Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bare Branch Wedding Cake

After the wind and rain this weekend, the branches on this cake look much like the branches on the trees in my yard!  Seriously, we just raked the yard a couple of weeks ago, and after this weekend it needs it again!

Nonetheless, we had a great time making this simple elegant cake.  I iced the cake smooth and made the branches out of modeling chocolate.  The ribbons are also modeling chocolate.

Now that the trees have lost their leaves that means that winter is just around the corner.  In my area at least, wedding business slows down a lot after Thanksgiving and usually until after the New Year.  I still have a few cakes on the books, but nothing major.  I do a few things to generate some extra income, but I honestly appreciate the break.  It give me time to catch up on paperwork and begin preparing my taxes, but it also gives me some time to spend with family and friends.

To the other bakers out there, do you see a holiday slump also?  If so, do you embrace it, or find other ways to generate holiday income?


  1. Just looked at your previous cake with the leaves and now these branches - it sure paints a picture of reality :-) Yes, winter is here! Lovely cakes as usual!

  2. Wow it looks great! How do you like working with modelling chocolate?

  3. @Sweetened by Kagi - I LOVE modeling chocolate! The modeling chocolate class I took with Mike McCarey a year or so ago really changed the way I do cakes and upped my skill level tremendously!

  4. Jenniffer - gorgeous as always! It's the perfect "end of November" cake! I can see it glittered up a bit for a stunning winter or Christmas cake as well! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful talent with all of us :-)


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