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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Broadway Themed Celebration Cake

As I've been going through my past blogs I noticed I never posted about this one!  Probably because I was so busy at the time as this was a Christmas present for my sister.  I have a hard time at Christmas.  It's really kind of a pain shopping for people just for the sake of shopping, hoping you will stumble across something that's personal and won't break the bank.  My sister Avery helped me with my designs and tastings when we lived together in Montreal, and it had been ages since we had been together to celbrate a birthday of hers.  I figured why not give her a gift that's totally personal and from the heart.
She's a huge Broadway fanatic so the choice was pretty easy.  She's literally seen Wicked at least five times, possibly up to ten for Rock of Ages.  All the decor on the cake is edible, minus the posts used for the signage.  My favorite part is the city scape on the bottom tier.  I love the way it turned out...unfortuantely it's kinda easy to look past it since it's covered by a lot of decor. 
Avery didn't really appreciate it as much as I had hoped but a year and a half later and I don't regret my decision :)
I look forward to making another Broadway themed cake in the future.  There's just so much potential!!
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Hello Kitty Cake

41 blog posts in 2010.
36 blog posts in 2011.
2 blog posts in 2012...
And this is my first entry for 2013.
I guess it's safe to say I haven't given my business all the attention it requires.  The importance of blogging is pretty huge as search engines love them.  Just do an image search for a Abby Cadabby, Marvel Comics, or Tangled Tower Cake, and a Cake Lab photo will appear near the top.  Blogging is obviously a great way to build an audience.  I guess it was easier to put more effort into my Cake biz back in Maine.  It was all I really had there.  Now that I'm in San Diego I have a lot more distractions...but I need to sometimes step back and remember what I want out of life.  So anyway, this is me taking one step forward.
This was a pretty simple cake, not a whole lot to it, just a Hello Kitty face.  All edible and really nothing too challenging.  I made numerous Hello Kitty cakes during my time at Twiggs and Sweet Cheeks but this is the first time making the face out of cake.  Always more fun when the project involves sculpting cake...except that means I have to face the tempting scraps.  Still been munching on them five days later...