Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Sarah's Birthday Cake

Sarah since her youth has always maintained the idea that she is a Princess... I still remember running all over Disneyland when she was six, so we could get pictures of her with ALL the Princess's.  Somehow  as they get older though that terminology seems to take on a negative connotation (despite the best efforts of Disney).  I guess it's OK to be a Princess when your five or six, but after that apparently it's not considered acceptable...  Apparently when your older you can't be a Princess and still be a nice person, personally as long as Sarah stays the kind sweet young woman that she is, she can consider herself a princess for as long as she wants... and who know's,  if it eventually helps her find her prince charming, then more power to her... either way she will always be a princess to her mother an me.

She has always liked the movie Tangled, so I decided to see if I could make a "Rapunzel's tower" cake, I looked on line, to see what might be out there, but didn't really see anything that I liked, so I got a few pictures from the movie, and figured it out on my own.  I wasn't to concerned with the tower part itself, but I didn't know how the whole "house" at the top would come together... overall it turned out much better than I thought it would, and the important thing is Sarah loved it.

So to my 15 year old Princess... "Happy Birthday" Sarah... may all your birthdays remind you of the person you want to be..

Randie's First Cake

Randie wanted to make a cake for a baby shower for one of her friends from work, but was a little nervous about the whole process.  I remember when I did my first (real) cake that it was intimidating… Yes, to be fair anyone can throw a box cake in a pan and throw some frosting at it.  But when you come up with an idea, and then try and make the picture in your head match the cake in front of you it’s a whole other thing.  We talked about the recipe and some of the issues with High Altitude baking, and walked through the steps… and then she took it and ran with it.  Except for a little help with the final frosting she did everything herself.  I have to give her kudos for doing a great job… very Nice!!