Friday, February 17, 2012
Requested by a very thoughtful man for the lovely ladies in his office on Valentine's Day...Chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream, covered generously in rich chocolate ganache. Hand-made white chocolate panels, with pink and white (hand-made) chocolate hearts placed atop the cake, hugged lovingly with a delicate satin bow!
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Dude with a 6-pack
I was delighted to have the opportunity to create an anatomy cake - this is a first for me. While it proved challenging, it was great fun attempting impressive pecs, abs, and well...various other outstanding features!! Thanks to Corrinne for asking for this cake - and Happy 40th Birthday to Mary!
And yes, for those of you who are curious (you know who you are), I have included a photo of this somewhat anatomically correct man 'sans briefs' below...
Warning, you should be 18 years or older to view the next photo... ;-)
The Hunger Games
Many people have a hunger for good books...and a hunger for good cake goes without saying! My son is an avid book reader and The Hunger Games series is high on his list of favorites at the moment. I must admit, I haven't had a chance to read the series yet, and had to rely on my son's input on relevant symbolism that might be interesting to include on the cake. He was a great help! I felt huge relief, when one of the party-goers at my son's birthday ran over to the cake and exclaimed excitedly "Look! There are the backpacks at the Cornucopia!" (I was a bit concerned they looked like double-handled coffee mugs). For those of you hunger games fans, I hope you recognize my version of weaponry, the cornucopia, "nightlock berries", a loaf of french bread...and...the Mocking Jay!