Sunday, October 18, 2009

Back to the Future DeLorean Cake

This weekend our very good friends Greg and Kristin were married at Welcome Valley Village in Benton, Tennessee - very close to the Ocoee River. It was a beautifully rustic little place and we had a blast! Even though we deliver cakes to weddings almost every weekend, we rarely get to go to one. Greg is a big Back to the Future fan, and wanted a Delorean cake as his grooms cake. Greg was really happy with it (as were we) and there was a lot of people there that didn't believe it was cake. I stopped counting the Ace of Cakes references at somewhere around 20!

A while back we purchased Mike McCary's Cakenology DVD and ever since we have wanted to give it a shot. Chad and I worked on this cake over 24 hours, but we had an absolute blast making it. Mike certainly makes it look easy, but he gives excellent instruction.

Speaking of Mike McCary and instruction, tomorrow I will be attending Mike's modeling chocolate class at the Nicholas Lodge school in Atlanta. I am absolutely giddy with excitement. I got my first experience working with modeling chocolate on this car and I am really in love with it. I see Chad making lots more modeling chocolate in our future!!

Everyone have a great week and Congratulations Greg & Kristin! Have a great time in Key West!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Skateboard Cake

Hey guys! I hope you've all been having a great week! It's certainly been another busy week here at the bakery! I finished up my cake decorating class this week at Dalton State College, and all my students did such great jobs! Most of them will be back in 2 weeks for the second course. I'm super stoked because during this break I will be taking a class of my own in Atlanta with the super talented Mike McCarey. Will any of my blog readers be there? If so, leave me a comment and let me know so we can talk!

OK, enough about me! Let's talk about this crazy skateboard cake! This week has been so crazy that I reached back into the cake archive to bring up this little beauty. The skateboard is all cake, covered in fondant and covered with edible image skateboard stickers. The trucks and wheels are all fondant. I have dowels running from wheel to wheel and one through the center to support each axle. I tried airbrushing flames on the board and they turned out pretty good, but I wasn't thoroughly happy with it. I wish the colors were more vibrant.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!


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