I haven't done a cake in a while and I mentioned it to Sue K. at church. She mentioned that her son in law, Adam, recently won an award for top new recruiter for 2008 for his region. Well, that sounds like a good enough reason for a cake. And since Sue K. is a former professional baker, a collaboration was in order. Adam's wife, Erin, sent me a picture of a recruiter badge that he has and I figured I can make a cake out of that.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
So my sister called me up on Saturday asking if I would make a guitar cake for her stepson's birthday. He wanted a guitar cake and he wanted it to be red. I thought about it for a bit and called her back to say I would do it and to get some details. He wanted it to be a Fender Stratocaster and it needed to be done in a week.
Friday, July 25, 2008
A few weeks ago, I decided to try some fancy cake decorating like they do on Ace of Cakes. Keep in mind that I've never done such a thing. Previously, my cake decorating experience involved slathering some icing over a square or round cake. Sometimes I would write "Happy Birthday" or some such nonsense on the cake. But this is a whole new adventure. I had planned on carving a cake, covering it with fondant, and decorating it up so that it looked like Speed Racer's car, the Mach 5. On Friday, July 11, was a birthday party for a boy at my church who was turning 9 and he was a fan of Speed Racer. So this was the perfect opportunity to try it out. I spoke with his mom about it the Sunday before and she assured me that there would be a back-up cake just in case.