Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

oreo pop

oreo pop, originally uploaded by CakesByShara.

Dip in Chocolate coating for a easier alternative to cake pops.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Roller Skate cake.

skate cake, originally uploaded by CakesByShara.

Today we had our daughter's 11 birthday she wanted a skate cake so this is what we did for her. Vanilla cake with chocolate ganache filling.

lauren Mitz wedding cupcakes

Front Porch Farms Wedding with out cupcakes on the sweets table. Photo Credit goes to Meghan Malley.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

tree trunk cake

tree trunk cake, originally uploaded by CakesByShara.

Vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream fondant overlay.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Matt and Lane cake

Matt and Lane cake, originally uploaded by CakesByShara.

The notes are songs the groom sent to his bride as they have been dating. This is a personal and sweet cake. The bride and groom also love the TV show Lost and The Office so we did a combined cake. The venue is Houston Station in Nashville TN.
The planner is A Delightful Day.
Fresh by CarryAnn is doing the flowers.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Aug 13 wedding 2011

Aug 13 wedding 2011, originally uploaded by CakesByShara.

Beautiful wedding cake for a sweet couple. Vanilla cake with strawberry filling, Strawberry cake with strawberry buttercream filling.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

topsy turvy sweet 16

topsy turvy sweet 16, originally uploaded by CakesByShara.

Love this cake as well

space shuttle

space shuttle, originally uploaded by CakesByShara.

Love these kinds of cakes.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hot air balloon

Walker 18 Hot air balloon, originally uploaded by CakesByShara.

Chocolate cake with chocolate hazelnut filling, Vanilla cake with strawberry filling. Hot air balloon. Hills of Franklin, TN

Monday, June 13, 2011

ruffle cake

ruffle cake, originally uploaded by CakesByShara.

I like the ruffles and tulle that are coming out for the 2012 wedding dresses. I believe our cakes will get smaller as dessert bars take over so here is a look at what is to come. Taller tiers are in for this year and may continue but I still see them being faux if they are super tall.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Pinwheel cookie Favors

pinwheel cookes, originally uploaded by CakesByShara.

Vanilla bean sugar cookies.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

xbox 2011

xbox 2011 2, originally uploaded by CakesByShara.

Every year we do at least one X-box each year we try to improve our box. We are really pleased with this years x-box. looking forward to many more of these. Vanilla Cake with Vanilla bean icing.

Friday, May 13, 2011

BGA Graduation cake

BGA Graduation cake, originally uploaded by CakesByShara.

Lots of fun on this cake!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

owen's wedding cupcakes 2011

Lovely wedding at The Parthenon in Nashville TN today. We made the cupcakes, Chocolate, Strawberry, and Yellow cake all with buttercream icing, handmade fondant pearls, with a dusting of cake glitter for light catching sparkle. Beautiful stands were from Copper Kettle and Brocade Design Arts did the lovely flowers! Looking forward to the recap on this wedding.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Trout Fishing For a Lawyer with a land shark

Loved this cake today Hope you guys like it too. The cake is Yellow cake with chocolate icing and the fish and reel are keepsake art work!

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Fun Cake cat and the hat theme

Fun Cake, originally uploaded by CakesByShara.

This is a fun creative piece going with cupcakes for a 1 year olds birthday.
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Cookies Spa party

Cookies Spa party, originally uploaded by CakesByShara.

Love fun spa theme girly girl cookies, What kind of cookie is your favorite cookie?

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Cupcak Tree pink and green.

Cupcak Tree, originally uploaded by CakesByShara.

Love Cupcake Weddings!! Gluten Free Chocolate topper cake, Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes, Lemon cupcakes, Strawberry Cupcakes, Chocolate cupcakes and Vanilla Cupcakes. A Magical Affair is on hand with Planning, Venue is the Hilton Garden Inn Vanderbilt, Jo Hendricks photography will have some better photo's and Beth's Bouquets did the lovely flowers.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Double Chocolate Meringue Pie

Recipe for Double Chocolate Meringue Pie

You will need one browned pie crust

1 1/2 cups Sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/ 1/2 cups milk
4 egg yolks
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate (bakers squares)
1 tablespoon and 1 and 1/2 teaspoons Cocoa (if you can split a half a tablespoon that would be fine).
1 tablespoon butter I like salted butter in everything!
1 teaspoon vanilla

 Step One

Shave Chocolate finely with a large knife Mix in the Cocoa.

