Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Nicole Scott & Scott Thomas December 20 at Sweetwater Branch Inn

 Black linen, with dark red napkins and high and low black iron vases with black magic roses furnished by Thompson's Flower Shop from High Springs.. the room was stunning at Sweetwater Branch Inn...  This black Damask cake was the perfect choice along with the cascade of black magic roses.  I have been working with Nicole for the last 9 months with little changes on the cake design.  The silver cake plateau was furnished by Sweetwater.  Her cake flavors were a chocolate velvet with the white chocolate cream cheese filling and a vanilla chiffon with the amaretto cream filling.  They selected their cake and filling choices after our last "Say it Sweetly" a night of tasting in October.  We have another cake tasting night coming in February, request your evite early.

Poker Grooms Cake

Nicole surprised Scott with this poker grooms cake for rehearsal dinner complete with a tier of his favorite cake German Chocolate cake with coconut pecan filling.  The poker chips and the card topper are all edible.   What fun we had.  The second tier was a strawberry cake with strawberry cream cheese filling... 

Congrats UF Grads December 2009

This was one of my favorite graduations cakes this week... for a few reasons..  I did Amelia & Douglas's wedding cake 2+ years ago, their baby shower cake and birthday cakes...  I feel like one of the family now.. It was Amelia's idea to add little UFs around the cake... love it going to be a hit for future cakes. Another interesting fact about this cake, they love my chocolate velvet cake with raspberry filling and the chocolate ganache icing, but for design reasons chocolate icing is not always the easiest to work with.  So several cakes ago we tried the chocolate ganache under the fondant rather than a butter cream icing.   And except for a little messier during application of the fondant it worked great...  so now it is their first choice for cake. Also the top tier was a coconut cake with pineapple filling... ooooh

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sandra Scott & Alfred Camps December 12, Paramount Plaza Resort

Sandra wanted a not so traditional buttercream iced cake and needed to serve over 250 quest.  This beauty served  300 and this fountain set up is rarely seen. This was the first time I create this cake with the Bible cake in front, typically it has a large 18" 1/2 round in the front. But for this couple the Bible cake along with their selected verse and names was a much better choice.  Cake flavors were chocolate velvet w/ chocolate ganache, vanilla chiffon with bavarian cream, vanilla chiffon with strawberry, and red velvet with white chocolate cream cheese.

Snowflake Office Party Cake

Love snowflakes....   
Chrissy selected a snowflake cake for her companies office party..  this buttercream iced cake served 65 complete with edible snowflakes.   Chocolate velvet cake with chocolate ganache, Vanilla chiffon with white chocolate cream cheese  

Garden Party in December

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Crunch Candy

CHIRSTMAS CRUNCH or also know as peppermint crunch..   This is a family favorite.   I use a high quality Belgian white chocolate and only a solid red and green peppermint hard candy crunch and not broken up peppermint candies...   It makes all the difference in the flavor and the look of this festive candy..   Available in 1/4# or 1# bags or in a bulk bag of 5#s for yourto divide up and package to your needs.   Lots of other crunches and chocolates.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Snowflake Winter Wonderland Wedding Cake

Edible snowflake for cakes are one of my favorites...  the photos just do not show the shimmery, glittery ice like beauty of these cakes.(goes to show why you need a professional photographer).  Created for Brenda Morris and David Milan married in Steinhatchee on Saturday Dec  5.  Brenda's cake choices were a seasonal red velvet cake with white chocolate cream cheese filling and a spice cake with pineapple cream cheese filling, covered in buttercream and fondant icing.   Also spray of sugar snowflakes behind the brides clear ice-like topper was just perfect.   

And finishing off her wedding sweets we created  white chocolate snowflake bites boxed in a clear truffle box with silver ribbon.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

My Shoppes' Holiday Window

Gail and I just finished the showroom street side window and we love it..  More Photos  click and see more photos of what we have done.. 
Have a great holiday and be "sweet"

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"There is a Snowman in my kitchen" after a brief holiday, I return to find there has been a Snowman in my kitchen and he has been very busy..... all kinds of holiday sweets. Cakes, Cookies and Chocolates....... and he is not finished yet... Watch for photos tomorrow. Off this morning to decorate my showroom window in time for Newberry's Festival of Lights on Thursday.. a parade also.. love small towns.             here's a peak