Saturday, November 28, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
These are the best wedding colors ever!! I was way impressed with all the decorations at this reception-so pretty! This was the biggest of any of my cakes. To give you an idea, the top two tiers are the size of my regular 2-tier cakes-I know, right? We had to buy an extra fridge to fit all the pieces (we needed one anyway, how I've done cakes this long without an extra fridge is beyond me). This is supposed to be a tilted cake but it's kinda hard to tell in the picture. Half the tiers are strawberry cake and half are white. We even made one white cake green with white filling and another white cake with green filling. So crazy fun! I've been up passed midnight this whole week baking, making fillings, and putting decorations together. Plus I had the other two cakes which didn't help. Whew! After only getting 4 hours of sleep last night my husband asked how I can stay happy and I really think it's because I really enjoy making cakes and having that relief that I did something and it turned out. Congrats Clint and Michelle!
Friday, November 20, 2009
I was thinking "wow, card cookies, that would be so cute!" and so I agreed to make them and then I realized, "wait a minute, that's going to be really hard." Typically, for decorative cookies, I would use royal icing and pretty much paint the cookie but I decided painting cards for a royal flush would not only be too time consuming, but wouldn't look very good either. Thankfully I have my little frosting printer and even though it gave me some grief and I went through several sheets of frosting paper, I finally got it to print some cards for me. And since I used that, I could use the better tasting butter cream for the icing. Also, I didn't realize you can't paint dyed fondant with white. I just couldn't get that to work right. Close up the chips are a bit sloppy but they look great far away. :)
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
First, I just want to say THANK YOU to all who have ordered from me and referred me to others! I have gotten to know a lot of you and I consider a lot of you my friends. Thank you, thank you!
As much as I appreciate the business, it has created more work than I am able to keep up with. A lot of you know that I also have two kids, a part time job, and a very demanding calling with my church. With the holidays approaching, I am finding myself with no time to prepare for them, spend time with the ones I love most and do the things that are most important. I just gave a lesson on priorities and decided it is something I need to practice. Sooooo, if you decide you want a cake between now and December, I will be charging double. This excludes all order's I have already agreed to but to take on anymore requests would be crazy for me right now. I decided instead of saying I won't do anymore cakes at all, I am leaving it open for those of you who still really want one-it just has to be a little more worth my while. Hope you can understand.
I will also be making a few changes beginning 2010. I will not be raising my prices as long as an order is placed on a day/weekend that is available. What I mean is, if I already have a cake order and you want one on the same day, I will charge extra. I will be adding a calendar to my site so you can see what days I am open and you will know if you place an order on a filled spot, you can prepared to pay extra. More details to come...
Thank you all again for your support! I wish I had more time to make more cakes! Hope you know it kills me to raise prices or turn down a request but it's time that I put first things first. Seriously, you should see my house right now. It's horrific! :)
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Saturday, November 14, 2009
If someone asked you what was better than cake, what would your answer be? CANDY!! At least that's my answer. I love this cake!! I know I say all my cakes are fun but this one was the funnest! And the decor for this party was so cute! That is one lucky 3 year old! Oh, we also did cupcakes for the kids to decorate.
Friday, November 13, 2009
I have wanted to do a golf cake for a while mostly for the plaid. Love plaid! The ball was actually pretty hard to get round and I know the tee is a little big but you get the idea, right? The cake itself was something I'd never done before. Each tier has one layer of chocolate cake and one layer of white. It gave me the inspiration to try marble for a cake I have coming up. Sounds good to me!
Sunday, November 8, 2009
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Saturday, November 7, 2009
This is the first I've heard of a mother doing Mickey Mouse for the nursery. I think it's a cute idea! I was excited when I got the cake order-I immediately knew I wanted to do the MM ears. The cake flavor is yellow cake with ganache. I get really nervous when I get an order for yellow cake because I have yet to find a recipe to my satisfaction. Flavor-wise is no issue. It's the texture I can't get right but I think that's yellow cake. I've tried at least 2 or more dozen recipes and even tried tweaking my own. I found a great white cake recipe but the yellow is still up in the air. Grrrr. If anyone knows a good one, let me know.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Such a baby cake! The flavors were awesome! Lemon cake with raspberry filling. I was skeptical at first but made some sandwiches with scrap cake and I have to say, I am a big fan of lemon and raspberries now. I'm going to need to run extra long after this weekend! :)
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