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Peacock Bridal Tea Cake

We were contacted a few weeks back by some of our dear friends about doing the Bridal Tea cake to feed 20 for our awesome friend, Amanda.  They left design and flavor up to us, but her sister suggested peacock theme/colors since she knew Amanda loved that.  We knew her wedding colors included a Tiffany Blue so we played that into the design of the cake.

We decided to go with a two layer 8″ round cake with a single layer 6″ round cake on top.  We went with a vanilla cake with strawberry filling, covered in buttercream as this is what her wedding cake will be.  We wanted to give her a taste of what’s to come.  We also covered the cake in Tiffany Blue colored marshmallow fondant with a luster dust shine.  After the cakes were stacked and the sparkle of the dust was added, we made a fondant ribbon to wrap around the base of each tier.  We then wrapped a silver band around the center of each ribbon.  We then added a fondant bow and the peacock feather to the bottom tier.  After 4 hours baking/decorating the cake was complete.

The excitement came when it was time to deliver.  As we arrived at the Bridal Tea destination, which so happened to be a local bakery with a dining room/party room, Ben went in the ask where to place the cake as we delivered thirty minutes before the Tea and none of the guests or hosts had arrived yet.  After they showed him the location, he came back out to get the cake and went in as the owner held the doors open.  It was then that Ben was asked if the cake had been made there. After Ben informed him we were in charge of the cake, he was told that it was not allowed on the premises.  So here came Ben back to the car with the cake as I called the Bridal Tea Hosts.  The heated Bride was immediately on the phone with the owner and succeeded with the argument.  (Way to go, Amanda!) Two minutes later our cake was on the cake table inside of the bakery, ready for the Bridal Tea.  Stressful moments have finally led to some giggles, as we have never delivered to a bakery before and will never forget this experience!

We love you, Amanda! We cannot wait to witness your special day!  God Bless you both.

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A Sixtieth Surprise!

My Aunt Non (Rhonda) turns Sixty on Easter Sunday! I don’t care if she gets mad that I announced her age, as I will when I turn 60 if I look even half as good as she does!

So Robin (my cousin, Non’s daughter) asked me if I would make a small cake for her birthday party. She was going to make two dozen cupcakes and I was to feed the rest of the expectant 40 guests.

She informed me she loved banana and the decorating colors were aqua blue and red. She left the design up to me.

This cake was harder than most, as Non is the one that taught me everything I know about baking and decorating cakes. She is the master craftswoman! To create a cake for the woman that taught me cakes was an honor.

I decided on baking two 8″ round cakes and one 6″ round cake to go on top. I went with a banana/vanilla blend cake. The 8″ cakes were stacked and iced with banana cream cheese and then covered in aqua tinted marshmallow fondant. The top tier was the same flavor cake but covered in buttercream tinted red and piped as rosettes.

I wrapped a chevron strip red/white ribbon around the base,and placed two large tweed flowers on the side and top. I formed a bow to place on top with the flower to bring it all together.

I then cut aqua fondant flowers to place around the cake, piped a red buttercream center in each one, piped “60” on the bottom tier flower and called it complete.

Non, I love you to pieces and am so excited to spend this Birthday Surprise with you. You have been a blessing to me each and every day of my life. I couldn’t have wished, hoped or been given a better Aunt than the one the Good Lord gave me. I love you!

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Purple Lace

Our dearest friend, Holly (whom we love more than cake) celebrated her 29th birthday September 11th.  We tossed around some ideas for the theme of her birthday cake, but decided upon a feminine, dainty design.  We went with a chocolate fudge cake covered in buttercream and purple fondant and decorated with lace/floral buttercream piping.

W baked two 6″ round cakes and covered them in buttercream.  We then colored some homemade marshmallow fondant purple (her favorite) and draped it over the cake.  We used white buttercream to freehand the lace/floral design around the cake.  We finished it up by added a bead border to the base.

We love you, Hols, more than anything!  Hope you had a perfect day!

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Quench Your Taste

Our dear, sweet, long time friend, Lex (whom many know as the beautiful, metal singer for Straight Line Stitch) contacted us a few weeks back regarding a Guinness Cake for her brother’s birthday. She wanted carrot cake, in the shape of a glass of Guinness to feed 60.

We began by creating the Guinness logo out of royal icing and letting it harden overnight. We baked two 10″ square cakes and two 12″ square cakes. We placed a 10″ square beside a 12″ square on the cake board and covered with a layer of buttercream to be the filling. We placed the other 10″ and 12″ squares on top. We then carved the shape of a glass from the cake and covered in buttercream. We rolled out a massive piece of fondant (10 lbs. to be exact!) and covered the cake. We painted black on the white fondant to give the dark Guinness a shine as if it were in a glass. We then used a strip of white fondant to serve as foam inside of the glass and white textured fondant on top to act as the foam overflowing. Finally, we placed the Guinness logo and it was complete after 8 hours of work. (See stages below)

Much thanks to Sarah (see photo below), who so kindly came and helped us tackle this big cake challenge.

Lex, thank you for thinking of us for your brother’s special day. Cheers!  Rossco “the Guinness cake in the making” Video

Birthday Boy, Moses, and sister, Lex

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