Sorry I have been such a bad bloggess lately. I made three cakes last week and I am completely exhausted. I completed the Rainbow Cake Thursday night. Friday I worked relentlessly on the baby cake and Rachel's shower cake. At midnight, Jon said I had to go to sleep because crying and banging my head on the table was not going to make the cake any smoother. I woke up at 7 a.m. the next morning to try to continue working on it. After the shoot I had to race across town for Rachel's bridal shower because I was helping to host. I didn't leave the shower until 4:30 p.m. I came home and practically passed out on the couch.
Truth be told, I was not happy with the Rachel's or Olivia's cake. Especially Olivia's cake. The buttercream icing recipe that I have been using is just too thin, it seems, to create a super smooth texture. It was so frustrating. I know what you are thinking: "Enough jibber jabber, let's see the goods." Alright alright, don't get your piping bags in a wad. Here's a sort of photo montage with commentary. With some simple tricks, your cakes can, too, look this...ummm..."fabulous".
"The Painted Pig"
|Got an ugly cake? Simply place a giant flower in the middle to cover unsightly bits.|
|Still ugly? Throw some marbles or candy on the the table to distract people from the actual cake.|
Then have the photographer photoshop it up a bit and no one will ever notice!
|The prettiest cake I have ever made. Too pretty to eat.|
|If you build your cake on a cardboard round, be sure to remove it before the shoot.|
|If you have a cake too pretty to eat, you can carry it around on a pretty tray|
and tease the neighbors and guests.
|OMG! A Double Rainbow!!! It's so intense! What does this mean?!!!!|
*crying, banging fist on desk*
|"Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!!!"|
|Extra candy will make it pop!|
|Lean your head to the side and it will look straight....more....more....LEAN Damn you!|
Keep the rolling pin handy to knock heads with.
I guess all that really matters is that everyone was happy with their cakes. I suppose that is what is important. I definitely have a long way to go with my decorating skills. I will be posting more pictures as the week goes on.
Carlos insisted on taking some pictures of me in the kitchen as well. I was not at all prepared for this, I was running around trying to blow dry my hair and put on lipstick in between shots. If you are in a rush, and you just can't wait to see the pictures of me, you can always check out Carlos' site: 3rd Avenue Photography. He also sent me some shots of Olivia enjoying her cake. Hopefully I can get those up later this week, too.