Sunday, December 12, 2010
I had the pleasure of making a cake for Laila's 2nd birthday. Laila's mom got my card from Gymboree. I love Gymboree. Anyway. Her mom contacted me to see if I could make her an Abby Cadabby cake. The bottom square was tye dye with strawberry crack filling. The round layer was also tye dye with whipped chocolate ganache filling. When she walked into the kitchen to pick it up she just gasped and said how much she loved the cake. Just a little while ago Laila's mom sent me a text and told me that everyone loved the cake. She also told me that she would be calling me in April when her baby turns 1 to make her cake.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
My friend Kelly called me and asked me to make a cake for her daughter Isabella's 4th birthday. After changing the theme from Strawberry Shortcake to Little Mermaid we decided on a two tiered tye dyed cake with butter cream filling. At first I was very unsure of what to do as a design. Then after many nights googling and searching swagbucks I found my idea. I even made the seashells from white chocolate and brushed them with edible luster dust to give them dimension and sparkle. To say that Kelly was happy with the end result was an understatement. Even Bella was excited. As soon as I took it out of the box she asked if she could eat it.
Friends of ours from Germany moved her last year. While we were trick or treating at the mall we saw them and they asked if I would be able to do a Disney Princess cake for Arianna's 3rd birthday. The top two layers was lemon with buttercream filling and the bottom was vanilla cake with strawberry crack filling.
Another cake through referrals. Things seem to be picking up a little bit. Olivia's mom called and was looking for a rainbow cake. After a little bit of research I came up with the idea to make the rainbow out of little hearts. Everyone loved it. Olivia came with her dad to pick it up and wanted to eat it right there! This cake was rainbow tye dyed with Strawberry Crack filling.
This cake was straight from my cards left at Gymboree (thanks Gymboree!). Colton's mom called me and we decided to make a rock star cake. I wanted to try something different so I made a microphone out of a ice cream cone and rice crispy treats. I believe the cake was tye dyed in the middle with buttercream filling.
For the second year during our many trips up to New Jersey we headed to South Jersey to see my Aunt Kate. My cousin Maryanne (Aunt Kate's oldest) comes and we swap cakes. This year I made cupcakes. And not just plain icing on the top cupcakes, I made stuffed cupcakes. Of course I made Maryanne's favorite Raspberry Lemonade cake cupcakes and I also made Chocolate cupcakes with Strawberry Crack filling and Yellow cake with Chocolate Ganache filling. Maryanne made a oh so yummy Keylime cake. It was soooo good! I took as much home with me as I could and ate a piece of it every day till it was done. And I wonder where those 10 extra pounds came from this summer!!!
Friday, July 23, 2010
So this cake is full of firsts. This was my very first got my card off the bulletin board outside order. This was also the first time I made little figures for the cake. And this was my first time using a new recipe for buttercream. This cake was tye dyed inside (blue, red, green, and yellow) and was filled with vanilla bean buttercream icing. Even the barn was made of cake.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
It is birthday cake season for me. This past weekend I made another cake for one of my best customers. One of Cam's classmates from Gymboree also turned 4 and had her birthday party this past Saturday. The theme for Maya's birthday this year was the jungle. Madel so nicely left almost everything up to me. After a bit of searching I came up with the above cake. As far a fillings the only thing I was required to do was the chocolate cake with the strawberry crack filling. I made sure that the largest cake was done that way. As a surprise I decided to try some thing new and make the second layer the tye-dyed cake with buttercream filling. And the top was yellow cake with whipped dark chocolate ganache filling. Originally the cake had a monkey hanging from the tree. Earlier in the day I broke the first monkey but was smart enough to have a backup. I packaged everything up nice and secure and headed for the party. Everything made it safe and sound. It wasn't until I was taking the palm tree out of the basket that I broke the monkey off yet again. At least I know better for next time. It was really neat when they cut into the second layer all the kids oooohhhhed and aaaahhhed when they saw the tye dye. I would say that this was another successful cake.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Princess Ella turned 4 in the beginning of May. What kind of cake would I make? A princess castle of course. Usually when I make a cake that has a lot of detail I tend to stress like crazy. For some reason, except for the turret tops, this cake was a breeze. It turned out exactly how I wanted it to look from the start. Everyone loved it. Laurie, Ella's mom, said that this was the first cake that they actually finished.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Skyler's birthday was a real rockin' event. What does a little rock star have for a cake nothing else but a guitar. Sarah and I went back and forth on the design but then we decided on the guitar. It turned out pretty good. I did learn a few things that next time I will do differently but over all I say it was a success. This was a vanilla cake with strawberries and strawberry crack filling.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
For my friend Genea (who works with Rob) I wanted to do something special. I don't think enough people tell her how special she is or do enough special things for her. So with my sneaky ninja skills I was able to have her pick out the perfect cake for her 32 (cough cough) birthday. Rob took it to work along with decorations and gave her a proper birthday celebration. This cake was one of my most requested flavors. Dark Chocolate cake with fresh strawberries and strawberry crack filling.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
One of the mom's from Gymboree asked me to make a cake for her mom's birthday party this weekend. The had decided on a Lula theme. The bottom layer was yellow cake with chocolate mousse and the round was a chocolate cake with strawberry crack and fresh strawberries.