Tuesday, June 8, 2010

two reasons to celebrate...






The baking duo were at it again!

Remember how Emily and I baked and decorated that engagement party cake? Well, one of my other colleagues saw the cake and asked me if we could make her a baby shower cake. Her son and his girlfriend are expecting twins... sex of the babies are unknown, but she was hosting a party on Sunday and needed a cake for 50 people.

Done.

We sat down and sorted out the details.

We decided on a square, two tiered, marble cake - extra chocolate in the batter (the parents to be are chocoholics).

I then sent her some ideas to view and she picked the peas in a pod... well two little peas in a pod (they are expecting twins after all). Em did an amazing job covering the cakes in the fondant, shaping the little peas and pods, making the teeny feet...

I said there were two reasons to celebrate right? Well... I didn't mean two because of the twins :0)

4 days before the shower cake was due, my colleague asked for a second cake. Her younger son and his girlfriend were both celebrating their graduation this past weekend also, and she wanted a cake for that occasion too!

Done.

This one, a simple 3 layered lemon cake (a round), covered in thick butter cream. Emily was given carte blanche for decorating, and I think she did an amazing job with the fondant graduation caps and the blue and yellow piping... simple and classic. And all on short notice!

4 comments:

Redpath said...

Your lemon cake sounds divine and looks amazing!

I don't know if we could live without peanut butter either; if I had to choose between air and peanut butter...well...I'd try sticking peanuts up my nose.

We have a great recipe for a fudge cupcake stuffed with a peanut butter ball topped with raspberry buttercream.

Lynne said...

THANKS! I heart my lemon cake... i think it's my pride and joy :0)

now... those cupcakes - stuffed with peanut butter ball and topped with raspberry buttercream... that sounds AWESOME!

wanna swap recipes? ;0)

Tatiana said...

OMG - you truly are amazing!! One day you'll have to show me how to make a cake - I also ADORE lemon, as you know:)

guevremont2 said...

very nice blue and dots piping but the tip for the letters is too big to make them elegant.