When I was a little girl, my Grandmother used to make Doll cakes for my birthday. They were always amazing to see and always blew me away. I felt like the most special girl in the world and wondered in awe about how my Grandmother did it... It was finally my turn to try my hand at a Doll cake this year. This was made for my youngest Niece, who said she wanted a princess cake. The cake isn't quite done in this picture..... I was limited on time as Miss Nutmeg wasn't too pleased that all my attention was away from her for so long (she actually pee'd on my floor in protest - even though I had walked her an hour and a half earlier).
Every bride, like every woman, is different. Some are really easy going and need advice on their cake design, and some know exactly what they want. Uyen was defiantly the latter, which makes my job meeting her expectations much easier. If I know exactly what's in my bride's head, it's much easier to execute. Uyen wanted red velvet cupcakes, with cream cheese frosting, but wanted to do something a little different. She saw an amazing cupcake/cake pop display in a bride's magazine and decided that was it. She also wanted roses covering the topper cake and the cupcakes. The first picture is the second batch of test cupcakes. I had to make sure I could duplicate the rose technique (now I can't seem to stop!). I hand brushed them with a gold edible paint, to give them a shine. They came out beautifully, as did the final wedding cake. The cake pops are vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream.
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!