Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Hot Summer Month's Cake Creations

Ok I just went out and saw an awesome Blog Site. I feel like a .... I don't know .... I just am not sure if I am any good at this Blogging stuff ... Blogging and all the new tools, Facebook, Twitter ... you know I LOVE LOVE LOVE my good ole Website. It is the Best and easiest for me to maintain my work. Anyway, enough of technology.
I have had busy busy summer months. Creating Wedding Cakes for clients to pickup and drive five hours away to setup themselves. Taking cakes my self all over the Northwest and gifting Wedding Cakes to dear friends this summer. I am very thankful to be busy and have exciting and creative work. Here are a few of my latest creations, one of my favorites is the Abram's Army Tank and the Jeep below ... then of course I love the RC Car that was a challenge in itself to create all the colors and scratches. I have created some purses and have had several beautiful wedding cakes ... fun kiddo birthday cakes oh and then there was Dalek, that was a fun cake too and on and on and on...

Working with cakes in the hot months is very challenging. You don't want your cake to melt and butter cream melts at 86 degrees that is if you are using real butter which I do. Other bakers out there love their shortening.... ehhhh not me. Only if the Client insists. Cakes are very soft, they don't hold up well in the heat at all, they like to collapse if you are not careful. You have to really have a good internal support system in your cakes so they don't go anywhere. I am so busy now with fun cakes I will post photos soon. Ok that's it for tonight. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Fun Cakes for the past 2 Months

I have been busy creating new cakes these past two months. I have just had a moment to sit down and Blog about a few of them. I was able to create a Dog for a surprise party, yep... my first Dog. I did a lot of praying, wasn't sure how he would turn out. I am very happy with this project. Then I was able to create a Jeep for another Birthday, throw in a few Weddings and just finished a Topsy Turvey Wanky Cake. I made a Viking Helmet for a Birthday this week and participated in three different fundraising events. I have been soooo busy. Thank you Lord!

It has been a wonderful learning experience. I love the creativity and am Blessed to be able to have an ability to recreate and come up with my own designs for cakes. I am excited to share my next projects with you in the next few months. Until then... Happy Cake Making to all.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

State of Oregon 150th Birthday Party

Another fun event on Valentine's Day. Seriouscake.com donated 375 cookies to the State of Oregon 150th Birthday Party. This was a very exciting event. The kids had a Blast decorating and eating cookies. My wonderful husband came and helped the kids. I had two volunteers helping the kids get their hands clean prior to decorating and then it was all icing and sprinkles. I wonder how many cookies and kids we served per minute during 11:00 am to 1:45 pm? 375 Chocolate and Vanilla Cake Cookies were gone. It was a fast event. Wow! We had a Great time and I know the kids did too. Happy Birthday Oregon!

104.1 The Fish Valentine Vow Renewal Weddings

What an awesome opportunity to be a part of the Valentine Renewal Marriage Vow's. You can go to 104.1 The Fish Radio Station and view the Web Cam videos of this fantastic event. 104.1 The Fish asked me to join them again this year to provide the Wedding Cakes for the Vow renewals. Here are the creations I provided. Each cake had a different flavor and filling on each tier. The work is a labor of Love. I am so thankful for the wonderful opportunity to Bless others. I hope you enjoy viewing these cakes as much as I did making them. Also, I want to encourage you to go to The Fish Radio Station to view and listen to each couple's story. http://www.1041thefish.com/article.asp?id=1159145

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Pearls, Pearls and more Pearls

This cake was a fun cake to make. Not to difficult but tedious. Making all the pearls by hand and painting them and placing each one just so. It takes a lot of time and patience. However it came out very nice. The cake was delicious too. Red Wine cake with White Chocolate Ganache filling and Chocolate Cake with Raspberry filling all covered in a French Buttercream.

Driving this cake was a bit of a challenge. Up hills and down hills... plus I hit a huge pot hole in the street and that sent gravity to work full force on the cake. I am thankful the cake did not topple during it's drive. I just love making cakes, such a creative outlet and to bless others with this on the most special day of their lives. Congratulations Lisa and Tim.