Friday, October 10, 2008

Welcome to Sweets!

I love to bake! I didn't say I was good at it...I just enjoy it! Through that love of baking I have come to be known, in my little corner of the world, as the resident baker. I certainly don't claim to be good at this!! In fact, I'm a little embarrassed to put some of these pictures up, but it has become a necessity as people needing a cake want to see some of my examples. This site is a collection of my work. Please don't criticize too hard!!

Little bits:
-My cakes are box mixes, but pretty tasty I might add.
-My frosting is homemade buttercream.
-I don't really use fondant. It's tough to get it so smooth underneath, but more than that, it tastes HORRIBLE! Ever eaten play-doh?
-I try and try, but just can't seem to get it super smooth like you see in magazines, so I've got a few tricks to make up for it. I like to use the basket weave, popcorn ceiling or stripes.

Check back as I add more pictures.

How it all began...

So how did I get into this? You can thank my sister and her big mouth for that!

We were at Michael's one day walking up and down the aisles when we saw this book:

It really caught our eye because we had never seen anything like that. Our brothers' graduation party was coming up and we thought we'd be adventurous and try to make that cake on the cover.

Here was our final product:

We got a lot of compliments on that first cake and I kind of thought that would be the end of it...
...until my sister told her friend, who was planning her upcoming wedding, "Oh, well, my sister makes cakes".

[jaw drop to the floor]

Ironically enough, her friend decided to "hire" me, someone who's NEVER made a wedding cake, to do her cake?!?!

What was she thinking???

What was I thinking...I told her yes!!??

Here's how that first cake turned out:

That was 8 years ago and I guess you can say the rest is history!