Thursday, December 11, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I love my new cake stand!!!
This cake was done as a sample for a wedding cake. You may notice that cake in the above picture is slightly different from the cake in the picture below.
They are in fact the same cake. The client just wanted to see two different frosting styles. The first was a rough frost. The second is a rugged linear frost.
I love both styles. I really like the trend right now (not something I usually say) of the rustic wedding cakes. They are not as polished, but every bit as beautiful.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Holy Crap. I think I just made the cutest cake ever.
If you know me at all, you know that I just LOVE polka dots.
They are the theme of my whole kitchen.
A few years ago a saw this technique done on a cake and had to track down the lady who did it and pick her brain to find out how she did it. It has taken me forever to get around to it, but you can bet I will be using this method again...and again...and again.
Will someone PLEASE ask me to make a tiered wedding cake in this style!!!!!
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Saturday, July 6, 2013
This cake was an absolute NIGHTMARE!!!
I don't know if there was something wrong with the fondant or if I was having a really bad day, but nothing was working right.
First, the fondant kept tearing as I covered the bottom layer. For those who have never worked with fondant, it is a huge pain in the a** to remove fondant from a chocolate frosted cake. I finally had to give up and put a second layer of fondant on the bottom. I was pretty frazzled after just covering one tier.
Second, the chevron print decided to rip as I was applying it. The worst part about that was that I spent 1/2 hour delicately cutting it in one long strip. So that had to be redone along with some improv to conceal tears that I couldn't otherwise cover.
By the time I got to the top tier I didn't care that there were wrinkles in the fondant, I was just happy it was still in one piece! Then I sprayed it gold. This was a new thing for me and I really liked the result. What I wasn't prepared for was that it was a bit tacky after it dried so I couldn't fix the fact that it is tilting slightly.
The flower was my redemption. It was beautiful!