Saturday, April 14, 2012

Micheal and Dayna

One of my coworkers got married today and asked me way back to make his cake.  They are both pretty laid back people and she wanted something simple.  White on white on white with fresh flowers. Half red velvet with cream cheese and half white cake with buttercream and raspberries.  I didn't realize it until I started stabilizing it today but the cakes are red and white and white and red :-).

I hadn't seen the color scheme until we got to the venue today.  Black and silver with coral, purple and white flowers.  It was very striking. 
I'm always a wreck when it comes to delivering cakes.  This one went very smoothly!  I finished it early, it was overcast and cool today, only one of the cakes shifted during transit and it was easy to repair.  We started carrying the cakes in and everyone was oohing.  Now I'm never completely happy with cakes until the entire thing is together so transporting them in pieces is not easy.    But once we got this stacked and I got the borders on I was pretty darn proud of it.

Poker themed

I get the banquet sheets last week with an order for a custom carrot cake - poker themed.  Um...OK?

They were promised something special so this one required a little bit of extra work.  I started the parts on Monday. This involved lots of questions for the poker players in house and tons of "supervision" from various crew.  Anytime we get out something out of the ordinary I have 10 people hanging out in the bakeshop just to see what we are doing. Playing cards and poker chips (aka dice) ready for the cake.
Just as I finished sticking the cards together Chef comes in and says "Nobody plays 5 card draw anymore". Also I now know that standard poker chips are red, green, blue and white. Ok, so I know next to nothing about poker, I'll freely admit to it.

But I know cake!  Carrot cake with pecans and cream cheese filling, carved to resemble a casino style poker table.  The outside of the table is brown fondant airbrushed to look like old leather, the felt is just green fondant.