Sunday, July 31, 2011

Ruffle Cake Tutorial

I intended to video tape the step-by-step process of making my ruffle cake when I made a second one last week, but due to a weekend trip to the lake and several other projects in the mix, I had to finish it in a rush and didn't have time to do a video blog of the process.  I have good news though!  I found a great video on youtube that walks you through the process, so watch, learn and go bake & decorate! :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Still working on cakes...and other (BIG!) news

One of these days I'm going to get with it and start posting more regularly, I promise!  When parties and events are not my primary job, I tend to get easily overwhelmed and have trouble figuring out how to balance it all.  The GOOD news is, conversations are happening and ideas are when I come back to the blogging world you better watch out - cuz it's gonna be with a BANG! :)  For now, my full-time gig (graphic design) and baking are taking up my time.  Not a lot of baking, just a little bit here-and-there...trying out new techniques (some a win, some a learning experience :)) and playing with ingredient combinations...all that fun stuff!  The cake pictured above was made using the "ruffle" technique.  I honestly had so much fun making it - and am excited that I have a request to do another one before the end of the week!

MEANWHILE, the big news is that I received an email from Amy Atlas' "Editor in Sweets" letting me know that she has chosen my farmhouse brunch as one of her "Links I Love" on the blog!  To be noticed by anyone, let alone Amy Atlas is such a huge honor. HUGE!  And to Perpetually Engaged for the great feature (which the link will take you to) - thank you!!  One of the most rewarding things about styling a party is getting to hear the feedback from other people - and everyone has been so incredibly kind!

So THANK YOU to all of you who keep coming back.  I promise that in a matter of time, you won't keep coming back to the same post day-after-day.  Someday soon that will change!!