Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Booze Cakes... Review and a Giveaway

Are giving away a copy of "Booze Cakes: Confections Spiked with Spirits, Wine and Beer." You can go to for chances to win. Sounds like a great idea. Who doesn't love booze in their dessert, sounds tasty. Good luck! (Thanks K)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Lets Go Fishing

My latest creations was for a groom. A friend from college gave me a call to make a cake for her fiance. All she told me was that he likes fishing and soccer. I looked on line to see if there had been any cakes bringing the two together. I had no luck finding anything. So I had to come up with something on my own. I showed her the sketch and she loved it. I had never created something so detailed. I just hoped I could pull it off. I started on Tuesday with the man and finished Friday. I even woke up at 5am to work on it for fear I would run out of time. It was nice to be finished with the project hours before pick up. But I did have one problem. The leg fell off. I was babysitting my cousin and he said it was a zombie cake. That wasn't going to be good enough so I went into repair mode and fixed it. It was a sigh of relief that it did come off again. The bride loved it and so did I.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Hello Kitty

This was my official first order. It came from an old friend from high school. It was for her brothers girlfriend. It was so funny because I spoke to him on the phone and all I remember is him saying, "Just as long as it looks like Hello Kitty." I promised him if it didn't come out right I would do it again. It had to come out perfect! Lets just say thank goodness I had a babysitter! I don't know what I would have done. It took me almost three hours more than I thought. I was so exhausted that my hands were shaking. The face didn't come out right so the perfectionist that I am I ripped it off and started again. It came out wonderful! When he came to pick it up he said it looks way better than he ever thought. I was so proud of myself. I hope you enjoy.

Music Cake

My second order came from a friend of my sister. She was purchasing it for her nephew who loves music. So when we talked I thought I do an Ipod cake, but turns out he like to play musical instruments and not just listen. So she emailed me a pic she saw online. I took it as inspiration to make a cake that would be for a 16 year old boy. I had some trouble keeping the fondant looking dark black. I painted it with the gel, but after some time they began to bleed onto the ribbon. To make my life a lot easier I changed out the ribbon right before they came to pick it up. Not only did I get a $10 tip, but later that day she sent me a text. The text said that her nephew thought it looked like Cake Boss. I was so happy they enjoyed it. That was the best complement I could ever ask for.