Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Anniversary Cake

I have to thank my lovely Chiropractor and friend Arika for referring her friend to me! It was a rush job, two days warning. I was up to the challenge. The customer sent me a picture of her parents at their wedding and asked if I could make a two tiered version of their wedding cake.
As you can see, the cake picture is a bit old and fuzzy. I did my best and think everyone was happy with the results. The cake is red velvet with traditional buttercream frosting.
This is the kind of cake decorating that made me want more! I LOVE the old school piping, borders, garlands, etc. It was so much fun.

Happy Birthday Dad

When my dad asked me to make him a chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting, I knew it had to be extra special. He is the best dad in the world!

I saw this chocolate lace technique on a PBS show. It went well for my first try.
The cake itself is homemade chocolate cake, three layers, filled with chocolate ganache and fresh raspberries. The burst of raspberry flavor with the dark chocolate was amazing.
It is covered in cream cheese frosting and decorated with chocolate dipped strawberries.