5.14.2008

:: Cake Time ::

:: Last night I helped my Mom host a shower for my dear friend Amanda and the newest addition to their family, Makena Joy ::
:: Making cakes is such a fun hobby for me. I searched for weeks to find different ideas for Makena's cake ::
:: I found dozens of cakes that I could copy, but I ended up taking different aspects from a bunch of cakes to come up with this one - I was basing my colour scheme off of the napkins that my Mom had already purchased ::
:: Here is the result :: :: It was dutch chocolate marbled with plain vanilla and the filling was chocolate butter cream ::
:: I decided that I wanted to attempt making my own fondant...So as I watched the bachelor on Monday night I started making my marshmallow fondant ::
:: It was super easy to make, tasted so much better than traditional fondant and was amazing to work with. In every aspect I found it better. Plus I spent a 1/4 of the price on making it vs. buying it - How great is that!?!?!? ::
:: If you would like to have the recipe for the fondant please leave me a comment and I will send it on over to you ::
:: Now I need to decide what I'm going to do for Jacob's 2nd Birthday Cake - What a fun creative outlet! ::
:: FYI - I would say that this cake took 3 hours to create from baking, icing, setting, coloring the fondant, rolling the fondant, placing the fondant, piping and decorating with fondant circles & flowers ::
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:: EDITED TO SAY ::
Thanks ladies for your compliments - it really is so much fun to do it!
I am more than willing to bake & decorate a specialty cake as it is such fun for me. So feel free to pass on my info if it is desired.

Maybe you're right Lois, I might just have a business in the making..I would love to own a little patisserie (think fabulous coffee, white little shop with amazing cakes that only women would really understand)

Rachel I will be sending the recipe over to you asap ;)
Thanks again ladies I can't wait to get going on Jacob's cake...do you think it's too early to start?
fyi - it even tasted good as Paul finished a 1/4 of the bottom layer tonight as there was some left over from the shower...Sometimes you wonder if the cake looks good on the outside is it going to be nice moist good tasting cake? I guess it is...He said "I take the cake" get it ah ha ha ha I says "you've got to say that you're married to me!"

13 comments:

jamiedelaine said...

Your cakes are AMAZING. I want to learn how! :)

Lisa B. said...

You are my Proverbs 31 friend.....so this does not surprise me.

Excellent work as usual.

Christy said...

What a spectacular cake Shawna, you truly are talented! Hope the shower was a blast.

Rachel said...

Beautiful cake! May I have the fondant recipe?

Nickie said...

Seriously... how do you make cakes like that??? I think that you should post a lesson on your blog with step by step instructions and photos for how to decorate!

Lois Peterson said...

Hey Shawna - have you thought about a custom cake business? You are amazing - fabulous, fabulous cakes. A bit of marketing and you would be turning away business. Great job!

Theresa said...

Please please send me the recipe Shawna! It's only because I'm home on mat leave that I feel brave enough to figure out fondant... AND it tastes good!?? You are my patisserie inspiration! Maybe if I start practicing now, Liliane's first birthday cake might turn out kinda fancy ;)

Rachel said...

I'm impressed! That's a work of art!

turningoveranewleaf said...

i think you should seriously reconsider a business venture to include cakes- WOW! i love cake. (you could make cute, mini cupcakes too!) i would hire you. i would refer you. YUM.

Cathy said...

Shawna! You have a beautiful family and wow! great job on the cake!

I found your blog through Laura (I know Laura through my doc's office!)

Looks like you love photography and decorating too!

Nancy said...

Shawna....what a beautiful beautiful cake...what talents you have....Nancy

susan santos said...

Awesome cake!! My sister in law has a cupcake/cake business here in Edmonton & is CRAZY busy. Might not be a bad idea to start a wee business with your talents. Maybe even just start small, she did, just out of her home.

check out her site:
www.whimsicalcupcakes.ca

Keep up the good work Shawna.

Lisa Moody said...

As I am getting to know you, you never cease to amaze me! I would love the recipe for your fondant. In return I can send you a little secret touch to make your store bought cake mixes devine! I think there are a few girls who would like to learn how you make such amazing creations!! But, if you just want to sell them, I'd sign up for that too. Any ideas for a NEMO cake?

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