Thursday, January 20, 2011

roses and sugar: a wedding cake and more

It was a weekend of celebrations! 

It all started off with a friend's wedding on Saturday. It was a beautiful wedding and so much fun!  A couple who have been together for eight years and soon to have a family of their own. I got to see some people that I hadn't seen in a while and dance and chat the night away. I also got the opportunity to make my first ever wedding cake. The newlyweds asked for a chocolate and hazelnut filling and white buttercream exterior. Normally wedding cakes are covered in rolled fondant but they asked for only buttercream which meant that I had to make sure the cream was as perfect as possible. I think I did a pretty good job in the end. Everyone seemed to love it, so I guess I did something right. 

I must say that that was good practice for another friend's wedding in June. And I suppose all my other friends' future weddings. I'm really starting to enjoy cake decorating. Especially with the experience that I'm getting from my part-time work. I've learned so much in the past couple of months from this job that there's no way I would have been able to make this cake without that experience.


I also celebrated my birthday a few days ago. I may be getting older and just starting a new career but I think I'm headed toward the right path. I'm so lucky to have met some wonderful people from school. I really think I had one of the best birthdays in a long time. I never expected all that generosity from anybody. Maybe it's just because I've never made a big deal out of my birthday, so I was more than pleased with all the gifts and kindness from everyone.

And you know you've met some pretty cool people when they know that the way to your heart is with Oreos and store-bought candy.


  1. It is sooooo preeettyyyy. I don't think it would work as well if it were covered in fondant, maybe I've been checking the blog 'once wed' a bit too much, but cream covered cakes are just so gorgeous!

  2. Hello Lisa,

    We are so grateful for the wonderful, delicious and gorgeous wedding cake you've created for us.

    We thank you for the thoughts and cares you put into creating your masterpiece of goodness for our special day - long awaiting.

    We are so honored to have been your first!!! We wish you success to all your endeavors.

    Consider us a lifetime sweetness customers.

    We love you!
    Loverly & Mark

    P.S. Mark loves the bits and pieces of hazelnut crunchiness. Yummmmmmyyyyyy


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