What a fun order of almost 250 cake pops! It was quite the production for my little kitchen and my off skelter work schedule. I almost ran out of cookie sheets to hold all the pops, and stayed up til 3am and 1am to finish everything. Good thing I had a helper one night! So, it all worked out :) And, I am getting the hang of the candy coating consistency and how to dip each pop! I only had 3 big mess ups that were unusable, which was a good thing, cuz i baked barely enough cake to make 250 pops. Usually, I'll have at least a dozen or so pops left over so that I can nibble at my leisure, but not this time! I also had just enough gold sparkling sugar - whew!
My friend Mary asked me to re-make the top tier of her wedding cake as a surprise for her husband for their 5th year anniversary. I said, of COURSE! Though, to be honest, I was nervous. It's nerve wracking enough to do someone's wedding cake, let alone re-create a cake that someone else made. And, she only sent me one picture which was hard to see the details on it. That, however, turned out to be a blessing, because I didn't have to create it exactly ;)
I was lucky enough to see his reaction when I went to deliver the cake - he recognized it right away, and said it brought back memories of their wedding day. What a wonderful compliment!
Happy 5th Anniversary to Mary and Chris, one of the most loving and inspiring couples I know - I love you both!
*siiiiiiiigh* Lots of love this month. I love my friends - one of my homegirls from freshman year of college, got married on Friday. We've known each other for over 15 years! I'll have to find a pic of us kickin' it freshman year... It was a beautiful wedding - the ceremony was gorgeous! There was a moment as she was walking down the aisle, the light from the stained-glass window caught the side of her face from a 45 degree angle from above, LIKE A FRIKIN' MOVIE! I had the privilege of making the wedding cake for the happy couple! Congratulations Ruvi and Feldo, I love you both!!!
There was a small hiccup with the bride figurine's face - the fondant settled and made a crack right at the bridge of her nose! Good thing I had just read about this thing called gunge - it worked! Also another note to self, use more tylose for the figures, and thicker straws on the bottom tier!
Time-lapse video of the making of the first tier!
I don't think I've ever done three cake projects in a whole weekend! And for such different events!
A baby shower cake:
Wedding cake pops!
That's a lot of newness and happiness to celebrate! Congratulations to the new parents to be, the newlyweds, and the new graduate!
How can I forget to post a wedding cake?!
I can't believe I forgot... I forgot to post a cake... I forgot to post - on my blog - a wedding cake! >_< *forehead smack* I must be really going cuckoo!
This cake was really fun to decorate! The bride purchased the cake from another bakery, and I just picked up and decorated it for her. I like projects like these, because what I REALLY want to do is decorate the cake, without having the added stress of what it tastes like!
I first had to practice what size dots i was going to pipe on with the buttercream, and what tip I should use. I ended up using a nice big round tip #4 and practiced first on the side of a glass. My brother-in-law came in seeing this, said he liked seeing a bit of the behind the scenes, knowing some of what kind of madness goes on!
I'm glad I was able to be a part of the beautiful, carnival-themed, backyard wedding in Los Gatos! It was SOOO HOOOOOT, some of the dots kept falling off the cake - *annoying!* - accessorized with some fresh flowers from the bride's flower order, and voila... it looks so fluffy!!!
My sister's wedding cake table. Cake and cake truffles! Since it was a destination wedding, the cake was purchased undecorated at a local bakery, and I decorated it in a kitchen that was not my own! How stressful, I forgot to bring supports for the top tier! fortunately, straws are easy to find anywhere! :)