Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I was featured in Cake Central Magazine!


I have been holding on to this little secret for several weeks and it has just about burned a hole in me!!  Several weeks ago I received an e-mail from Jackie at Jackie at Cake Central.  They wanted me to submit a cake for publication in Cake Central magazine.  I answered her back so fast I think the e-mail caught on fire!!

The theme I was asked to submit for was "Minimally Decorated with a Splash of Red".  Now, that's a hard theme for any decorator that wants to showcase their skills to the rest of the decorating community.  But I vowed that I would do my best to keep the design simple.

I was really happy with the way this design turned out.  I have read Cake Wrecks too many times and seen too many balloon cakes that turned out looking like something... less sophisticated.

I actually made 2 cakes to submit, and Cake Central put both in the magazine.  I was worried that they wouldn't one cake or the other, so I submitted a second cake.

This was the other cake I submitted.  I had conceived this design a while back, but with different colors.

I only had a couple of weeks from initial request to submission to get these cakes ready.  I wished I had more time to work on them.

How many of you receive Cake Central?  I wished it was still a real live printed magazine, but I'm still glad to be published in a leading industry magazine.

Special Thanks go out to Mike Houston of Houston Studios for taking such great photos to submit to the magazine.

Y'all have a great week!

12 comments:

  1. Those are both gorgeous. You are so talented!

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  2. Oh my goodness - those two cakes are just amazing!!! I love them both - you are so talented!

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  3. Congrats! thats very exciting! I too wish that the magazine was still in print. I loved getting that printed copy of all the beautiful cakes. Oh well I still enjoy the magazine and will be looking out for your cakes.

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  4. That is awesome, congrats!! Both cakes are beautiful!!


    Carsedra of:

    http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/

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  5. Congratulations Jennifer, both cakes are beautiful and the touch of red on them it is just perfect!
    I am so happy for you.

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  6. Jenniffer - these are awesome! And while they're both lovely, I just love the whimsy of the balloon cake. Great job! Congratulations!

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  7. I am getting married in June and would like to have a cake like you have posted in your blog with the balloons. Where would I be able to find balloons like that?

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    1. Hi Freckles! I'm not sure of the question... the real balloons in the background, or the ones on the cake? I hand sculpted the ones on the cake from fondant with strings made from edible image paper strips, and the real balloons I got at Party City. Congratulations on your upcoming marriage!!

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  8. OK... I was just reminded today when reading your blog of this wonderful balloon cake! It popped up in one of your posts... and I realized this was an inspiration to one of my cakes - I knew I saw it somewhere!!! I have added you in the credits: http://sweetthings-toronto.blogspot.ca/2013/02/elephant-baby-shower-cake.html

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  9. Aww Juanita, that was sweet of you! I honestly can't say I was the first person to put balloons on cake though, so it totally wasn't necessary!

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  10. Where were you able to find the balloones for this?

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    1. I answered this just a few replies ago...

      I'm not sure of the question... the real balloons in the background, or the ones on the cake? I hand sculpted the ones on the cake from fondant with strings made from edible image paper strips, and the real balloons I got at Party City.

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