Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Simple Step-by-Step Assembly

While many cakes can be (and are) delivered fully assembled to the reception site, some are completed once they arrive at the venue. The cake in these photos could have been assembled ahead of time, but I opted to put it together at the venue and took some step-by-step photos to show the progress. Cakers, this is also a good visual to show how you can get two or three photos of cake designs using just one cake .... just take photos after each step!

Here is the cake as it was carried into the venue. It all fit on one large baking tray, making it easy for me to carry it. The baking tray is lined with a rubber, no-skid material (sometimes referred to as shelf liner ... can be purchased at any Dollar Store or Walmart), to prevent the cakes from sliding around during transport. Notice the supporting dowel rods are already in the cakes.Once inside, I stacked the three tiers. Since the dowel rods were already in place, it was a simple matter of just setting each tier in place:Wrapping the ribbon around the base of each tier took just a couple of minutes.Then it became a simple matter of applying the daisies, which were made from fondant ahead of time in the shop, around the cake. From the time I walked into the venue to the time I walked out (which included unpacking my cake tools, clean up, and then packing up again) was around 15 minutes.

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Royal Wedding

Of course all of we wedding bloggers will be talking about The Royal Wedding today!

As many of you know from reading my posts, I am a big fan and advocate of wedding and event planners. When the wedding date was announced, I was a little surprised and found myself thinking, "How are they going to pull off a royal wedding in such a short time?"

Well .... they did it. And they did it in spectacular fashion!

The details, the invite list, the security, the secrecy, the transportation, the street closings, the timing. Executed like fine clockwork with pomp and circumstance fitting for a future king.

Wow. My congratulations and admiration to all of those behind-the-scenes people who make events like this happen!

While many American brides won't have to worry about details at this level, there are still numerouis details that need handled for a wedding to take place.

So again .... brides, I strongly encourage the use of an event/wedding planner. Even if its just Day Of services, you won't be sorry! You are "Queen for a Day", so allow yourself to be taken care of so you can enjoy your celebration with family and friends!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Featured on Truffle Tramp's Blog

I have been interviewed and featured on a fellow cake decorator "Truffle Tramp's" blog. Truffle Tramp is out of Washington State and posts wonderful articles and stories with a sense of humor on the cake industry. I am always honored to be selected to appear in other blogs and I thank Truffle for the wonderful article! Please visit her blog and enjoy her wonderful writings!