Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Kaley's Cake

Boy, oh , boy this one was a beast. I can't say I wouldn't do it again though, I just seriously understimated the amount of time 300 cupcakes with 300 chocolate monograms would take. I'm just glad my husband is so patient and supportive. Anyway, it turned out extremley cute if I do say so myself, and everyone at the wedding was ga-ga over it, so it all works out. Now I know what is involved and I would love to do another cuppie cake.

Monday, November 26, 2007

McKayla's Birthday Critter Cupcakes

These were for one of my best friends daugther's 6th birthday. She is such a cool little chic, I just love her to peices. The little critters were fun to make, they are made of chocolate, I'd like to try doing more detailed ones next time, that could get really fun, maybe use a paintbrush instead. Cool. I love doing this!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Erika & Greg's Cake

Sometimes I think I am sick of doing just plain white fondant and flowers, but every once in a while the bride picks beautiful flowers and the cake turns out like this; just so elegant and simple, and I love that look all over again. Because this cake was my friend Erika's I came back later and was actually able to eat my cake and stealthily ask strangers if they liked the cake. I gotta tell ya, I am pretty proud of myself. Not too bad for a self-taught chica.

Monday, September 10, 2007

arrrgghhh, the Pirate Cake!!

Susie (my awesome mother-in-law) threw a little end of summer pirate party for all her grandkids and asked me to do a cake. It was my first oportunity to try a carved cake, and while it did end up cute and fun, I had to make it a sinking/breaking pirate ship because my carving skills need A LOT of work. But it was delicious and everyone seemed to love it anyway.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Lindsay Vanbroklin's Cake

Lindsay and Tyler were so fun to work with. She had had someone back out on a cake offer when they saw what she wanted; said it would be too hard to transport up Millcreek Canyon etc. I was so happy that she did, because they were awesome, and their cake turned out very, very well. I love that the arrow pattern on the 8" tier was copied from a tattoo he has on his wrist. I love personalizing cakes like that. Also she suggested the idea of a chocolate cake with mint fudge filling, which I had never thought of before, and frankly, it blew my mind how good it was! Definitely a keeper.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Tiffany's Send Off/Birthday Party Cake

I've been dying to try out some new recipies and a basketweave buttercream, and as Mrs. Congeniality Utah United States, it fell to me to throw a send off party for the new Mrs. Utah, so here it is. I must say, the cake was freaking amazing, a pecan yellow cake with caramel buttercream and peach filling. Unbelieveable. This new buttercream recipie is a keeper, it doesn't have any shortening, so the texture and mouth-feel are divine, but I wouldn't use it for an outdoor wedding, butter has a much lower tolerance for heat, obviously.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Pricing Guide

When I was looking at vendors for my wedding, I never even called anyone who didn't have their prices listed on their website, and here I am not listing prices. With wedding cakes, it's pretty hard to set pricing in stone because each cake I do is unique and requires varying degrees of time and talent. Plus, because I typically work on a word-of-mouth basis, I try to charge as little as possible while still making it worth my time because my clients are my friends and potential referral-givers. The whole reason I even started doing cakes is because I thought that the places I had looked into to do my own were charging unreasonable prices for unoriginal, old-fashioned designs. At any rate, I have decided to put together a price list, just as a jumping off point, so people know what to expect when they come to a consultation with me. Please remember that these prices are approximate and subject to change.
6", 8", 10" ....................about 75 servings .......$250.00
6", 10", 14" .................about 130 servings ......$300.00
6", 8", 10", 12" ...........about 130 servings .......$375.00
6", 8", 10", 12", 14" .....about 210 servings ......$450.00
6", 8", 10" ....................about 100 servings ......$275.00
6", 10", 14" ...................about 170 servings......$325.00
6", 8", 10", 12" .............about 170 servings ......$375.00
6", 8", 10", 12", 14" .....about 270 servings .......$475.00