Brown and white cake

Posted in October 27th, 2009, under Sugar Art

Last week was a very busy week. I was out of state for three days and I was in the process of making two cakes. I was basically an owl for the whole week. I actually went to Panguitch, Utah, thanks to Tita Mary for the nice cabin–it was a lot of fun and lots of sleepless nights due to the freezing temperature. It is in a remote area so if you haven’t been to Panguitch, this is definitely a place for peace and serenity.


As of the cake, here it is.





Nope, no one is getting married this fall–it is actually my mom’s birthday cake. My mom is such a very special person. She was there for me through thick and thin (literally), she is very supportive and her efforts are outstanding. To reward her, I made this cake.




I was inspired by Ron Ben Israel with this cake. Of course, I gave my own little twist, but thanks a to Ron, he is such an inspiration. The flowers are all handmade from sugar except for the four petal flower of which I bought. The flowers are extremely time consuming, it took me at least 12 hours to make all of them. For the fondant, I used my ultimate favorite, Jennifer Dontz’s and also used Dark Chocolate Satin Ice and Fondx. I used an impression mat to imprint the design on the lace and individually cut it out by hand. The pendant is molded out of sugar and the white accents are painted with luster dust to give it a nice sheen.


Happy Birthday Mama!

Thanks to Marian of Sweetopia for my blog ideas.

74 Responses to “Brown and white cake”

  1. My friend you are just amazing. You are in the cathegory of the best cake decorators, not only on youtube but I would even say around the world. I am not being nice, I am being very truthful :)
    I am amazed by your talent. Congratulations!

  2. I just had to come read about this truely beautiful cake – Supurb in every way. You surely rise above others….
    Thankyou for sharing this cake on CC and then allowing me to come read about it here.
    Admired from afar.

    Bluehue x

  3. Your cake is amazing! Woooooooow! I just wonder how long it takes to create something like this? Looking forward to your next posts!

  4. You made that?? Wow that is amazing!

  5. That is an absolutely breath taking cake. There aren’t even words.

  6. Rylan, love your new cake, it is remarkable and so are you

  7. Truly a work of Art!!! I also love the colors.

  8. First of all, your mom is SO lucky. And second of all, you are INCREDIBLY talented. This is seriously one of the more beautiful cakes I’ve ever seen :)

  9. i wish i had half the talent that you have in your pinky finger!! this is amazing and i must learn how to do this one day!!

  10. Thank you for all your kind words everyone!

  11. absolutely stunning…I can’t get over your cakes…they’re all perfect!!!What a wonderful gift!

  12. Gorgeous! Beautiful work. Such a talent I do not have!

  13. I am SO happy you commented on my blog, now I have found you, and what a terrific blog you have.

  14. One lucky Mama!

    nice job Rylan!

  15. Wow! Great looking cake.

  16. Gorgeous cake, Rylan. I think you must have incredible patience to include so much detail and to ensure the level of perfection that you do. Maybe someday I’ll be able to purchase a Rylan original. Hey, a girl can dream, can’t she?

  17. Gorgeous! It’s amazing that you’ve taught yourself how to do this…

  18. what a beauty! i’ll drink to that!

  19. Wow, the cake is absolutely stunning!

  20. That is most striking b-day cake I have ever seen. You are remarkably talented.

  21. I am speechless! Spectacular!
    How did you make the flower look so vivid!!

  22. This is a very elegant cake! I believe its my first time here on your blog and I enjoyed browsing. Thanks for visiting mine.

    Nice to meet you.

  23. Wow. I’m not sure what to say as your cake is soooooo stunning. Just the flowers alone are awesome but those perfect, clean tiers are out of this world.

  24. I wish you made my wedding cake! Your cake is so beautiful! How sweet that it’s for your mom.

  25. Wow, that is an amazing cake. I love the color choices for the topper.

  26. Wow, that is absolutely incredibly, Rylan!!! I might start expecting my son to make me birthday cakes like that ;)

  27. What a gorgeous cake. Your mom is super lucky.

  28. I cannot believe your blog is less than a month old. Its very well done and I look forward to seeing more of what you post. The cakes are simply fantastic.

  29. Thank you so much for the nice comment in my blog! After checking out your blog I’m speachless!
    WOW! Your cakes are just spectacular! So beautiful! I can’t wait to see more of your cakes… :-)

  30. Everyone who has commented before me has said it all .. but cant leave this site without at least acknowledging your work… just amazing! Well done!!!

