Tuesday, October 25, 2011

CDOT 28th annual cake show

It's been a while since I posted anything, but I have been a busy little bee with a few competitions and working. This month the CDOT Cake Show was held and I finally made up my mind at the last minute what all I would be entering. I decided to enter a tiered cake since I had some practice dummies already fondanted, and two tastings(ultimate carrot cake and Browned Butter Pumpkin Stout Bundt cake). I received 3rd on my tiered cake, 2nd on my carrot, and honorable mention on my bundt cake.

Until next time

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Recent cakes

Chocolate Banana cake with Espresso Buttercream

Browned Butter Pumpkin Stout Bundt

Pina Colada cake with airbrush

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Cake Decorators of Tidewater

This will definitely not be a long post. All I want to do is tell the readers that come across my page that the Cake Deorators of Tidewater page is up and the info for the cake show is ready. Yayyyyy!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

NCACS 2011

I have entered our local cake show two times and decided that this year I would do the NCACS Wedding Competition . The last time I went to a large show was when this show was part of the Westminster Cake show in Maryland in 2008. Every year I said I would go back and yet every year passed by without me being there. Not this year! This year pure determination set in and Annandale/Fairfax here I came. The couple to receive the "cakes" were having a "Simple, Yet Elegant" wedding, but I have never been known to do anything simple. I had to play to the artsy side of the couple and act as though the cake was an art gallery ready for viewing. The board was covered with fondant and made to look like hardwood flooring. The cake shapes were diamonds(bottom 2) and round(top 2). This was my first time making cymbidium orchids, peonies, and calla lilies. I must say that even though they weren't the greatest, I was still proud of them. I watch lots of HGTV and because I can't paint my own walls, this cake became an interior design for me. It really cured that itch. I had a blast at the show and am already planning next years venture. If you get a chance check out the site and as soon as the rules are posted ENTER. If you don't want to enter, but still want to be a part of the show, they are always looking for volunteers.
Look below. Yes, that's Norman of The Sweet Life posing for his close ups, lol. I took his Running a Business class at the show and he is just hilarious. He's a cool and down to earth man that's willing to help you if you need it.

Thanks for looking....

Saturday, February 19, 2011

New cakes

Transformers, robots in disguise...

These cars cakes were for my friend's son whose room is completely cars theme. The first cake was for the immediate family and today she had a party which is what the larger cake and smash cake were for.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

It's been so long

As a child, my parents had friends that would watch my siblings and I on different occasions. This cake is for one such friend. We have known the birthday girl since we were knee high to a grasshopper, so when her daughter asked me to make a cake to celebrate her day, I jumped on it. The mother is a very funny lady and she loves to dance, among other activities.

The color scheme was red, white, black, and silver. Music notes were requested by the daughter, and I decided a stick figure dancing would play to the mother's fun side. Even though the cake looks huge, it's only a 6"/8" tiered cake.


Saturday, January 8, 2011

A few new cakes/cupcakes

I love these colors, because they are so girly and remind me of spring. After all this cold weather and snow to go along with it, I am looking forward to the change in seasons.