Monday, January 17, 2011

Cakes

The weekend before Christmas I had a lot of cake orders.  Sadly I also had the worse cake experience of my life.  I knew when I got the request for the order that I was really busy and really didn't have time to do it, but I also hate to tell people no, so I said I could take the order.  It was just for am 8in Transformers cake and 25 cupcakes, but it was enough to send me over the edge.
I started the week out well, baked the cakes, made the fondant and then it  happened.... we all got strep throat.  I called the client to let her know, but she still wanted the cake so I set out to get it decorated, but everything possible went wrong.  I had to take everyone to the doctor, then had to get the prescriptions filled and that ended up taking a few hours and 5 trips to Walgreens.  By the time the client came for the cake and cupcakes my once clean kitchen looked like a bomb had gone off, and Bryce had crawled through the kitchen emptying the contents of all the lower cabinets onto the floor.  I don't even want to know what she thought of the mess.  It was just so horrible and embarrassing, but I had done all I could do.  I truly hope I don't ever go through something like that again.  The cake was doomed form the beginning, I didn't ever get a clear vision and I think I added to much powdered sugar to the fondant because it was a little dry.  It was just a bad cake day.  My husband reassured me that the cake looked really good, but you know when you have one thing in your mind and it is just not turning out that way you thought it would.  So many things went wrong I didn't even get a picture of the cake before it was gone.
After they left I felt horrible, but I still had one more cake to do, so I cleaned up the kitchen and got to work.
This one turned out just as I had pictured it.


The week after Christmas I had another cake to do, but this time I knew the "client" would love it.


Thats right my baby Bryce turned 1!   We had a huge game night party for him so of course he needed a Candyland cake.



I think you could say he liked it.


I gave him the top yellow tier and the "castle" on top.  The top layers where confetti cheesecake cake and I used applesauce instead of oil to make it a little more baby friendly.  The bottom tier was triple chocolate cake with a candy cane butter cream.  Yummy!

11 comments:

  1. That candyland cake is AMAZING and look at his face! Love it!

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  2. Beautiful! Sorry about your bad experience, but after seeing these two, I am sure the Transformers one was amazing, too.

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  3. Both cakes were so fun and appreciated! Brycey was beyond excited and so cute.

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  4. You made that gorgeous Candy Land cake for your 1 year old. That post seriously made me cry, especially after the long story about the bad cake day (seriously, if that client needed a Transformers cake + 25 cupcakes, I really think that the mess in her house AFTER her party is going to be as bad as your mess in your kitchen that day...she will get over it!). Anyway, that Candy Land cake is the prettiest cake I've ever seen and the fact that you made something that amazing for your own kid is so, so sweet!

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  5. Adorable both the cake and the baby! :)

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  6. That' cake was amazing, good job! I helped make my daughter's cake last year but this year I'm on my own. I hope mine turns out as great as yours did!

    Anna
    askannamoseley.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow wow wow! That is one amazing cake!

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  8. Yummy cake, sweet baby! So much love went in to making that cake and it shows. :) Found you via a little lovely and happy to be a new follower. Please consider linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S., it's open til Tues. evening.

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  9. Thanks for linking up at my blog bash K.I.S.S=Keep It Simple Sunday, I appreciate your creativity.

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  10. I'm a new follower (after seeing your green family art and aqua lamps) and now my jaw is on the floor after seeing your cakes! Amazing!

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  11. I don't see anything wrong with the cakes you are baking. They all have a good presentation and I'm sure that the taste is absolutely good too. The living evidence is the smile of the little boy after tasting your cake.

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