Saturday, October 10, 2009
I delivered this wedding today to Erlowest in Lake George. I was given some basic design information from the bride and groom during our consultation. But she left most of the design up to me. I was to create a "Baccian Feast" themed wedding cake, with green and red being the predominant colors. I was surprised to see when i entered the room, that the cake matched the room and decor perfectly, it looked as if i made the cake in that room! All sugar work was made by me, including every little grape, and leaf. David from Renaissance floral design was there capturing my every move setting up the cake- i can't wait to see his shots. This was the last delivery of a hectic weekend, I really wanted to sit down at the amazingly decorated tables and have a drink, but instead i have to get back to the bakery and get ready for 6 more weddings next weekend!
There have been many times when a customer has asked for edible images on the cake. Although we do not have the equipment to make them, some customers order them online, or go to price chopper, get the image for me to put on a Bread Basket cake. In this case- a loyal BB customer purchased images for me to create a fantastic birthday cake for her dad. These images were printed on rice paper which I adhered to gumpaste discs I made earlier in the week. Placed in chronological order, these edible images are perfect to celebrate and honor 90- years.
Friday, September 11, 2009
i think this was my favorite cake this summer. The customer called to place a cake order, then when i said "And how would you like it decorated?" She laughed and said, "Any chance you could put Lionel Ritchie on it?" OMG YES!!! Musical cake themes, with bands, singers, etc. can create quite a buz around the bakery. In the past when I made the Bon Jovi cake, we rocked out, loud to some hair rock, including BJ. You see... it helps the mood. I asked her if it was alright if i played with the greeting to include a song lyric or something, not just plain happy birthday. She was open to the idea, so i jumped on the computer to listen to some lionel, to get my cake groove on.
say you... say me.... say it together......
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
It was a GREAT night in Round Lake Saturday. Many local artists displayed their works and proved just how talented this village is! I made a cake titled, "Stumped". All the flowers were made by hand over the weeks preceding the event. Everything was edible in this piece, except the wires used for the flower stems. Photos do not give it justice! you had to see it in person! the cake was cut and eaten the opening night of the exhibit to celebrate what is turning out to be a fantastic season at the Round Lake Auditorium.