Friday, April 22, 2011

Royal Wedding Cake

I don't know about you...but I am excited to see what William and Kate's wedding cake will look like! Not to mention her dress, flowers, etc. I could really go on and on!

I do know a couple things about it the cake though: The cake, a traditional (for over there, not so much here) fruitcake, will be made by Fiona Cairns. What a lucky (but seriously stressed) lady!

It will be a tiered, towering beauty, with a cream and white palette, and decorated with sugar flowers! They will also be serving a chocolate groom's cake that will be made from a secret royal recipe. You can read more about it here and here.

Good luck, Mrs. Cairns!

Can't wait to see your creation!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Next Generation Decorator?

In the past I've talked about some youngsters that are making their way through the cake world. And I think I may have a budding artist on my hands as 3 year old daughter, Lily.

Here she is in a recent picture (after her first haircut, which she loved by the way...the lady cut and braided her hair, then added sparkles!).

She has always taken an interest when I'm working on cakes, from mixing the batter to frosting the cake to rolling out the fondant. I usually give her her own piece, which she plays with then makes it disappear into her little tummy!

But yesterday I caught her playing with hand sanitizer, making a row of blobs on top of our television. I asked her why she was doing it and she said she wanted to "decorate with frosting". After looking back at the mess, I thought she did a good job (had it actually been frosting). Piping is hard, and for a 3 year old, I thought the spacing and sizing wasn't too bad.

Not that I encourage her to destroy our electronics, but next time I'll make sure she has a decorating bag filled with icing and a proper place to use them instead!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Do You Know The Cupcake Girl?

If you know me, you know I spend 90% of my computer time on Cake Central (and you're probably tired of hearing about it), but you see, hear, and learn the most interesting things, not to mention people, there!

Earlier today I was browsing CC and came across this gum paste doll...

All meticulously hand molded, even the face. Pretty impressive, right?

Would you be even more impressed if I told you a 13 year old made it?

I know I was! Then I looked at the rest of her pictures and found her blog. Such a talented young lady! She has been baking for a long time and decorating for the past two years. Just amazing! Take a look yourself and see what you think.

I can only imagine what is in this girl's future.

I wish her the best of luck on her caking journey!

I'll be keeping an eye on your work!