May 22 2013
Superhero Birthday Cake
Celebrating a birthday — that’s just fun. When your birthday cake has the Hulk punching through the top tier? Well, that’s just an amazing Marvel superhero cake.
To help celebrate a 6th birthday here in Gainesville, Florida, our cake bakery created this custom fondant cake with some of the birthday boy’s favorite Marvel super-heroes.
This recipe required Iron Man with Thor, Spider-man with Captain America, and a sprinkle of Hulk. Bake until awesome.
For the concept of this cake, Yeni wanted clean lines and boy friendly colors. Each tier featured two heroes and each super-hero needed something that could be easily recognized. Continue reading
May 21 2013
Recently, Dream Day Cakes helped celebrate a first birthday with this lovely rosette cake and tiered cake.
The rosette cake served as the birthday girl’s smash cake — making it the nicest smash cake we’ve ever created.
Yeni formed each of the rosettes for the cake in buttercream; topping the finished smash cake with a fondant banner.
The ivory color of the rosettes were matched to the tiered accompanying cake; which featured edible strings of pearls, sugar flowers, and an ivory finish.
Together the cakes created an extremely classy, elegant first birthday celebration. Continue reading
May 17 2013
Blue Bow Wedding Cake
Something borrowed… something blue. Gainesville, Florida finds itself home to many weddings — and at Dream Day Cakes, we’re honored every time we are asked to create a wedding cake.
This fun couple wanted a fun, whimsical shaped cake with subtle yellow accents, strands of edible pearls, and a large, edible blue bow.
Actually, there were two bows… =)
This four-tiered wedding cake also featured a blue glass, bird topper provided by the bride. The whimsical shape kept this cake fun, yet still provided a clean, beautiful cake. Continue reading
May 16 2013
Fairy Tale Wedding Cake
Anyone familiar with the story of Dream Day Cakes, knows we were disappointed with our wedding cake. When a chance came to create a Fairy Tale Wedding Cake, Yeni jumped over the opportunity.
The cake concept was simple: Four tiered wedding cake, fairy tale themed, with the most important words of all: And they lived happily ever after…
Those are powerful words.
Yeni hand piped the scrolls and quote onto the cake in beautiful silver colored royal icing. For the top tier, she added a castle and additional piping.
Simple, clean, and the fairy tale themed cake we wished we had had at our own wedding. Continue reading
May 16 2013
Loved working on this Sesame Street Birthday Cake — actually, make that Carson Street.
Our Gainesville bakery was contacted to help celebrate Carson’s 2nd birthday with help of everything he loves. Bright colors, numbers, letters– this cake screamed Sesame.
For the topper, we created a Carson Street sign; sponsored by the number 2.
Of course, this custom fondant cake featured boy-colors with some large cut-outs of Carson’s favorite characters.
The two tiered cake allowed different flavors to be enjoyed by the guests and gave the cake a more substantial presence. Continue reading
May 1 2013
In Florida, we love turtles. For a recent couple (who traveled from Gainesville to St. Augustine Beach for their wedding) we were honored to create this custom Turtle Cake.
This groom’s cake had Yeni creating a replica of a turtle using cake and fondant. Completely edible (and adorable), this turtle was more comfortable on dry land than in the wet coasts of Florida.
For your educational moment… did you know that in Florida we have 5 different species of sea turtles?
You didn’t have to worry about this turtle snapping back at you… although we did recommend using a fork. Continue reading
Apr 29 2013
New York Broadway Cake
For this year’s Rock School Awards Show, Yeni created a multi-tiered New York / Broadway themed cake. This was a very big cake.
To paraphrase one of Fred’s favorite sayings… Friends help you move. Real friends help you move cake.
For this cake, our great friends at Keith Watson Events helped us with both lifting power and a truck large enough to transport the cake to the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Florida campus.
In keeping with this year’s theme (Broadway), the cake was designed to feature a New York look with edible buildings, LED lighting, Broadway signs, and cake to feed 400 guests. Continue reading
Apr 18 2013
Burlap Wedding Cake
Burlap is hot right now. Paired perfectly with North Central Florida’s rustic charm, a well placed accent can create a beautiful burlap wedding cake.
For a recent wedding in Alachua, Florida (just outside of Gainesville), Yeni created a two-tiered rustic buttercream wedding cake with a lovely burlap flower.
The cake base was also covered in burlap to give this wedding cake a clean, finished look.
The two tiered cake was combined with hundreds of mini-cupcakes to feed the wedding guests.
Apr 18 2013
Ok… here’s the situation… very cool senior turning 18… very smart… amazing at Math… plays a rocking Guitar… go!
If you suggested a rocking math cake with an edible guitar then you’re ready for Dream Day Cakes. =)
Rocking Math Birthday Cake
Apr 18 2013
Who doesn’t love celebrating their birthday? From our cake bakery in Gainesville, Florida we helped celebrate a fun birthday with this dinosaur birthday cake.
Dinosaur Birthday Cake
For you next birthday, please give our cake bakery a call at (352) 336-8955. Located in Gainesville, Florida, Dream Day Cakes uses ingredients you can pronounce to create amazing cakes.
Apr 17 2013
Red Velvet Cake Pop
Following our recent tutorial on making your own cake truffles, we would love to show you how to make your own cake pops. Cake pops are fun, easy, and very popular — and the best thing? You don’t need crazy machines, appliances, or tools. It’s a great activity for you and family to make together.
What you need:
- Familiarity with step one (making your own cake truffles)
- Paper sticks (we can get these for you)
- Chocolate or Candy Coating (We love white chocolate)
Posted in Baking Tips
Apr 16 2013
Featured on Half Baked!
Half Baked, the Cake Blog, featured our Butterfly Spring Garden cake on their website today.
We love everything about The Cake Blog, and whenever Carrie features one of our cakes, it’s a true honor.
Please, check out their post and see the Butterfly Spring Garden Cake.
Apr 12 2013
Wedding Cake, Gainesville FL
In Florida, we have one season: Wedding Season. All kidding aside, this beautiful wedding cake helped kick off one of the busier times for our Gainesville cake bakery.
The four tiered wedding cake featured clean lines, layered waves, sugar flowers, and an amazingly beautiful wedding couple. Honestly, this was a great bride and groom.
The clean look of the light cake helped highlight the sugar flowers.
A light orange hue contrasted with a dark green base, we like to joke that sugar flowers are always in season, always fresh, and never wilt. =) Continue reading
Apr 2 2013
Lime Damask Wedding Cake
For a recent wedding, Yeni worked with the bride’s love of damask, her lime color theme, and created a beautiful 4 tiered lime damask wedding cake.
The wedding and reception was held at Camp Blanding, here in beautiful North Central Florida. This also meant, this was a very secured cake.
The square tiered wedding cake worked with the colors of white, lime, and black. “Bling” strands and a beautiful brooch helped bring the cake together. Continue reading
Mar 28 2013
Welcome friends — in today’s post, we’re going to teach you how to make our amazing cake truffles yourself! These treats always bring smiles and can make a fun project for the family to create together.
Cake truffles combine cake, buttercream, and chocolate to create a fantastic dessert. Perfect for parties, special events, holidays, and gifts, these cake balls couldn’t be easier for the DIY crowd.
Without further ado… Continue reading