Moustaches, banners and silhouette

Monday, October 31, 2011

Just Married!  We recently made a cake, cupcakes and moustache cookies for a wedding that was held at a bar near the Brooklyn Bridge.
Here's a closer look at the silhouette topper of the excited bride and groom.
The banners are made of all edible gumpaste and the tiers were simply adorned with swiss dots.
The table consisted of our chocolate and red velvet cupcakes, vanilla moustache cookies and the Just Married banner cake.  In addition, there were classic black and white cookie from Juniors!

Brides Magazine : White Hot Style Shop

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Last Thurs-Sun Brides Magazine put together a White Hot Style Shop open to the public.  It was a large space in Soho filled with dresses, invitations, jewlery, makeup, ideas and more.  We had the opportunity to participate in the Style Shop by creating a cake for display and holding a tasting.  Here are some pictures from the event!

This cake we made is perfect for brides who want that traditional white wedding cake, but with a modern twist.  The tiers are uneven heights and we added a modern chevron pattern that is painted in pearl dust so that it won't stand out too much.  A few flowers ended up being the perfect color accents.

We made mini red velvet cupcakes for the tasting on Sunday afternoon.
Baked by Melissa spelled out Brides with mini cupcakes :)
Other beautiful cakes on display at the shop.

Red Velvet Cake Debate

Friday, October 14, 2011

Ah the ever so popular red velvet.  Is it odd to eat something that is so unnaturally red?  Is butter based or oil based recipes better?  Can it only be made well in the South?  Did you know there is vinegar in most red velvet recipes?  Does it only taste good when paired with cream cheese frosting?  Should I use beet juice or red food coloring?  Is it just a hybrid of vanilla and chocolate cake?

If you've ever pondered Red Velvet cake in this way then "The Red Velvet Cake Debate" is where you want to be tonight.  From 6:30-9pm, Nichelle Stephens of Cupcakes Take The Cake will be hosting an event surrounding this discussion with a guest panel and of course tastings in the form of cake pops, cupcakes and cake.  Check it out.
Also...last year at Target I found none other than...Red Velvet Chocolate Milk!! What??  So I baked a small red velvet cake, took it to a friends house and had everyone try the pairing.  :)  The milk itself just tasted like extra sweet chocolate milk, but it was fun to experience it.

Brides Magazine Pop Up Shop

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

It's back....the Brides Magazine White Hot Style Shop!  Open tomorrow on 477 Broome Street in SoHo, the Style Shop is a free pop-up shop were you can meet Brides editors, view the latest bridal fashions, get free hair/makeup trials, sip on cocktails and most importantly... taste cake!  We will be handing out mini cupcakes at the shop on Sunday Oct. 16th @ 2pm so be sure to stop by and say hello!  We also designed a special cake for the gallery so check that out too. 
Thursday Oct. 13-Sunday Oct.16 
 Check out their website for the daily schedule of events. 

NYC Wine and Food Festival 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Last Friday I had the opportunity to assist the talented Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes at the 2011 Food Network NYC Wine and Food Festival.  It was such a fun experience filled with lots of tasty desserts and it was great to work with Elisa again!  Here are some photos from the night.  
We made over 600 of these adorable cake push pops.  How cute!
Confetti Cakes table.
With Bobby Flay
Candace Nelson of Sprinkles Cupcakes
Ron Ben Israel aka Sweet Genius
Chef Anne Burrell
Dorie Greenspan, she's so cute :)
Overall it was such a fabulous and fun event to be a part of.  Proceeds supported two wonderful causes,  Food Bank for NYC and Share our Strength.  Check their websites out for more information.  Also check out the Confetti Cake blog for more photos!