I loved the parameters of this week's Bridal Shower Cake: pink with black polka dots and flowers around the bottom! I designed the top layer to be slightly smaller than the bottom layer of the cake to place emphasis on the verticality of the cake. I also added an additional layer of cake to each of the top and bottoms layers to play with the proportions of the cake. Right now I am totally obsessed with tall cakes (it also means there's lots and lots of cake for my clients to eat)! The cake ended up being "girly" as the client requested, but also elegant and bold.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
One of my tasks this week was to create several vanilla cake samples for a customer to test. At first I thought that testing vanilla would be well... vanilla. But it turns out that I learned a lot from baking three different vanilla cakes and making three different vanilla frostings.
Friday, January 15, 2010
In New England you live and breathe by the ups and downs of the Sox and the Pats. Thankfully, there is a Dunkin Donuts on every corner! In New England you can enjoy a tasty Friendly's Fribble (an extra thick milk shake).
In New England if you have not enjoyed a Fluffernutter Sandwich, well, honestly, your youth has been misspent! As I explained to my southern born and bred friends this morning, the Fluffernutter is where it's at! It MUST be made on white bread, filled with a small shmear of peanut butter and a massive heaping of gooey sticky sweet marshmallow fluff!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
This picture really says it all! A sweet pink birthday cake for a sweet pink girl turning seven! This birthday starlet is walking the pink carpet through a field of pink flowers! (I really lucked out with the pearl earring accessories! As she happened to be wearing hers when she came by to pick up the cake!)
These Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting were made to match these adorable crib linens! (I just went to find a link and oh my, those are the cutest sheep on those sheets!) These are cute cupcakes for a gender neutral baby shower!
This baby shower cake is a chocolate lovers dream! It is made with five layers of Baker's Cakes Signature Chocolate Cake, frosted with Double Chocolate Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting, and topped with rolled Chocolate Fondant! The jungle theme palm leaves and elephants were hand shaped to match the shower invitation. This is certainly an adorable way to welcome a new baby into the herd!