Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Royal Wedding Cake News!

All eyes are turning to England as William and Kate will soon tie the knot. I have been enamored by English Royalty and naturally was quite interested in hearing what cake the heir to the throne and his bride to be will choose. I can't imagine being the baker who will have the overwhelming job of creating the cake for the future king and queen of England. The news is out that famed Fiona Cairns bakery of London will have the honor. I've already scoped out the Fiona Cairns web site and was delighted. I'm sure their server is under threat of crashing as the eyes of the world turn to London and are surfing the internet on the hunt for any news on the details of the wedding of the decade.

News reports have Kate choosing traditional fruit cake, soaked and aged in brandy. I'm not a fruitcake fan, but bravo to Kate for keeping up with tradition. That is sure to please her future grandmother in law.

Prince William on the other hand, has chosen a cookie cake. I'm not sure what that is yet but I am sooo intrigued. I'm wondering if an English Cookie Cake will one day be a Frosted menu offering. ;)


Friday, March 25, 2011

Just peachy...

I have never been fond of peach. Something about the color reminded me of an old lady. I learned to love the flavor however, on many an adventure in baking. This season, peach is making a come back with the modern day bride. Interestingly enough, it is often appearing at the vintage themed weddings (further proof that my original assesment of peach being old fashioned was correct). However, surprisingly, I am IN LOVE with what I am seeing. If this is fashion's translation of modern-vintage... bring it ON!!

Brides can now step out of the traditional 'white' into a pale peach dress in organza, silk or chiffon.

* Both dresses above, are Vera Wang, wedding collection.

Or perhaps put bridesmaids in peach.

Hey, if it's good enough for J-lo...

This is one dress, worn several different ways:

*available at

Now, what to do with a cake in peach? hmmm...
More to follow on that one. ;)


Sunday, March 6, 2011

How booout.... CUPCAKE!

I loved this when I saw it on AFV. :)

Here's a sequel I found on youtube:

It's so funny how she goes to Pumpkin Pie for just a minute. I even think the Mom has her distracted and talking about bedtime, but at the end she starts chanting in a low whisper... "cupcake, cupcake"!

Love this!

hmmm... time to make some cupcakes!
- Julie