Its been a busy, busy month! I made many cakes this month with Christmas and of course Jenni and Justin's wedding cake. Jay's work also did a few different charity bake sales, and these are pictures of the three cakes I decorated for those. I'm so proud to say that together these 3 cakes raised over $200 for charity!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
This was an 8" round cake I made for my mom last month when she had knee surgery. It was a lemon cake torted with raspberry filling and iced in buttercream. This was the first time I'd attempted any scroll work and I really liked the way it turned out. I definitely want to do more cakes like this! As much fun as fondant is I really do enjoy buttercream also. My mom was thrilled with the cake so that was what really mattered.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
This was a small, 6" round cake that I did as a practice run for a wedding cake I'll be doing in December! The actual wedding cake will be square, but this gave the bride an idea of what it would look like. Plus what fondant tastes like. :) It was a lot of fun and I cant wait to do the wedding cake!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This was a small cake (6" round) I made for Jay and Oliver for Halloween. It was only the second cake I had decorated with fondant and it was so fun! I used Bekels fondant and it was lovely to use. Very smooth and easy.
I look forward to making more holiday cakes! I enjoy the thought of Oliver associating cakes with good, fun events in his life as well as the simple "just because" occasions as well. :)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I really enjoyed making this birthday cake for one of my closest friends, Kirsten. Her birthday was at the beginning of November and I wanted to make it special. It was my first time making marshmellow fondant (MMF) and I had a lot of fun with it. I enjoy using the store-bought fondant more, I think, but its nice to be able to make my own also. The cake was a cherry chip box mix (her favorite). I love working with fondant! It takes the cake to a whole new level. I look forward to making many cakes this upcoming holiday season.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
This week I'm making this cake again for the 3rd time. Its turned out to be pretty popular! The last time I made it I also did matching cupcakes. Soon it'll be time for Christmas and winter cakes but for the next couple of weeks I'm enjoying the fall colors and designs. The cake is an 8 inch round, half chocolate and half white. Covered and decorated in buttercream.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The name for my blog came to me one day when I was thinking about cake decorating. My interest in cake decorating started last summer when I was brainstorming for Oliver's birthday party. I really wanted to make his cake but questioned whether I had the ability or not. I posted on facebook something about wondering if I could do it or not and my good friend Lorie responded with something along the lines of "Of course you can! You can do all things through the Lord!"
Every time I decorate a cake I take the time to pray and ask God's blessing for the cake to turn out well. Any talent I have is purely God-given! And every blessing He pours out, I'll turn back to praise! The blessings he continues to give our family are amazing.
And so the title "Blessed Cakes" came about. *Someday* if I'm meant to have a "real" cake business, I'd love to call it Blessed Cakes.
All three of these cakes were for Oliver's birthday party. One was an 8" round cake, another was made using a Wilton shaped pan, and the little Pooh was made using the mini stand-up bear pan from Wilton. Oliver loved his little 3D smash cake!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I'm so excited to be starting a new blog. I hope to be able to use this to share my journey of learning to decorate cakes! Please feel free to leave comments, suggestions, anything. I look forward to hearing from you! I have not always been the best with blogging but I am going to try hard to keep up on this one.
Well I think its appropriate to start this blog by including a picture of the first decorated cake I did. This was done for my husband Jay and my birthday this past August (2009). Our birthdays are only 1 day apart! I call this my 2 a.m. Buttercream Cake. I was attempting to make marshmellow fondant (MMF) but it failed miserably! So at 2 a.m. I finally said forget the fondant and decided to decorate in buttercream. I promised Jay that next year we will have a less girly birthday cake!
This was an 8" round chocolate cake decorated all in buttercream.