Monday, August 18, 2008

Design *Sponge Podcast

Just two weeks ago we created two beautiful wedding cakes with sugar flowers that we had never made before. One had gorgeous deep purple calla lillies and the other had large garden roses. I realize I am always talking about what's going on in and out of the bakery but I rarely share photos of our new cakes. We are in the process of a redesign of our website but in the meantime here are two of our recent cakes with flowers. Jessy from Fleurs was one of the amazing florists we worked with and was really helpful as we tried to match the flowers in sugar!

That same week we were visited by Grace Bonney of Design *Sponge. She and Christy Kolar stopped by to record a podcast, after listening I realize I need to strike the word "Um" from my vocabulary. I talked about how I got started in cakes and what it's like to be a small business owner, they also posted our chocolate cookie recipe from our first book. Design *Sponge is one of my newest favorites, it's so inspirational. Check out the podcast here.

Since we are talking about weddings and blogs I think I forgot to mention the fabulous blog post from Martha Stewart Weddings, The Bride's Guide by Darcy Miller from back in June!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

November will be here before we know it!

It has been too long since I last wrote. July and August have been really busy with working on our brand new website, and some other fun'll just have to wait and see. The most exciting news is that November will be here before we know it and you know what that means? Yep, our new book is launching! So we will be busy preparing for our book party and lots of demonstrations and book signings. People have already been talking about it and the book is even up for pre-sales on Amazon. Here's the cutest blog entry from Cake Journal, I love everything Louise talks about.

Some people have been so excited that they have already starting making our Monster Cake featured on the cover of our new book. Becky of Cake Confections made TWO Monster Cakes for her most special clients, her daughters Darby and Mekenna. They turned out great!

November also has me traveling back down to Savannah. The last time I was there I had the honor of being on Paula Deen's show, "Paula's Party" but this time I have the pleasure of being hosted by Minette Rushing who has an incredible custom cake company. I will be teaching our sculpted Safari Cake from the new book. For more info about the class check out Minette's Blog.

The coming fall has us booked with a ton of classes, lots of wedding cakes and as always our realistic sculpted cakes so stay tuned.