vettecat: (baker babe)
Finally got around to posting pictures of the cookies I made for [livejournal.com profile] lovensong87's birthday...
vettecat: (blue eye)
Time once again for fur, flowers, and further foto fun... Read more... )
vettecat: (tips)
Finally got around to installing the software for our new camera (yay!), so now I can show y'all the cake I made for Arisia!

As I've mentioned, this was the 20th Arisia, so the chair asked me to make a cake for the staff party. She said I could do whatever I wanted. Hee hee.

I was thinking of doing a topsy-turvy cake (a.k.a. a "mad hatter" cake), but realized when I started shaping it that the layers needed to be taller and narrower. Oh well. Hopefully it still looks cool.

Used 5 lb flour, 5 lb sugar, 1/2 lb cocoa, 6 lb confectioner's sugar... took me 2 nights (3 if you count baking). It was gobbled up in 1/2 hour. Fortunately that's a good thing for a cake.

Pardon the background clutter, I was going to snip these down but don't want to spend any more time on it right now.

For those of you who want to see all the steps, Read more... )

And for those of you who just want to see the final product, Read more... )

As you may be able to infer, my "vision" for the cake was "rocket to the moon." (Could also be called "Excelsior.") What do you think? Did it work? :-)

Sugar saga

Nov. 16th, 2007 01:21 am
vettecat: (tips)
As I recently mentioned, I've been working on the cake for a friend's daughter's Bat Mitzvah party, which is this coming Sunday. The young lady loves to read and likes the color blue. This is what I came up with. (You really don't want to know how long this took... and for scale, the board it's on [borrowed from another congregant] is 18" square.) Read more... )

Yummy ad

May. 20th, 2007 12:02 am
vettecat: (cream puff)
The link I put up the other day was taken down, but now someone's put it up elsewhere so I can share it with y'all... really, worth watching!
vettecat: (Arisia shield)
Someone reminded me that I hadn't posted a photo of the Arisia GOHs with the GOH cake... Read more... )

And, while I had the CD in the other night, I meant to post a followup to my previous post about the wall damage. Read more... )
vettecat: (swedish chef)
Someone posted about a cake order in which the bakery staff wasn't paying close enough attention... Read more... )

(Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] debgeisler for the tip... also posted to [livejournal.com profile] cake_decorating and [livejournal.com profile] bakebakebake)
vettecat: (cheetah dozing)
With all the prep for Arisia I've fallen about a week behind on posts, which are at skip = 500+. There's no way I'm going to catch up. If I missed something you think I should see, or would find of interest, please let me know. Thanks!

As a partial apology, though, I'll share one of the things that was taking up my time. Read more... )

Must go to bed... have a good Monday Tuesday, everyone!

Desserts!

Jan. 10th, 2006 02:47 am
vettecat: (swedish chef)
Developed the film from my mom's party, trying out the new add-a-photo feature... Read more... )

Almost...

Jan. 8th, 2006 01:26 am
vettecat: (boo)
Tomorrow is the birthday party for my mom. Read more... )

Whoof again

Jan. 6th, 2006 03:00 am
vettecat: (swedish chef)
The cake is done. Bears only a slight resemblance to the idea I based it on, but I think it looks pretty good. Cleared sugar off all the kitchen surfaces, etc. ... no energy to answer e-mail, will have to catch up in the morning. G'night, all...

Whoof

Jan. 5th, 2006 01:36 am
vettecat: (eyes)
I have, over the course of the last few nights, made 96 tulips (each consisting of 6 petals, hand-cut and assembled) - divided amongst four colors - and 79 leaves out of sugarpaste, to use on the centerpiece cake for my mom's party. Tomorrow night I plan to frost and assemble it. (The cake layers are waiting patiently in their pans.) I really hope this looks good when it's all put together...

(And now I get to go answer Arisia mail - whee!)
vettecat: (swedish chef)
Made so far (and put in mom's friend's freezer) for Mom's surprise party:
Brown sugar bars
Apricot squares
Lemon squares
Nurnberger cookies (honey spice, very pretty, topped with a flower made out of blanched almonds and a glazed cherry - can't find a picture online)
Raspberry white cake (like this, except instead of just berries around the bottom, I did puffs of green frosting with berries interspersed)
Tulip rainbow cake (like this, except I trimmed the bottom with red and green cherries [left over from the nurnberger], and the inside is rainbow-swirled)

Just three kinds of squares, five kinds of cookies, and one more cake to go... :-) I'm hoping to get as many of the squares and cookies done this week as I can, so the last week I'll just have the main cake left; it might be kind of labor-intensive.
vettecat: (true love)
This afternoon [livejournal.com profile] sdavido and I had the pleasure of watching [livejournal.com profile] ladysprite and [livejournal.com profile] umbran get married. Read more... )
vettecat: (Boston fireworks)
Here are a few pictures from [livejournal.com profile] sdavido's surprise party... Read more... )

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