The third cake we brought to the Taste of the Town events was a tall, elegant wedding cake. This cake had a little bit of everything:
The second “dummy” cake we took to the Taste of the Town events was a butterfly swarm cake. Now, you may be thinking, “This cake looks familiar…” Well, yes! We’ve done this cake 3 different times now! The first was for a real wedding at the Museum of Natural History in Gainesville, FL. The wedding cake was placed right in front of the Lepidoptera (butterfly) exhibit. Continue reading
As a cake decorator, anytime I participate in any community events, I like to create “dummy” cakes to put on display. “Dummy” cakes are fake cakes. The insides are Styrofoam, but the outside is all edible decor. So anything you see as a “dummy” can also be done in real cake.
For the recent Taste of the Town events, I created 3 “dummy” cakes. I’ll share each of them, in turn, with you this week. And I’ll start with my favorite!
To appeal to the kid in us all, I made a lime green & blue topsy turvy cake. Some people call these cakes whimsical and some call them Mad Hatter…but everyone loves them!
We’ve been quiet this week because we’re gearing up for two huge events in one weekend!
On Saturday, we’ll be a vendor in the Taste of the Town at the Pasco County Recreation Complex. It’s part of the Pasco Chamber of Commerce’s “Business is Blooming” Business Expo & Taste of the Town. Get more information here: http://www.centralpascochamber.com/?page=expo12 The event is free to the public and the tasting is 11am to 2pm so if you’re in the area or looking for something to do, stop by our booth for some FREE CAKE!
And then on Sunday, we’re participating in the Taste of New Tampa held at Wharton High School from 1pm to 4pm (Please remember to set your clocks forward 1 hour for Daylight Savings Time though!). This event will feature live entertainment, kid’s activities, and lots & lots of food from local businesses. Of course, we’ll provide the CAKE! Get more info here: http://www.tasteofnewtampa.info/
So if you’ve been wanting to try our cakes, come see us. And ask for some cookies! We’ll only have 200 cookies so they’re first come, first served and we’re saving them for the special people (like the ones who read this blog or subscribe to our newsletter). See? You’re special! We like you!
We’ll also be selling gift cards and doing a raffle to benefit the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure. So much going on and it’s all so sweet!
I’m excited to announce a new product we’re offering! Cookie Decorating Kits!
Let me explain…
Have you ever had the urge to decorate cookies but dread the hassle of making the cookie dough, rolling the dough, cutting the shapes, baking the cookies, cooling the cookies, mixing the icing, coloring the icing, and preparing your piping bags? By the time you get to decorate the cookies, you have no energy left, right???
Well, let’s take those 8 steps and cut them down to 1! Let us get the cookies and icing ready so all you have to do is prepare your icing bags before you decorate. Sound too good to be true?
I wouldn’t get your hopes up like that unless I really meant it.
Effective immediately, you can order a Cookie Decorating Kit in a theme of your choice. It’ll come equipped with 2 1/2 dozen sugar cookies, 3-4 icing colors, a variety of sprinkles, disposable piping bags, and decorating tips. The kits, designed for up to 6 cookie decorators, are $35.00 but you can add more cookies/icing/supplies for an additional charge if you have a larger group. Here is a photo of a Christmas Cookie Decorating Kit being shipped out tomorrow:
Check the website for more information, and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to order your kit!
BONUS: We are donating a percentage of all cookie orders in 2012 to the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, and this will include all Cookie Decorating Kit orders. So, by having fun decorating cookies, you’re also supporting a good cause!