Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Happy Customers!

I was thrilled to be asked recently to make a cake for a family in our neighborhood - the third that I have made for them since I opened my doors.  They have 2 boys and to date, I have made the Batman cake, Go Cart cake and this week's project for them.  I am so very grateful for their trust in me and the creative license that they give me when designing their children's special celebration cakes.  Thank you, Bowne Family!

For any of you who have young boys or are anywhere in the vicinity of young boys, you know the recent fascination with Lego's latest creation, Ninjago.  They have created a whole franchise, with games, a TV show, video games and of course, the Lego brick sets.  Drew, the birthday boy, asked for a Lego cake and his Mom told me that he is Ninjago-crazy, so the rest was a bit of a surprise to him.  As my kids are currently immersed in the Ninjago culture as well, they were the perfect technical advisers, checking and praising or correcting my work with each step.

The cake flavor is the family favorite, White Almond Sour Cream, with Vanilla Buttercream icing and covered in fondant.  All of the details are hand-molded of fondant and the Asian script is taken straight from my son's actual Ninjago brick set of the ancient gate.  As I have recently been asked to do more fondant work, I wanted to make sure that I was offering the best product that I could find.  I am now using Satin Ice, which is considered the best on the market and the brand that boutique and celebrity cake artists use.  The flavor and consistency is head and shoulders above those fondants sold in mass retail markets.

May and June have proven to be extremely busy for me and I have, unfortunately, had to turn several clients away due to a full schedule.  Please know that I HATE doing this, but I can only manage a certain number of jobs per week.  If you have an event coming up in the near or even distant future, don't hesitate to ask me to put you in my calendar ahead of time.  Even if you don't know what you want yet, number of servings, flavors, etc.  At least I will have you in the books.  We can always work out details later, although I do need to have orders finalized 2-3 weeks prior to the event date.  That said, if things are slow, I can sometimes fit in projects a week or so out, so don't hesitate to check with me.

Thanks again to all my wonderful clients and friends!
Confectionately yours!

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