I thought I’d share some photos with you from two orders I had last week. One order was for a topsy-turvy wedding cake. The bride was having a very fun and colorful wedding and wanted a cake that expressed the same thing. One thing that was especially fun about this cake was the flavor choice. The bride and groom said they loved tiramisu, so I combined a couple different recipes together and came up with a great flavored tiramisu cake. The cake layers were buttermilk cake that were soaked with a coffee-Kahlua syrup. The fillings were a marsala wine cream cheese frosting and a mascarpone chocolate ganache…can you say decadent! This was my first real attempt at a topsy-turvy cake and overall I was pretty happy with it. There is a great tutorial on how to do these types of cakes at this link. The colors for this cake matched the bridesmaid’s dresses exactly, which were from J. Crew. The bride wanted a simple monogram with their last initial and for a personal touch she had me pipe on some of their favorite song lyrics, which was a surprise for her husband.
Another order I did last week was for a small office party. The client wanted to give one of her co-workers that was leaving some yummy and so she ordered a small 6″ cake and 4 sugar cookies. She said her co-worker loved Hawaii, so we went with a Hawaiian theme. The cake was a buttermilk cake that was filled with pastry cream and fresh strawberries. I used brown sugar to create edible sand and then added some Hawaiian theme fondant accents.
And here are the cookies!
I also wanted to say a couple thank you’s to some people…first I would like to thank Stephane at Chefs Gone Wild for the amazing food prize I won off of his blog. I just received it in the mail and can’t wait to start munching on all of the goodies from around the world! I would also like to thank Mindy at The Mommy Blog for choosing my blog as her “Site of the day”.