Saturday, April 10, 2010

Birthdays

I have been lucky enough to have made wonderful friends here in Austin. One friend in particular has been spreading the word about my dinners and cakes like wildfire. I have gotten so many referrals from her and I truly appreciate it. Becca, you're the best!! So when she called with a last minute request I was more than happy to help. It was for her friend's birthday and she requested a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream and she asked for blue and pink to be incorporated into the design. To be sure it didn't look like a baby shower cake I went with fuchsia gum paste flowers that I painted with gold luster dust and a modern looking blue and white ribbon at the base.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter Weekend

Last weekend was full of fun. We had family in town visiting for Easter, Saturday was my birthday and I got to choose exactly what kind of cake I wanted. I went with a yellow butter cake with homemade lemon curd and raspberries in the middle layer with a raspberry cream cheese icing. It was delicious and perfect for spring! If you have never tried lemon curd before give it a try. The name doesn't do it justice, it's absolutely delicious!