Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy 60th Anniversary!

60 years? That's like, unheard of these days. My grandparents are truly a one of a kind couple though. I am not surprised that they have lasted this long. They were made for each other, and their love truly does grow more and more with each passing day. They still wake up early in the morning every single day and pray together. My heart just sinks into my chest thinking about how pure they are. We had family fly in from all over to surprise them for their anniversary. It was a beautiful celebration, and one I am so glad to have been a part of. I gave a special speech letting them know how much we as grandchildren appreciated them in our lives.

This was a simple two tiered cake, lilac with white accents, topped with a beautiful sugar peony flower.

and here are my beautiful Grandparents. We love you oh so much! Congratulations on 60 years of wedded bliss!

First Wedding Cake!

What a journey and a truly exciting one! All year I have been making tons of cakes for birthdays, baptisms, baby showers, etc., and had yet to make a wedding cake, until now! Had my first order to make a wedding cake, and it was far from simple! This was a 5 tier wedding cake! Needless to say, my nerves were racing! You just never know what to expect with these sort of things, and it being my first time I didn't know what hurdles I would have to face. Oh, there were hurdles! But with every one of them was a solution and the end result is one that I am proud of. The couple who ordered this cake were actually renewing their vows. They've been married for years and have children and grandchildren, but after lots of ups and downs in their marriage they decided to recommit their love to God and to the world. Honestly, that is so romantic!

The bottom two tiers of this cake were real cake. Vanilla on the bottom, and chocolate above. The rest of the tiers were fake per the couples request, and decked out with real roses. Royal icing was used for the piping on each tier except for the middle tier, which received a beautiful grid pattern accented with pearls. 

All in all, best experience I've had so far, and looking forward to many many more!

Happy Birthday Micah!

I had the privilege of making my best friend's son's 1st birthday cake. With Cars being the theme of his birthday, I wanted to create something fun for him. The cars are actually toys, because what kid wouldn't want to just snatch those cars up and play with them? I thought it best to buy the toys instead of modelling them for this cake. He was just thrilled to see his cake.

and it was this look on his face that truly melted my heart. it's smiles like these that make my job and all the hard work worth it all. 

Happy Birthday my sweet little boy!

The Bugatti

The Bugatti!

Ever heard of it? I didn't until my friend approached me asking me to make her this cake.

This is a cake I made for my friend's son who is a HUGE fanatic over the beautiful vintage Bugatti cars. This is some high taste for an 8 year old boy! His mama has made him promise her that she will have one of these parked outside when he makes $$$. That's a big promise to keep! But no doubt he'll do it for his mama! However in the meantime, this car will have to do. 

I modelled the Bugatti using RKT which was a first for me. Learned a lot and enjoyed working with it. The cake is chocolate cake with rich chocolate cream cheese frosting. 

I love when I receive pictures of them with their cakes! So thanks Sharm for this picture! Makes my day, and makes all the work put into it worth it all :)