“No more pencils
No more books
No more teacher’s dirty looks…School’s out for summer!”
-Schools Out by Alice Cooper
Yes, school’s out! The kids are on the loose in the neighborhood. But before they left the classroom, the teachers probably tried to teach them one last thing before their brains turned to much over the vacation.
During the last week of school at Burney Elementary School in Plant City, the children celebrated the opening of a brand new butterfly garden on school grounds! And to make the celebration just a little bit sweeter, we made butterfly cookies for the students.
We can’t wait to hear what kinds of butterflies the students see when they return to school in the Fall!
In our last blog post, we talked about creating edible figures to go on an out-of-state cake. It’s a way for us to still be involved in the birthday party since we can’t ship an entire birthday cake. Now we’ve got another solution!
Hold your party here! That’s what Gail did! They held a baby shower in Seminole, FL so they were able to pick up the cake on the way. Yay!
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
Not too long ago, we created a very woodsy wedding cake. The cake itself was covered with mocha-colored fondant, and it was decorated with vines, wildflowers, mushrooms, leaves, acorns, and butterflies.
We loved the cake so much that we decided to recreate it in dummy form for the show room.
This time, we covered the cake in ivory fondant.
But we still covered the cake with acorns, vines, mushrooms, lots of wild flowers, and a few butterflies!
Today is the Gainesville Bridal Expo at the UF Hilton. We’re unveiling two new dummy cakes for our booth! Here’s one of them:
This dummy cake is 5 tiers, covered in white fondant.
The butterflies were made out of gum paste and “glued’ to the side of the cake with royal icing.
This cake was actually inspired by a wedding cake we did last week! The wedding was held at the Florida Museum of Natural History. This is the same museum that has a fabulous butterfly exhibit and for which we decorated the Butterfly Rainforest Cake.
The cake was covered in white fondant and placed on a cake pedestal purchased at TJ Max Home Goods (I love their cake stands!).
The butterflies were all provided by the bride and groom.
And this is a shot of the cake set up in front of the butterfly exhibit. I love the idea of having a wedding here! The wedding attendants ate the reception dinner with a mammoth’s fossil! How cool is that?!