5/24/2014

The Cake Files: Dancing Olaf

Yep, that's right friends. I spent yet another Friday evening with my main-squeeze Olaf. (If he and I don't stop seeing each other so frequently, Carl's going to start to wonder). 

My latest cake order was a surprise for a Frozen enthusiast; my cousin Cassandra who just turned 11. 
I'm so thankful that my cousin Kristine kindly shared photos of Cassandra with her cake. It's such a blessing to actually see the reaction of the kiddos I make the cakes for. Judging by her cute smile, she was a fan! 

To see other Frozen themed cakes I've done, visit these posts!
Ombre Buttercream Frozen Cake
First Fondant Frozen Cake

5/20/2014

The Cake Files: Baby Emerson

On Sunday my family all gathered together to celebrate my cousin Kayla's Jack and Jill baby shower with her husband Dan.  They are expecting their very first baby, a bouncing little boy named Liam Mason, on July 7th! 
I feel blessed to have been asked by Kayla to make her baby shower cake. Making cakes for family and close friends is always more special. She had found and sent me a picture from Pinterest (where else would one look? It's practically the go-to for ANYTHING these days. How did we survive without it?) and asked that I substitute the original pink 'baby bump' for a darker blue. 
All in all, I'm tickled pink with how the cake turned out. But what I'm most proud of? The tata's! Um, hello! Those girls are perky and voluptuous, my friends. And as a woman I totally understand the significance of making the ladies look good. 
And although the drive to the baby shower was a little stressful (thank you to my unsuspecting Mother who hit nearly every single man sized pot-hole on the road) the cake still made it safely...
where Kayla and Dan, Mommy and Daddy to-be, laughed as they carefully hacked into my perfectly crafted chocolate tata's. 

Emerson family,
Carl and I wish you the very best! We are praying baby Liam is welcomed into this world safe and sound.
Soak in every second of these last few weeks together before you become a brand new family of 3!

xoxo

5/18/2014

The Cake Files: Mr. & Mrs. Ford

Saturday May 2nd was a beautiful Spring day for a wedding. The weather man teased of rain, but when Carl and I pulled up to Amanda's gorgeous tent venue at her family's rustic VT camp, the sun was shining. 

It took an hour for hubby and I to set out all of the 205 large cupcakes, 400 mini's, and the 2 layer cutting cake spotted with sparkly pink fondant gerbera daisies. Shiny vibrant hot pink, deep blue and metallic silver foils filled with maple cupcakes topped in maple buttercream (made with the brides families maple, of course) and crunchy salty bacon. Red velvet with cream cheese frosting, and vanilla with french vanilla buttercream.
One of the best parts of making the wedding cake for good friends? Actually getting to eat and enjoy my very own yummies at the reception. And enjoy them I did. 
Amanda looked absolutely stunning. Her new hubby was beaming with pride as she walked down the aisle. The wedding was gorgeous, and filled to the brim with high school friends; some of which I hadn't seen since graduation 8 years ago. 
Mike and Amanda, Carl and I are so thankful we were able to share your special day.
It's humbing to see two people so perfect for each other, and so in love. 
Continue to enjoy and love one another. 
xoxo