Sunday, December 30, 2012

Spider-man + Gluten free Cinammon Cake

Jet is the son of the amazing and talented Ivy of The Garage by Ivy Florals.  One of her daughters is now gluten free and the entire family supports her by eating gluten free.  I admire her for taking this bold step to support her little one.  So many people don't realize that being gluten free can be very easy once you've learned the basics of cooking this way.

Anyway, Jet loves cinnamon rolls, and is not a big cake fan, so we decided to do something different for his 7th birthday and surprise him with a gluten free cinnamon roll cake.  Filled with lots of warm cinnamon flavor and vanilla bean Italian butter cream, and a theme that was sure to delight him...his favorite Spider-man!

All edible (except the wires for the signs, the spider-man logo and letters are all hand cut from fondant.  The web is royal icing and the signs are gumpaste.

Vintage Rosette Cake + Happy New Year

happy New Year!  Well, almost!  As the New Year draws near, I felt the need to finally separate the bakery blog and the event design blog.  So moving forward, this blog will feature everything coming and going at the bakery. 

I thought I would start off with this ruffly little birthday cake for an 85th birthday recently celebrated at Citizen Public House in Old Town Scottsdale.  The vintage colors and style were my choice, as the client left it all up to me.  The cake was gluten free vanilla bean with classic vanilla bean butter cream, Italian BC as always.

I had seen the multicolor rosettes featured on a lot of cakes this year and decided to give it a try.  I love the way the apricot, caramel and white looked swirled together, it really gave the rosettes a lot more dimension than just one color.  Little pearls and classic roses on top gave it a vintage feel, so when I finished the plaque, I decided to "antique" it with some pearl dust.  Definitely one of my favorite cakes from 2012.  And coincidentally, my last. 

Looking forward to 2013, some new challenges, and a lot more cake!