Linden, the Gingerbread Queen

When I’m not baking, I love to play Magic the Gathering. So when I heard that there was going to be a Magic Bake-Off, I knew I had to throw my hat in the ring!

I made my first doll cake, based off of one of my favorite new cards but with a twist! Now she’s a ginderbread person.

I mashed up the card with the inspiring new character from the trailer. Here’s hoping she gets her own card one day too!

Linden is a gingerbread cake, covered in swiss meringue buttercream and fondant. The character is made from gumpaste.

And I came in 3rd place!

Daniel Tiger

I made this cake for Icing Smiles. It was my first cake made for them. I’m looking forward to making more. It’s such a great cause.

The birthday boy asked for a cake with rainbow colors, Daniel Tiger, and a lot of chocolate!

I made a chocolate cake, filled it with chocolate swiss meringue buttercream, and applied a white chocolate ganache.

Then the decorations were all handmade from fondant.

I was really proud of Daniel. He’s so cute in his little cardigan.

Flower Goodbye Cake

My favorite coworker left for another company, so I had to bake her a goodbye cake.

I made her baby-shower cake as well, two years ago.

I wanted the goodbye cake to be similar and show how much progress I’ve made in the past two years! I loved the baby-shower cake at the time (and still think it’s cute) but I’ve learned so much more about making decorative flowers. I want to go back and recreate it again some day.

It’s hard to make the first cut.

This was another Matcha cake. They’re just so delicious. People were coming back for seconds all night.