Sunday, April 25, 2010

wedding shower fiesta

this cake was for a couples wedding shower. i received the order almost a month out and i could not wait to make it. i love the way it turned out. it is one of my most favorite that i have done!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

bay area mothers of multiple buy and sale

i will be here on saturday, april 17 from 8am to 1pm. the buy and sale will be at the sagemont youth building at 11600 hughes rd, houston. if you have a child, know a child, or have ever been a child, you should come check it out. there will be new and used items for babies and children, plus...FREE CAKE!! why would you miss it?!

Monday, April 5, 2010

happy easter

thanks to a few inspirations found on the internet, i created these bunny cupcakes!

dora #1 and #2

two weeks in a row i had dora cakes to make. for dora #1, i worked with the customer to make a design that she liked and i knew that i could make with no trouble. after a friend saw that design, she requested a cake for her daughter's birthday the following weekend. dora #1 was very similar to other cakes that i have made. while i was very pleased with the cake, i was somewhat frustrated that i didn't push myself to do something different!
i quickly started researching and thinking of something that would push my skills and make me a little uncomfortable. i found a spiral cake that a woman did for a bike race. that was it! it seems like dora is always trying to make her way to the top of tall mountain! i had to make that mountain. i called the customer for dora #2 and luckily she was open to my idea. i feel so lucky when customers trust me enough to be creative. and here is the results of that trust.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

allow me to introduce you to my taste testers

the serious tasters - every sunday, my mother's family gets together for lunch. in my family, the women outnumber the men. however, the men can't complain b/c all of these women are bakers. this is a perfect place for me to get tips on specifics for my recipes. these ladies all know a lot about baking, and they are able to not only tell me what is good and bad, but what i can possibly do to make it better. this is the place where i get honest opinions about my cakes.

the confidence boosters - my husband's work may not be the best place to test new flavors. however, it sure does make me feel good when ryan tells me that 24 cupcakes were gone before he even had a chance to announce that they were there. ryan works at a oil refinery, so the majority of his co-workers are men. one of the guys has a sweet tooth like i have never seen. his favorite sweet - candy corn. that means that if i sent sugar in a bowl, this man would think it was gourmet. there really is no way to make this group unhappy.

my favorite - my 22 month old says, "cake" every time my mixer hits the kitchen island. there isn't anything he will not eat (except for provolone cheese.) while he was helping me make a stew, he was eating raw onions! as far as he is concerned, i really can't go wrong in the kitchen. not to mention, he is the cutest of my tasters!

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