Sunday, June 2, 2013
I was so excited to be able to once again make the cake and goodies for this client. She goes all out for her kids' birthday parties. I have had the priviledge of making sweets for her older son's first, second, and third birthdays,then her 2nd child's baby shower and now his first birthday. She is so creative and has such attention to details. Every party is a production worthy of being featured in a magazine. I am always eager to see the amazing things she comes up with to make her children's parties a unique and fun one for everyone invited! This cake is really a replica of a picture she sent me. I don't know who made this orginally, but I love the concept. I had done something similar to this for a nautical party I had for Valentines. The cake is al vanilla. The top layer is filled with a nutella filling and the bottom is guava. Talk about yummy!!!!!
It's incredible how things really come back! The Care Bears were a rage back in the 80's when they first started. I remember having a t-shirt as a teen. I loved them as well as My Little ponies and other cute cartoons of the time. When my client asked me to make a cake with this theme I was like, "The Care Bears? The ones with the picture on their bellies? Wow!" She sent me a picture of a cake that had these little furry creatures on them, and although the cake was nice and the bears cute, they did not look like the actual Care Bears, so I made it my mission to have mine resemble the real ones as much as possible and I think I succeeded! I had a blast making them. I find myself falling in love with modeling figurines. This cake is my moist Leelee's vanillabean cake with a refreshing citrus buttercream filling and covering, then topped with marshmallow fondant. Every single element on this cake is edible with the exception on the wire holding the clouds and hearts, obviously. Hopefully I get more orders of retro characters.
Well, school is almost over and with that moms always want to do something special for their little ones specially if they are graduating from kindergarten. What an achievement! This client that I have had the pleasure on making cakes for before contacted me and requested that I make her cupcakes for her son. She sent me some pictures of ideas, but expressed that she trusted and left it up to me. These cupcakes are vanilla with a simple vanilla buttercream. You really can't get to fancy with flavors for little ones. The simpler the better. I made the elements out of fondant that I stabalized with a bit of Tylose. I also used primary colored cupcake liners. My client loved the cupcakes and told me that the kids in her son's class did too. Yay!