Merry Christmas, everyone! I know it's not until 3 days from now BUT, there's been so much holiday cheer in the Cake Shack! We just finished the biggest and, might I say, most outstanding order we got this 2010. Tenenennnn---Grenade Cupcakes!
The story behind these awesome cupcakes? Well, let's just say they're giveaways for our client's office mates. Come on, if it weren't illegal, wouldn't we all give explosives to our favorite people in the whole world? *sarcasm*
But since it's Christmas and the spirit of giving is oh so alive (and real grenades will always be illegal), grenade cupcakes are the perfect giveaways to the people who need extra patience and grace.
Anyway, that's it for us! Enjoy the holidays, people! And remember, keep away from explosives. You don't want to lose your fingers first thing in 2011!
People often get the impression that since we're having so much fun in The Cake Shack, our job is easy and we're lucky we're earning from it. However, that is not always the case.
Take for example the latest fondant topper we made a couple of days ago. It was all assembled and ready to go, or I thought it was, when Genine innocently asked me where the head of the gum paste girl was. I rushed to the Cake Lab (where we make all our cakes) and almost went bananas when I saw the decapitated figurine that was about to be delivered in a couple of hours.
Don't get me wrong. I love my job despite the UNIMAGINABLE stress sugar can bring. Who knew sugar could be stressful, right? Genine and I had to fix the topper in the last minute, and as always, we pulled through. Here's the finished product:
In the end, everything was worth it. The birthday girl loved it and said it was "the best birthday cake ever." (this topper went on The Big Gay Rainbow Cake) And honestly, that's the most fun part of our job- to see the smiles on our clients' faces. Well, that sounded a bit corny but I'm not editing it out. Coz it's true. :)
Anyway, we'll talk to you soon. We're gonna have an EXPLOSIVE christmas. Stay tuned for the next blog post! *winkwink*
So now we know what it's like to eat the colors of the rainbow.
Whisk Kid made this super epic rainbow cake that we just had to do. We were surprised and delighted that it came out almost like hers!
This delicious coconut cake doused with amazing colors of the rainbow did not fail to make us happy. Smarla of Everday Sweet Notes iced and decorated this cake. It was smothered in plain white frosting, concealing the true nature of this cake.
You can check out her post about our fun and colorful experience here.
Showing someone the behind-the-scenes of cake decorating and baking was a first for us here at The Cake Shack. Honestly, Guillain and I were a bit nervous, having someone observe our work. But Smarla did more than that---she had her game on decorating and on baking. We're very thankful for having had her here, and making her day turn from a sad one to a colorful one. ;)
The Big Gay Rainbow Cake
Six layers of coconut butter cake filled with cream cheese frosting
8 inches in diameter, 5 inches in height
*Special price only until December 2010!
Our latest client (who's very thoughtful, btw) wanted to surprise her parents with a cake for their 26th anniversary. Just a brief background on their love story (which I got totally kilig over): Her mom used to sell bananas back in the day, and her dad was a groovy guitar player. They fell in love, and voila. 26 years of togetherness. *insert heart here* We just had to incorporate that in the cake, hence the banana basket and the guitar with actual strings!
There are no words.
Our client also wanted a picture of the cake with the artists. We were happy to oblige. :)