Archive | October, 2012

Lights Camera…Popcorn!

11 Oct

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This cake made a cameo at Trey’s 10th Birthday party! This was my first number cake and it actually was not difficult. I found a great picture online that was quite useful.

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The Cake

First I baked each of the cakes. The one was a banana cake and the zero piña colada (coconut and pineapple. To make both of these I added coconut flavor and pineapple to one and 2 whole smashed bananas the other. I added these directly to my regular yellow cake batter adding 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda to correct for the additional materials. After baking I got to carving, frosting and covering!

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The CupCakes

Then the famous cupcakes were next. I decided to make popcorn, gold stars and red admission tickets for the decorations. The popcorn is made of mini marshmallows and I painted them with yellow food coloring and used molasses as the brown kernel.

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Get your Zebra on…The Train!

5 Oct

Remember the fashionista cake I made a few weeks a go? The person that ordered that cake for her boss, is having a birthday party, and she chose me!  So here is the story of the classy cake for my client Naketa. She wanted a two tiered pink and black cake with the bottom tier in zebra print. I said no problem. This was not the first time I had done zebra print. I did a baby shower cake that was similar, so I was ready. I was working like a well oiled machine, and was very impressed with my work. I must say this cake process gave me ZERO problems!

Wait…. just kidding, I should have known something was amiss. As I was walking out the door to deliver this masterpiece. I call the client to ask her if she is sure I need to drop the cake off at her job and that I had no problem delivering the cake to her party location. She says… No worries I am taking the TRAIN. Say again the TRAIN!!!!! Now you know I had a mini-freak moment. This wonderful lady was going to take my cake… well her cake actually onto a moving train????? Two tiers and all. ( Thank goodness i put dowels in!  Cake makers out there you know what I mean. The last thing you want to hear after you do your follow up call is, that the cake never made it… or it got damaged.  So I offered to drive her home! Yes I am that dedicated. After making that decision, we both realize it is an hour drive  to her place and that is without traffic! This is friday 5:30pm, so unfortunately that was just too far.

So that is right, you guessed it! She travelled home with the cake on the train! I have great news… She and the cake made it noooo disasters and here is the picture in her kitchen to prove it!!!! Kudos to the Brave Naketa, cake deliver extraordinaire!

Tips from the Scientist: Traveling with your goodies. Best to put them on the floor of your vehicle because the seats are slanted. Use the non-slip mesh put into drawers or under rugs to prevent your treats from sliding when you hit the breaks! Happy transporting.

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