Sunday, January 20, 2013

Jamie's Beer Pong Cake

Jamie, friend of my Lovely Lexi, needed a cake to celebrate her significant 21st birthday!  She said all she wanted was a beer pong table cake that she could put a shot glass on.  Great idea, but it's me!!  I don't do simple.  Go big or go hungry, or, uh, without cake....something like that!

Anywho, Jamie wasn't even interested in cake flavor!  Just the beer pong table.  I went with Funfetti and lots of my vanilla buttercream frosting made with butter, NOT Crisco!  Wish I could have had a slice! She said she was in love with this one of a kind creation I made just for her!  I love my job :)

Cake Pops

Cake Pops are the latest rage in the cake world!! Boy, don't they look like simple creatures?  NOT!! These suckers, when made correctly, are highly labor intense. That's why, folks, they don't come cheap!  Ya, ya, they have those pop cake machines, blah, blah, blah!  But that certainly is not the way to make authentic Cake Pops.  Not for this decorator, anyway.

To be made properly, one must: make a cake, break it up in a bowl, add frosting: the exact right amount of frosting, mix together by hand, roll into balls: all the same size, add a chocolate dipped lollipop stick, freeze, dip in chocolate/candy melts, decorate, dry in a block of Styrofoam, slip a cellophane bag over each one then tie a ribbon around the cellophane and stick of each one.  WHEW!  I am exhausted just thinking about it!  LOL

Anywho, in theory, each one is so rich and flavorful that it is a complete single serving of dessert. For some people, I suppose :)

Poinsettia Cake and Cupcakes

Ah, Christmas comes but once a year!  What would the season be like without Poinsettias- edible or otherwise!  Here they are in a buttercream basket made from Royal Icing, and atop chocolate, vanilla and carrot cupcakes made from buttercream.  All delish and certainly put a smile on this cake decorator's face  :)