Friday, April 11, 2008

Catch up...I'm HIRED!!!

So I've been super busy lately and kind of blog-lazy. Plus, my laptop crashed so that didn't help either. I've got quite a bit to catch up on! First, the most exciting news...I got a job! I am a Wilton Cake Decorating Instructor at Robert's Crafts (the big craft store chain up here in UT). I love it! I make my own schedule and I only work two nights a week (for 2 hours each night) and I work 2 hours on Saturdays too. I got to do an hour long demo at "Ladies' Night" on Saturday night as well. Every conferance, all the craft stores up here throw a "Ladies Night while the men are in priesthood session. Only in Utah... It's so nice to get out of the house every once in a while and feel like an intelligent adult again. Jacob is very supportive and has assured me that I don't HAVE to work but he is happy that I am out doing something that I really enjoy. I really do have the best husband ever. I had to do a demo for the store to display to advertise my class so this is the demo that I did. It is made from styrafoam instead of cake and it is iced with royal icing so that it wont spoil.

I've actually been doing a lot of cakes lately so here are a few:

This is a baby shower cake I did for my friend across the street. I snuck up into her nursery to get color and design ideas. She had brown, burgandy and pink colors and different flowers hand-painted all over, including the Black-eyed susans that you see on the cake. Everything on it is edible. The cake is lemon berry with a lemon filling and lemon buttercream covered in fondant and royal icing flowers.

I also did one last night for my friend's birthday. We both share a love for shoes so I thought this was very fitting. It is a chocolate-chip sour cream cake with chocolate sour cream buttercream and strawberry filling covered in fondant with a gumpaste shoe that I made. Once again, everything is edible...even the shoe. The shoe is pink gumpaste and I hand painted the zebra stripes with foodcoloring. It looks much better in person.

Here's a close-up of the shoe:
Here are the cookies I did for St. Patty's day:

Anyway...that's a little of what's been going on in my life...cakes, cakes, and more cakes...