Blue and Ruffled – Second cake order!

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Oh gosh, it’s been over a week since I lasted posted ! Guess that’s it for my last standing new years resolution which was to blog at least once per week. I’ve just been so busy this month that I haven’t have the time nor energy to write. Just so you get an idea of how tired I’ve been, when my mom offered me cake yesterday, I refused and went to bed instead. I just couldn’t keep my eyes open for the 5.6 seconds that it would take me to eat cake. Don’t worry though, I went straight to the fridge to eat 2 peoples worth of cake this morning.

So what have I been doing? I worked on a menu analysis for a resident at the care centre that I volunteer at. The dietician that I work with wanted me to change the current menu and basically create another one that is low in potassium. It was a lot harder to do than I had expected, I might need to re-evaluate my dream of being a dietician. 

I also spent a lot of time planning for my second cake order!! :D After I posted photos of the last cake on my FB page, a friend asked me to make her birthday cake! I was SO excited! And I may have jumped the gun a bit because I already started to think about hiring a designer for my own bakery business website and I started thinking bout bakery names! 

Yenno what sucks though? All the names that I have come up with are already taken! I wish that I was born 10 years earlier so I can have a larger pool of names to pick from. Here are some that I REALLY like : The Sweet Escape, Sweet Retreat, Whisk, and The Cakery.

Back to the cake! So originally my friend wanted something covered in fondant and decorated with sugar lace or a buttercream lace design. I have never tried anything that advanced before!! BUT, I said I’d give it a try anyway. I spent days and days creating a design and trying to find the easiest way to pipe lace. In the end though, we decided to play it safe and go with something simple: buttercream ruffles! 

Her request for lace really sparked my interest in different cake decorating designs. I used to limit myself to buttercream, swiss meringue and chocolate decorations. Now I have a whole new area to explore: sugar lace, royal icing piping, cake stencils and gumpaste/fondant. 

The final product was a marble cake with mocha buttercream, just like the one I did for my second blog anniversary. Then I covered the cake in fading blue ruffles. I was going for the messy ruffled look, but it ended up way too messy. Whoops. I wasn’t too happy with the final look because I felt like I could’ve done more and made a much better cake. Oh well, at least the colours turned out alright. And most importantly, the birthday girl enjoyed her cake!

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13 thoughts on “Blue and Ruffled – Second cake order!

  1. i don’t know – i don’t think it was too messy. i thought it was gorgeous! :) and i’ll bet it was delicious!

  2. Starr says:

    I love the ruffles, they look so fancy… If you’re really interested in new decorating techniques, you should take a class. I bet you’d love it! There’s a little shop in New West that teaches cake decorating and working with fondant, and Michael’s (the craft store) holds a Wilson’s class (3 or 4 levels, I think). I’ve thought about going, but haven’t gotten around to it yet.

  3. nattilisms says:

    The cake looks great! Don’t sell yourself short in saying it looks messy – I’m sure the flavor was to die for (:

  4. Brittany says:

    Looks fabulous!! Just as the first did!

  5. Patty says:

    Such a beautiful cake and it’s so awesome you’re challenging yourself!!

  6. Sabrina says:

    This is beautiful! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for an award.
    Check it out! :)

    http://sugarlyeverafter.blogspot.com/2012/07/awards.html

  7. thank you for all the lovely compliments! :)

  8. Jessica says:

    omg that is the most beautiful cake ever i absolutely love the ruffles and the ombre effect OMG

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com

  9. kalyrical says:

    So beautiful! Ugh, this one and the pink ruffles one are killing me! They look too beautiful to eat!

  10. Erin says:

    Wow, you really are great at this. It is such a cool looking cake.

    *Erin

  11. kyleen says:

    After seeing all your cake posts, I’m feeling inspired to finally make use of those cake pans I bought. This cake is gorgeous! I read online somewhere that the ruffle was easier than it looked (cuz it looks super fancy); is that true?

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