Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Kiss

I have been SO excited to share this post with everyone! I had the honor of doing a wedding cake for a friend from high-school. Now, this was not your traditional wedding cake. I love it when couples branch out from the norm and want to express their hobbies and passions in their wedding cake. You can tell a lot about the Bride and Groom when you look at their cake. Are they traditional with a 3-tiered white buttercream cake, or are they more edgy and fun with a self-designed theme cake? The latter sums up this couple. Both love art and wanted it to come alive in their cake. I was so excited when Whitney asked me to do it because I knew it was going to be a challenge for me. I had never done something so untraditional, and by no means do I consider myself an artist. This only motivated me more to create something out of my comfort zone. I just kept telling myself, "You can do anything you set your mind to!" This is the sketch that the real artist, the Bride, sent me.

This is the final product:

I loved the cake topper which is Klimt's "The Kiss" design. It brought your attention to the theme of the cake which was artists in love. Thank you Whitney for giving me this opportunity to make this and allowing me to feel like Jackson Pollack for a day :)

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fall is Here!

Finally, my favorite time of year has arrived! Pumpkin Spice Lattes, festivals, boots and leggings... I just can't get enough! Fall also brings in the busy season, I guess brides love this season as well. I can't wait to share some of the upcoming cakes this season! In the meantime, I had the honor of making 150 cupcakes for Emory University's MBA social event. Every year, Java Vino in Decatur hosts this fun group and it is always a great turn-out, despite all of the college football games on TV. I decided to do a fall-theme which included Mocha with Coffee Swiss Meringue Butercream, Pumpkin with Maple Buttercream, S'mores, and Orange Creamsicle.
I also made GF wedding cupcakes for a bride at the Pace House in Vinings. What a cute venue! The MOB was gluten-free, so it was nice of the bride to have these made for her mom. I added a vintage touch with the monogram.

It was a busy weekend but it was nice to watch people Ohh and Ahh over the cupcakes, it makes my job worth while :) I wanted to include a picture of the ugly side of baking... it's not always easy... but learning from mistakes always pays off in the future!

Yes, that is 2 dozen cupcakes in the trash. That comes along with trying new recipes and tasting one bite, spitting it out because it is nowhere near calorie-worthy. Oh well... on to the next recipe! 

Happy Baking!