This past year flew by and was an amazing year for my business. I saw my business grow into something I never thought possible and I have all of you to thank for that. For those of you that have ordered cakes, thank you for your business and I hope you enjoyed your cakes as much as I enjoyed making them for you. For those who have referred your friends, thank you also. It is one of the greatest complements you can give.
The last week of 2010 was very busy for me. Not only was I trying to recover from all of the Christmas festivites and the tornado of wrapping paper and new toys for my kids, but my husband and I were still trying to finish remodeling our new house. In between all of that, I also had 3 cakes due! Thankfully I made it through the week and managed to take down all of the Christmas decorations, get some work done on our new house, and get these cakes out the door:)
Here's to an amazing 2011! I hope you all have an amazing year and I hope you are able to achieve your resolution goals. As long as that doesn't include cutting out cake;)
This wedding cake was my first rainy day delivery. We don't much of that stuff here in AZ, but on this day it decided to rain all day long. Given that cake and water don't mix very well, I was a little nervous. Thankfully, this cake was referred by some friends who happened to also be attending the wedding and they graciously agreed to help me carry the cake to its table and hold umbrellas to keep it safe. We made it without anyone slipping and with only a few drops landing on the cake. All in all, a great success. The bottom tier and side cake (not shown) were chocolate with Bavarian cream filling. The next tier was red velvet with cream cheese frosting, and the top two tiers were vanilla with raspberry filling.
The client who ordered this cake held a huge surprise birthday party for her husband on New Year's Eve. She wanted the cake to tell a story of his life. The story began with how he was from France and came to the United States to continue his education, but fell in love with his American wife while they were working at Epcot Center. The top tier had a cutout in the shape of Minnesota where they lived for several years and had their children. He always calles his wife and daughters his 3 girls, and they wanted that incorporated in the cake with the laptop (he's a computer programmer) as well as 3 snowflakes (representing MN) and 3 cactus (representing AZ) plus a cutout of the state of Arizona. To top it off, the Eiffel Tower to signify his Parisian background with a shimmery "40". The bottom tier was chocolate with chocolate buttercream filling. The top tier was chocolate with almond cream filling. Yum!
This cake was for a friend's son who was turing 2. He loves Thomas the Train and she wanted this cake to go with his Thomas themed party. The yell he let out when he saw the cake was too cute for words. For the kids (and kids at heart), the bottom tier was marble with Oreo buttercream. For the grownups, the top tier was carrot with cream cheese frosting.