing, but the roses are done with fondant and airbrushed for depth of color. The cake at the top has some edible glitter sprinkled on to give it a little more sparkle.
This next set of photos is from cakes we did in Germany in the early 1980's. Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures, but it was the best camera we had at the time. At least you can get an idea of the cakes I worked on with my husband. Ray did a lot of airbrushing  to add extra detail to the cakes.
My mother did a lot of cakes like this for my birthdays when I was young. My sister and I always looked forward to our birthday cakes.
We donated a topsy- turvey cake to the youth group at our church for one of their fund raisers.  It was a little extra effort to figure out how to stack it and make it stable, but it looked  really great once it was finished.
When a friend contacts you and tells you she wants this specific cake for her daughterís Sweet 16 birthday party, how can you turn her down?  I  didnít think we were capable of making this cake, but we worked on it together and it worked out beautifully. Little girls are fascinated by the Wizard of Oz.  Of course, with  that story, you have to include the rainbow, the yellow brick road, the lollipop guild, the horse of a different color (in this case, purple) and the wizardís hot air balloon.
When we knew that the little boy across the street was going to turn 1 year old, we just couldn’t resist asking his mother if we could do a cake for his birthday.  She said she didn’t really have a theme for his party, so we decided to make this different castle for the cake.
Boys always seem to be interested in pirates and pirate ships.  This was a simple birthday cake for one of the neighbor boys.  When we donate cakes for fund raisers, we always try to make each one more unique than the previous one.  In this case we decided to do a volcano cake on an island surrounded by  water and some grassland.  It turned out to be pretty impressive. One of our latest ventures was to make a cake to look like a Lego man.  It took a little imagination, but we had fun with it. As you can see, we had different designs, so each of the tables looked a little bit different.  Sometimes I volunteer to do things for our local ladiesí ministry at our church.  In 2011 I was asked to make heart-shaped cakes for centerpieces for a Valentine dinner.

History of our Cakes

I have decorated cakes since I was a young

girl.  My mother took a cake decorating

class from a friend, and I was fortunate

enough to be able to attend the class with

her.  I enjoyed doing it, and found I had a

pretty decent talent for decorating and

making cakes look good.  When I married

Ray, he loved helping me develop new

ideas and techniques to make the cakes

look even  better.

As the neighbor boys get older, their interests change. They have always loved superheroes like Spiderman and the Avengers, but for the past couple years they have LOVED Star Wars and anything related to it. Star Wars Legos are the ultimate! So this year we incorporated some Star Wars Legos onto their cake. Ray airbrushed the skies behind the cake, and we made a sculpted landscape from an imaginary planet for the cake. It turned out really well. There were actually several colors in the foreground, but it doesn't show up too well here.
This is one of our all-time favorite cakes ever. A friend of ours in Germany asked us if we could make a hamburger cake for her daughter's birthday. She had all of the directions that she had saved from a magazine. It was such a hit the first time we made it, we have used it for teen birthdays ever since and used the idea to win cake competitions at our local church. We perfected the decorations, so now we airbrush the "bun" to add depth to the color, we ruffle the lettuce and make the tomato slices show the sections with the seeds  completely visible. We obviously love to do things for kids. Our neighbors wanted to  have a Thomas the Train cake for one of their sons. They had  the cake pan for the train, but we had to sculpt the face from fondant  to look like Thomas.  Their boys have birthdays less than 10 days apart, so little brother had a train cake for his birthday, too. His was made a little differently, but they were both fun to make.  Little brotherís cake was 3 dimensional and stood up on the track on the cake above.
This castle was for the son of one of our friends in Germany. It was our biggest endeavor up to that point. It took a couple days to construct, but the results were worth the effort.

Please visit our

other websites.

Step back in time to the 1940’s and see

some clothing from years ago. We also

have our first website when we had our

business. Full of fun things to look at.