The place in a separate sauce pan and add milk Heat slowly until the chocolate is melted and the cocoa is incorporated. But Do not boil!

Mix Sugar, Salt Flour together in a medium sauce pan Add milk to the dry ingredients along with the egg yolks, stirring well. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and come to a boil. Reduce heat and boil for 2 minutes.

Removed from heat and add butter and vanilla stirring well.

Cover with plastic wrap to keep skin from forming when you prepare the meringue.

Make your favorite meringue.
I used 4 eggs whites and 1/3 cup of sugar and whipped it to foam then start adding the sugar slowly until you form stiff peaks.
Pour Chocolate into crust and add Meringue.
Bake at 350 Degrees and you should have this.

Enjoy! Happy Pie Baking!
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Krystal Hamburger cake

Krystal Hamburger cake, originally uploaded by CakesByShara.

Love it when we get to make cakes that do not look like cake. This one was fun! Krystal hamburgers was starting in Chattanooga TN in 1932.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lemon Meringue pie

Who does not like pie?? I will tell you I am loving pie but I have had to bump up the work out schedule to burn off the calories from the pies I am baking and sharing with you. But here is a finished pie to get you started.

I am going to try this recipe a little different this time.. Lots of pictures and directions.
Here is what you will need.
  8 tablespoons corn starch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
2 cups water
3 egg divided yolks in one bowl and whites in the other
2 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons lemon Juice, 
I used Meyers lemon extract by amaretti only three teaspoons were needed of this.
1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter
 One baked pie shell.
  Directions preheat oven to 400 degrees and bake off pie shell for 8 to 10 minutes.
  If you do not have a double boiler make one! 
A simple metal bowl will do over a small sauce pan
 Combine cornstarch, salt,1/2 cup sugar on top of a double boiler,
Stir in water slowly.
Place over boiling water stirring constantly until mixture thickens.

Cover with foil and cook for 10 minutes more stirring occasionally 
See how much thicker this is?

Add about three tablespoons of the hot sugar mixture one at a time to the egg mixture(1/2 cup of sugar combined with the egg yolks) Stirring each time to temper the eggs and keep them from curdling.

 Stir on the stove over boiling water for 2 minutes more.
Remove from heat and add lemon juice and butter. Stir until incorporated.
then cool to room temperature without stirring.

Make the meringue
Whip three egg whites and 1/4 teaspoon of cream of tarter to frothey.
gradually beat in 6 tablespoons sugar, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.

Pour filling into baked pie crust.
 Top with meringue making sure to seal the edge of the pie all the way to the crust.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 8 to 10 minutes or until nice and brown.
Let cool then place in the refrigerator to serve cold.
Enjoy!! Happy Baking!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Wright Birthday party fun!!

We had the opportunity to work with the lovely 
Miriam-Danielle Laidlaw did a fantastic job,
 in terrible background colors and lighting. 
Please enjoy her eye for our cakes and cupcakes!!
Thank you so much for sharing your work with us Miriam! 
Others working this event were,, 
and the Event planner Cheryl Shanagan.

We now make custom wrapper for our cupcake liners.

Custom guitar original design from Cakes By Shara

Bratz Dolls supplied by the planner.

Fun cupcakes in vanilla and chocolate with glittered stars.

Happy Birthday to the sweet birthday girl I hope your day was all you dreamed it would be.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fudge Pie

Fudge Pie
This pie is SO good! Really easy!

1/2 cup butter
3(1 ounce) chocolate squares I used two semi sweet and one unsweetened by Bakers.
4 eggs
3 tablespoons light corn syrup with vanilla
1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon almond extract if you like.
1 (9") inch pie shell or homemade pie crust.

Preheat Oven to 400 degrees
Step One: in the microwave heat butter and chocolate for up to 4 minutes, heat one minute at a time and stir until melted and blended. Allow to cool slightly.

Step two: Beat in eggs, syrup, salt, sugar, and extract together. Then add chocolate mixture, and blend well.

Step Three: Pour into pie shell.

Step Four: Bake in the 400 degree oven for five minutes, then reduce the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 more minutes or until when shaken the pie is almost firm( it should jiggle a little) 
Serve cooled with whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.