Monday, 20 July 2009

Baby Shower

The day after I finished the AF cake, I made this baby shower cake. Oh what a busy week that was!! I had made the bow during the week, love the two-tone effect. The decoration of the cake wasn't too difficult but I hated frosting the cake itself. I am never very good at frosting square cake, this one was no exception. Good thing it's covered with fondant so it's not too noticeable. I don't think I'll ever be able to smooth a square cake nicely, EVER!!

Big Air Force Gig

Hi, this is my first big order ever. It's for the SNCO induction banquet on base. SNCO are the three highest enlisted ranks. Usually for events like this they would have a big giant sheet cake, but I thought that's boring, hence I decided to make three cupcake towers with different flavors to go with the three ranks. One is vanilla, one is chocolate and one is red velvet.

I think I baked for a week for all those cakes. I had lots of help with the non-cake parts of this project. First, I'd like to thank my dear husband for helping me to make the cupcake carriers. He also delivered half of the cakes to base for me coz obviously they couldn't all fit in one car. He washed the dishes one night. And then he let me sleep in this weekend while he took care of our son so I could catch up on some sleep. How sweet!

Thank Kristin and Drake for letting me use their freezer to store the cupcakes. Kristin also lent me her glue gun coz I haven't got a clue where mine is since we moved. And she made a sign for me. Thank Leslie for constructing the cupcake towers. I just showerd her what needed to be done and she did it. They turned out awesome. And I heard that the towers didn't break down or fall over through out the banquet, hallelujah!!

Love all my little helpers. Couldn't have finished it without their help!! Thank you a million times.

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Sunday, 12 July 2009

Two Cakes

Hello, I hope everybody is having a nice weekend. I made 2 cakes this past week. I didn't have a lot of time to prepare for them coz we went to a week-long Spain holiday. The first cake was for my son's friend who's turning two. I knew I wanted to make a crown for the top but was running back and forth between ideas on how to decorate the cake itself. In the end I decided on putting diamonds shapes all around it.

The second cake was very simple. It's for a guy who just finished the Ironman race. It was a last minute order and they didn't need anything elaborate, so I just put the Ironman icon on top and a blue and green trim around the cake.