Monday, October 24, 2011

Busy at work

Lately work has been CRAZY busy!  As a result I have no time to blog so I thought I'd show you a very short summary of some of the things we've been working on this past year







 









probably kind of boring for you guys since its mostly signage and industrial products but this is my day to day :)  We're actually exhibiting at the Fort Lauderdale Boat show this week.  Just finished wipping up some quick brochures tonight...nothing too fancy but it gets the point across:



I hope you're all doing well!!  I'll be back soon with a Dr Seuss themed cake/cupcakes as well as a lamp re-wiring post.

P.S.  go ahead and visit my company page on facebook and "like" it....pleeeeeeeeeease?? ;)


Monday, October 10, 2011

Candy cake!

Hey guys!  I'm so sorry that I've been neglecting bloggy as of late.  Things got CRAZY busy at work and in my personal life ever since getting engaged.  I've been going crazy trying to find a venue!  Hopefully next week i'll be sharing some good news about THE venue!  then i can start doing wedding posts too :)

In the mean time, here's a cake tutorial i worked on over the weekend.  Nine out of ten times, if you see a young girl themed cake its usually for my best little buddy Tiffany.  I've been making her birthday cakes since she was born :)  I re-arranged my trip to see THE venue in person just so i could be in town for her birthday.  


The party had one main theme: CANDY!  I was pretty excited about it bc i've been wanting to make this kit kat cake ever since i saw it....mainly because its so easy!!  it requires no skill at all, and seeing as most of my cakes are tedious, i'm all about less work when given the chance.  this post starts off the same way all of the cake posts do:  bake and ice the cake

 

 If you're doing 2 tiers like i am, you can add fondant if you'd like and stack them

 dont fondant the kit kat cake WAY easier that way (for my cake i needed 5.5 packs of king size kit kats).  Basically break them up and surround the edges with kit kats....super easy! 

once you've completed that step, you'll notice that the kit kats rise above the cake and make the perfect little "bowl."  fill it with m&ms or any candy you want

 i used pink purple and green candies and decided to add some decorative ribbon

ordinarily my cakes are pretty simple, never too busy.....BUT this was an opportunity to go over the top so i added some zebra stripes since tiffany has a funky little style going on, she's a little fashionista....and if that wanst enough, i also stuck lollipops in there.  i'm sure you can guess what the kids thought about this cake.....they went crazy for it :)  Here's how it turned out:


 i forgot to take pictures of the zebra process but basically just cut elongated shapes and add them vertically at different levels.  The kit kat cake is reaaaaaaaaaaally easy and super beginner level.  you guys should try it!  if you have kids they will go nuts :)

Let me know what you think and link back to your blog so i can go visit <3