Sunday, June 13, 2010

Summertime, and the icing keeps melting...

So, summer is here and so is 100 degree temps. The most important cake order I've ever had, and the weather took control. This was for a 50th wedding anniversary party given at the American Legion Hall this Saturday in Sewanee. I made 2 of the sheet cakes to go along side of a 3-tier wedding cake decorated to match, but as I said, 100 degrees and icing don't play well together. The cake was beautiful when we left the house, and less than 10 minutes later the icing was melting off of the cake! My heart sank as I pulled the cake out of the box and saw the icing sliding off of the cake. I just wanted to break down and cry because I felt so horrible about it. I am so thankful to Janice and Dina for being so understanding and nice about it. I wish I could have brought them a perfect cake. Hopefully the cake tasted good, that's the most imortant thing anyway. It was white cake with fresh strawberry filling and buttercream icing. I did not get a picture of it because we hurried to get it into the fridge. I hope to receive a picture of the whole party soon, and I hope everything else went well for them that day. Thanks again, Janice and Dina.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Showers of Happiness!

Here's a sweet wedding shower cake that says "showers of happiness". It has a gum paste umbrella on top which was supposed to have a bride and groom standing underneath, but we chose to put flowers instead. The bride picked it from the Wilton Tiered Cakes book. It is yellow cake with buttercream icing.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Candy Coated Pretzels

Vanilla Candy Coated Pretzels are great for any occasion. These were made for a baby shower with pink drizzle and pink ribbon. They can be done in any color, with sprinkles, or made with milk chocolate and sprinkled with nuts. They are $11.00 per dozen individually wrapped with ribbon, or $9.00 per dozen unwrapped.