Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Best of Both Worlds...

On Friday, I decorated and delivered cakes for a friend of ours from church. They were getting married in Denver and returning to Colorado Springs for a 6 pm reception. Only problem was that we had one of our April snowstorms, so the bride and groom didn't get to the reception until 7. In the meantime, I had also made 3 specialty cakes - carrot, chocolate lover's, and Shirley Temple. So, since we didn't want to cut the wedding cake until after the bride and groom arrived, we had plenty of other cake to serve. Actually, it worked out much better this way. You see, the wedding cake was just plain vanilla with no filling...good, but not nearly as good as the 3 other cakes. The wedding cake turned out beautifully, so we had the beautiful wedding cake PLUS the great tasting specialty cakes, without cutting the wedding cake. Granted, the family had lots of wedding cake left over that I understand they were able to share with friends, but it was really having the "best of both worlds."

Friday, April 16, 2010

Gumpaste flowers

After all these years, I'm finally learning how to make gumpaste flowers. So here is my first attempt...the last wedding cake I did had royal blue and white roses, and other flowers and was accented with chocolate brown satin ribbon. I also tried out my new pearl airbrush color on all the flowers, and it gave them all a beautiful glisten-look.