Saturday, October 27, 2007
Our friend requested unfrosted cupcakes for the kids at her daughter's birthday party, so every one could decorate her own... For the adults, we made this GIGANTIC cupcake (four layers of chocolate cake and two huge batches of buttercream frosting). The finishing touches of sprinkles and a marzipan cherry really add to the final look.
Posted by Jen and Kamala at 2:13 PM
You can imagine how hard it is for our two 4 year olds to watch us make all these cakes that are not for them. Especially since they think everything in the world revolves around them. So this time around, we piled all the scraps on a big plate, gave them each a bowl of frosting and set out a billion kinds of sprinkles. Needless to say, they had a ball...
Posted by Jen and Kamala at 2:08 PM
Friday, October 26, 2007
Phew. This was a challenge... Amazing that it came out so well in the end after part of the cake fell apart, 4 pounds of frosting had to be dumped (don't even ASK about the microwave experiment!), and a flashlight got dropped on it. All worth it to help a very special 90-year-old bridge player celebrate her birthday!
Posted by Jen and Kamala at 10:36 AM
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
We are taking a cake decorating class, sponsored by Wilton (a HUGE cake decorating supply company). Tonight's class required us to practice these itty, bitty stars in insane quantities. When you see a whole teddy bear cake covered with them, it kind of makes you want to throw up. But I have to admit, I ended up liking the outcome here. Chocolate cake with strawberry filling and vanilla buttercream frosting. Hence, the neopolitan ice cream sandwich.
Posted by Jen and Kamala at 8:21 AM
Saturday, October 20, 2007
It's good that one of us has a girl and one of us has a boy. It makes us more prepared for any request that comes our way. Can you guess which one of us already had pink frosting gel in the cabinet? But even this mom who has NO pink in her house finds this Hello Kitty cake unexpectedly appealing!
Posted by Jen and Kamala at 8:05 AM
Lots of swirls and lots of fun colors in these cupcakes for a 60th birthday party. We know we've reached a new point in our business when we're bringing "the goods" to a customer in a hotel parking lot for delivery! I guess next we'll be wearing disguises. :)
Posted by Jen and Kamala at 7:55 AM
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
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Saturday, October 6, 2007
Our first attempt at a train cake... Several challenges-- including sloped cake, thin frosting and the angle of the cars. But the "coal" car, pumpkin car, pond and duck/cat help to pull it all together. And just when we were feeling that it wasn't our best work, my 4 1/2 year old came into the room and said, "Mommy, it's PERFECT!" Just what we needed to hear!
Posted by Jen and Kamala at 8:59 PM
Friday, October 5, 2007
We are so in love with these cakes. The first and second photos show the garden cakes we made for an avid gardener's birthday-- a small one to share with family and a larger one to share with co-workers. The third photo shows a cake made for someone who requested a simple carrot cake... But the little marzipan veggies are just too addictive!
Posted by Jen and Kamala at 9:20 PM
After admitting to ourselves that we actually love doing this, we spread the word to our kids' preschool community. The first request we got was for a guitar cake for a 7-year-old's rock and roll birthday party. Here's what we came up with...
Posted by Jen and Kamala at 9:02 PM