It’s been a busy month here at the Sweet Element cake studio … which hasn’t left much time for blogging! Luckily, I’ve managed to find a little quiet time this weekend, so I thought I would share one of the latest cakes that we delivered last weekend to McLoone’s Rum Runner in Sea Bright, NJ.
This cake was a combination 50th birthday & 25th anniversary cake that both daughter & husband worked on in secret as a surprise for one very lucky lady! The clients wanted to incorporate some of mom’s favorite things – Louis Vuitton luggage, some Chanel makeup and Stuart Weitzman shoes. I believe mom also received a real diamond ring as an anniversary gift, so I also included a “faux” sugar ring on the very top of the cake as well.
The cake was comprised of a variety of flavors:
The trunk was 1/2 chocolate devil’s food cake filled with chocolate buttercream and 1/2 red velvet filled with cream cheese frosting, and the entire thing was frosted in vanilla buttercream and decorated in fondant.
The luggage atop the trunk & the small makeup bag were coconut cakes, filled & frosted with vanilla buttercream, and decorated in fondant.
The shoebox & ring box were both chocolate devil’s food cake filled with chocolate buttercream, frosted in vanilla buttercream and decorated in fondant & gumpaste.
Best of all, a few days after the party, I received emails & a few photos from both daughter & husband to let me know how much Debbie loved her cake!
I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful cake on Saturday. It was a huge hit at the party and most of all my mother loved it! She didn’t even want to cut it because it came out so good! People were absolutely raving about out real it looked and how delicious it tasted.
Just wanted to let you know that the cake looked fantastic and was delicious as well. My wife Debbie and all the guests totally enjoyed it!
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Last week was extremely busy … besides the poker cake I was also working on my grandparent’s anniversary party cake and petit fours … here’s some photos of the cake …
I know my masking job leaves much to be desired … but at after working on a slew of things and having the finishing work on the cake being done at 3 AM and since the cake was a free one for my family, I just decided to let the imperfections be and not obsess. At that point, sleep became much more important than squared corners. I wouldn’t have been so crunched for time if the orange curd I had made the weekend prior had come out right. However, when I went to fill the cake, I found the curd all grainy and watery, so off to the trash it went. In panic mode at that point since time was so critical, I decided the best alternative was to get some pears to poach and fold into the vanilla buttercream I was going to frost the cake with. Thus, the new filling became poached pear and buttercream. I was really happy with the way the chocolate buddha and the cherry blossom tree turned out though. And that alone makes me able to look at the cake and smile, horrid masking job and all ….