Monday, March 31, 2008

chicken head

We have started some chicks for our organic gardening enterprise. Some would say we are kinda nutty. But, how could you resist such chickness? We are learning loads. My favorite thing.
The chicks are about three weeks old in these pictures.
Featherless Biped meets feathered biped:

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Butterfly Birthday

Yet another birthday cake. This was requested petite. Many thanks to MC for the way to make butterflies.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Win, Lose, or Fraud

OK, so here's a rare picture of me working on a cake. What is rare about it depends on who you talk to. I'll leave it at that.

Anyway, this was a very fun cake to design. The pictures are kinda crappy because we were finishing the cake as we were rushing to deliver it in time for the party.

A local politician's wife had commissioned this cake to celebrate her husband's recent victory in the city council election. The theme of the party was "Win, Lose, or Fraud" because apparently in the last municipal election there were 300 dead people who voted. Or so the story goes. So I designed a cake depicting the dead on their way to drop their ballots in the ballot box on top.

This was a lot of fun to do, and I have to say a big thank you to my pal who saved my ass by making the cookies and piping the skeletons.

The cake is a yummy lemon butter cake with chocolate and lemon curd filling and vanilla butter cream frosting on the first layer. The second layer has raspberry brandy soaked in the middle. The ballot box is rice crispy treat. The cookies are a chocolate short bread.

I have got to get my commercial kitchen going ASAP; I came home from delivering the cake to discover Emma had gotten up on the table and eaten all the leftover cookies!

Monday, March 3, 2008

One Fish, Two Fish

I've been making a whole slew of birthday cakes lately. This one was so much fun I thought it deserved a picture. Al designed the fish and the swoopy waves on the side in between the snow flakes. Why snowflakes? Well, it snowed last night, how's that for a reason?

Anyway, this is a Hummingbird cake with a cream-cheese frosting. I had never heard of a Hummingbird cake until recently. Apparently it is a Southern invention from mid last century. Its a variation on a spice cake with pineapple, banana, and pecans - just lovely. Don't know why its called a hummingbird.

Immaculate Confections is averaging a cake a week right now. Pretty good for word of mouth. I'm hoping to complete my commercial space this spring, then start some serious advertising.

Happy Birthday to all Pisces!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

for victoria

Al in adoration.
Virginia is a blessed creature who shares a passion for the fantastic in lighting options. We have her to thank for this latest addition to the living room decor.

Thank you Virginia.

Enjoy Victoria.