Thursday, May 1, 2014

Cake Stands

These are the cake stands I currently own. I'm still adding to my collection despite my lack of storage. :)  More to come in the future.

Friday, January 31, 2014

I could've told you Vincent, this world was never meant for one as beautiful as you.

Cake made for a charity event benefiting a friend of a friend. This was the Event that I donated a cake to. 

I was told that Emme is an artsy person and I decided that I was going to use Van Gogh as the theme of my cake. 
One of my favorite paintings of his is Starry Starry Night. 

I did my best to imitate Van Gogh with the color layering and brush strokes. Have you ever seen a real Van Gogh close up and in person... His paintings are amazing.The cake was two layers of my "special chocolate" with milk chocolate ganache filling. Covered with vanilla frosting in a heavy handed artistic manner.


What is in a Name?

Back in May of 2013 I decided that If I was going all the way with this cake thing then I needed something better for a name than "I Make Cakes". Not that that was bad... but I wanted to make a business card, and labels for cake boxes. So as we all do now days, I turned to Facebook for ideas and held a contest, the winner receiving a free cake.

Some of the great suggestions I got:

Cranky Cakes
Custom Cakes
Coo-Coo Cakes
Creative Cakes
Crazy Cakes
Get Caked
Cake or Death

In the end the name that was chosen was DeLizious Cakes. The name suggestion came from my cousin-in-law Rodd. 

Do you see how great that is? It has my name in it. I needed a logo though, and the above picture was too much and I needed simpler for my tastes. After some trial and error I finally decided on the current logo.

I love it, and think that the simpleness of it makes a statement. And thus the current incarnation of my caking was created. 
Rodd did win a cake. It happened to he his birthday so I got his preference of theme, and went with it. The cake turned out pretty simple, but I really like them that way. 

I completed the following cake on May 17, 2013.

I sadly forget what flavor the cake itself was. I'm thinking that it was chocolate. The theme of choice was Harry Potter. I decided to go with the Gryffindor Quidditch theme. 


It turned out great, and I'm pretty sure Harry would have approved.

Friday, January 24, 2014

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E!

Wow... I've fallen almost a year behind in my blogging adventures in cake making. Its not that I haven't made any cakes I just haven't made time for blogging. I'm sorry. I hope you can forgive me.

Lets go back to February 2013 where I made 2 cakes in the same weekend... That's not really a smart idea when all there is to decorate and manage is me, but somehow I got through it and turned out this fantastic little Mickey Mouse for one of my best friends and her boyfriend's granddaughter.

I'm not to sure, but I believe that the cake was just your basic chocolate flavor.

I really liked this with only the nose and eyes. It reminded me of old Disney classics.

 However it was not what was ordered. So I continued on.