Monday, May 23, 2011

A Sugar Explosion Leads to Lack of Sleep

This past week taught me a valuable lesson... I'm NOT 20 anymore! What started as a relatively simple week quickly turned into chaos when I took a last minute Wedding Cake order, then got an order for 2 tasting cakes, and then got an order for some Truly Custom Crunch. Add to that the additional shopping trips necessary, the additional delivery, and routine research for upcoming cake orders and there were too few hours in the day.

It seemed like every time I took a step to accomplish something, three more things were added to the list and I kept getting further and further behind. Thankfully, the week ended successfully and all the orders went out on time and to some very happy customers. PFEW!

Sadly, it took me a whole 48 hours to recover from my Thursday - Saturday marathon with only 3.5 hours of sleep. I did learn a valuable lesson though. Do whatever is necessary NOT to pull all nighters!

So here are this week's cakes. The first one I'm going to show you is a Birthday Cake I did for my friend Joey. She wanted a cake for her son Boston who was turning three and the little girl next door who was turning two for their combined Toy Story Birthday/Block Party.

Joey gave me complete freedom to decorate the Toy Story Cake. After doing some research, I was really drawn to the idea of having the cake "dressed" as Woody and Jessie. With their Blue Jeans, Belt Buckle, Yellow Shirts with Red Accents, and of course the Cow Print! The Toys were purchased from a couple different local retailers. The hardest part of this cake was the number of stores I had to visit in order to find the characters I wanted to put on the cake. Apparently you are only supposed to be excited about Toy Story 3 right now which didn't really work with my desire to decorate with characters from the first two movies. Thankfully Walmart and Toys R Us came through!

And on the inside of this cake... White Almond Sour Cream Cake with chocolate covered strawberry filling. YUMMY!

And this is why I love my job SO MUCH! Look at the smile on Boston's face! Could he be any happier?!

This next cake is a Jungle Themed Baby Shower. It was inspired by a Jungle Shower cake I did last year. Apparently this new baby's Daddy's nickname is Giraffe or something like that. So having the Giraffe sticking out of the top of the cake had quite a bit of meaning for the expectant couple.

This is a Banana Chocolate Chip Cake with Whipped Chocolate Ganache Filling.

This is Wedding Cake I did for my friend Leslie of Reve Events & Concierge and Cricket Catering.

The Bride asked for a simple, buttercream iced cake, with celery green ribbon at the base of the tiers, and gumpaste gardenia flowers on top. I added some pearls, as well as a little rainbow disco dust and pearl spray to give the cake a little sheen and increase the romantic feel.

The flavors of this cake are White Almond Sour Cream Cake with Strawberry Filling and Double Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Filling.

This cake is from last weekend. Yep, running behind on blog posts. The cake was designed to coordinate with the invitations for the Baby Shower.

It is a Pound Cake with Chocolate Chip Filling. I had a lot of fun with textures on this cake.

And this one is a Sweet 16 Cake that I delivered to the Buck Hotel in Feasterville. Topsy Turvy Cakes are perfect for Teens because they convey motion, youth, energy, & fun. There's nothing boring about a topsy!

And last but not least, I made these Baby Shower Cookie Favors for a client. There were 60 total cookies. 30 were made with a dark chocolate cookie base and 30 with a vanilla cookie base. All were wrapped in cellophane and delivered to the venue ready to be arranged at each place setting for the shower guests.

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SweetThingsTO said...

wow - all your cakes turned out amazing. That pram is perfect!

Tammy said...

I love all the cakes! You have been a busy girl!