Here’s an elegant, classy cake that would be perfect for almost any wedding:
We’ve been a little quiet on the blog lately because September and October are big months for us! But right in the middle of September, Mel’s baby girl turned 1 so we have to share a few photos.
We went with a rainbow themed party because color makes Mel happy, and Mikaela isn’t old enough to express any opinions yet. Although, we’re pretty sure she enjoyed herself. *wink*
Here’s the cake table set-up with Mikaela’s personalized birthday banner, cookie favors, goodie bags, and of course the cake!
“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.
One of my daughter’s playmates just turned 1 year old! I can’t believe it! And the worst part about it is that means Mikaela will be turning 1 soon too! No, she’s supposed to be my baby forever! …But, then again, she will have the most awesome 1st birthday cake ever, right?! Let the brainstorming begin!
But, anyway, back to the cake at hand! Bruce just turned 1 with a Mickey Mouse-themed party. What baby doesn’t love Mickey Mouse Clubhouse? So the theme was perfect!
Ok, folks. Christmas is quickly approaching. If you’ve thought about bringing a festive cake to your family celebration, you better get baking soon!
But you don’t have to spend hours and hours on a cake for it to look gorgeous, elegant, and Christmas-y!
Make a cake that looks like a gift!
Here’s one I did for my friend Nikki’s office holiday party:
Here’s a close-up of the bow and the gift tag:
Here’s a similar concept, where the cake was covered in white fondant and topped with a big loopy gift bow. Here, you have to have a little more time because each of those loops has to completely dry before you can assemble the bow.
Last week, we had the opportunity to make a cake that a bride dreamed up. Seriously, she designed the cake – in detail – in Photoshop and brought the picture to us. Of course, she imagined an 8-tier cake so we had to scale it back a bit to fit her guest count and budget. She ended up with a 3-tier cake that perfectly matched her wedding!
Her wedding was tuxedo-themed where eveything was decorated in black and white, with splashes of red.
The cake itself was a perfect example of teamwork in the bakery. Of course, Gail baked and filled all the layers. I covered them in fondant, made the top hat, and put the 50 red roses in place at the reception. And Debbie decorated the tiers!
We made this birthday cake for a young girl celebrating her 31st birthday. She’d spent her 30th birthday taking care of sick family members so she really wanted to go big this year!
She came in, sat down with Debbie, and picked out her own cake. She really liked the Pink & Black Zebra Cake we’d made for a 1st birthday party, and she wanted it to look elegant, mature, and glamorous.