Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let your hair down!

Once again, another girly, sparkly cake...I never tire of them! From the newest Disney hit, I was requested to make a "Tangled" Cake...the inspiration was the tower and this is what I came up with.

Now, as a cake decorator, I often am asked to create children's cakes with "Insert Copyrighted Character Name Here", and am not able to re-create the characters in cake or fondant, due to copyright licenses held by "Insert Large Corporation Here." In order to do cakes like these, I often design a cake with the theme in mind, and then place the purchased licensed character on the cake. This satisfies my creative outlet, as well as the law of copyright. I do take this very seriously and completely understand and respect the rights of the copyright owner and am thrilled that my customers give me creative license to create cakes for their children under the rules of law.

Disclaimer: Any copyrighted characters using cake pans on my website have been for my home use only and no sale was made on those cakes.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Buttercream Delight!

I was thrilled to be asked to participate in the Art of Photography Workshop by Jen Fariello and Robert Radifera. There were many talented professionals who worked hard to make this day a success and I was excited to be among them! Shawn Cossette of Beehive Events requested an all buttercream cake with texture...it was fun to try a new technique and I was very happy with how it turned out. Thanks for including me and I cannot wait to see all the fabulous pictures!!!

Photo Courtesy Robert Radifera

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A cake for a Virtuoso!

When my friend, Priya, asked me to design a cake for her daughter who was entering her teenage years, I knew it had to blow her socks off. Those of us who spend time with teenagers, know that it is harder and harder to impress them these days! I knew that the birthday girl was very skilled in the fine arts...dancing and music are her life loves and her equally talented mom encourages her along the way while indulging in her own art form via her vegetarian fusion blog, Priya Now Serving.

So, perhaps, while Priya was expecting a tiered confection with musical notes, I was dreaming of creating a life size version of a violin. After studying many images online, this is what transpired...

Happy Birthday, Samyuktha!!! I hope your teenage years rock :)!

Once again, this would not have been possible without the help of my amazing husband. So, thank you, dear Uday for your patience and expertise!