Here were the scrumptious offerings for this Valentines Day:
|Chocolate decadence with caramel, pecans, and caramel swiss buttercream (my favorite)|
|Vanilla cake with strawberry buttercream and white chocolate dipped strawberries.|
|Chocolate cake with raspberry filling and covered with chocolate ganache...|
|And... the cookie! Heart shaped for your sweet heart...|
What I hadn't planned for was this... On top of the Valentine orders, I ended up with additional orders of three pies and six.. yes SIX birthday cakes. Two of the cakes were simple round cakes with borders and "happy birthday" written on them... easy peasy... the other four... not so much. I felt like I was up to the challenge so I carefully scheduled my time and planned accordingly...
Here are the results...
|3-D Fire Hydrant Cake... complete with |
Dalmatian and fire hose!
|Minecraft... so many squares... so little time...|
|Personal Favorite since the technique was an experiment...|
tie- dye effect with buttercream....
|I think the "groovy" dancing silhouettes were the perfect touch for this Disco/70's themed cake!|
|One of the "simple" cakes.... lemon cake with raspberry filling and lemon buttercream (yum!)... took advantage of the opportunity to practice some scroll work on the side of the cake...|
|Rose covered cake for a precious 15 year old girl.... love the elegance and simplicity of this design...|
Whew! I am beat... but it was a good week. Now... on to the next cake.... or "cakes" rather... and cookies... oh my!