Wednesday, June 30, 2010

1st Sheet Cake Experience...

Made this full sheet cake for a graduate of Shaler High School who is going to College at Duquesne University in the fall. The cake had to be baked in pieces (home oven's don't accommodate full sheets) so it was interesting. The cake is chocolate chocolate chip with vanilla buttercream. It was surprisingly challenging to make a cake without fondant and even more challenging dealing with the humidity- caused my buttercream to separate and do weird things. It still tasted good though!

Monday, June 7, 2010

A Very Special Baby Shower Cake

Our good friends Hilary and Alan are expecting a little baby boy in July and I was honored to get to make her Baby Shower cake this past Sunday. The cake itself was an awesome vanilla bean (tinted blue in honor of baby Kyes!) with pastel yellow vanilla bean butter cream. I'm a chocolate girl myself but the cake was delicious! I'm normally not around when my cakes are cut or eaten so this was certainly fun. Her shower was beautiful and everyone had a great time. We can't wait to meet your precious boy Alan and Hil, only a few months left, enjoy them!

Casey's Going Away Party

I decorated this cake for my brother in law, Casey, who will be leaving for the Special Forces (Army) on June 22nd. (Cake says "Good Luck Casey!" -with a paw print for Champ, his dog). Everyone is so proud of Casey but will miss him so much while he's gone! Especially his new little neice, Lilly! All our love and luck to you Casey!

Food For Thought...

Always approach love and cooking with reckless abandon. -Dalai Lama