What happens when you are turning 33 and your favorite basketball guy is Larry Bird?
You get a Celtics jersey-themed birthday cake.
Have you seen the article about 75 Thoughts Every Runner has While Out for a Run? Is that what I look like when I run? What am I, a newborn deer with a drinking problem?
If you haven’t, do yourself a favor and read it. Even if you’ve only ever run one time in your life, it’s hilarious.
As I was working on a cake last night, I had a million thoughts running through my head, and I thought…this could work.
So here you go, 50 Thoughts Every Caker has while Caking… or at least thoughts I have…I haven’t actually talked to a single other caker about this and I could be on my own here.
And dark pink and light pink and white…when you are doing an ombre cake!
I have always wanted to do a full rosette cake. I’ve done them on the tops of cakes, but never the whole thing, so I was delighted when a friend of mine asked me to make a cake for her mom.
This cake didn’t all come up roses though (youseewhatIdidthere) …red dye is awful to work with. It takes an incredible amount to make buttercream frosting red. At one point, as I was trying to make a dark red, I added some burgundy and came up with a brownish-purple….and then I had to re-start…after a drive to the store for more red coloring. And then a second store because the first was out. It appears someone else was learning about the need for lots of red coloring.
As I was trying to find some secrets online about how to get frosting red, I basically learned that you just need to buy red frosting. And deprive some of my cake of the homemade buttercream? No way.
I bought extra extra red coloring at the store…for the next time!
This cake was vanilla with a tart raspberry filling to counteract all that sweet buttercream!
Back in January I was invited to participate in my first Styled Shoot. It was for a contest for On the Go Bride asking for winter wedding inspired submissions.
Ours has a whimsical Alice in Wonderland theme. It was one of the only valley snows we got and the scene was just beautiful with the fresh snow, vintage dishes and creative decorations.
I had so much fun creating the cake for this shoot. I used modeling chocolate for the first time to create roses and a teacup and saucer for the cake. I also got to use some edible gold paint for the first time and it is beautiful.
I had to put this cake together outside in the garage (in January!) where it was cold enough to keep my chocolate roses the shape I wanted. Brrrr! But worth it.
I just LOVED all the vintage items…this shoot is what inspired me to start a collection of my own!
The table set-up is just so cute and creative.
Everyone was in attendance – The Mad Hatter, Alice, Queen of Hearts and the White Rabbit:
The mismatched chairs and couches? Perfect. Not to mention this darling alter set up.
Since this cake was real (and not Styrofoam) I needed to figure out something to do with it after the shoot…my mom came up with the idea to donate it, so our local Ronald McDonald House was the recipient.
It was absolutely amazing and I can’t wait to be a part of more styled shoots in the future.