22 June 2009

Another Stacked Box Cake (& two little cake artists in training!)

I have to admit, I love making stacked box cakes. They are SO festive and fun, really for any occasion. Just by changing the colors and theme, changes the whole cake and reason for celebration. The trick is getting them to stay open!

Last week, I received a call from a client, Tina from Connecticut, (aka "My Tri-State Sista'- I am from Jersey..) who was needing a cake a surprise birthday party on Father's Day. The party was for her mother in law, Bobbie, who was turning 70 and her father-in-law, Andy, turning 77. I jumped at the opportunity, of course. Too bad hubby! No breakfast in bed for him this year!!

So, here was the challenge... The cake needed to be delivered to Spring Hill, Florida which is 107 miles away! That's right, 2.5 hours with a cake in the back of my truck. The thought of the bumpy roads, railroad tracks, stop lights, sharp turns... Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Sweaty Palms are standard in this situation!!

Here is a close up... The cake was my Strawberry Lemonade flavor: Lemon butter cake with freshly grated lemon zest, vanilla bean buttercream, and strawberry filling.
Here is what Tina had to say:

"HI Prudence, I just wanted to thank you for the cake you made for our family. It was wonderful! It looked great and tasted even better. Everyone had wonderful comments to say about it. My in-laws loved it. Thanks again, Tina"

All I have to say is that I LOVE what I do! Look who else does too! My little chicas!

I gave them some left over fondant and let them go to town...

Note the white gloves! lol... Maybe they will take over the business one day!

Stay Sweet!!

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19 June 2009

Sugar Diamonds Wedding Cake...

Ah, this cake. Listen to this story... I made this cake for my older brother's ex-wife's (Tammy's)wedding. Yep, you read that correctly... It is unfortunate when two great people are just NOT the right match. After several years of trying to figure that out and bringing me one of my beautiful nieces, Kristyn, they decided to parts ways and moved on..... Sad, but true.

SO after MANY years, Tammy was ready to tie the knot again! How exciting for such a great gal!! And she asked ME to create the cake for her! What an honor... I jumped at the opportunity! The wedding was held at the Interlachen Country Club & Golf Course, in Winter Park, FL.

I ordered the sugar diamonds from Beryl's! Very cool. 100% edible!!

I added "diamonds to the cake board and propped it up to appear like it was floating...

My niece, Kristyn, and my FAB Ex., Tammy! Two beauties!!

Love you girlie!

Tammy and her new hubby, Jordan. Is it bad to say my brother-in law?

The Happy Couple! Love them both!!!

Stay Sweet!!!

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04 June 2009

Look out! Attack of the butterfly wedding cake!!

I LOVE butterflies. For some reason, I am secretly obsessed with them. I try to put them on as many cakes as I can, sneaking them in. They are so pretty and delicate. And they make a very nice added touch.

This was a wedding cake I was asked to make for my client's Tania and Todd in April. Their wedding venue was the Royal Crest Room, in St. Cloud. YES, I know, April, you ask??? I am SOOOOOOOO behind. UGH... lol..

This cake was an beautiful replication of the Winter 2009 "Martha Stewart Weddings" Magazine cover. What a beautiful cake! Totally caught my eye from first glance.

The flavor was our "Monkey Cake": banana butter cake, filled with chocolate ganache and Italian Meringue Buttercream. You can't tell by the pics, but the two top layers were separated from the bottom, giving the cake much more height and interest.

Ok, fine. I like mine better, Martha! lol...

Stay Sweet, Peeps!!

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