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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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Sweet Baby Cake

Mrs. Lynne contacted us a few months back for a baby shower cake for one of her co-workers.  She sent me the image of the invitation pictured below and wanted to go with a design that matched.

The cake was to feed 75 so we decided on a two tier design.  She wanted a vanilla cake with buttercream icing and blueberry filling.  To keep the cake uniform and not pick two of the three designs used on the invitation, we chose the bottom large polka dot design for both tiers.  She also wanted a baby blue base for the cake to sit on.

We baked two 12″ square and two 8″ square cakes.  We piped a buttercream border to act as a “dam” to keep the filling inside of the cake.  We then poured blueberry filling onto the cake.

We piped buttercream on top of the filling, placed the cake on top and covered with buttercream.  We repeated these steps for the 8″ top tier.  We then stacked the cakes, piped the brown polka dots and pearl borders.  We tied a brown/blue satin ribbon for the topper.  After six hours, the cake was complete.

Thank you, Mrs. Lynne, for the opportunity to make this cake and congrats to the mom and dad to be!  What a blessing.

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Two Tier Margarita, Please.

Cathy, Ben’s co-worker and mom of our friend, Nicole, wanted a cake for Nicole’s 25th birthday. She wanted a two tier colorful Mexican/Margarita themed cake to feed 40. Design and flavors were up to us.

We baked two 6″ and two 10″ round cakes. The smaller top-tier we flavored lime and the bottom was the good old-fashioned vanilla. We covered the cakes in bright golden-yellow buttercream and stacked the two tiers. We then formed the scalloped pattern on both tiers, mixed up orange and red buttercream and began piping.

Next, we place sugar crystals on the top edge of both tiers to resemble the salt rim of a margarita glass.

We then formed lime wedges from marshmallow fondant. We placed a margarita glass on the top of the cake, created a mexican tissue paper flower and put it inside the glass. We placed the limes on each tier and one in the top of the glass. After six hours, the cake was complete.

Happy Birthday, Nicole. We hope you have a fun-filled festive birthday.

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