Some new blog features for this week:
From I will to I do is a blog written by the senior editor of Brides.com. Posted are a ways to get ideas for your wedding cake and links to great galleries.
JolieJolie is an awesome blog written by one of my friends, Lisa, out in Cali. The catch phrase for her blog is "all things prettiful," which is definitely what you can expect from her entries. Pretty ideas, products, and images!
Private Receptions is a talented wedding planning and design group in NYC. For the post, I recommended two important tips for creating a great wedding cake.
Halloween is this Saturday and I made some spooky decorated cookies for the occasion! Trick or Treat!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Some new blog features for this week:
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009
On Sunday I watched the Yankees win their 40th ALCS and later this week they will play in the World Series! Tomorrow is also the start of the NBA basketball season. To celebrate these two things, I have put together a "sports cakes" feature. (see part 1 entry below for the baseball cake)
This life size basketball cake was made for my husband's 28th birthday! He loves anything basketball and was even a manager for the University of Michigan basketball team for 4 years. Go blue!
I started off by making a wood grain base to replicate the hardwood floors of a basketball court. Then I carved the cake to make a sphere. Half the cake was styrofoam simply because I only needed the cake to feed ~8-10 people.
I think it took roughly two hours to poke all these little holes. It's the details that matter!
This is a comparison of the real ball on the left and the cake on the right. I boosted the orange color for the fondat because I thought the real ball was too dark for a celebration cake.
Posted by Liz Shim at 2:21 AM
On Sunday I watched the Yankees win their 40th ALCS and later this week they will play in the World Series! Tomorrow is also the start of the NBA basketball season. To celebrate these two things, I have put together a "sports cakes" feature. (see part 2 above for the basketball cake)
The Yankees vs Mets 360 cake was inspired by the Subway Series, which is when the two NY baseball teams play each other. Depending on which team your are rooting for, you can choose the front of the cake!
Posted by Liz Shim at 1:57 AM
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Things Festive has featured us on their blog today. They sell pretty much anything you could possibly need for a wedding! So if you are looking for favors, guest books, cake toppers...check out their site :)
Posted by Liz Shim at 12:14 AM
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Eatcakebemerry is featured on Texas Wedding Guide. Check out what they have to say :) Glad the weekend is here!
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Friday, October 23, 2009
This past weekend, I went to Seattle for a friend's wedding. The city was so quaint, and I especially loved the Queen Anne area. The views were great, market was fun, seafood was tasty, air was clean, but yes there was a lot of rain. The wedding itself was fun and it was really good to see another one of our friends tie the knot! This is the cake I made for them to match their green/brown color palette. The wedding had a very eco-friendly vibe and so did the new Hyatt Olive8.
For the character toppers, I started with basic shapes to make bodies and heads.
Congrats David and JiHye!
Posted by Liz Shim at 9:10 AM
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Eatcakebemerry is featured on With This Ring blog today! Check out this blog for great photos of real weddings and inspiration for the big day.
Posted by Liz Shim at 8:28 AM
Monday, October 19, 2009
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Friday, October 16, 2009
There are two more blog features for eatcakebemerry online!
eInvites is a blog for an invitation company that has an extensive array of cards, invitations, stationary, etc. that you can order online. They have great stuff!
I got an email a couple days ago from a new wedding planner in Canada. Canada! She also featured me on her blog at La Petite Blogger. She had such delightful things to say on her captions for each photo.
Posted by Liz Shim at 2:54 PM
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Lela New York is couture invitation and stationary studio in NYC. They have amazing and fancy design! Check their stuff out at Lela New York
I was featured on their blog today and wanted to share the Q&A that was posted. Find it at Lela New York Blog
Alight, flying out to Seattle for a friend's wedding!
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Saturday, October 10, 2009
My friend from college has an awesome wedding blog/website http://everthinemineours.com/2009/10/09/eat-cake-be-merry/ . Such a great resource for inspiration and ideas! Today she was kind enough to write an entry about eatcakebemerry! So exciting. Check it out!
Posted by Liz Shim at 1:57 AM
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
This past weekend marked the 6th year of RWC so I got to make a small cake for the celebration.
I blew up the image of their logo which was a leaf and cut out a template as well as a base. Filled it with raspberry preserves and vanilla buttercream.
Posted by Liz Shim at 5:52 PM
I wasn't brave enough to get it because when I imagined the flavor combination in my mouth, it didn't seem so tasty. Has anyone tried this? I might have to go back and get it because I'm just way to curious. Who knows I might be pleasantly surprised. It's a pretty advertisement though!
Posted by Liz Shim at 5:00 PM
Monday, October 5, 2009
WAHOOOooOO! The website has officially been launched! Check it out : EatCakeBeMerry.com
Posted by Liz Shim at 8:59 PM
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I also made a larger disk for the top.
Here its all connected
Posted by Liz Shim at 10:41 PM
I recently made a cake for someone I know who wanted to treat his wife with a special cake for her birthday this year. It was a simple and small cake that I made for their family, but it came back with so much gratitude. As a baker, it made me so happy to know that something as simple as a cake can make a person feel special and appreciated.
I made a bunch of blossoms, large and small. I dried them on a cookie rack so they they would maintain their cupped shape.
Posted by Liz Shim at 10:14 PM
Friday, October 2, 2009
I was at Barnes yesterday and I passed by this book. It immediately caught my eye so I sat on the floor below all the cooking books and started going through the pages. Omggg, this is a great book. They have really creative cakes and good techniques to know, esp the ganache trick. I think this is a great book to have and its like $9.98 which is SUCH a great price compared to some of the other cake decorating books out on the market. I've heard of Planet Cake awhile back and its this company Paris Cutler started in Australia. Check out their website www.planetcake.com.au
Speakkkkking of websites.....here's a sneak peak at what I'm working all day and all night on. It took forever to make the actual cakes so I'm really excited to finally be able to post them on a site and share them with people. It still has some more work to be done, but it will hopefully be launched in < 2 weeks!
Posted by Liz Shim at 3:28 AM