Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Real Weddings: Shridevi & Brian

Real Life: Carnival Time

To be honest, I wish I was a kid today. Not for the luxury of being legally unable to work (child labour law), fast metabolisms (eating all the candy and chocolate I want... this is why they put an age limit to Halloween) and priorities that include updating Facebook status'... I want to be a kid again because birthday parties just aren't what they used to be.

 I never got a super cool tiered birthday cake growing up. Sure, they tasted great. My mom would make a big round chocolate cake that domed on the top with chocolate frosting smothered around (no layering!!!!). Some lucky years she would take chocolate chips and place them in the shape of a face so that the cake would smile at me. Parties were usually during my lunch breaks - Mom would scoop up myself with three of my closest friends to have lunch at McDonalds.

Kid's parties today are a lot more sophisticated with games, decor, entertainment, confections, and a guest list of attendees. Is it wrong that i'm a bit jealous?

I received a call from Nelly a few weeks ago who was throwing a carnival theme (LOVE it) party for her son Kamron's 10th birthday - how cool is that! We brainstormed on a few ideas and here was the final cake design that made it to the party. Happy Birthday Kamron!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Real Weddings: Michelle & Gavin

"OMG I loved our wedding cake! It taste amazing and it looked sooooo beautiful!!" - Michelle

The Gooooch

I'd like to think that if someone ever made me a birthday cake, it would look something like this. You know, to match all my gifts. 

Real Weddings: Alykhan & Salima

I have a mini obsession with traditional indian weddings - I love them. They're bright and colourful, filled with rituals and traditions, there is always an abundance of people (many unknown to the bride and groom) and the best part is that they last for several days.  They begin with the pre-wedding ceremony (ok, so it's like the western equivalent of a rehearsal dinner... but they just seem so much more fun and it's also where the women get to apply the mehndi, or henna, to their hands and feet), then the actual wedding day with traditions of the Baraat, the Varmala and the Satphere, and usually end with the Vidaai. 

For those who know me, colour isn't something I have much of. I mean, in terms of fashion NOT personality. But when it comes to cakes... I can't get enough.

Congratulations to Alykhan & Salima on the celebration of their wedding. I'm so happy that I was able to contribute to your special day.

A special thank you to Kristina for helping me make this cake come to life.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Big Wuuupppp!

Similar to fashion, confections tend to make a come-back once in a while. The cupcake craze 6 years ago was huge,  followed by the sophisticated homemade marshmallows of 2010. In early 2011, generation y'ers become familiar with the once popular Whoopie Pies. Once known as huckelbucks, Amish American women would suprise their farmers with these treats in their lunch boxes. When the farmers found them, they would shout "whoopie!".
... Some things don't change.