Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A new light vanilla cake, with a delicate and fluffy texture. A layer of smooth lemon curd in the middle. Frosted in a lemon infused vanilla buttercream and generously coated in flaked coconut.

I made this for a dear friend as she hosted a luncheon with a few of her friends. I may need to make another one for myself. A yummy way to celebrate Spring!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Be Our Guest!

"Be our guest, be our guest, put our service to the test!" I hummed this little tune from Beauty and the Beast as I created a very special Princess Belle cake for a little princess I know. The family who ordered the cake will be moving out of the area and has had a very big impact on the church I attend. They selflessly serve others and give so much of their time and energy. They also have the best attitudes. It is a joy to be around people like that. They will be missed!

Their little girl, Kaylee, was turning four and I was excited to get the call to create a special cake for her birthday.

Here is the result:

Belle's dress is made of cake and fondant. She is standing on a square vanilla cake with vanilla pastry creme. The little characters around her are all made of fondant and gum paste. Their features were drawn on with food coloring so that they are completely edible. I loved creating these!

Happy Birthday, Kaylee! We will miss you and your family!