Thursday, September 19, 2013

Aug/Sept. 2013

I have had a lot of fun these two months creating detailed masterpieces.  Fondant has been the most
incredible use of icing I have found to use.  I used to paint with acrylic on canvas and try to sell my art work in coffee shops in Australia.  I have found that my new form of edible art sells much better.  I get to design exactly what the customer wants, and even fine tune it better than they could even imagine.  So, all to say - - I am having the time of my life discovering my new found cake creating ability.  I would love to open up my own cake shop one day!  That would be absolutely exciting!!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

JULY Cakes!!

I had a great time creating this beautiful cake for my baby girl's First Birthday!  The month of July was a busy cake month for me as well as teaching swimming lessons in the heat!  Please see my new photo updates to see all that I created in July! 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

June 2013

What a grand and beautiful month!  The crab apple trees were in full bloom on the weekend of our family reunion as we got together to celebrate my grandfather's 85 wonderful years on this earth before entering the gates of heaven.  I created a piano cake for my grandfather's memorial service as he was an amazing pianist.

May 2013

What a beautiful month, watching the flowers bloom and the rain cover the earth as everything turns green and colorful once again.  I enjoyed baking 350 cupcakes for a rodeo banquet.  I also got to design a number of beautiful custom cakes.  I have learned so much about the use of fondant as well.  It is a great challenge and I am still learning more about creating that perfect cake. 
This cake is from the Zelda Warrior Games.  It is Majora's mask.  This cake took over 10 hours as I had to do quite a bit of research to figure out the best design.  I enjoyed working with all of the colors!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Happy Spring!!  For the Easter Celebration  I made a gorgeous fresh vanilla bean Madeira Cross cake covered in handmade roses that I created out of white and dark molding chocolate.  65 handmade leaves decorate every edge of the cake. This cake took days of preparation and turned out divine.  It has a Ganache icing over a layer of apricot glaze. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

March Fondant Icing Enjoyment!

Although it is still the middle of winter and spring wants to come, it gives me reason to bake and experiment with the cold weather keeping me indoors with the children.  I baked a lovely Madeira cake, created into free-hand horse design, buttercream icing, fondant icing, strawberry preserve filling! I decorated with dark chocolate creations, a colored fondant bridal and curly ribbon for a mane!  It turned out fabulously! 

I then created an igloo with 11 penguins and 1 snowman out of fondant icing.  Again I baked the dense, moist, delicious Madeira cake!  It was a hit for the 11 children that came to my son's 2nd Birthday party!   Each taking home a penguin with them.   

Cake Pops!

February, the month of Love!  It was a very busy month for me!  I had a week to myself on a tour of Washington DC, for the first time.  Upon my return to my children and home we got to work on Valentine's Day goodies!  White Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Key Lime Cheesecake Pops,  Chocolate Cake Pops, and lots of sweet hugs and kisses!