Two thousand ten? TEN? As in 2010? Are you kidding?! Wow…. Yay!
It’s been 2010 for 6 days now and I haven’t blogged one bit! Dang! But alas, I’m back…and I have a backlog of things to blog about! Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come:
-our exciting trip to Mulberry, IN
-our jam-packed graduation party
-a new Etsy store
-a spectacular giveaway
-a cookbook review
Brace yourself, folks – it’s gonna be a great year!
To start the year off, I’m going to wrap up some lose ends from last year. Here are a couple of cakes I created the week before Christmas.
The first was for a coworker’s daughter’s first birthday. She wanted a topsy-turvy cake that looked like it belonged in Dr. Seuss’ Whoville. She also asked me to create sugar elf versions of her two adorable daughters.
The cake was crumb-coated in buttercream and then covered with red fondant. The packages around the cake were also cut from fondant in a whimsical manner. The elf girls were made out of gum paste and the faces were hand-painted. I’m actually pretty thrilled with how the girls came out, and I love their Precious Moments-style eyes. Why can we all have eyes like that???
The second cake was for Adam’s boss’ Christmas party. *Gasp* If I don’t do this cake well…is Adam’s job in jeopardy? And on the flip side…if the cake is amazing, can Adam have a raise? That’d be more money to buy cake stuff with! Hey, a girl can dream.
Anyway, David wanted a stack of holiday packages. Fun! The bottom layer was a 12-inch chocolate cake; the middle was an 8-inch yellow cake; and the top was a 6-inch red velvet cake. All of the tiers were iced in colored buttercream and then airbrushed with pearl to give it a nice shimmer. The bows were all pre-made from gum paste, and the stripes and dots were added with fondant cut-outs. Overall, it was actually a pretty easy cake to make and not really all that time-consuming. Thanks, David! And a special thanks to my Mom, who helped me decorate, and to my Dad, who supervised the whole process and carried the cake to the car.