Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Final update for 2011

Since October to December, I have been working on big things…. changing the way I decorate, make cakes, sweets n treats, cake pops, and been taking a lot of decorating classes with
my cakester friend,
The Cake Chica, Yvette Romero…

I’m hoping that 2012 will show off everything I have learned and accomplished to change in 2011…. So that being said, these are the last projects I’ve worked on since then and looking forward to new things in the New Year!

In the Beginning of Novermber I co-hosted a Bridal Shower for one of my good high school friends with no other than...
The Cake Chica herself!
this is a picture of the sweet table....

in the Middle of November came,
Monster High Doll Cake – Frankie Stein
she is three layers Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Filling and Vanilla BC

This next cake was a Special One... It's Meli’s Birthday Cake, there are alot of First on this cake that I tried and loved the outcome... This cake is a three tier cake covered in Fondant, the bottom and top tier is Chocolate Cake with Oreo Filling and the middle layer is Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Jam Filling, Snow Flakes & the Mammoth named Silver are White Chocolate and Abbey Bominable was made out of Gum Paste (inspired by another cakester on CC)

Special Thanks goes out to Yvette for all her teachings! 

 Monster High Cake – Abbey Bominable

Well,  we are in the month of December and man oh man, I was one busy bee.....Christmas Cake Pop Sample Boxes,Cake Pop Orders,
Baskets, and Peppermint Candy Cake Sugar... but I loved every minute of it...

Happy Holiday!!!!

The Month of October 2011

The month of October I took some time away from the kitchen to squeeze some personal decorating lessons with my very good friend, Yvette Romero, from Lovin From My Oven… She is amazing!!!.
Since I am a self taught baker, I wanted to take some classes to see if what I learned on my own was the right techniques; most of them were sooooooooo a point for me =) !
I was able to squeeze in a Birthday Cupcake Cake for my niece Yari and
Two Halloween Cakes; Let me know what you guys think…

Vanilla Cake with Vanilla BC... Happy Birthday Yari!

6" Round Cake with Vanilla Cake and Vanilla BC

Double layer sheet cakes, 12x18 and 11x15; one is Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Filling and the other is Chocolate Cake with Banana Filling... Chocolate Candy Accents throught out the cake.  
Customer Loved it!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Random Pictures of Projects Part 2 (from the last few months)

“It’s a Girl” Babyshower Cake Pops Favors.
Congrats to Jenny & Dennis

I even tried to make a batch of Cookie. It was the first time I attempted those =)

Another Babyshower Cake Pop Basket
Jungle Theme

 “Just Because”
Random Cup of Cake Pops

Random Pictures of Projects Part 1 (from the last few months)

During the last few months I have done a little of everything so here we go….

Vanilla Cake with Fresh Strawberry Filling and Vanilla BC…. Happy Birthday Andrew!

Farewell Cake Pop Basket for my sister’s coworker …..
Blue and White “It’s a Boy” Babyshower Basket
for a wonderful repeat customer =)


Dino Theme Cake - Vanilla and Chocolate Cake with Vanilla BC –
Happy Birthday Joshua!
Transformer Half Sheet Cake- Chocolate Cake with Fresh Strawberries- actual Transformers where figures for the Birthday Boy to keep.
A part of this cake was inspired by an Artist on CC that the customer wanted to capture.
Have to say it was fun doing!
Happy Birthday Tony!!

I'm Sorry! I Abandon U!

I didn’t realize that I have been away from my blog this long… I have abandoned you guys!  & for that I’m sorry! I will try my hardest to keep things up to date and posted….
Well let’s see, I have a few things that I have worked on but haven’t really been busy since coming back from California… If you have been following my Facebook page, then you have seen what I have been up to… and for those that have not, let’s get started….
Right before I left for California in July, I made a cake for a special little lady named “MIA” she is such a cutie! It was a Princess and The Frog Theme; which is one of my favorite Disney movies, this cake was a doll cake with two dozen cupcakes. The doll cake was a Vanilla Cake with Banana Cream Custard filling; cupcakes were in Vanilla and Chocolate cake with Vanilla Buttercream, garnished with a Chocolate frog for the prince.   

I also did some Cake Pops for the birthday girl!

Prince Naveen on her basket was also made by felt and pipe cleaners …
Inspired by Fun Family…

Monday, July 4, 2011

Tinkerbell’s - Silvermist Fairy in a Princess Dress!

I love making doll cakes; it’s like playing dress up when I was a little girl. Changing the looks of my dolls was a habit, so I was very excited to work on this order….
I loved the way my costumer changed the theme of one Tinkerbell’s Fairy and gave her a Princess makeover for a day! We also changed her colors of Blues to Pink’s for a girly look!
To keep cost down the customer purchased a sheet cake and brought it to me the night before the event. I made the doll cake and attached it to the single layer sheet cake. I also incorporated the dolls color schemes to the sheet cake so it can look as one. Cake Pops in Princess Theme were made to be given out as favors.
Doll cake was a vanilla cake, strawberry filling, and BC frosting decorated with pearl beads. Cake pops were both Vanilla and Chocolate covered in Pink and White Chocolate and decorated with princess items (crown, wand, castles).

