Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wear your boots and eat them too!

Okay, I love it when cakes look good enough to eat...or wear. This was a birthday cake for a really nice gentleman who turned 75 years old this week. Apparently, his wardrobe includes some cool cowboy boots. The picture doesn't include the other items that went with this cake: A Colnago water bottle (to match his Colnago bike), a BMW keyring and an Alta Ski Pass. This is one very interesting 75-year-old!

I tried to imagine what interests my 75th birthday cake would include....oh, I guess it would be cake! :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

The story about how a teddy bear became a groundhog...

Once upon a time, there was an adorable teddy bear. He was made of luscious chocolate cake and filled with cherry/almond buttercream. He was a special teddy bear because he was going to travel to a very distant kingdom (central Utah) to surprise a beautiful baby princess named Lexee (the sweetest niece ever!). However, the trip was extremely treacherous. Despite everyone's best efforts (an air-conditioned car and a well-doweled internal structure), the adorable teddy bear did not arrive in great condition.

Although no one knows for sure, it is rumored that a wicked witch cursed the teddy bear and both of his ears fell off before he reached his destination! There was a great deal of lamenting (and a generous amount of cursing), but it was decided that the teddy bear would hereafter be known as the adorable groundhog. Alas, the baby princess didn't know the difference and everyone enjoyed the adorable teddy bear even though he now resembled a groundhog. The End.

Just in case you're wondering, the moral of the story is not to travel with a sculpted cake any further than you absolutely have to!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I Feel Like a Criminal!

Well, it's been awhile since I've updated the blog...too busy making cakes I guess! However, I have had fun this month. Here are a few of the really interesting ones. The first one is for my family's favorite banker:

The $100 bills are edible images, but I must say that I felt like the Feds were going to come and get me while I was printing them! This cake was so much fun...I just wish I could print my own money all of the time.

The following cakes are "themed" wedding cakes. Animal prints on EVERYTHING is so popular now. The "jewel" on the top tier is poured sugar.

This cake was for a wedding at The Canterbury Place. Very elegant with a peacock theme.