Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rick's Nephew's Cake

I know, that title is terrible.  The thing is, I did this a while ago and I think I'm in the early stages of Alzheimer's because I cannot remember anything lately.  Our sweet friends, Rick & Annetta gifted this cake to his nephew.  The bride really wanted a true black flower, so we used silk flowers.  I totally spaced bringing my camera, so my iPhone camera will have to do.

Bella's Cuppies

Our sweet neighbors asked me to do some special cupcakes for darling Bella's 10th birthday.  She gave me a few hints & let me run it with (LOOOOVE that!)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Alisha's Cake

It is such a huge compliment when I get repeat business. I did Alisha's sister's wedding cake in 2008, and it was such a pleasure to work with their sweet family again. Alisha chose a white chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream filling topped with marshmallow fondant & gumpaste calla lillies. I wish Alisha & Will the very best of luck in life, they are off to a great start!
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Monday, June 20, 2011

Sherri's Cake

So. I really hate when people ask me to teach them how to make cakes. I know that sounds so rude. Its just that its such a trial & error thing, I can tell you all day how to do it, but until you actually go & try to do it & get a feel for it, it's totally blah, blah, blah. Any time I've been asked to do a class I get so frustrated because things never go like I'd planned & I end up looking like an idiot & a big fat faker. Which I am.
A faker.
Sometimes an idiot too though.
Seriously. I have no idea what I'm doing.
I started making cakes because I was too cheap to pay someone to do my own for my first wedding.
Then my friends started getting married & asked me to do their cakes. Bless their hearts.

Twelve years later.....

I love how much I learn with each cake. Its the best.
Sherri apparently was at one of these cake classes I taught for the lovely women of my ward. I was so complimented that she would remember me & ask me to do her wedding cake.
The middle tier is actually just styrofoam & the other two are carrot cake with buttercream filling. I love the homespun, delicious look of buttercream. Fondant has it's place, but you just can't beat buttercream. At least not mine. ;)
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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Evette's Cake!

ah, the topsy-turvy cake.... we meet again... bwahahahhaaa!

I really did my research this time though, and now know that this look you've got going on.... yeah, it's all an illusion. You can't fool me anymore.

But you are one time consuming little bugger, I'll tell ya that much.
I still kinda love you though.

(sour cream chocolate cake with raspberry buttercream on the 6" & 10" and white cake with sprinkles aka funfetti on the 8" & 12" tiers)
This cake was jeeessst challenging enough to really keep me focused, but not so much that I wanted to throw it in the nearest dumpster & run away to Iceland. Just like I like it. Who am I kidding? I'd do this for free, I love it so much. Hell, I practically do.
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Friday, May 13, 2011

Frenchy Frencher CupCakes

Holy Crap! these are the single yummiest cupcakes I have ever had in my long-legged life! I'm not even kidding. Since I just stole it from the internet, I have no qualms about giving you the link so that you can make them for yourselves. Just know though, that this'll be the next flavor that Sawyer & I do for her "Earn a Trip to Disneyland" bakesale day, so if you live close to us, you'd probably be better off waiting & just buying them from me then. Just make sure you're my friend on facebook so you know when we do it.
It was Jenna's birthday & homegirl is obsessed with all things french. Thus the mustache, beret & eiffel tower. We opted to not top them with bacon, mostly cuz Cyd is a vegetarian, but also because we had the genius idea to crumble up Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and put that on top, which was awwwesome!
When I first took the cuppies out of the oven I was sad because they looked dry. They are not. No worries there. And look how cute!

My little taste tester.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Porter's Sports Cuppies

My bestie Kirsten asked me to help her out with her 7 year old Porter's party (SEVEN!!! how in the wide wide world of sports do I have friends with seven year olds? I remember being seven.)
My frosting was being weird, but they turned out cute despite. Kirsten is a fancy-pants crafter over at The Crafting Chicks, so it was nice of her to feature them on their website. Go check it out, they have some of the cutest ideas ever.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Chocolate Marbled Tres Leches with Strawberries

Nick (Cyd's boyfriend & one of my best friend's sons) turned 19 on Thursday. He is leaving soon for the Spanish speaking Cleveland Ohio mission, and so requested a tres leches cake. I've never made one before. Once I tried cupcakes and they totally sucked because I didn't think that the cake would ever soak up all the milk, so I just didn't use like half of it, and they were dry. Apparently the sign of a good tres leches is that there should be tons of milk just leaking out of it & pooling around it. Well this was a good tres leches. It makes it impossible to do a cute little pipping border around the base, but it's all good. I found a recipe on sophistimom.com that combined Nick's love of chocolate cake & tres leches, with the added bonus of strawberries. It was delish.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

back in the saddle again

Now that Abram is 9 months old (how on earth did that happen?) and on a great sleep schedule, I'm open to taking cake orders again. The summer wedding season is starting & if you know anyone who will be tying the knot & needing a cake to celebrate, I would appreciate any referrals. Let me know you sent them & I'll give you 25% off a birthday cake.