Saturday, October 24, 2009

Cookie Cake!

Digging through the archives, this cake was a great alternative for an outdoor summer birthday party for my daughter, Hannah. With the summer heat threatening to melt us all, a cookie cake stood up just fine as we all celebrated her 10th birthday outdoors at a local park! Her love of horses were incorporated into the theme of this cake personalizing it just for her.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lavender and Lace

Everyone loves a wedding. And the cake can be the highlight of the reception.
It can be a wonderful way to tie in the wedding colors and the environment of the wedding itself.

As plans progress for your wedding reception, make sure that the host or hostess has been informed as to the best way to cut the cake. If your cake is stacked as this one is, cutting it incorrectly can lead to a wedding disaster. Ask your decorator what the appropriate way to disassemble the cake and how to properly wrap the top so it can be frozen until the first anniversary!
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Sand & Seashells Wedding Cake

One of the greatest pleasures in life is to give something to someone you love that you have created with your own two hands.  When I had a chance to make my brother & sister-in-law's wedding cake, it felt like it was something that no one else could give them.  Certainly, they could have had another decorator make their cake, but it wouldn't have been a personal gift, an investment in the celebration of union between the two of them. 
My assistant created the perfectly matched shell chocolates that brought together the entire theme of the cake.

Fondant, Oh the Possibilities!

Fondant isn't something I have spent much time with.  It certainly breaks the mold with regard to texture and taste of traditional buttercream frosting.  It brings me back to the days of playing with playdough and using the molding presses.  I have to admit, after seeing the possibilities of such a moldable cake covering, I am hooked!  There truly is no other way to create an impeccably smooth surface as well as emboss, mold and layer designs quite like you can with fondant.

For those who just cannot bear the thought of cake without the smooth buttercream frosting on it, you can still satisfy your palate with a fondant covered cake.  Between the cake and the fondant, an ample amount of buttercream frosting is applied to anchor the fondant to the cake.

Journey of a Cake Decorator

Take a look at the Journey of a Cake Decorator

Welcome to the place where sweet celebrations
can occur any day!

There are so many wonderful events that take place everyday! Each day is another opportunity to celebrate new beginnings, milestones, anniversaries or plain ol' 'Just Because'.  As a wife and mother of 3, there is no shortage of reasons to bake a cake and call it a celebration!