2 Chix in the Mix

April 9, 2011

Just Married!

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Stacy asked us to make her wedding cake for today.  She brought us some pictures of what she would like.  We could tell by the photos that she has her own style and it’s non-traditional.  She requested banana-walnut and strawberry tiers.  Again, non-traditional but yummy just the same.  She also was thoughtful enough to consider some friends who maintain a gluten-free diet so we made a small chocolate gluten-free cake. 

The letters were fun to make out of gum paste.  They were made earlier in the week and allowed to dry hard.  I like that the lines aren’t uniform.  It gives the cake a fun element. 

Keepin’ it sweet!

Deah

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April 1, 2011

Mini Cake for 60 Years of Wedded Bliss

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Yes, 60 years!  That’s quite an accomplishment.  Bill and Ruth are a sweet couple that I go to church with.  To celebrate their anniversary I made a mini wedding cake for them.  I wanted it to look like an old-fashioned wedding cake.  Probably not authentic to their wedding time but as old-fashioned as I can remember. 

What I discovered is that a mini wedding cake is harder to work with than a large wedding cake.  Everything is on a smaller scale so my tools don’t fit.  I started by baking a 6″ layer of almond cake and then cut it down to 5″.  The 2nd and 3rd tiers are cut from a larger layer.  I covered each tier separately with buttercream and then stacked them.  Once I added the buttercream ruffles and swags I was nearly finished.  All in all, I think it turned out pretty well.  Ruth  told me she wouldn’t cut it until the neighbors saw it. 

Keepin’ it sweet!

Deah

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