This week's confection project was a dartboard for a 50th birthday party. At first I was worried that I was going to have to draw perfect circles with white icing on black fondant. So worried in fact that I decided to just skip that step all together. I worked with all fondant on this one, and it came together quite nicely. Inside the layer of black fondant is red velvet cake (do you know how tough it is to find red food colour the week after Valentine's Day?) layered with vanilla buttercream. This one really hit the mark!
When my friend asked me to make the birthday cake for his wife, he really didn't give me much to go on. When I asked him what she liked, Sephora (which is a high end make-up store) was first on the list. A week before the cake was due, I put on my research hat and headed off to the store to check it out. While looking around and noticing the details on the make up, I couldn't help but notice the prices! I graciously refused any offers of help from the sales girls and booted it out of there once all my info was gathered. The cake itself is just a simple vanilla cake, with vanilla buttercream - the birthday girl's favourite! The best part of the night was watching Sandra slowly eat the black sign (like a little beaver knawning on a wooden block) and watching her teeth turn black from the inside out! She loved it.
I'm back...ish! It's been a tough couple of weeks technology wise for me. Nnot only did my phone decide to stop working, but my home computer followed suit a few days later. It was a downright walkout of my electronics! I'm stuck posting on this mini laptop, which has its own challenges. Back to the cakes! My client asked me if I "could do this" and gave me a link to the cutest dinosaur picture. I'm not sure of the origin of the picture...who the artist is, but its too darn cute. I readily agreed to make the cake. It wasn't until later that I found out that she actually wanted the dinosaur in 3D (though nothing in the email suggested that). I'm not sure I could have pulled that off, but I still think the cake turned out cute!
I baked my first cookie at the age of 5, and have been in love ever since. The smiles on people's faces when they taste my creations is what keeps my passion alive!