Current fave: Textured buttercream and basic flowers

I love these simple, beautiful cakes.

I found these flowers in my backyard and they were the perfect touch for this textured cake for a couple to bring up to Lake Tahoe.

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In fact, I love them so much, I made another similar one for a BBQ I went to:

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Both of these cakes were almond with raspberry filling!

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Simple beauty.

I recently did a wedding cake for a couple getting married at Rancharrah. I was excited to see this venue because I’ve never been there. It’s gorgeous! And, I love the simple beauty the bride wanted for her cake. The flowers by A Floral Affair (Kelly Jo did my wedding flowers, too!) were the perfect finish for the cake.

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I love the vintage dishes to serve the cake on:DSC_0288

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It was so bright outside when I was taking these photos that I couldn’t see the screen so I was just guessing. Well, when I got back to a computer to view the photos, I saw that there was a trash can in the background with TRASH written very prominently… and it showed up right next to my cake. Luckily, I have some Photoshop skills that helped me at least kind of make it disappear from the photos:

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A classy 70th birthday

I had artistic freedom for this 70th birthday cake and I was excited to keep it classy and beautiful…and gold!

The cake is filled with chocolate custard. I have never made a custard before. You know what making custard is about? It’s about not ending up with sweetened scrambled eggs. And you know what?! I didn’t! Proud moment right there. The custard is fantastic…more work than I thought…but fantastic!

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Ooo…you see that cake plate?! She’s the latest edition to my ever-growing collection.

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What’s a cake without some matching cupcakes?

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