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.