March 22, 2011

Clella's 85th Birthday

This week I had the honor of making a cake for my grandmother's 85th birthday.  It's a lot of pressure to come up with a cake celebrating 85 years of accomplishments.  I decided to focus on her favorite color...RED and the fact that she raised 5 children and all the descendants that she has.  I also added a tribute to some of her favorite things.  She selected the flavors: coconut pecan, cream cheese lemon with raspberry, almond raspberry and oreo.  The tiers were 6, 9, 12 and 15 inches.

March 17, 2011

Craig's 38th Birthday Cake

For Craig's birthday, my sister wanted a cake to celebrate him and what a great guy he is. We came up with a design that made him a star and used words that describe him to decorate it. The layers were Chocolate Oreo, Cinnamon Roll, and Coconut Pecan.  The Coconut Pecan was really special because it is a favorite cake flavor from childhood.  We didn't have the exact recipe but were able to recreate it from Craig's memory. Happy Birthday Craig!