Monthly Archives: July 2011

  • My Paris-and-tea-cup themed birthday cake My Paris-and-tea-cup themed birthday cake

    My Paris-and-tea-cup themed birthday cake

My Paris-and-tea-cup themed birthday cake

  I don’t like surprises. So when a milestone birthday of mine was approaching, I told my husband what I wanted as my gift. A cake. No jewelry, no flowers. No surprise party. Definitely, no surprise party. Just a cake. Is this a test, he asked me in disbelief, was I going to be disappointed if I got just a cake? I assured him, I wouldn’t. And you can see why. I didn’t want just any old birthday cake. A Cake Boss-type, amazeballs, I-can’t-believe-it-cake. Maybe, just maybe, I seem spoiled to you.  I just wasn’t sure if I’d ever really celebrate a birthday again on a larger scale, especially with a young son. So I wanted to do this one my way. I told him who he should get it from, Bakerbots Baking, which you may remember from the stunning Noah’s Ark-themed cake I purchased for my son’s baptism. I also had a […]

  • Wedding cupcakes class at Le Dolci Wedding cupcakes class at Le Dolci

    Wedding cupcakes class at Le Dolci

Wedding cupcakes class at Le Dolci

It’s no secret that I sometimes find decorating cakes and cupcakes intimidating. Over the years I have attended some classes, and learned some tricks that have helped me decorate cupcakes, cakes and pastries to a much higher standard than what I used to produce. I was able to overcome my fears of working with butter cream and piping tips after taking a cupcake decorating class at the Bonnie Gordon School of Confectionary Arts.  But despite the fact we worked with fondant at the class, and I brought a tub home, I rarely decorated with the stuff. So when Lisa, of Le Dolci Cupcakes and Cakes invited me to attend one of their cupcake decorating classes, I eagerly accepted and signed up for the wedding cupcakes class at this fun food education studio. And you can see from the amazing cupcakes I decorated with my own two hands in the photo above that it was a huge success.The […]

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