Sunday, July 26, 2009

25th Anniversary Cake

This one was a surprise for a friend of mine. She and her husband will be celebrating their 25th anniversary on Tuesday, so I wanted to surprise them with a nice cake to mark the occasion. The cake is two layers, chocolate on the bottom and vanilla on top with strawberry filling in the middle. It's covered with vanilla buttercream and vanilla flavored fondant. The roses on the top are gum paste.
You'll have to excuse the poor photo quality on this one (and the last, for that matter). Brad wasn't available so I had to take the pictures myself.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Congratulations Rebekah and Craig!

Here is the wedding cake I delivered this morning. The event was held at Goddard Park in Warwick. The bottom (14") tier was chocolate almond cake with raspberry filling and chocolate buttercream. The top two (10" and 6") tiers were both vanilla cake with lemon filling and vanilla buttercream. All three tiers were covered in chocolate fondant. Ribbon and other embellishments were provided by the bride and groom. Congratulations and Best Wishes to Rebekah and Craig!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Stay tuned...

Photos will follow tomorrow of the wedding cake I'm finishing up as we speak. (Well sort of, I did have to wash the shortening off my hands after mixing up the fondant before I started typing.) As soon as I get this one delivered, it's back to the kitchen to finish the 25th anniversary cake, start another wedding cake, and start another anniversary cake. It sure has been a busy summer in our kitchen.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

July 25 Wedding

July 25 is the next wedding cake I'll be doing. It will have 3 tiers. The bottom one will be chocolate almond cake with raspberry filling. The top 2 tiers will both be vanilla cake with lemon filling. I'm excited about this one because the bride and groom have requested chocolate fondant for the icing, and I just love the way cakes iced with chocolate fondant look. Stay tuned for details.
Other projects I'll be undertaking soon include a birthday cake and a 25th anniversary cake. Photos will follow.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Congratulations, Leon and Erica!

What a beautiful day for a wedding! Summer arrived in full force on the 4th. It was a perfect day for a wedding: not too warm or too cool, not to breezy or still, not rainy but not uncomfortably sunny. Everything was just right! Getting the cake to the venue was gray hair and ulcer inducing. The shelf Brad built worked great for the second tier from the bottom. The bottom tier was transported on the stand in the box in which the stand was shipped. Nothing moved around too much, and we (ok, Brad was the brains of the operation, I just helped with the tape)rigged up a covering over the entire back seat to shield the cakes from any sun that tried to get into the car and melt the cake. Pearls were applied at the venue on Friday, and the flowers were delivered and added on Saturday before the wedding began. The bottom tier alone served 100, so the top two tiers were leftovers. I think the cake went over well. Let me know what you think!