Monday, February 25, 2013

Article boost

Seven Myths About Wedding Cakes, found here on CakeFu, an excellent article by Amelia Carbine about the often misguided "money-saving tricks" people are sometimes advised to employ when purchasing a wedding cake.

Go check out the article for full details on why not to: buy a fake tiered cake; assume buttercream is cheaper than fondant; choose real over sugarpaste flowers; hide your budget from the cake decorator; assume wedding cakes are always the most expensive; try to save money via a less experienced decorator.

The last point is particularly important; the pitfalls of trying to save money by getting unexperienced decorators or friends of the family to make your wedding cake is illustrated week-round by Cake Wrecks. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Snow Day

Like many people in the North East, I found myself well and truly snowed in when a certain storm arrived on Friday.

That's right.....
Cake Nouveau

Waking up that morning, we campus-bound students discovered there was an awful lot of snow. 
Alan Dunn Sugarcraft
It was the kind of day that called for a lot of building...
My Little Cupcake
...and some downhill, wintery adventures....

McGreevy Cakes

Beautiful Birthday Cakes

La Forge à Gâteaux

And afterwards, soaked and chilly, it was time to head in to imbibe some toasty treats.  Hot cocoa with marshmellows is my personal favorite.
McGreevy Cakes

Certainly, a day for warm sweaters, snow ball fights, and snuggling up with all those special people (or special books, shoutout to all those fellow bookworms) in your life.

Cake Voodoo

Stay warm and stay safe coming out of this weekend's blizzard...and start stocking up on chocolate--it's almost That Day of the year...