  31. This cake is extraordinary! You are so talented! Your mom is going to love it!

  32. OMG — a work of true elegance and beauty with flawless execution! YDG! RG!

  33. Beautiful, beautiful cake!!!! Your fondant work is so clean and I love the design. What a wonderful gift…I’m sure your mother was thrilled.

  34. Well this is one of the most beautiful things I think I’ve seen. I’m in complete awe! Wow.

  35. oh wow what a cake great job

  36. Hi!

    Thanks for your nice comment in my blog, actually each post is written in both lenguages, english is in different color that spanish text ;)

    Wow! That cake is amazing, nice work!


  37. your cakes look awesome! can u teach me? pls :( (

    ps: translate is right around the corner :)

  38. is there anything i can help with blogger pls tell.. but I must say See that you have a great blog design :)

  39. wow!!m sooo amazed!! this is just beyond impressive!! keep up the great work!!

  40. Happy birthday to your mom! Wow, that is one amazing cake! I’m sure she loved it.

  41. Gorgeous!!

  42. What a marvelous, gorgeous gift for your mother! I’m sure that seeing your incredible talent is a great source of pride to her. I can’t wait to see more of your artistry!

  43. Spectacular cake ….and STUNNING FLOWERS!!!
    You did a fantastic job on it!!

    Lucky mom!!

  44. That is one of the most spectacular cakes I’ve seen! Good taste and tasty too. Yay!

  45. This cake is amazing!!! I love it!

  46. This brown/white cake is stunning. The cake reflects your effort and the love you have for your mom. This is just beautiful.

    P.S. I am not sure I would do well in a remote cabin freezing. :-)

  47. OMG!!!!!!! Amazing!

  48. WOW – that is absolutely amazing!

  49. What an incredibly beautiful cake! And so sweet that it is for your Mom!

  50. WOW! I’m speechless 0*0 SOooo beautifully done. I must learn from you. I’m going to follow your site which I don’t to miss your posting.

  51. Wow …. the cake is so beautiful!!

  52. Lovely cake …

  53. Absolutely stunning cake. I’m sure your mom was delighted.

  54. Just checked out your site for the first time and am stunned! What a gorgeous cake!

  55. What a beautiful cake and a lucky mom. Happy birthday to her!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  56. Not sure how you found my blog, but I’m so glad you did. That cake is beyond words. Such talent. I am quite literally speechless. Please visit when you can. I know I’ll be back to visit you.

  57. Once again, THANK YOU everyone for the kind words.

    Thanks for visiting!

  58. Wonderful, I love it. Such Talent !!

  59. Oh my goodness, that is stunning! Love the black and white together… very classy.

    Speaking of Jennifer, I’m excited I will be attending one of her gumpaste flower classes in two weeks. Yeah! She’s awesome, isn’t she?

  60. oh my goodness that is such a talented friend. thats more like artwork!!

  61. hi Rylan and hello to Vegas !!!
    I have posted a new recipe if you want to play I have created an apple swing !!!! you are welcome to visit me !! cheers from Pierre from Paris France

  62. Provar hur det ser ut :)

  63. You are *very* talented… these cakes are absolutely beautiful!

  64. Wow, your cakes are amazing. I haven’t ben doing cakes that long but I’m aiming to get to your standard ;-)

  65. Beautiful cake- I LOVE those sugar flowers, they are perfect!

  66. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. You have an awesome space. The Cake looks Amazing,you are very talented :) .

  67. You make this flowers “cakeboy”? and tell me something like -”awesome talk about scupting skills” hahaha Im really glad for your comment ,but you make gorgeousamazingincredibles flowers !!! And i love the thanksgiven cake too!

  68. That is so beautiful and modern, I love the way the whole thing has been dressed and with that skirt at the bottom. Top notch modern design!

  69. Wow, your cakes are fabulous!! Such elegance in each design, I am absolutely speechless……

  70. So classy and perfect!



  71. You make this flowers “cakeboy”? and tell me something like -”awesome talk about scupting skills” hahaha Im really glad for your comment ,but you make gorgeousamazingincredibles flowers !!! And i love the thanksgiven cake too!

  72. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. You have an awesome space. The Cake looks Amazing,you are very talented :) .

  73. C’est magique !! tes gâteaux sont de pures merveilles, que j’aimerai arriver a en faire autant un jour !

  74. Thank you so much Erin. We have truly enjoyed havnig you take Jamison’s pictures this last year. You have done such a wonderful job!