Monday, February 21, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Last week we received a phone call from a sweet gentleman who wanted to order a special birthday cake for his wife. He wanted to include her favorite color "purple" but coincide with Valentine's Day! He chose tuxedo cake filled with raspberry cheesecake filling iced in Italian Meringue buttercream and then covered in purple fondant.
This peach pie was a special request of my husband. He LOVES peach struesel pie and when I asked him if he wanted anything special for Valentine's Day, this is what he ordered. The only difference was that he ordered 2 pies, not 1. You see at Christmas he wanted peach pie for his birthday, but our 9 year old son got into it and by the time he was through eating it, my poor husband ended up only getting 1 piece of his birthday pie. SO, this time, he wanted to be prepared and asked for 2 pies.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The cake was made from both chocolate and vanilla cake iced in Italian Meringue buttercream. I covered the walls, cut out small windows and and constructed the signs all from fondant. The trees were wired from floral wire and then dipped in chocolate. I then cut out over 1000 leaves and attached them to each tree with chocolate. Grey sugarpaste was laid out to resemble sidewalks and then green grass was piped all over the board. I have never done SO MUCH piping in my life before. My hand was so sore I couldn't even grip a pencil after that.
Overall, the cake took over 3 days to construct (if you added up all the hours), but I'm glad with the outcome.
Hand Decorated Custom Valentine Sugar Cookies - $2.75 each (min of 12)
Valentine Cupcakes: $2.50 each (min of 12)
- Strawberry Passion - Strawberry cupcake with strawberry buttercream
- Red Velvet - Red Velvet cupcake with cream cheese buttercream
- Chocolate Truffle - Chocolate cupcake with chocolate ganache
- Chocolate Raspberry - Chocolate raspberry cupcake with raspberry buttercream
- Chocolate Brownie - Chocolate cupcake with pink buttercream finished with a chocolate brownie heart.