December 7, 2008

newly engaged, and so happy!

A pair of our best friends just got engaged today, and Matt and I got to tag along. In order to keep everything a surprise for sweet Kim, Matt and I put it together in Malibu. After our wonderful picnic on the beach, we came back to our place and they got their special 'engagement cake.' The cake was vanilla with fresh raspberry filling and a buttercream frosting. Even though it was so small, the top layer was horrible to decorate...wouldn't stay in one spot. I'm including pics of the beach setup, proposal, and of course the cake. And she did say YES!! Congrats Brandon and Kim, we love you both so much!

November 30, 2008

Pumpkin Cookies

I made cookies for a friend who had surgery, and I liked how I did the packaging.

August 14, 2008

Chinese Checkers

Matt and I made a groom's cake for my sister, Juli's wedding on August 1st. We had alot of fun, and it was the first time we used fondant. It was interesting to use, but I know we could do it again. Everyone loved it (especially the kids), and John was really surprised, he knew that Matt and I were making a groom's cake for him, but not what it was going to be. We used gum balls for the marbles, and could hardly keep my older brothers off of them. Altogether we had a fun time, and John and Juli's wedding was gorgeous!

July 17, 2008

new pastry tip!

So I recently bought a new pastry bag tip, and wanted to try it out. These are spice cupcakes with spicy cream cheese frosting. I also just got boxes for the cupcakes, so there's a picture of them in here also. Hope you like them!

July 3, 2008

Fourth of July Cupcakes

I made cupcakes for the Fourth today. They were milk chocolate cake with buttercream frosting, and they're deliciously moist! Yay for our country's birthday!

June 30, 2008

Birthday Cupcakes

I made cupcakes for my sister's birthday today. They were bigger than normal cupcakes, and so delicious. It was cherry chip cake with almond frosting, and red dusting powder.

June 24, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies

So, husband wanted some chocolate chip cookies tonight, and I decided to take some pictures of the delicious things after they were done...they was so perfect!

June 23, 2008

Jon and Monique's Cake

I've known Monique since she was in preschool, and I was honored when she asked me to decorate her wedding cake. We used modeling chocolate to do the branches and the flowers, and it was lot of fun.

Mike and Lindsay's Cake

On May 26th, Memorial Day, we got to decorate our friend Mike and Lindsay's wedding cake up at Lake Arrowhead. It was a cold day, but a lot of fun, and they loved the cake!

What we do!

Hey everyone. This being my first post, I thought I would tell you all what we do. My husband and I decorate wedding cakes. After 2 years of culinary school, I worked for Starbucks, and then for Washington Mutual, and then one of our friends was getting married and asked me to decorate her wedding cake. Matt and I had a great time, and I decided that this was something I wanted to pursue. We've done 2 weddings so far (I know, it's not much), but we've loved it. We don't charge much, and we love working with your budget. We're also happy to do party cakes for anyone. If you need any baked goods I make terrific brownies, cookies, muffins, cheesecakes, or whatever you might need. Thanks for dropping by!
-Matt and Annalisa