Friday, September 26, 2014

All aboard the party train!

Hi all!
I know I have been a bit absent this summer.  There has just been so much going on with the kids and I have also been immersed in a kitchen facelift that has been a bit consuming.  Not a total reno, but several cosmetic changes that have provided a big, lovely impact.  More on those later...some really cool projects to show you, but some are still being wrapped up.

In the meantime, I am definitely still caking.  I am afraid that my occasional silences imply that Creo is being pushed aside.  Not at all!  It's a seasonal business so I am busier some months than others, but I also don't post everything that I make. This month, however, I have an absolutely adorable cake to share.

My former co-worker, Michelle, should be a party planner.  She has such a knack for pulling together the most adorable themed parties.  She is the client for whom I made the yellow and grey "what will it bee" cake for the baby shower.  The decor was magazine-worthy!

For her son's 2nd birthday, she has asked for a vintage train-themed cake.  Not "Thomas" - that's a little too in-authentic, if you know what I mean.  Instead, she found a series of party decor items, favors, etc on Etsy that set the tone perfectly and provided a great jumping off point for a cake design.  Here are a few of the items that she chose.

The colors and graphics in the decor immediately set my wheels turning (pun intended) and the design came together very quickly in my mind.  Medium blue, red, cream, wood, stripes, bandanas...they all fell into place.

I covered the cake board with a wood patterned scrapbook paper to emulate railroad ties.  The cream and blue stripes on the bottom tier and "2" plaque are a direct reference to the bunting design.

The bandana design ties into the birthday boy's "uniform" of conductor's cap and scarf.

And the steam engine topper is created to resemble wood, but is hand-sculpted of fondant and modeling chocolate.

And, voila!

Michelle, you could have a second career in party planning!  And you know where to find a baker!  As always, thanks to all my clients/friends and family for trusting me with your special events!

Confectionately yours!

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