Saturday, September 26, 2009

California Cake Camp...Las Vegas, Baby!

I'd like to introduce you to my new BFFs, Marina Sousa and James Roselle...

Okay, maybe I "stalked" them just a bit while I was in Las Vegas at the California Cake Camp. For those of you who may not be as obsessed as I am, both Marina and James have appeared and won the Food Network Cake Challenges. Basically, they are cake Gods. I took several classes from Marina and I have to say that she is every bit as nice as she is talented. Sometimes, I am hesitant to meet people that I admire from afar because I'm afraid that my expectations may not be met. Just the opposite with Marina and James. They were so very generous with their time and techniques. Follow these links "Just Cake" and "Elle Cakes" to check out their exquisite work.

Okay, now for some cake...

These two cakes were for Mr. and Mrs. Kerr Foster.

What a great-looking couple! I met Rachel and Kerr about a year ago before they moved to Texas. Talk about organized! I think Rachel had all of the wedding details ironed out a year in advance. Kerr is a fire fighter in Texas--hence the groom's cake. It's a replica of his firetruck.

Rachel, picked out the bride's cake which was red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and chocolate cake with caramel buttercream. Congratulations guys!