Birthday Cakes

Winterland Birthday

Winter Birthday Cake
Snow, Snowflakes, Snowballs and Cocoa

 

 With its delicate 4” and 6” tiers of Chocolate Cake filled with Chocolate Buttercream. this cake tastes as rich as a mug of hot cocoa. 

Winter Birthday Cake
Snowflake Cake Topper

 Snowflakes circle the Birthday number, creating a wintry wonderland cake topper.

Pastel Fondant Cookies
Snowflake Cookies

 The snowflake cookies covered in pastel fondant were designed for  Lady Win’s coordinating tea party.  Happy 3rd Birthday!

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Scarlet Letter to 3D Owl Cakes

Cake designing—without a degree—makes about as much sense as pursuing a master’s in a subject you are terrible at such as English, yet both have been my life path and passion.

The turning point was when I promised a friend I would do a cake for her event, and I wanted to surprise her with something spectacular like a 3D cake–even though I had never made a 3D anything.

I passionately faced a stack of un-iced cake layers. It was the same as facing blank pages during my academic perils, but instead of struggling to come up with a thesis, I was striving to come up with a recognizable design.

With desperate optimism, I said to the cake stack, “Look here, at the end of this night you are either going to be a discernible owl, and I’m going to call myself a baker or you are going to be one hot mess of icing and crumbs, and I am going to have to rethink this thing.”

Shortly after midnight, Oliver the Transvestite Owl emerged from a confectionary rubble—not as menacing as the mascot he was supposed to be replicating but he/she was chic and trendy.

If those Ivy League professors could’ve seen me talking thesis trash at 3:00 AM to a transvestite owl— damned they’d have been proud.

 

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    Oliver, the Transvestite Owl

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    The cake stack that decided my future

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