Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Yoda Cake- Susan St Hilaire-Robby Messer Aug 29 Cedar Key

Yoda was Robby's request...in fact he even gave me a picture of another yoda cake for an example  and it was a hit. Susan sent me a note afterwards she had someone dress in a Darth Vader costume to cut the cake- can't wait to see that video.. (that is scary that I can actually spell Darth Vader-yes I love sci fi)  Susan said it was hysterical seeing Robby munching out on Yoda's ear.

The Secrets to Ms Debbie's great tasting cakes

YES!  that is right, it is my Ms Gail, my baker...   and
YES, she is a "honey bee", and that is why our cakes taste so great....
she has that magic touch.... or should I more simply say... "she's touched"
You can not argue that we do not have fun around here..
We love you Gail and thank you for that much needed LOL that I needed that day...
and she made this costume herself too.  

Monday, October 26, 2009

Burton theme Halloween Birthday Cake

What fun this cake was...  Michele's 40th Birthday and she loves Burton's films.   Notice the coffin sliding down hill...   and the tombstone.  everything on this cake was edible, including the dead tree..  made of chocolate fondant.. tootsie roll fanatics would love this one..  cake choices was the key lime cake with white chocolate cream cheese and a vanilla chiffon with white chocolate mouse

Turner-Brotherton Oct 24

Fall is here even if the temperatures do not show it yet...  I love working with the fall colors and for Betty Jo & Michael's cake we made sugar flowers in the golds & oranges of the "circus rose" and the coreopsis and mingled in amongst the sugar flowers were various chess pieces made of dark & white chocolate.  YUM...  the flowers and the chess pieces cascaded down the side of the buttercream iced cake with a queen & king pair crowing the top.  Their cake flavors were vanilla chiffon with raspberry filling and chocolate velvet with chocolate ganache.  I enjoyed the table arrangements of various chess boards.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Super Big Sloppy Sweet Thank You to my party pals.

In case I have not mentioned it lately, (HA), our private event, "Say it Sweelty" is finally here..  And it simply gets sweeter and sweeter every time.   I will have photos coming soon to show all the fun we have had. But I want to take a few minutes to people and companies that are helping to make this such a sweet success.
Angela for A`vie helped me book the elegant Plantation Hall in Haile Village.  Angela along with Amy and her other lovely young ladies will be greeting our guest at the door providing them with guidance and menus. They will be happy to answer any wedding & party planner questions that one may have.   Susan Minter from Event Divas will be furnishing floral arrangements for our table center pieces and I can not wait to see what she comes up with this time.  Many of you will remember Susan-she the feather boa lady...  and also thanks to Susan she has arranged with Party Time Rentals for the beautiful linens for the quest tables.  Party Time was gracious enough to furnish these linens to us for this event. Ann Marie from Party Time will be on hand to answer any rental questions.  I was delighted to have Leah & her high energy group from Celebrations Catering agree to join us for the evening and furnish some of her fabulous savories for the evening.  We tend to sugar rush everyone so it is great to have items like "hot spinach artichoke dip", "paid thai noodle salad", "asian ginger meatballs" & "teriyaki chicken stuffed cucumber cups"... my mouth is already watering. Kristen & Paul from Footstone Photography will be taking some great shots for my scrapbook and website and will be happy to answer any of your photography questions & portfolio for you to .  "he is the tall cutie pie with the camera".  Edward and Adrienne from Duo Cellissimo will be enchanting us for the evening with the elegant and classic sounds of their cellos, what more could you ask for.   Oh yes, Tim Dickert from Open Show Video, Tim will be making a short video for me and will have a video of his past work on hand for you to watch.  "he will be the one with a video camera and oh-the dreamy eyes"....   and not to forget the "behind the scenes group" my sweet family, friends and staff.   I do not know what I would do with out my core three... Ken aka "Mr Debbie" -my husband running every errand and delivery I can throw at him, keeping up with me and dealing with my last minute frantics of "OMG-I FORGOT...", and my mom- Ms Rose- who will not be able to be here with us this year but she was able to help make so many of the wonderful chocolate treats... She is my chocolatier (sorta like a mouskateer but different)-"thanks mom-gonna miss ya" and last but SOOO not least, my friend and baker Ms Gail, where does all that energy come from in such a little package... Gail has been with me for hours on end this past week.. I would not do this without her.. and also joining us for the evening, Ms Judy... a great friend and co-decorator-she is the only person I will allow to decorate one of my cakes when I need the extra hands, I wish she was with me all the time, she will be assist in answering cake decorating ???s .  Ms Cindy another sweet pal from Happily Ever After Events from Chiefland and Ms Holly a young working mom, both who have agreed to work for "cake" and will be helping us cut and serve cake..  I do not think I have forgotten any one..  but again thank you to all and please remember to "Say it Sweetly"

