Sunday, May 20, 2012

Port Hueneme Wedding Cake

This cake was so easy...and so difficult.

The cake itself was easy-peasy (and so delicious says me and my husband who got to eat all the extra).

I got this commission via facebook and I was so excited about it, I let myself agree to having it delivered on the same day my cousin was getting married in Newport - totally the opposite direction.

I spent weeks/months trying to coordinate someone to drop off the cake for me. My friends had to work/entertain inlaws, my cousins from the other side were all out of town at college or had a previous commitment (to the other event I would have gone to on 5/19). Finally, Kim suggested I try TaskRabbit

In a day and a half, I had two people bidding for me to pay them to take my cake to Port Hueneme. Hooray! I picked one and in the days before the cake delivery we had a little snaffoo. The venue wouldn't be open to vendors until 2:30 and he'd hoped to deliver it earlier. I worried that he wouldn't be able to deliver it if he couldn't drop it off early, so I spazzed out and tried to find a backup delivery person in case he couldn't.

Oh, by the way, this was a vanilla cake with cream cheese filling and strawberries. Yum yum yum. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Helen's German Chocolate Cruise Ship Cake

This past weekend was my soon-to-be cousin-in-law (is that a thing?), Helen's, bridal shower!

She and my cousin, Matt, met on a cruise a few years ago. Their romance has been centered around their love of travel and the open sea. :) Helen's shower theme was, of course, nautical. So, my aunt asked if I would create a cruise ship cake for them!

I was delighted and excited to help in any way I could! As usual, I ended up procrastinating and staying up far too late the night before the shower adding the finishing touches, but when I was finally done, I had made a pretty adorable cruise ship/tug boat ;) German Chocolate cake.