© heavenlycastles.com 1999 - 2017
Yummy Cakes
These two cakes were used as props for murder mystery dinners we hosted. The mystery centered on a wedding ceremony gone wrong. The cakes are both iced in a buttercream type icing, but the roses are done with fondant and airbrushed for depth of color. The cake at the top has some edible glitter sprinkled on to give it a little more sparkle.
When we knew that the little boy across the street was going to turn 1 year old, we just couldn’t resist asking his mother if we could do a cake for his birthday.  She said she didn’t really have a theme for his party, so we decided to make this different castle for the cake.
Boys always seem to be interested in pirates and pirate ships.  This was a simple birthday cake for one of the neighbor boys.  When we donate cakes for fund raisers, we always try to make each one more unique than the previous one.  In this case we decided to do a volcano cake on an island surrounded by  water and some grassland.  It turned out to be pretty impressive. As you can see, we had different designs, so each of the tables looked a little bit different.  Sometimes I volunteer to do things for our local ladiesí ministry at our church.  In 2011 I was asked to make heart-shaped cakes for centerpieces for a Valentine dinner.

History of our

Cakes

I have decorated cakes since I was

a young girl.  My mother took a

cake decorating class from a

friend, and I was fortunate enough

to be able to attend the class with

her.  I enjoyed doing it, and found I

had a pretty decent talent for

decorating and making cakes look

good.  When I married Ray, he

loved helping me develop new

ideas and techniques to make the

cakes look even  better.

As the neighbor boys get older, their interests change. They have always loved superheroes like Spiderman and the Avengers, but for the past couple years they have LOVED Star Wars and anything related to it. Star Wars Legos are the ultimate! So this year we incorporated some Star Wars Legos onto their cake. Ray airbrushed the skies behind the cake, and we made a sculpted landscape from an imaginary planet for the cake. It turned out really well. There were actually several colors in the foreground, but it doesn't show up too well here.
This is one of our all-time favorite cakes ever. A friend of ours in Germany asked us if we could make a hamburger cake for her daughter's birthday. She had all of the directions that she had saved from a magazine. It was such a hit the first time we made it, we have used it for teen birthdays ever since and used the idea to win cake competitions at our local church. We perfected the decorations, so now we airbrush the "bun" to add depth to the color, we ruffle the lettuce and make the tomato slices show the sections with the seeds  completely visible. We obviously love to do things for kids. Our neighbors wanted to  have a Thomas the Train cake for one of their sons. They had  the cake pan for the train, but we had to sculpt the face from fondant  to look like Thomas.  Their boys have birthdays less than 10 days apart, so little brother had a train cake for his birthday, too. His was made a little differently, but they were both fun to make.  Little brotherís cake was 3 dimensional and stood up on the track on the cake above.
This next set of photos is from cakes we did in Germany in the early 1980's. Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures, but it was the best camera we had at the time. At least you can get an idea of the cakes I worked on with my husband. Ray did a lot of airbrushing  to add extra detail to the cakes.
My mother did a lot of cakes like this for my birthdays when I was young. My sister and I always looked forward to our birthday cakes.
We donated a topsy- turvey cake to the youth group at our church for one of their fund raisers.  It was a little extra effort to figure out how to stack it and make it stable, but it looked  really great once it was finished.
When a friend contacts you and tells you she wants this specific cake for her daughterís Sweet 16 birthday party, how can you turn her down?  I  didnít think we were capable of making this cake, but we worked on it together and it worked out beautifully. Little girls are fascinated by the Wizard of Oz.  Of course, with  that story, you have to include the rainbow, the yellow brick road, the lollipop guild, the horse of a different color (in this case, purple) and the wizardís hot air balloon. One of our latest ventures was to make a cake to look like a Lego man.  It took a little imagination, but we had fun with it.
This castle was for the son of one of our friends in Germany. It was our biggest endeavor up to that point. It took a couple days to construct, but the results were worth the effort.

Please visit our

other websites.

Step back in time to the 1940’s and see

some clothing from years ago. We also

have our first website when we had our

business. Full of fun things to look at.