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Two Shall Become One

At the beginning of August, I had another wedding cake.  I had the tasting set up for March when the bride and groom were home from college.  They wanted something that wasn’t traditional wedding cake but asked to try chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.  They decided on the strawberry because it just fit what they were looking for.  The bride had a picture of a cake that she wanted but had ideas of how to make it their own.  They wanted to incorporate the wedding colors of green and gold and she wanted her flowers to be on the cake.

So the florist made a cake topper for me to place and some smaller arrangements to place on other tiers.  The bride’s mother supplied the ribbon and I attached it to the cake and then applied the gold rings which were made out of white chocolate modeling clay.

The cake was all strawberry cake with strawberry filling.  I covered the cake with vanilla buttercream.  I was happy with the finished product.  According the Mother of the Bride, she let me know that a week after the wedding people were still talking about the cake at church!

Super Mario Bros

Does anyone out there remember when the Nintendo came out?  I mean the real Nintendo.  Not anything with an EX or any other letter behind it.  It was light and dark grey and you actually had to put cartridges into the machine to play?  Remember Duck Hunt?  And Super Mario Bros?  Wow I was good at those games.  Now they are even cooler with whatever system they run on.  There are more characters and things to do. 

I had a nice lady call me in a little bit of a panic this past week.  The party she was planning for her soon to be 7-year-old son had to be moved up by three weeks because of her husband deploying.  And when she searched for someone to make the cake she wanted, they were pretty overpriced.  Then she found me.  I gave her the right price and told her that I could do it.  She even dropped off figurines that she wanted to be placed on the cake and a picture of what she wanted it to look like!

So after making strawberry cakes and lots of vanilla buttercream, I went to work on decorating.  Since she had given me a lot of the figurines, we decided that adding clouds, stars, boxes, and shrubs to make it look like the game.

I’m with Mario on this one…I was ready to “high-five” anyone who was around when I was finished.  I was pretty pleased with the outcome since it was a last minute order…

I hear the birthday boy was thrilled with his surprise cake.  I was so happy to help!  I love it when things turn out so well.

M-I-C-K-E-Y

M-O-U-S-E…Mickey Mouse (come on, sing it with me!).  Ok, enough of that fun.  On to the cake because that’s why you are really here, right? 

So my oldest daughter turned 9 last week.  For her actual party, she requested a Mickey Mouse cake.  She really wanted to have her favorite cake which is strawberry but really wanted the outside to look like Mickey.  So I suggested that we try chocolate and vanilla icing for the decorations.  So I made 2 six-inch rounds and a 10-inch round for the ears and face.  I tinted chocolate icing black and star-tipped the ears and top of Mickey’s head.  I then star-tipped the face with vanilla icing.  Then added black for the eyes, nose, and mouth with the star tip.

I tinted some vanilla buttercream red for his tongue.  And since I didn’t really want to mess up all those stars by writing on his face, I just wrote “Happy Birthday Mazie” in the leftover red icing right onto the cake board that my husband made out of a card board box.  I just put some foil over it to make it look nice!

By the way, just in case you were wondering, the chocolate icing tasted very much like dark chocolate with the strawberry cake!  I’ve never paired the two before.  I will probably do it again soon.

Twelve

A customer emailed me to make a cake for her son.  He turns 12 tomorrow!  A Christmas baby!  He happens to love strawberry cake.  Since he’s a boy, she wanted it to look like a boy’s cake.  So we went with vanilla butter cream icing.  He also happens to have a black belt in Shotokan (a Japanese martial art) and wants to have shuriken which is the blade on the cake.  So this is how he’s getting it this year…

Happy Birthday, Mase.  I hope you enjoy your day!

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