My boss had a partial case left of these half-round containers sitting in the back, and challenged me to think of a way to use them. So I came up with these! Eight-inch round cakes cut in half and decorated as citrus fruits or watermelon. My next batch will probably include pink grapefruit.
I recently bought a new camera so I am giving away my nikon d3100
- you don’t have to follow me
- I will ship to anywhere!
- I will pick someone at random
I will pick the winner on the 27th June, good luck! :)
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Jesus Christ i want it so much
GROANS LOUDLY I NEED A NEW CAMERA HHHH
I SMASHED MY CAMERA UP BY ACCIDENT THIS WOULD BE A GODSEND
These are my inspiration for my next display wedding cake or two. None of these are very difficult designs, and not terribly time-consuming, which equals lower in price. I’m always trying to find designs that are more feasible for my clients, both in design and price, and these are pretty popular right now.
While on the unfortunate topic of stolen art, I suppose I’ll go ahead and ask a 4th of July favor. If you see fireworks with Lackadaisy art on the packaging, please don’t buy it. The art is stolen - no less than 7 different paintings. I’ve known about this for about a year, but so far all attempts…
Navy delphinium and grey wedding cake.
This cake was almost destroyed. I was shifting the second-smallest tier to get it centered when I slipped. I was standing on a bucket (I’m short) to get a better view, when I pushed the cake too hard, and the whole thing started to slip off the turntable and I fell off the bucket! Thankfully my boss was standing next to me when it happened, and he helped catch the cake. It was fixable… hopefully you can’t even tell where the chunk of cake fell off…. I can tell but I made it!
The flowers are gumpaste; some handmade, some premade, all airbrushed to custom colors. Not shown are two full sheets, simply decorated, to match.
On a side note, I was going to put a navy border on the bottom of each tier but decided against it. It had so much food coloring in it, nobody would want to eat it and stain their teeth. My concern was justified when the mother of the bride stopped by to see the cake. She said they had navy icing on the rehearsal cake, and everyone’s mouth was blue; so she was happy I went with the grey ribbon. :)
Salvaged wedding cake! You gotta read this story folks….
I had three wedding cakes today, and already had overtime; therefore, I was supposed to leave early. So I was about to walk out the door when the other decorator took a phone call, and I could just see her facial expression change from casual to “oh shit”. A gentleman was calling us because he picked up a wedding cake for his son at our sister store… and then dropped it on the way to the reception site. He called the sister store, but their decorators had already left for the day, and the wedding was in three hours. So he called us. After a little deliberation, we decided if he could bring it in asap, we would do what we could to save it. So much for leaving early!
When the damaged cake arrived 15 minutes later, the top tier was almost halfway smashed to bits, and the bottom tier was salvageable, but just barely. The father was very nice and apologetic, and said he’d pay whatever to get it fixed. He also mentioned in passing that there were only two flowers, but not sure why. His wife was almost afraid to talk, she was so nervous about he cake! The other decorator and I removed the top tier, scraped the icing off the bottom tier, set a new support structure, and worked on recreating the top tier. Upon removing the icing of the top tier, we noticed how uneven the cake was cut (see bottom photo)! We had to cut new cake and make an entirely new top tier. I washed and dried the ribbon since we didn’t have ribbon that matched the icing, and the other decorator worked on airbrushing two new briar roses and retouching the original two (which didn’t match in color to begin with). In about 20 minutes, we had it reconstructed as close in design to the original as we could get.
When we were done, I decided to charge $20 for 20 minutes of work since they were so polite. When they returned, they were sooo grateful. The mother finally looked more relaxed, and told us we were life savers. After seeing we only charged $20, especially when we were supposed to be off work already, the guy tipped us both $20 and insisted we keep it. :3 I emailed my boss when I got home to tell him why we went over hours this evening, and he said he was very proud of us to take care of the customer even though we had overtime and it wasn’t even our problem to begin with. Yay!
I was happy to save someone’s wedding day, and even more happy to get such a nice guy out of trouble with his son!
Wheel of Fortune proposal cake.
OMG the cuteness of this cake order about killed me!!! The wheel is an edible image, and everything else in in buttercream.