Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Where's The Cake ?!

Back in May I was traveling to Edmonton once again, for a friends surprise 10 yr anniversary party.I was the cake maker, and party decorator :) very fun.
The kids were also having a party of their own so I made a special cake for them as well.

These 2 cakes were some of the best reactions to my cakes so far. People didn't know they were cakes!! LOL!

When my all cake - no ice cream - ice cream cake showed up at the kids party the host wanted to put it in the freezer !

The "ice cream" was vanilla cake with rainbow bits in the batter.
The "bowl" was chocolate cake with Oreo cream filling
Even the cherry on top was made of marshmallow fondant

Now, the Anniversary cake. This couple has been drooling over my cakes on my facebook for quite some time and always made comments like " I want to create a special even the next time you come to Edmonton just so I can have one of your cakes " So this was going to be a great surprise to give them!

Once again no one could tell it was a cake, even when they were standing right beside it!! When the couple showed up they were elated to know I had made them a cake! I told them they could eat their cake if they could find it, they looked ALL OVER and then stood right beside it all distressed they couldn't find their cake LOL!

Hershey's Best Chocolate Cake with Kahlua Fudge filling

The whole thing is cake and fondant. The flowers on top are fresh flowers, and there is a saucer supporting the top layer of the urn, other than that entire urn and the handles are edible.

The best part of the evening is chatting with the couple and they ask

" So, why are you here"

I am kinda confused by the question

" I mean what brings you to Edmonton? (it is a 7 hour drive) You must have happened to be here for some reason?"

I reply " I came to bring you a cake! YOU are the reason I am here!"

They couldn't believe I would drive 7 hours just for them, LOL! They thought I must have had some other business in Edmonton or been visiting family.

They were confused tho because I was just down for PHAT Camp 3 weeks before. Then I drove down for their party, then my Brother In Law was getting married in another 3 weeks, meaning ANOTHER trip, and then July long weekend I had to drive down again with an Elderly deaf friend to accompany her to a convention. ALOT of trips to Edmonton this Spring/Summer!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Bridal Shower Cake

So as I was heading to Edmonton for Phat Camp I was delivering a cake for a family bridal shower here are the pics to update that:
Banana Cake with chocolate and caramel layers,
covered in white chocolate cream cheese frosting and marshmallow fondant.

Let's Go Back . . Wayyyy Back

Wholly Smokes! I suck at this blog thingy when I get busy!

First Update:

No, I did not die at PHAT Camp! LOL!

That was like, umm . . over 3 months ago!!

PHAT Camp was awesome! As it is every year. I missed Heather Bear who was not able to travel with Jen and her staff due to her Hubby's work changes and circumstances at home I hope she can join the PHAT Camp tour again soon.

I had some great compliments at PHAT Camp that made me feel so much better about competing and my conditioning at that point. Allison Black Stirling (google her !) really noticed more width in my back, huge compliment that she noticed!!

Other girls were commenting on my arms and noticed more size from previous years, and the new girls just loved my arms LOL! I felt kinda like a celebrity I love the positive reinforcement of PHAT Camp . . . Don't worry I handed out my fair share of compliments to others LOL . .It was not all about me :P

But at that point I felt behind in my training and conditioning and those compliments really stuck out in my mind.

Had a great cheat re-feed meal with D at Red Lobster. It was HILARIOUS 4 girls, all wearing their new PHAT Camp shirts, standing in line waiting to get in at Red Lobster, we all need to pee like REALLY bad cuz we drank lotsa water. We all go to the bathroom and groan in unison as we sit down . .OUR ACHING QUADS OMG! Then we all laugh at each other in unison. Then waddle out to our table and all groan again as we sit.

Then D and I drool over the menu, and can't decide between rice or potato, shrimp , lobster, or steak etc. So we orchestrate our meal to get it ALL. I get steak and lobster she get shrimp and lobster, I get rice she gets potato it was awesome!

We ooooo-ed and awwwww-ed over every bite it was so good. we were seriously crazy people. Our friends were joking we were gonna end up on YouTube LOL!

Oh! the hideous pictures that got taken:
what is up with my FACE!??!! D is no better she is rolling her eyes LOL!
Made them take another picture . . . I sucked in my neck this time LOL!

Updates to be continued . . .