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Christmas Cake

9 Feb

 

Snowman Cake

Better late than never right?  At least I’m posting it before Valentines day! 🙂

Things have been pretty slow on the cake front…I’ve been itching to make another cake soon, but I haven’t had an occasion to do so.  Maybe next week for Valentine’s Day I’ll make a small one.

Enjoy the Christmas Cake and the Cakeisode.

Snowman Cake, Christmas CakeSnowman Cake, Christmas Cake

Fondant Birthday Bow

22 Nov

This three tier fondant cake is the focus of our sixth cakeisode!

Fondant Bow

This cake was so much fun to make.  The birthday girl was VERY specific on everything from the design to the flavors.  The bottom tier is marble, the middle chocolate and the top golden vanilla.  The design is not my own.  They gave me a photo from a cake shop in Tacoma, WA called Celebrity Cake Studio.  The birthday girl and all her friends really loved the cake.  I wish I had my camera with me when I dropped it off to them!  Alas,  you’ll just have to listen to us describe it in the cakeisode…

Enjoy!

Cakeisode Four- Hot Tub Time

20 Sep

Hot Tub Cake, Man's Birthday Cake

Here is Dan’s birthday cake that I made for him.  It is also the subject of Cakeisode Four!  Dan worked so hard on getting that hot tub working and we love it.  I thought this was a cute way to pay him back and say Happy Birthday!  I hope you enjoy it.

Brides Needed

5 Aug

So I have not heard anything yet from the casting directors for the Cake Boss baking competition.  I hope I am still in consideration.  It has been almost two weeks since I’ve submitted my video.  I know I am being really impatient but I really want to be in the competition!

They did post this today on facebook.  If you are a bride in the NY/NJ area getting married in September have a look below.  Maybe if things work out, it’ll be me making your wedding cake! 😉

Casting Call

CALLING ALL BRIDES! ARE YOU GETTING MARRIED IN SEPTEMBER 2010? WOULD YOU LIKE AN EXTRA FREE WEDDING CAKE FOR YOUR BIG DAY & THE CHANCE TO BE FEATURED ON TLC’S NEW BAKING COMPETITION SHOW? IF SO, LET THE CAKE BOSS AND HIS NEW COMPETITION SHOW BAKERS MAKE YOU AN AMAZING WEDDING CAKE!

TLC & The Cake Boss are looking for outgoing, tell it like it is,
brides-to-be in the NJ or NY area. If YOU or SOMEONE you know wants an
amazing cake for their wedding email your story & photos to casting@highnoontv.com
ASAP!

They would be a featured guest on the show and they can already have a wedding cake (they’d just get another one for free). It would be like a Top Chef guest giving the bakers a challenge. We just need a bride with lots of personality! It should be really fun!

Cakeisode One – Meet the Cast

5 Aug

I’ll let the video do most of the talking for this post.  We’ve decided to give all of you a backstage pass to magic of Sweetie Cakes & Pies through a series of Cakeisodes.  Keep in mind that these are all being filmed with a flip and editing with Pinnacle Studio, so we’re not talking top of line here…  Also, we are fulling aware that we are dorks and yes, we have a lot of free time, we’re unemployed!

Enjoy the first official Cakeisode!

Lace Cake

2 Aug

Lace Cake

This cake is a design from a Colette Peter’s book. I bought the book about a year ago specifically to make this cake and just never got around to it. Thanks to being unemployed, I’ve finally found the time!  I’m also glad that I waited a year to do it so my skills were a little stronger.  It is a beautiful cake but took a lot of patience.  I would love to make this cake again and I think it would be beautiful as center pieces at a wedding or a cake for a baby shower or classy birthday party.  Piping is something that I really need practice with so that is another reason why this was a good cake to work on.  It didn’t turn out flawless, but I was pretty happy with it.

Ace Of Cake Fondant, Duff Fondant

The flavors are vanilla cake with an orange puree and chocolate orange filling.  Then it is covered in a Meringue buttercream and fondant.  The lace is made from royal icing.  Which for the most part I finally got the consistency right.  At first it was a little too stiff but I added some water and it worked out ok.  I still hate royal icing though…

I tried a new brand of fondant for this cake.  I noticed at the craft store that Duff, owner of Charm City Cakes and star of Ace of Cakes has come out with a line of cake supplies.  They have a lot of cool things from pans to cake tattoos to fondant.  I thought I would give his fondant a try.  When I first opened the fondant it seemed really hard and I thought I was going to be really disappointed, but I microwaved it for ten seconds and worked for a minute and it soften up very nicely.  The fondant was really easy to work with, it had a nice stretch and rolled out beautifully.  I had no trouble covering the cake with this fondant.  It tasted great too, very fresh and buttery.  Overall it is an excellent product.  What I didn’t like about it was the price!  It is way too expensive!  The fondant retails for $19.99 for two pounds.  Ten dollars a pound is crazy.  To put it in perspective, I can get Satin Ice, a professional grade fondant for about $2.00 a pound.   The only problem is I have to order it online.  If I didn’t have a 40% off coupon and money left on a gift card I don’t think I would have even tried it.  Even though it was a good product to work with, I won’t use it again because of the price.

Lace Cake

New Kitchen

13 Jul

Sweetie Cakes & Pies is all moved!  Dan was here for five weeks before me and the place looks amazing!  He really did a lot of work.  He even painted a mural on the wall of our den.  I’ll have to get a photo up of that sooner than later.

Anyways, I tested out the kitchen the other night.  This is just a small cake that I made for Dan’s mom.  It is strawberry shortcake, her favorite.  She loved it!

I hope in the next few weeks to be really back in the swing of things and revive Fat Friday and Make Up Mondays, along with a few new themed post.  Keep an eye out! 🙂

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