Monday, March 4, 2013

TGIM

"You know you're a cake baker when you love Monday, and dread Friday"

I personally love Monday because that's when I get to post pictures of my cakes from the weekend! 

This weekend I did two cakes, one of which was for a new friend of mine, who LOVES birthdays as much as I do, and insists on day long party festivities for the ladies she works with. This one was for her boss, who is also the local veterinarian. They told me "Do something pretty. With pink, purple and blue. And brownie." 

The brownie part is a funny story...a few months ago she ordered a cake from the grocery store where I work, and I ended up being the one to do the order. But being new, I didn't realize that the brownies we sell come in half-sheet sizes, just like the cakes. So I made her "cake" out of solid brownie. They ended up falling in love with it though, so now all of their cakes MUST be brownie! 



PS - if you've seen this cake before, I suspect it's because Corrie from CorrieCakes invaded my body while I was decorating. You'll notice this is not my usual style...

The second cake of the weekend is now my new favorite cake of the year. Partly because I had a topsy-turvy cake finally turn out with the right dimensions, and partly because of the content:

The Nightmare Before Christmas!!
(One of my most favorite movies EVER)

This is the original cake, from Cassandra Bakes Cakes


 And here is my cake:


You'll have to excuse the grainy, blurry, tiny photos. This is the best one - thank goodness the customer not only took photos with a good camera (in contrast to my phone camera), but was also kind enough to send me copies!

So use your imagination with the rest. Normally I take photos at home, before the cake goes anywhere. But...Jack and all those pumpkins were NOT riding on the cake all the way from my house to where he was delivered! 

(30+ miles on my lap while my long-suffering husband drove very slowly and carefully )





 Look at those sharp corners and tipsy angles!!


I resisted wearing my Nightmare Before Christmas shirt to the delivery. That seemed a little over the top.

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