Sunday, January 30, 2011


Soon I will be teaching at Cooking With Class and this order was for one of their clients.  It was a special order of red velvet cupcakes and vanilla cupcakes.  The request was for "sparkly, girly, pink cupcakes".  I made the bows out of gumpaste and found some silver heart shaped edible glitter, pink and white edible glitter plus those adorable scalloped cupcake liners.

Update:  The client was thrilled and here is her comment:

"They were PERFECT!!!! Thank you so much! Everyone LOVED them, especially the birthday girl!"

Sunday, January 23, 2011


When you come to Sugar Chef for a wedding cake tasting this is what I do.  In this picture is Red Velvet cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, Hazelnut Crunch Cake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse Cake, and White Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream.  The couple I did this tasting for loved it all and picked a different cake for each tier of their wedding cake.

Friday, January 21, 2011


I just returned from the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco and while I was there I had a chance to visit with Duff from the television show The Ace of Cakes.  He was super nice and had a beautiful display of all of his new products.  A couple of his assistants were working on cakes for demonstration purposes.  The work they do is truly amazing!!

Friday, January 14, 2011


Another pretty little cake by Sugar Chef.  It makes me happy to look at this cake.  So sweet and girly.
The flowers are made out of gumpaste and I added the ribbons just to make it a little more feminine.
The panels are embossed fondant and painted with pearl dust.
Those are Pink dragees placed next to the fondant pearls on top.

Monday, January 10, 2011


The Pansy's and Johny Jump Ups on this cake are from my garden.  I grow them every year free of pesticides so I can put them on my cakes and desserts.  It has been very cold recently at night and I have worried that my precious flowers may freeze.  As you can see they are doing quite well thanks to the sun that comes out during the day in the beautiful southern California desert.

The flavor of this cake was lemon, with lemon curd, lemon buttercream and lemon mousse.  One of my favorites.