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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

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Thanksgiving Cake

14 Dec

 

Here is our dessert feast from Thanksgiving!  We tried some new techniques on this cake.  Some worked and some didn’t…see it all in the video!

The flavors are:

Ginger Snap Cake with Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling

Lemon yogurt Cake with Apple Compote Filling

Pecan Pound Cake with Pecan Pie Filling

Strang Days With Bob Saget, Cornell Frat

7 Dec

Tonight is the night!  If you’ve been reading the blog for a while you’ll remember that last spring we made a cake for a Cornell Frat who was hosting Bob Saget as part of his new show.  The show Strange Days with Bob Saget airs tonight on A&E.  Check it out!  Hopefully our cake makes an appearance.

Bob Saget

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!

Ace of Cakes Canceled

20 Nov

Ace of Cakes Canceled

It was announced yesterday, November 19,2010 that Ace of Cakes on Food Network will be canceled after its 10th season.   For more details on the story you can read this article.

 

I was so sad to hear this news.  The article says that Food Network is not dropping Duff, just the show.  So hopefully there is something even better in store for us.  I just feel like Ace of Cakes is the best cake show out there.  They don’t create drama, purposefully drop cakes, or scream at each other for the cameras.  They just make really cool cakes.  Charm City looks like one of the best places to work.  I am not just saying that because I am a cake person.  Duff has really created a great environment where is employees can grow and test their boundaries in their craft.  That is something that can transcend beyond cakes and just makes Duff a good boss.  If Duff wanted to move on from cakes he could write a book or give small business seminars on work place dynamics.

I guess the one thing that I don’t like about Charm City Cakes is that they very quickly turn to non-edible items before exhausting all edible possibilities.  At least the editing makes it seam that way.  But they make people happy and the cakes look awesome!

Well I am sad that we won’t get to see the daily happenings of Charm City Cakes anymore but hopefully Food Network won’t let us down.  Please give us something with Duff that is even better!

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.

Cakeisode Three – Roller Skating/Cello

14 Sep

Cello Cake, Roller Skate Cake

Last month we made this cake for Dan’s friend’s son.  It was a big hit at his 12th birthday party.  The cakeisode features our journey making the cake and also about us finding out that I wasn’t selected for the Cake Boss Reality show.

The cake is chocolate cake with chocolate fudge filling.

P.S. I did NOT roller skate into the party carrying the cake like The Cake Boss did.  I am way to clumsy for that!

P.S.S.  I have never over slept for anything in my life!  When I say over slept, I gave myself three hours instead of four, when I really only needed two…

Enjoy the video.

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