Monday, April 29, 2013

SUGAR HIGH!

Business has been brisk over the past several months!  I am so thankful to all of those who have trusted me with their visions of the perfect cake for their special occasions.  It is such a stimulating experience concepting and creating for them and the whole process puts me in my happy place.

I have a couple of projects to share.  First up, a birthday cake for a 2 year old boy who has a love for Mickey Mouse Club.  His Mom, Lauren, and I decided on a fondant covered cake since the clean canvas that it provides lends itself to the cartoon-y quality of the theme.  She also requested a Mickey figurine, which I incorporated with other icons from the show.  I found a tutorial for the modeling of Mickey's head, but was able to improvise the rest of his body through reference to several illustrations.  I think he turned out pretty great!  Thank you, Lauren!



Next up is a very exciting cake for me for a couple of reasons.  It is the first cake that I have been asked to make for a client of the Salisbury Country Club.  I was placed on their referral list last year and the event coordinator there has been very supportive of me and my work.  The couple that requested this cake was planning a wedding and after a tasting, booked me right away.  They are just the sweetest people and I was thrilled to be chosen for this honor.  They came to me with the idea of stacked gifts and requested alternating tiers of vanilla and chocolate.  They also wanted their colors of yellow and lavender incorporated into the ribbons and bows on the "gifts".

Cake tiers are 14", 10" and 6" squares, enough to feed about 120 guests.  Flavors are White Almond Sour Cream with Vanilla Buttercream, Choco-Mocha with Chocolate Buttercream and Choco-Mocha with Vanilla Buttercream.  All delicious combinations!  Ribbons and bows were constructed of fondant and modeling chocolate and painted with Lustre Dust to give them a subtle sheen.  Let me tell you, this cake weighed about 50 lbs!  I had to get my husband to help me with the delivery as there was no way I could lift it alone and not touch the buttercream.  Thanks, honey, for the support!  I pay him in cake;)

The bride, Gloria, took the time to call me the day after the wedding to thank me and tell me how much they and they guests loved the cake design and flavor.  It was even better than they had envisioned, she said.  THAT is what a caker strives for!!  Many thanks and years of best wishes to Gloria and Tony!


Until next time...confectionately yours!

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