Wednesday, February 17, 2010


This cake was ordered by the nicest man for his wife's 40th birthday. He found me on the internet and he lives locally so I was able to make the cake and deliver it to him at his work. From talking with him over the phone, to plan the design of the cake, I got the feeling he was a loving father and husband. He was so excited to do something special for his wife. I love meeting nice people.
It was a white cake with white chocolate mousse. The flowers are gumpaste. His wife loves the fleur de lis symbol so I put them on the side of the cake and dusted them with luster dust to make them pop.
I love the way this cake turned out, I love the colors and the design. Thanks WR for letting me make this cake.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


My Grand Niece had her first birthday party today and this is the cake I made for her. It was white cake with white buttercream frosting. There were about 25 kids and their parents at the party and it was held at My Gym in Palm Desert. The theme was rock and roll baby so I decorated the cake with guitars, records, stars and music notes.

Here she is getting ready to dig into the cake.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010


I have been doing a lot of experimenting with cocoa butter painting to make my own transfer sheets for decorating cakes and truffles etc. For the one you see here I painted white and red cocoa butter onto acetate, let it dry then spread tempered dark chocolate over the painting. I let the chocolate partially set up then marked off squares with a sharp knife. I sandwiched the scored acetate between two sheetpans and refrigerated them for about an hour.
I really like the way it turned out. Making your own transfer sheets can save money and it is much more fun to make your own. The possibilities are endless.