Friday, February 27, 2009

How to make a crib cake?

Karren has had many requests on how to make her crib cake since she invented it over two years ago. Finally, she has decided to divulge her secrets and is creating a cake pattern which will be available for purchase in the near future. She spent last Monday and Tuesday with Ksenia Everton photographing the process (see Ksenia's Blog). Next up, Karren will compose the instructions before she passes it off to Augusta Bowden for assemblage. Stay tuned! The finished product should be available within the month.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Welcome to Brooke Weeber

We are pleased to announce that Brooke has joined Karren as cake designer. Karren is extremely picky when it comes to hiring and has been looking for 2.5 years for someone who as skilled as Brooke. Brooke comes highly recommended and has done beautiful cakes with her previous employers. She graduated from The French Culinary Institute in New York City and worked at Alice's Tea Cup and Cheryl Kleinman Cakes as a cake decorator. You can see some of Brooke's work under her last employer here: Welcome Brooke!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Love Rocks

This cake was for a woman's 50th birthday party. She loves diamonds almost as much as her husband loves her. What better can showcase the phrase "Love Rocks" than a diamond ring in its Tiffany box? The client sent us a nice thank you note which said: "I wanted to take a moment to thank you for creating the crowning jewel (literally and figuratively) for my wife's birthday party. We were so very impressed along with our guests with your attention to detail and overall presentation. We were blown away with how great the cake and cupcakes tasted...Everyone at the party asked where the cake and cupcakes were made, we gave out a lot of your business cards. Thank you again for making my wife's birthday a very memorable occasion with your special cake and cupcakes. By the way, the Tiffany blue was spot on..."

Saturday, February 14, 2009

KM Design Photography

We have a friend, Karen Murdock, who is a fantastic photographer. She took photos at our child's first birthday celebration. What is better than three one year olds who are put in front of a cake? Other examples of Karen's work are found on her business web site, KM Design Photography.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Karren Featured on KOIN 6

Karren was featured this morning on the KOIN 6 morning news show. Kacey Montoya and her camera man, Douglas, came by nice and early (4:30 AM). They did 4 segments with 4 teasers where Karren showed how to make two of her desserts and showcased the camcorder cake Karren made specifically for the broadcast. It was great getting to know Kacey and a lot of fun to do the show. Karren felt that it was a great experience and we hope Kacey enjoyed herself also. We sent the cake back to the studio with them. Bon appetit. The recipes featured on the broadcast are posted on the KOIN 6 website and the actual newscast is posted on Karren's website (thanks to Jeff Bowden for making it web accessible).

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Rabbit of a Birthday

This gray rabbit with a flower was for a little girl's first birthday. The daddy loved it and said, "You hit a home run with this one." We are always happy when a customer is pleased with Karren's work.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Argyle Mad Hatter

Karren made a small argyle mad hatter cake this past weekend. It was for a 30th birthday party from a girl's parents. It was tougher than Karren thought and she didn't like her first try so she took it apart and started over. Once the ribbon and chocolate name were added, it looked great and Karren was happy.