Welcome to our blog!! We are learning to decorate cakes and loving every minute of it!! Join us by following our journey of designing and decorating cakes! Thanks for your interest and let us know what you think of our cakes by leaving a comment! -- Margie and Joy

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary

 Paul and Debbie L will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, April 10th.  This is a cake that was ordered from their children and grandchildren.  Paul is known for his postcards, so the postcard on the left, is similar to what he would send someone on their anniversary.  The addressed postcards are addressed to them from their children and grandchildren. The cards are made from fondant and written on with food coloring markers.  Debbie loves Gerbera Daisies, so the yellow daisies are for her. The daisies are also made with fondant. The cake looks kinda blue, but it was a medium purple to really set off the daisies.  The cake is half chocolate and half white funfetti.  The frosting is a mock whipped cream, which is harder to pipe shells around, but has a very fluffy and lightly sweetened taste. Happy 40th Anniversary Paul and Debbie!!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Bible Cake for my Dad

Bible Cake
I always wanted to bake a cake for my parents special days:  birthdays, anniversary, etc.  Up to this point, it has been impossible, since they live in South Carolina (which is over 600 miles away). Unless our visit would coordinate with one of these special times, in which it never has.  This week it worked out for me to bake a cake for my dad and send it down to them.  My mom actually thought of it, and called me to see if I could do it.  I didn't tell her I had been sick, because I thought it was such a great idea and I was so excited.  My mom wanted a Bible cake.  Joy had bought a book pan over a year ago, which we had never used, and were excited for an opportunity to use it also!!  The cake is a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.  It is covered with fondant and painted with food coloring. The fondant is a little bumpier than usual, because I added more frosting than usual. (My dad loves cream cheese frosting with his carrot cake!!) Joy made the red ribbon.  We did not have time to get any writing on it though, since it was a last minute throw-together.  This was a simple cake and a fun one to do!  A book cake could be used for so many different occasions!!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Marjorie's 90th Birthday Party

April 2nd is Marjorie's birthday and this year was her 90th birthday!!  We celebrated with two cakes.  The bigger one was half yellow and half chocolate with a butter cream frosting.  The other is a carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting.  The fondant flowers were made by Joy.  Margie put on the frosting, shell border, and placed the flowers and leaves.  Marjorie really enjoyed the party and all her friends who came!!