July 31, 2011

Cake tastings and apple pie!

I love to meet with brides to talk about their cakes, and I definitely love giving them samples of what they may have at their wedding.  One of the best parts of these little get togethers is that you get to eat cake (or pie), and who doesn't want to eat lots of cake!  For tastings I don't make whole cakes, I make cupcakes in each of the flavors you want to try, and give you bowls of each of the fillings you want to try, that way you can pair cakes with fillings that I may not have done, creating your own wedding cake flavor.  I love doing tastings this way, I feel it makes it more personal, and gives you more choices (you get to choose 4 cake flavors and 4 filing flavors) so you get the cake you want.  
I have a wedding coming up in September that will consist of a small cutting cake and 250+ mini apple pies.  To get a feel of how they would look (and taste, obviously), I made samples for the bride and her family to try and make sure they LOVED them..they did!  Mini apple pies are $2.50 a piece, (minimum of ten ordered), and they are the same size as a regular cupcake, but the edges are fluted to give them even more of a rustic look.  These would be a great option to add to your dessert bar, have as your main dessert , or just to have in your freezer to microwave when you need something sweet, think with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream!  Here are some pictures to get your mouth watering!!

July 18, 2011


In the past few weeks we've had quite a few weddings.  The first was a two tier wedding cake with four 10 inch cakes and 100 mini cupcakes for the dessert bar.  Half of the cupcakes were decorated with a buttercream rose, and the other half with burnt orange buttercream dahlias, all hand piped.

The next cake was ivory with chocolate brown ribbon with silk flowers.

Our final cake was decorated with handmade gumpaste flowers, blue ribbon borders and yellow accents.

The last two were for the same weekend, my first double cake weekend.  I'd be willing to do it again, but only if they're in this area.  The first cake was delivered to Concord, and the second to Santa Cruz (both were for childhood friends).  

May 28, 2011

Recent Projects

We've had a few orders since I posted last, so I thought I would just combine them all.

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse Filling

Chocolate Cake and Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream

Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Filling
Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Filling
Gumpaste flowers to match the wedding dress

Vanilla Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Royal Icing

Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Mousse Filling and Chocolate Buttercream.

March 22, 2011

Vanessa's having a baby!!

I got to make the cake for Vanessa's shower this past weekend.  I've known Vanessa since she was born, a year after me, so basically all her life, and was honored to make the cake for her baby shower.  I also made cupcakes, but neglected to get a picture of them (I know someone did).  The theme for the shower was "Feather her Nest," so all the cupcakes were birds nests with three little birds piped in each one.  The cake and the cupcakes were all triple chocolate with vanilla buttercream.  Congratulations Ben and Vanessa, we can't wait to meet little Beckham!

This is Vanessa holding my new little baby girl, Brooklynne!

January 30, 2011

A Beautiful Day!

We had the complete honor and privilege to make the wedding cake for one of my most cherished friends this weekend.  Julie has not only been my dear friend (practically another sister) since I was 3, but she was one of my bridesmaids.  She is one of the most beautifully sweet people I know, and I would have to say that by far, she was the most beautiful bride I have ever seen!  Congratulations Jordon and Julie Lovell, we couldn't be happier for you both!

The cake was buttermilk vanilla bean with mixed berry cream filling and vanilla buttercream.  All the flowers were made by hand from gumpaste.  This is the first 5 tier cake we've done, but it was in Oregon and I'm almost 38 weeks pregnant.

January 23, 2011

First post of the new year

 So, we've had a pretty slow winter when it comes to cakes, which has been totally fine with me as I am pregnant (3.5 weeks left)!!  This cake was made for a friend of mine who's baby girl, Brenna, is due 2 days before ours.  The cake was apple spice with cream cheese filling and vanilla buttercream, and it was delicious!  Congratulations Bobby and Alicia, we can't wait to meet sweet Miss Brenna!!!