Truly, the best place to see timely photos of our cakes and cookies is on Facebook. I can upload them from my phone without thinking too much or or having to put sentences together. That being said, here's a photo recap of what we've been up to since Valentines Day.
First I accidentally deleted EVERY SINGLE PHOTO on the website by changing one little field in the database that contains the photos and their pertinent facts. About one-third have been (painstakenly) re-submittted. Yipee! Only 400 more to go...
Everyone (including us) liked them so much that we decided to keep them around.
Plus, we get to experiment with new flavors. This one is almond, but we make a killer cinnamon, strawberry and apricot, in addition to the traditional cream cheese.
If you absolutely MUST have a baby in your coffee cake, we have new plastic ones. They look a little like mummies (and I am NOT referring to the British version of "mommies"). Our new supplier stocks them, but I had to buy 1000, so we're trying to get used to them. Wonder if there is such as thing as a spray tan for babies?
Green Eggs and Ham (we did eventually make green hams but I didn't get a picture), Horton Hears a Who, The Cat in the Hat, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish. It was so much fun making these we plan to do it again next year.
Coincidentally, we also made a Dr. Seuss themed baby shower cake on Saturday. Those figures that look like cut-outs? They are HAND PAINTED by Sarah and Erin on fondant.
Such as this armadillo on a *road.* Seems the birthday boy totaled his car swerving to avoid hitting an armadillo. And you gotta love his mother, who insisted that we make this cake with the "And... Thank You!" message from the saved animal.
And this reptile cake.. William was having a party featuring reptiles. Reptile parties are an exciting and educational experience. A handler comes to your home with different animals including snakes, lizards, frogs, insects, and tortoises. The presentation lasts about an hour, you get to hold and pet the creatures, then have cake.
Reptiles are not my cup of tea, but the cake was fun.
I can only assume the party involved magicians and magic tricks. The cake is entirely edible (except for the whiskers), with the hat and rabbit made from fondant and rice krispy treats.
The cake was carved from a sheet cake, then covered and decorated entirely in butter cream.
Just the tag declaring "Happy Birthday" was made from fondant.
A stacked square vanilla cake filled with lemon, and covered in butter cream. Iced perfectly smooth, only the bottom tier is decorated.
We made the gum paste flower petal by petal.
And we'll do it all again starting Tuesday...