Saturday, May 2, 2015

MIA

Hello lovely people!  I have been so very remiss in not keeping up with my blog posts.  Especially as they pertain to caking!  I rely on Facebook alot to update folks on projects, but I know many of you have been smart enough not to fall into the Facebook black hole.  So, these are for you!  Lots of pics, showing projects that date all the way back to October!

Wedding cake for dear friend, Sharyn and her Modern Vintage wedding.  She provided a pic of her flowers and color palette, said she wanted one tier painted gold and the others in a fairly simple ridged buttercream pattern. Here are the flowers.  Love the succulents and peonies.



All of the flowers are made of sugar...fondant and gumpaste.  I love making these flowers.  It's such an artistic process, but also very methodical, which is actually pretty therapeutic.   I am so thankful to Youtube and the cake artists who share their expertise on these techniques.






Sharyn provided the cake base and the adorable topper. Also included are cake pulls, which are "fortune charms", attached to ribbon and inserted under the cake.  Bridal party members and/or select guests pull a ribbon to find out what their fortune is!  Such a unique tradition that I believe originated in New Orleans.  I'm thrilled with how this cake turned out.




Next up, a cake to celebrate a very special reunion of the group that gave me start as a professional singer/dancer.  The Madisonians, from JMU, were together around 40 years, collectively.  Several of us from different generations gathered on campus recently to celebrate each other and our love of music and performing.  It was a magical weekend!



A "One-derland" themed cake to celebrate an adorable little girl's 1st birthday.  The tea party/Alice in Wonderland themed party and invitation provided the inspiration for the cake.




Off the cake train for a moment, these mini-pies were made for bride Sharyn's shower.  Flavors are Apple-Ginger Crumb and Tangy Blackberry.  Thanks to her sister and my darling friend, Sassypants Marcee, for the order!



75th bday party cake for dear friend Steve's Dad.  Colors and design were selected to complement plates, napkins and party decor.



Winter "One-derland" 1st birthday party smash cake and cupcakes.



For all you VA Tech fans, a charming Hokie wedding cake.



Buttercream ruffles galore for this October bride.  Also served up were buttercream shots in Bailey's Chocolate flavor.



Until next time...confectionately yours!


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