Monday, August 28, 2006

Another Order

I can't believe this... I went to pick up Alexis from school and her teacher who is moving to AB is having a BBQ this weekend and has asked me to make a cake for her.

I am torn between charging her or not, she said she would have the money tomorrow, but part of me would like to give her this as a gift, but then another part thinks I still need to make some money if I am trying to make a go of this.

Any ways, I found a really cool design that I am going to use to create her cake, she asked me to surprise her, so I hope she likes it... pictures will be posted this weekend.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

~Flower Cakes~

My original idea was to have a hot pink flower on the black cake and the other cake was to have hot pink fondant with the orange flower on it. I couldn't find any Hot Pink flowers and since this one was more burgundy looking and I decided to match the fondant to it, unfortunately the orange flower didn't look quite right, but I think this combination looks fabulous, and for that matter so did everyone who came for Lisa's Birthday dinner.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Something Smells Delicious

Oh, this is torture, sitting here smelling the awesome cakes baking. I have one French Vanilla Cake, and the other is a rich Chocolate Mocha cake. They will finish baking tonight, then tomorrow I will ice them and cover each with fondant and the Gerber Daisy.

Yum yum yum!!!

Monday, August 21, 2006

Cake Orders!!!!

I have recieved a few orders for cakes already. I can't believe how exciting this will be. I have 2 cakes to make this week. Very simple, but elegant cakes for my girl friend. It is her birthday on Friday, and Saturday we are going to celebrate, so although I am not charging her for these cakes, I will have two more pieces to add to my show case.

They are small 6" cakes, one will be black with a HOT PINK Gerber Daisy on the top, the other will be HOT PINK with a bright ORANGE Gerber Daisy on it. These will totally scream LISA, so I am positive she will love them.

The following weekend is Alexis 4th birthday and I am making her a princess cake. Well sort of, it will be all white, with pink and purple flowers, and silver balls everywhere, with a white cocolate castle mounted on the top. This will be load of fun to make.

The week after that, my friend Carmen is having a b-day for her 7 year old son. Bat Man is the theme, and although I couldn't find a character cake I did find something totally amazing that I will be able to do freehand, and since she has requested this to be a surprise, I won't show anyone the idea until the cake is completed. I think it will look totally awesome, and I hope Ethan likes it too!!!

So in the next few weeks, I will have plenty of cakes to add to my blog, so come back and check.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Wedding Cakes

If I had any doubts before tonight, this seals it for me. I have never been happier and more confident in my skills as I am tonight. Someone even told me after completing level 3 of the Wilton cake classes you can actually apply to some of the bakeries. Forget that, I want me very own. I am on a high right now, so I know this will happen.. one day. I have some time to put in at my current job, and possibly even do it for a little while, but it will happen I am even more sure of it tonight, so until then I get to practise and master my skills. I am far from perfect, but this feels right for me.

Having said that, here is my level 3 final cake!!!!

Scott had the whole dinning room set up lights, candles, back drops you name it, he has it all set up. Well of course I'm sure Sue could point out a few better things, but he is doing a fabulous job in there tonight.

So who (or shall I say what) is the prime focus of this photo shoot....

MY CAKE -- that's right, my beloved wedding cake that I spent the weekend working on and all night decorating. He has it front and center and we took my bridal bouquet laid it down in the background, added some candles and my crystal cake plate and he has been in there snapping photos for almost 1 hour.

I wanted to add flowers all around the border, but I totally under estimated the time to make the fondant roses, so last night I only got 14 completed and I think I needed about twice that. I planned on making more tonight when I got home, but figured it looked all right and besides the guys at work are not going to eat the roses, so why bother.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Open for Business

Ok, well not quite, but I wanted a place seperate from my family life where I can talk about the cake creations and have a place to show case my designs in the event I truly want to do this for a living.

Here is the most recent cake I made, rich chocolate cake, with a raspberry cream filling. It isn't perfect, but when you have 12 ladies all crammed into one tiny little room it is hard to share the table, but I think it turned out quite well.

And of course here is the infamous cake from the BBQ, even though it slipped and doesn't look nearly as good as it did in class I wantd to add it here too because darn it, I am still proud of it.

And one more favorite of mine... the Yin Yang Cake I made for my girl friends husband.