Miriam over at SchulmanArt did a very lovely Q & A on her blog about me, and Salt City Bakery today.
here and check it out, feel free to leave a comment as well!
Monday, March 26, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
What goes together better than hot pink and zebra print? Pretty much nothing!
Actually in all honesty I am not a big fan of pink or zebra print. But this cake turned out so awesome, it ended up being one of my all time favorites!
The cake was chocolate fudge covered in hot pink fondant, with fondant accents and a zebra print ribbon. The cupcakes were marble cake (zebra) with hand made fondant zebra print toppers each with 2 pink fondant pearls and cut into a flower shape.
The cupcakes were my favorite part! I really loved the toppers!
Sunday, March 18, 2012
This was a purple and yellow themed party for a 2 year old. The mom just wanted flowers on top of the cake and gave me full freedom to do whatever flowers I wanted, they just had to be purple. So at the last minute I decided to make peonies, for a few reasons; I think they're really pretty and I had never made them before. Usually when I am given freedom in the design I always like to try something new.
Unfortunately I could not find peony fondant cutters anywhere! Every single Utah supply store I called either was "out of stock" or had no idea what I was talking about... both of those I found quite odd. First that a cake supply store, that carried flower making supplies would not know what peony cutters were... and that the places that knew what I was talking about were out of stock; I mean, I didn't think that peony fondant cutters would be in such high demand. Who knew.
So I went in search for them on the internet and was able to find plenty there, however due to my unfortunate timing, I would not have gotten them in time. Finally, I found a wilton set on Amazon. When the set arrives, to my horror, I find that it does NOT in fact have a cutter for a peony. Great, now what? Well, I decided to improvise and ended up using one of the other flower cutters because I really had my heart set on making the peony. Crisis averted. Even though they don't look exactly like peonies I thought they turned out really pretty.
For the rest of the cake I made a very tall 8" round vanilla bean cake tinted purple. I covered the outside with a pale yellow fondant, and purple ribbon. I made the "2" and the name from purple fondant. I really wanted to stick with the purple theme so I also made a really tasty blackberry Swiss butter cream. I pureed a bunch of blackberries in a food processor and to get rid of the seeds I pushed the puree through a sieve, and was left with a thick almost jam-like puree. Then I added that to the butter cream and viola, fresh blackberry butter cream.
I had a little bit of cake batter left so I made 6 cupcakes and stuck a fresh blackberry on top of each.
I also made lemon sugar cookies and frosted them with the remaining blackberry butter cream.
I set the table with a green and white checkerboard table cloth, some different shades of purple and yellow flowers in very cute purple and yellow vases, and a few mason jars!
Blackberry cupcakes with lemon and blackberry cookies.
Here is Gracie digging into one of the cupcakes, she loved the frosting!!
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Pink & yellow first birthday cake for one of my good friend's niece, Marlee. The cake is carrot with maple cinnamon cream cheese frosting, covered in white fondant with pink & yellow flowers.