keeping you updated on our projects. We have, however, not been slack in creating delicious cakes! Head on over the Photo Gallery to see what we’ve been doing.——————————–>>>>>>>>>>>>
August 12, 2012
March 4, 2012
….since our last post. We’ve been busy taking care of ourselves but we’ve also been busy baking. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately.
November 20, 2011
September 11, 2011
While talking at a church luncheon, a friend asked me if I could make her class reunion cake. I asked how many servings she needed. She figured around 100. I said okay. Thinking I was smart, I went to her Facebook site and looked up her high school name and found their website. Ah, a simple arrowhead was their school logo, so I emailed her and offered to build a cake in the image of her school logo. She said (surprised), “You can do that?” In my ignorance, I told her I could get it pretty close. She then solicited her friends for a picture of the logo from 1981, which, as I soon found out, was NOT an arrowhead, but the head of an American Indian. 1981 was pre-political correctness era…silly me. The logo had been changed in recent years. When she sent the logo, I panicked for a few minutes, then tried to find a way to make it work. I figured I probably couldn’t make a cake for 100 in the shape of their logo, so I went for plan B. Of course, at this time, I didn’t really have a plan B, but it only took away one nights sleep thinking one up. I have written on, but I had never really drawn on a cake before. I designed the cake and decided that a native American “topper” would probably work the best. The result was a 15″ x 22″ x 2″ sheet cake with a 10″ x 2″ round cake “topper” with their logo, piped with a #3 tip. Drawing on the topper was a little time consuming, but it was so worth it when my friend told me that the venue chef came out and admired the cake – and the servers all wanted to try a piece. Of course, as long as my friend was happy with it, that’s all that really mattered.
August 22, 2011
My daughter had a very small wedding at the courthouse a year ago with just a few witnesses. It was nice, but because she didn’t have all those near and dear to her present, she wanted to renew her vows on her one year anniversary and invite all those that she would have liked to have shared that special day with. So, we set out looking for that perfect location. We found a lovely spot at a local park, with a nice pond and a fountain as a backdrop, and a fenced wooden “patio” out over the water. There was a nice walkway to use as her “aisle” to walk down with her daddy. Then we started talking about all the other details, including her cake. Her colors were avocado green and chocolate-brown – and that’s the colors she wanted on her cake. She gave me free rein with it only she had one provision…she wanted the layers square and offset. I figured that should be easy since I’m not a perfect person, anyway 🙂
The top two layers were WASC and the bottom layer was chocolate with Oreo cookies and cream filling.
She was a beautiful “bride” who loved her green and brown, scrolled, offset, square cake and I am the mommy who loves her 🙂
July 30, 2011
July 17, 2011
June 18, 2011
I just love creating fantasy flowers. I suppose it’s because I don’t have to match them to anything. I can be totally free to make whatever looks good to me. Here’s my latest creation. I guess its similar to a dahlia but not really. This flower is fondant but it could have been made from gumpaste also.
This cake is for my neighbor’s daughter’s birthday. Since Rob has been sick they have done so much for us. You know you always think you have good neighbors but when you need them you realize you have GREAT neighbors. They have really stepped up to keep our yard looking good while we’ve been unable to take care of it. Rob and I appreciate everything they have done and are continuing to do for us.
Keepin’ it sweet!