With the latest flower I molded out of fondant and gumpaste, it was both.
I love the look of that big peony on a cake and knew that was exactly what I wanted for an upcoming styled shoot I have. After searching online for how to make one, most people said they used “peony cutters.” Okay, let me get some of those… $18.00? Ugh, no thanks. Next online search, “Peonies without peony cutters.”
And I’m not talking about basketball here.
Cakes. Cake madness of March. March Cakeness.
I think this month is the busiest month in the history of my caking. Not that that really speaks for much, but I am excited and already stocking up on extra caffeine to get through this month.
I have two styled shoots this month in the works and need four cakes for these. Styled shoots are so much fun…
Our weather has been terrible here. Not polar vortex terrible…but the opposite actually. There is no winter. We have been kind of winterless. And with a high of 67 tomorrow I am so ready for spring to be officially here!
Perfect timing as I just received an email from eShakti about their new Spring Collection and I am excited that I will be reviewing another piece for them. Check out past reviews here, here and here.
I love so many of the items in this new collection so it was almost impossible to choose. But don’t worry, I managed.
I can’t wait to share my choice with you when I receive my new eShakti item.
For now, here are some of my very close seconds:
Blackfish was one of the most depressing things I’ve ever watched. Ugh, that hurt. Must rebound with videos of goats or something. And of course continue to work out to get the whales out.
This past weekend I hosted my first cake tasting for a lovely bride and her two sisters. I loved getting everything set up for the tasting, from the vintage dishes to the mini forks, to the chalkboard mini-signs (a re-use from my wedding!)
On the menu?
Very Vanilla, Vanilla, Chocolate and Red Velvet Cake
Traditional, Chocolate and Raspberry Buttercream Icing, and Very Vanilla Icing
I always knew this, but today I proved it to myself by pouring an entire ice-cold mason jar of chocolate milk on my lap right when I got into the car to go to the gym.
I had a mug of coffee and a glass of chocolate milk. No lids. Just cups for drinking from…in the house. This is a terrible idea in my car even when I’m on the top of my game, much less at 5:30 a.m.
It’s not even like it happened on accident…I can’t really explain it. I basically poured the chocolate milk on me. Like it was on purpose. All over my car. My pants. My underwear. My shirt. My phone.
It was hard enough to find one pair of pants in the morning and now I had to find another, clean my car and still decide it wasn’t time to go back to bed all at 5:30 a.m.
Today has been…a day. Is it over yet?
I am so excited to announce that the Cake on Sunday website is here! It’s been in the works for a couple of months now and it was almost impossible for me to wait until it was to done to announce it, but I managed it! Check it out! www.cakeonsunday.com
Nothing gets me more excited than getting a text, email or Facebook message asking about creating a cake for someone. Okay, sometimes wine, a good book and a hot bubble bath might…and talking about my wedding will probably always win for excitement…but cake orders are up there.
Sometimes the message I get is as simple as, “My friend wants a cake…how much do you charge?”
Trust me when I say that I…
I stayed up entirely too late crying, laughing and scowling like Ashley Wagner watching women’s figure skating last night.
I don’t even know…so dorky.
And so not helpful for my cold.
Lacing my coffee with DayQuil today.
Goats balancing on flexible steel ribbon?
Goat videos are always an automatic post.
I need all the goats.