Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tinkerbell & Friends

Tinkerbell and friends graced the home of my favorite clients Rob & Elsie Miller for a Christmas party they threw a couple weeks back.  A specialty cake was requested and I was given the honor to design the cake any way I wanted. Nikki, their little girl happens to love cartoons, fairies and princesses and I though, what would be better than Tinkerbell.

Most of the cake was created based on a cartoon image I found online and many small details (ie: birds, ladybirds, mushrooms, trees) were thought of as the cake came together. Cake was chocolate with a raspberry filling.

The best moment for me came when Nikki and her friends immediately screamed out "TINKERBELL!!" and started softly petting all the characters (how cute!!!!!). I could tell that they tried very hard to hold themselves back from ripping Tinkerbell and her friends off the cake (good job kids!!) and waited until the cake was cut before debating on which character to take home with them (oh kids!!). Kids really make all the effort worth it.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

PF (Power Factor) of circuit = 1

This cake was designed for a very lovely lady, Melinda, who turned 21 last week! Since she is currently racking her brain at South Dakota State University doing Electrical Engineering, I decided to humor her with a  circuit board cake.

It isn't coincidence that she's taking a power electronics class this semester so I asked Mark (my husband) to bring home one of his dummy circuit boards for inspiration.  He did and the cake above is what I came up with.

Simply put, Melinda is trying to figure out the power factor of the circuit while her Professor looks on.

PS: This cake also raised a few eyebrows at Mark's workplace as they couldn't imagine seeing an edible version of a circuit board that they build everyday, lol.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Indonesian Spiced Layered Cake

We had a customer today that requested the traditional Indonesian Spiced Layered Cake for Valentine's Day.  This cake is famous in the Southeast regions of Asia and is flavored with cinnamon, cloves and ginger.

In Asia, this cake is usually purchased or given as a gift during the Lunar New Year and is eaten very sparingly, because of it's richness and cost. Having said that, it is hard to describe the pleasure of biting into one of these slices. You will have to try it to experience it's imploding taste.

Oh and did you know that cloves and ginger are aphrodisiac spices? Now that's a cake to feed your loved one on Valentine's Day!!