Sunday, March 11, 2012
These photographs by iFloyd Photography make my imperfect cakes simply beautiful! These photos inspire me. Only until my cakes look as flawless as Floyd’s photographs will I even consider starting a business. For now, thank you friends and family…thank you Casaquit family…thank you all for your generous compliments and encouragement and allowing me to practice my cake craft for your special occasions.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Happy Birthday Caleb! Deceptively simple looking, but there are at least 20 different different shapes that needed to be cut and/or molded in multiples! The bottom tier is a 6" chocolate double layer cake with vanilla buttercream. The tent base is a 3" chocolate cake. The tent top is carved out of rice crispy treats. The poles are fondant covered Pocky sticks.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
This year, it was my resolution to decorate a cake at least once a month to develop my skill and experience. My mom’s birthday was in January, and although she lives on Guam; I wanted to celebrate her life here in Hawaii with a little cake. The colors were inspired by the acrylic plate the cake is on that I got on sale at Target. I wanted it to have a cloth-like appearance, because my mom is a seamstress. So, I designed a cake with ruffles. A peony flower is ruffly and because of its size, just one alone can make a pretty big statement. So I decided it was a good opportunity to practice making the flower for the cake. I ended up with something that looked like a hat. Go figure.
I have to admit, my most favorite part of decorating a cake is the decoration. Baking, while necessary for a cake, can be a bit blah. I just haven’t developed my recipes enough to make it interesting (which is my goal for this year – develop new yummy flavors). Anyways, I was so happy when my cousin, owner/baker/decorator of K’s Sugar & Spice, asked me to help her with a few of her cakes – just making sugar flowers! Wahoo…another opportunity to practice flower making. So this is one of my most recent collaborations with cousin Kelley, with flowers hand crafted by yours truly.