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Meredith Dudley & Jacob Farmer at Turkey Creek Country Club Oct 10

I met Meredith for the first time at our "Say it Sweetly" in February, 2009.  I did not meet Jacob until apx. a month before the wedding when we finalized all our details for their cake design.  Meredith was another bride who had brought in a sketch of a cake she envisioned.  I am going to have to start scanning these drawings to include a photo next to the final cake photo, another great idea from the bride herself...  KUDOS Meredith.

A 3 tier hexagon cake iced in buttercream with the quilted effect on all 3 tiers (another first), navy ribbon and navy pearls along with a fancy script monogram in a blue on a oval sugar plaque. The 2 jade roses I made of sugar in a greenish-yellow.   We delivered the cake to the Turkey Creek Country Club where Chef Peter White from Chef Brothers Catering had a table ready for set up.  Meredith and Jacob's cake choices were red velvet with white chocolate cream cheese filling and light vanilla chiffon with white chocolate mousse filling... it was a weekend for red velvet.   My photography is not so great sorry for poor photo... need to find her photographer...

Bren Sheppard & Garrett Schultz Oct 10 Cedar Key

So enjoy working with Bren and Garrett.  Their theme was "A Perfect Pair" and the room was filled with warm chocolate browns and pear greens which included pears in the center pieces.  All the roses, mini pears, vines and leaves were made of sugar and edible. We delivered the cake to the Cedar Key Community Center  which has a nice large room and a prep kitchen.   Eric Redmond, pianist played for Bren & Garrett at their ceremony.  The cakes were a light vanilla chiffon with a raspberry filling and red velvet with white chocolate cream cheese filling, with a buttercream/fondant icing.   mmmm yum

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Chloe Smith & Brent Richards Oct 3 @ Sweetwater

Chloe was a delight to work with and when she booked a full year in advance we knew she had plenty of time to design the perfect cake..... well about 3 weeks before her wedding... we were running out of time.. and here she goes...  she had designed her own cake.. she sent me a pencil drawing of a cake with a specific look in mind.  As many wedding cakes that I have created over the last 18 years, it delights me when a bride selects or in this case designs a cake that I have not created yet..   it was beautiful and it even looked better in front of the mirror at Sweetwater Branch Inn  http://www.sweetwaterinn.com.  She selected my moist light vanilla chiffon cake with one having a strawberry filling and the other an amaretto filling.  Thank you Chloe for allowing me to create this beauty.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Night of Tasting

Only 8 days away to our "Say it Sweetly" a night of tasting..  
This is the 3rd of a semi annual event where we offer our clients our complete line of standard cake flavors and fillings along with many of our various cookies and chocolates..  
Just to get your sweet tooth going...  there will be chocolate peanut butter cheesecake truffles and white chocolate raspberry cheesecake truffle (REAL TRUFFLES not cake balls) and our infamous Triple Fudge Brownie Bits, our mysterious Heaven in your Mouth Brownie Bits, our Too Yummy Sugar cookies along with at least 12 cake flavors including our Red Velvet, Key Lime, Orange Cream, Strawberry, Lemon, Almond, Chocolate Hazelnut and soo much more and 20 different fillings including White Chocolate cream cheese, Chocolate ganache, Raspberry, Strawberry, Lemon Curd...... OK? ARE YOU HUNGRY NOW...  

Also joining us this year will be planning tips with Angela for A`vie,  florals from Event Divas, savory appetizers from Celebrations, linens from Party Time, enchanting music from Duo Cellissimo,  photography from Footstone, videography from Open Show

please check our our show page for more information and to request an e-vite... it is open by invitation only...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Gainesville Bridal Expo by Jay's Bridal

I so love the Phillip's Center and the Gainesville Bridal Expo on Sept 27 was no exception.   The rain kept it's distance and the bride's arrived anxious for a great event.  Set up seemed to go so quick and easy, the girls and I actually had time to run and grad a cup of joe.   Paul is always so helpful and all the wedding vendors had set up great booths and brides were excited.     We look forward to the next one in Jan 2010..