Sunday, March 18, 2012

Monkey Cake and Goodies

Well, before I start telling you about the cake stuff, I just  wanted to share that I had a really hard week. There were things that simply pulled me in every direction.  It truly was an emotionally exhausting week for me.  The stress wasn't about cakes and cookies, but everything else; work, time, emotions, people, sleeplessness, and health.  The only thing I could do which should have been the first was crying out to God to help me with the madness and mayhem, and He did. All this to say that the only thing besides depending on God to grant me peace and serenity was actually looking forward to baking and decorating for this client.  Decorating the banana cookies and the monkey cookie faces were truly therapeutic, but even more so was making the monkey pops. It may not seem so, but each and every single pop had several steps and components that kept my mind occupied for several hours.  Oh how I love to do this!  I thank God for this creative outlet that not only blesses me in many ways, but it also blesses the lives of others.

Ok, now to what this blog is truly about, edible art!  To me it is such a delight to work for clients that know what they want.  Last year I had the pleasure of making this client son's Little Monster 1st birthday cake and goodies. Now he was turning two and although she was doing something small in comparison to the previous year, she still wanted nice looking elements and a specific cake design to make her little boy's day special, and I was happy to oblige. She sent me pictures of what she wanted and a cake that if I'm not mistaken is a  Martha Stewart design that I replicated. The cake was Chocolate with banana cream filling, frosted in milk chocolate buttercream. Cookies were vanilla flavor.  The cake pops were brownie with chocolate fudge cream and covered in milk chocolate.

How she set up the table.  Love the simplicity and colors!

Happy chocolate and banana cream Monkey cake
Vanilla flavor banana sugar cookies
Adorable monkey sugar cookies that were given as party favors
Brownie Monkey cake pops

Thank you for looking!!!!

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