Saturday, June 28, 2008

NYC: Class @ Confetti Cakes

Earlier this week, I had one of the greatest opportunities in my cake designing career.  I went to New York with my brother and 2 girlfriends of mine for 5 days.  While I was visiting, I had a private lesson with cake designer Elisa Straus, owner of Confetti Cakes, at her uptown kitchen.  She creates the most beautiful designs out of her commercial kitchen in the Upper West Side.  I was so grateful to work with such an inspirational and talented staff.  Over the two-day lesson, I learned a variety of techniques and tips that will definitely help my career progress.  I was able to make one of her signature cakes, as well as practice other decorating skills.  Here are some pics of our creation!!

Elisa Strauss and I @ Confetti Cakes
Upper West Side, NYC

My Gift Box Cake!
Yes, Everything is Edible =)
Even the Lid is a Layer of Cake!!!

Close Up of the Bow

Friday, June 20, 2008

Birthday Girls!!

Here are some quick pics before I head off to NYC!!  9 more hours 'til take-off.  Two cakes this week for some very special birthday girls =)

Vanilla Sponge Cake with Strawberry Cream Filling
Covered with Rolled Fondant and Decorated with Hand-made Gumpast Flowers

Vanilla Sponge Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Filling and Icing.
Skulls and Flowers were cut out of Gumpaste and Painted with Black Food Gel

Monday, June 16, 2008

Babies Galore!

Oh Baby!!  Check out these shower cakes!!!

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Mousse Filling
Vanilla Buttercream Icing
Decorations were hand-made out of gumpaste

Baby Girl and Teddy Topper made of Fondant.

Vanilla Cake
Chocolate Ganache and Raspberry Puree Filling
Chocolate Buttercream Icing
Bow is made of gumpaste.

8 oz bittersweet chocolate
8 oz semisweet chocolate
2 cups heavy whipping cream

Heat cream until boiling.  Pour over chopped chocolate and stir to incorporate.

Raspberry Puree:
Heat 12 oz thawed raspberries and 1/2 cup sugar in saucepan to a simmer.  Strain.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Frosted Cake: Launched.

Welcome to the brand-new blog of The Frosted Cake Shop.  The Frosted Cake Shop has finally launched, and is ready for business.  From cakes and cupcakes, to any edible treat imaginable, all creations are custom designed to tailor your desires.  Feel free to explore your imagination!  Please check-out the shop's extensive flavor combinations and past creations @ Dizzeecake.  Contact for your next celebration.  Stay tuned!!