My Fire Chief contacted me a few weeks ago asking if I was interested in making a wedding cake for friends of his son. He said is would be easy and for a small ceremony as the couple was on a tight budget. He was going to give them the wedding cake as a gift and they had no idea it was being done. Chief knew that I had done one other wedding cake for Michael and Jamie, since he attended the wedding and ate some of it. So I said sure, no problem. He said the bride didn't really have any requests other than she wanted a Blue Velvet cake decorated in primarily turquoise, with purple and off white accents, the colors of their wedding. Ok, I can deal with that. Then he hit me with it. Oh yeah, he says, they want it 20's Flapper Style. Wait.......what? I was lost, I had no idea what that meant. So I turned to the trusty internet for guidance and soon understood what 20's Flapper Style was. I began planning the cake and as usual I did not have a real good idea of what I wanted it to look like until the day before the wedding. So after running all around town looking for what I needed, I put together what I think is my best cake to date. Chief called me that night and said that the bride and groom were totally suprised by it and in fact the bride started crying when she saw it. Mission accomplished!
Tonight, Jimmy Buffet is performing in Little Rock and all of the Parrot Heads have flocked downtown to party. One of those in attendance is Chuck and his family is celebrating his birthday at the concert (unbeknownst to him). Chuck is Erin's aunt's twin sister's husband. Did you get all of that? They wanted a special cake to suprise him with, and of course it had to encompass all things Buffet.
Evan's friend Tyler turned 5 today. He loves playing with Legos (what little boy doesn't!) and his mom asked if we could fashion a Lego cake for his party. After tirelessly searching the internet for pictures of cool Lego cakes for inspiration, I came to the conclusion that everyone was doing the same basic design, a big square cake that looks like a Lego block. I even found that they make cake molds to help accomplish this feat. Well, I didn't want Tyler to have a cake that looked like every other one out there so I racked my brain for days trying to decide how to do it different. Driving down the interstate a couple of days ago it dawned on me, little Lego cakes that make something. How about his name? This worked out great. When it was time to eat, the kids were able to grab their individual cake and eat it, no forks required!!! I bought a small Lego toy and spread some of the pieces on the board and gave him the rest so the birthday boy would have something special to keep! Happy Birthday Tyler.
Erin's grandfather's sister Mrs. Emelou Hamilton turned 85 today and her family had a party for all of her family and friends. Nancy, Emelou's daughter that I buy garage doors from, asked if we could make some "Queen of Diamonds" cookies to help celebrate her birthday. Mrs. Hamilton is an avid bridge player and from what I hear, you still do not want to play her. Her party was beautiful and everyone had a grand time. Happy Birthday Mrs. Hamilton.
I appolgize for the poor picture quality due to the fact that this was taken with my phone.
The soon to be newest member of the Mallory family requested some special cookies as a way to invite her friends and family to be in her wedding party. Since we are all so excited for her to join the family, I was happy to oblige. You can see all the details of her engagement and pending nuptuals on her blog www.colormekati.blogspot.com.
Credit for the photo goes to Kati herself since her photography skills are far superior to mine.
Friends of ours threw a Christmas party Friday night for all of their friends. Erin offered to provide a dessert for the party and made these spectacular Christmas Tree Cupcakes. They were so spectacular that no one wanted to eat them because they thought they were "Too Pretty to Eat!" Next time, they get store bought ones...... Just kidding.