Trick or Treat!

Gimme something good to eat!

OK! Eat these! Maybe the only time you'd be able to say that you ate brains, fingers, an eye, a spider, and worms! Beat this Fear Factor!!!

Van & choc cupcakes with caramel bc, cookies & cream bc, strawberry bc, van & choc bc

For a Worthy Cause!

WELNepal is a charitable organization. It was established in the autumn of 2005 to fund women's literacy classes for the villages in the Chitwan area of Nepal. 
No one thought it was real and once they found out it was real, no one wanted to cut into it!

Bottom tier is vanilla strawberry (3 layers), middle tier is mocha toffee (2 layers), top tier is cookies and cream (2 layers). 

Took a picture with a water bottle to show scale. It was a BIG cake, over 20lbs!

Once again I want to tell you how "wowed" I was by the wonderful cake you made. It was  perfect and almost too good to eat, except for the fact that is tasted great! Thank you ...
~ David 

One Day in November ...

as quiet as a mouse, a baby will be sleeping in the house ...

Sugar cookies! I had to make extra (extra in my house does not mean 3 or 4. Extra in my house means, 3 or 4 dozen!) so that my cookie monster doesn't get into the customer's stash!

Beach baby!

Vanilla and chocolate cake with strawberry buttercream.

Usually, it takes me hours to make the gumpaste figures/objects because I'm such a neurotic perfectionist and absolutely anal about details (can I say that with reference to edible stuff?!)! But I managed to make everything on the first try. Putting everything together on the cake is the most time consuming thing for me. I'd sit there and just look at the blank cake and then the tray of gumpaste objects, back and forth for 20 minutes, hmmm, where to put that? hmmm, where do I put this? hmmm ... 

So far, this is one of my favs! I'm really thrilled with the way it turned out! :-) 

Audrey - everyone is totally floored by your beautiful cake! I am beyond pleased! Thank u so much! xo ~Amanda

Dance Fever!

Birthday girl Sofia wanted purple, that was her only must have for her 7th birthday cake. And the theme was Dance Party! Hmmm ...

Cuppies were easy enough! Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream. Done.

So, how am I going to decorate a dance party cake? Definitely - stars, musical notes, gotta have a dance floor! And if you have a dance floor, you gotta have dancers! And I WANTED A SHINY, SPARKLY, DISCO BALL!!! The dance cake HAS to have a disco ball! Do I make one?! Heck, no, I didn't have enough time. Do I buy one?! How do I incorporate it into the design?!

My brilliant (don't tell him I said so!) husband came up with the idea of hanging it over the cake, lighting candles around it, turning off the lights, and voila! Saturday Night Fever come to life in a cake!
Great idea, but how were we going to make it happen?! So he started playing around with a hanger. It hung over the cake but the ball was too heavy and drooped precariously ONTO the cake. So that idea was scrapped and he suggested just putting the ball on the dance floor. That was not good enough for me. He told me not to spend any more time on the idea and just finish the cake. Well if anyone knows me ...
Well, I finished decorating the cake and had some time. All the while, I knew I had to use the hanger wire because I did not have time to run out and source out another idea. I knew it was just a matter of physics (by the way, I didn't even take physics in high school). So I bent the wire this way and that way and on my first attempt after 10mins, it worked! YEAH! I was so thrilled to have a disco ball twirling over the dance floor!
My husband was impressed and said he didn't have the patience to continue fussing with the wire ...

Anyways, glad it worked out and I'm looking forward to seeing pics of the cake (complete with dancers and candles) from the party. Due to transportation, the dancers were not added until cake time at the party.

The cake and cupcakes were a big hit. My friends were really
impressed!!! and YUMMY. Thanks again... ~ Raquel