January 17, 2010
SO yes.. I am guilty of neglecting my husband sometimes when I am a busy baker. However, after I forgot to make him the Mint Ice Cream cake he asked for on his Birthday last year I felt that this year I could make up for that! We decided to take a trip to NYC for his b-day and so staying at my friend's home posed a little different for the kitchen extravaganza this cake would take. SO... I made a dark chocolate-chocolate chip cake the night before we left for NYC. We brought it with us, found some mint ice cream at the grocery store and one cold hand later... I did it! My first Mint Ice Cream Cake! I think it turned out quite Delicious!! It may not be the most beautiful cake ever but it was probably one of the YUMMIEST Delights ever! Happy Birthday Sweetheart... hope this one made up for the one you didn't get last year xoxox
January 4, 2010
The inspiration behind Yarixa & Matt's Wedding cake. Found on Brides.com as being one of the top 50 most beautiful cakes. Found HERE
Yari wanted this cake but with green petals to match her beautiful wedding colors of green, black and white. It turned out to be a beautiful wedding ceremony and an awesome day! I was pretty pleased with the cake too!! Here's some of the work in progress pics :) Congrats Matt & Yari! xoxox
This was my petal creation station. Since I had never used gumpaste before I did some online tutorials and just started my petal creation station. I made over 1200 petals by the end!!! Luckily I didn't have to use them all but with not knowing how many I would need for sure I was happy to have some extra. Living in DC I also had to come up with a way to take this little beauties on the plane with me.. so with a lot of saran wrap and love they made their journey in a special tuperware inside my huge yellow purse!
Our original flight was canceled due to storms so we got in town Monday at 9pm with the wedding the next day at 8am and reception at 6pm so it was close to an all nighter for me decorating. This is not my usual "cake studio" but thanks to my wonderful MOM!! for baking all the cakes and letting me use her kitchen to decorate we made it work.
The cake was a dark chocolate (Danny's favorite) with a YUMMY ganache moose filling that was to DIE for! I had to make a few extra cupcakes for myself and the family!
She ordered 150 cupcakes along with the cake. I think the cupcakes turned out ADORABLE!!
Final Product! It's a keeper.... I wish the picture could show how green it was.. on here it looks like a mint green but the actual color was a lime green that really stood out beautiful.
Finished cake and a happy bride. What do you guys think!? Let me know your feedback so I can improve my skills.