Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I'm baaaaack!

I've taken a looooong break from baking.  When a friend asked me recently to bake a cake for her 50th birthday celebration, I felt so excited!  Here's what I did...
Rather than purchase pricey decorative numbers, I decided to make them and the word 'fabulous' using candy melts and gold dragees.  (They're very fragile and will break, so it was important to be careful.)  The bubbles (circles) are all hand-cut.  I placed rock candy inside of the miniature martini glass and rimmed it with gold sanding sugar.  It was a big hit!
The next cake was a learning experience for me.  It was for a very intimate wedding party (only 30 ppl).  I purchased the calla lilies from a local cake supply store rather than try to make them.  I'm pleased with that decision.  With this cake, I discovered that I am not so great at leveling a round cake.  I know the trick about flipping it over to use the flat side but I still had issues.  The cake was a little lopsided but still nice.  I evened it out as best I could by strategically adding icing.
Lesson learned...I went right out and purchased this:

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Treat Desserts you love

Making custom cakes is an extremely fulfilling past-time for me. I believe dessert is a significant part of any celebration. It's my favorite part, I know that! I started this blog to share snapshots with you of a few of the cakes I've been honored to prepare.
I am more than happy to serve you, my family and closest friends, with the confections your heart desires. It delights me that so many of you allow me to contribute to your special events and I thank you all for your continued support.

Specializing in:
Custom Cakes (all events)

The Menu

Cake Flavors:
Vanilla (yellow), Chocolate, Lemon, Orange, Almond

Specialty Cakes:
Sweet Potato Cake 9" - 2 layer
Red Velvet Cake 8" - 2 layer
Amaretto Pound Cake
Seven Flavors! Pound Cake
Five Flavors! Pound Cake

Pumpkin Swirl - 9"
Sweet Potato - 9"
Caramel Apple - 9" *peanuts optional
Carrot Cake - 9" *yes, this is cheesecake!
Amaretto White Chocolate - 9"

Cake Sizes - 1 or 2 layers
8" (round or square) - serves 15 - 30
9" (round or square) - serves 20 - 32
10" (round or square) - serves 24 - 38
9" x 13" (1/4 sht) - serves 15 - 30
11" x 15" (1/2 sht) - serves 40 - 80
full sheet cakes are currently not available. Please order multiple 1/2 sheet cakes.
Cakes are prepared with Buttercream icing. Additional charges apply for fondant and vary depending on complexity of decorations (edible and non-edible).

Specialty Cookies:

Butter Cookies (each uniquely shaped and hand-painted) *avg cost is between $3.50 - $5.00 p/cookie

Price List
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Special Occasion Cakes

Celebration Cakes

Birthday Cakes - Adult

Birthday Cakes - Children

4/22/09 - The crayon cake was another out-of-the ordinary theme. I enjoy working with

my friend who requested this. She's so creative!

Hobbies, Musical Interests Cakes

4/22/09 - I was recently asked to make another Ipod cake but this time, without borders. The birthday girl wanted the entire cake to be an Ipod! She was very pleased with her personalized cake :-)

Sports Cakes

Baby Shower Cakes

1/24/09 - I never planned on carving cakes but this recent request made me rethink that decision. This design was inspired by the actual shower invitation which is pictured in the lower right corner with the cake. It's very creative and was lots of fun to make! I'm still going to take the carving thing sl-ooo-w-ly :-)