Saturday, September 22, 2007

Happy 50th Anniversary

Just a quick job! Five sheets for a little party!

This was at Janice's church, but not for Janice! I just posted hers, but it was from her party earlier this year.

For this one, I did two chocolate with chocolate frosting, one white on white, and two lemon cake with lemon frosting.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007


I was talking to Janice today, who was looking at my blog for the first time, and couldn't seem to find her cake. Well, here it is! It was a lovely white cake with a lovely white bead border. I offered the frills and roses, but she wanted a simple cake with real roses. It really was pretty, but I told her I really could have done more!!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Double weekend

I don't ever do this, but I did a two wedding cake weekend. One was a true wedding cake, but a small one, and the other was for Jenny, my very special "little sister." This was a bridal shower cake for Jenny for tomorrow. Since it wasn't a request and I could do whatever I wanted, I decided to just make it like the other one. Well, after I finished the "other one," my arm was as dead as when I did those sotas I just posted. Yes, that's why I posted that now!! It had some really pretty lace work and some fleur de lis, scattered with dots and roses. The roses are royal icing and there's nothing I like more than that!! I just delivered that cake; I didn't set it up, so the topper and the crystals for the base weren't set up yet when I left. Jenny's is at my house and will be decorated more tomorrow, so I may replace the picture then. I also made a separate top tier for Tolly, something I've been doing lately. This is the main reason. I'd hate to have to dig the top tier out of that mess to save it. This way it's all ready for the freezer! I also made Jenny a little topper to take home to Nate. She spoils him, so I guess I should, too!

Pain from the past

It may not look like it, but this was one of my hardest cakes ever. It was for a 50th anniversary a few years back, and had sotas on top of each tier. What's a sota? Well, it's basically cornelli lace that wanders and overlaps. I got a little carried away and made it pretty thick, so you couldn't see the top of the cake. It was very beautiful, but my brain lapse came when I matched the three sheet cakes to the sotas. My arm hurt forever. It took a week to recover from that one. But it really was one of my prettiest and most elegant!! I decided never to do that again! It can be thinner and still be very pretty!

Thursday, September 6, 2007


This is another one from the past. I thought of it this weekend as I was saying how glad I was that I didn't have a Labor Day wedding cake this year! LD weekends are pretty busy for me, but this one was over the top. So that brought me to this, the wedding cake I was doing last year. It was a lot of fun. I made chocolate fondant wandering ropes and little horseshoes. Even that was difficult. I looked everywhere for horseshoe cutters, but finally had to make one from a tiny tulip cutter. She really had a nice cake. She had a western theme and everything went so very well together.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Little Girls

This request actually came in to the bakery, and I knew it would be more time consuming than we allow there, so I left a note for Cindy and sure enough, she gave her my number. It was really precious. Base iced in pink, pink tipped roses and little white daisies and a dress with cornelli lace. I was supposed to meet her before work, but she didn't show so I had to take it inside. (See the post about the sunflower cake if you need more info on leaving a cake in your car.) Everyone at the grocery store was talking about it. It was so adorable!!
And yes, she did come to pick it up, our clocks were just an hour off!!

Fire Bird Ballet

Every once in a while, I get a request that just makes me say ??? This was one. Precious little gal, had her in Cubbies, totally taken with ballet. She assured me that all she needed was a fire ball with wings. That's great until you go to actually do it. In my mind I'm still saying ??? so I Googled the Fire Bird Ballet. Great info, no help. Well, this wasn't at all what I had in my head to happen, but Aspen seemed so excited that I'm hoping it really was what she wanted.