RIO Cake for David’s 5th Birthday

I was a little short on time but I think the turn out as a good one. The little man wanted a RIO cake so my first vision was to make gum paste characters but sadly didn’t have the time to work on them. I aimed to free drawing one of my favorite scenes in the movie; when Blue met Jewel for the very first time. I knew I want to have tropical colors, and wanted more like a sketch look. So was pleased with the outcome and so was the little man. He loved his cake!
This is a double layer sheet cake, strawberry and banana filling, with vanilla BC frosting.

Piñ̃a Colada Cake with Malibu Rum

Hey there!
I have been kept from the kitchen these past few weeks due to my father being very ill; but, I’m back in session. I was able to complete a few little projects here and there so let’s get updated….
Father’s Day ‘11
This year we decided to all reunite and spend some time with my father since things didn’t look so bright for him or for us. Pretty much made it simple…We ordered Lunch!  I was selected to bring in a dessert (happens to me A LOT by the way) and I wanted to make something a little different and with a lot of flavor. I kept thinking.... Tropical but yet had to have Coconut (dad’s favorite).  
GOT IT!  Piñ̃a Colada Cake with Malibu Rum!  YUMMO!!!
This cake was a total delight!  Everyone enjoyed it and got great reviews!
So two thumbs up for me… lol… Check it out….

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Grad Cake Pop Basket

Been very busy this week getting all the grads their baskets, but it has been a blast!  Each basket has a dozen cake pops in Chocolate and Vanilla cake. They are dipped in chocolate in the color their choice (school colors, favorite colors, or open for me to choose). They are hand decorated for each occasion and in this case its graduation!
Congratulations Christian!!!
Remember there is a good reason they call these ceremonies 'commencement exercises'. Graduation is not the end; it's the beginning..by: Orrin Hatch! 

I wish you much success in your next journey!  =)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

What did I work on this weekend? ……. MMMM CAKE POPS!

In the month of June we always celebrate someone achievements and hard work in school ….Graduations! This week, I worked on a few orders, and I love making graduations cake pops because it always takes the creativity out of me.  They are awesome gifts (basket or box) and favors for any occasion (Weddings, Birthday’s, Baby Showers, Holidays, or for that Special Someone). 
Sorry the photos didn’t come out in high quality but I will be posting more by the end of the week!
Also note that these tasty treats can be shipped anywhere in the US.  
Need more information please email me at ….. melis_sweetexpressions@yahoo.com

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Calendar Update!

Hello Everyone! Just wanted to stop in real quick and update for the month of July. I will be on Vacation from July 12th to July 28. I will be back to regular schedule on July 30th. Any orders that have been arranged before those dates with me are on schedule! Any questions, please send me an email.

Thanks & Happy Baking!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hoppy Frog Birthday Cake for Caleb!

This weekend was interesting… This cake was for a customer who was celebrating her son’s first birthday. She saw this cake on Cake Central. (Best place to get tips, help, and idea for a cake). The Original Sugar Artist had a great vision on this piece and my customer wanted to share it with friends and family.

 Here is the frog cake requested.

To keep cost down, I used 5 boxes of Cake Mixes instead of doing it from scratch. The entire cake was filled with Strawberry Filling. Used star tip # 17; a 12” Round Pan (2 Chocolate Cake Mixes), a 10” Square Pan for the legs (2 Vanilla Cake Mixes), ½ of Vanilla Cake Mix to make 4 Jumbo Cupcakes (2 extra’s just in case), and the other ½ on a 6” Smash Cake for the Birthday boy which I free hand the frog and alternated the colors.  All covered in Vanilla Butter Cream.  Total of 5 boxes, I had to go up in size do to the count of people attending. Original Cake called for 8” and a 9”. This was fun and a very long project. The worse part of this project was, I did it in 95 ̊̊weather, with NO air conditioning… not fun!
 Love to hear what you guys think…    Happy Baking! 

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Who doesn’t love Spiderman?
I know I do!!!
I have to say, this cake was soooo much fun to do. It's a two layer, 12”, vanilla cake with strawberry filling, and vanilla BC frosting. Spiderman and toy cars were purchased at Wal-Mart. The large web in the top front is made out of white chocolate piped as a web, frozen, and displayed. Two (2) dozen Chocolate Spiderman Cake Pops also accompanied the cake. 

The Birthday girl absolutely LOVED it… and yes, this cake was for a beautiful young lady who just turned 17… She loves her some Spidy!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake Cake for Alana

Strawberry Shortcake brings back so many memories when I was a child so this cake was fun to do. I did this cake for one of my nieces. It's a two layer Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Filling, Iced in Butter Cream (BC). Topper is a Strawberry Shortcake Play set that I found at Target. Very easy cake to do and enjoyed seeing the birthday girl smile as her cake was placed on the table....that was priceless!