Monday, December 31, 2007
Cake balls that we're taking to a New Year's Eve party tonight. Along with a gorgeous rose spray from Doug's garden. I was trying to make these cake balls look SO festive ... but now they just look like eyeballs at best. Oh well. They taste wonderful. The purple and chocolate ones are spiked with rum, the pastel ones are rum-less.
I love them. This one is an artist's (mine) rendering of a lady's actual favorite purse. It forced me to do what I never wanted to do before -- create frosting roses. Now I LOVE frosting roses! Chocolate cake, buttercream icing, fondant covering and royal icing roses and trim. YUM!
Saturday, December 15, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
A fun little 8" cake. Stay tuned for 7 more cakes and several dozen cookies over the coming weekend. And to all my friends and family -- my apologies if you haven't heard from me lately. I'm up to my ears in buttercream and it doesn't combine too well with my keyboard. The girls are harping on me to get the Christmas letter done to enclose with the photocard that we at least DID get done -- some two weeks ago. So stay tuned. You're not forgotten. In fact, I think of you all most every day -- and wish I could electronically send you each goodie I make every time I post a new picture.
Time, time, time. Where do I find more?
Sunday, December 09, 2007
A very clever fellow decided to host his 50th birthday party in a funeral home ... deciding to have his own funeral while he was still alive so he could hear all the grand eulogies ... then party with all his friends afterwards. This is a huge 3-layer chocolate cake with a tuxedo-ed Ken doll ensconced therein. For those who don't like cake, there were these ...
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Not a person -- a company. How about THAT for an amazing accomplishment in this day and age? 35 years in business! They threw a big party to celebrate, and I had the honor of crafting the cake. Cake decor was taken from their party invitations.
Eldest (photog) daughter was my delivery assistant, and got a great shot of the cake with the company Christmas tree in the background.
For the most charming 10-year-old you could ever meet. Her party was to be at a beauty salon ... all the girls were getting their hair, nails and makeup done. This cake was based on her party invitation. While the pearls aren't edible, all the makeup on top of the cake was crafted from candy clay. My new favorite medium!
For a very special one year old. The cake decor was based on her birthday party invitation. I did her baby shower cake, too, which was based on her nursery decor. If I should have the honor of being asked to do her sweet-sixteen birthday cake, would that make me old????