Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Updates & More Updates!!!

Please excuse if this and the next blog entries are long because there is a lot I need to get caught up on. I have been super busy between all the orders for August I have and Jayden learning how to crawl and pull up on everything at the same time! I have been trying to bake and keep on eye on him at the same time. I also a wedding, birthday cakes and a huge muffin/cookie donation to a woman's empowerment conference last Saturday so this is the first time after recovering that I have been able to blog. So now before the rush begins for the week tomorrow, I decided to get at least an entry and some pictures up. So here we go!

Spongbob Cake- Top is Vanilla Bean with Chocolate Buttercream & Bottom is Chocolate with Peanut Butter Buttcream. Everything on the cake is edible except the wires shooting out of the top and Spongebob figures.A loyal repeat customer of mine ordered this cake for her daughter's birthday. Alix loved her cake.

Monster Truck Cake- Vanilla cake with Cookies-n-Cream Filling. A newer customer ordered this cake for her grandson's birthday. She was referred through the other bakery in York (we have a great working relationship with each other). I liked this cake because it was something different than the regular birthday cakes. 

A New Jersey customer ordered these cupcakes along with a matching cake for his daughter's birthday. The cupcakes are vanilla and chocolate covered in fondant in shades of turquoise and purple. I think added the fondant figures of necklaces, wands, hearts and flowers to reinforce the princess theme he was looking for. 

Little Monkey Cake- Red Velvet Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream. This customer wanted the cake to match the pattern on the plates and napkins she had for her son's party. So I made the fondant monkey and drew the face on with an edible marker. The monkey came out better than I expected and I love the challenge of trying to match birthday themes. 

Coach Theme Cake- Triple Chocolate Fudge with Chocolate Ganache Filling. My customer wanted a cake that represented her daughter's love of coach. Her daughter had a favorite purse that was purple with the coach signature on it. So I had came up with this design along with a design for an actual purse. She liked this one better. I think I will attempt this cake again in the shape of an actual purse once the wedding rush slows down a bit. 

Pink & Beige Birthday Cake- Amaretto cake with White Chocolate Buttercream. Another bakery referral (on vacation this time) client. She saw a similar cake I did for the bridal show I attended in the Spring and loved the look. I changed the colors to what she wanted and added the names of the birthday women along with Happy Birthday in Spanish and fondant flower on top. When I delivered it her and her daughter absolutely loved it!

This cake is my first cake covered entirely in buttercream. It was for a 50th wedding anniversary. They wanted to keep it very simple so I did. The flowers are dogwood in pink and white. The cake was chocolate with white chocolate buttercream filling and covered with chocolate buttercream. I still like fondant better :) 

Tool Box Cake- Pink Lemonade cake with Mango Buttercream Filling. This cake was made for my father in law's birthday. He is a handy man (quite good too) so my hubby wanted me to make a cake that included that theme and this is what I came up with. I am proud of this cake because it really came out looking like a tool box. The tools are made from chocolate. My father in law was quite surprised when he received on Saturday because he had no idea I had shipped him anything. I love surprises. 

So that is all for now.. I will be blogging again tomorrow night with pictures of cupcake creations. Until then..
Peace & Blessings.