Monthly Archives: July 2014

3rd Birthday Party

What elements can inspire a little boys birthday cake?  favorite toys, decor for the party, favorite candy or treats, pets, maybe even favorite places if the child likes to spend the entire summer on the beach building sand castles.

This particular birthday boy loves Trains and the Zoo, Giraffes are his favorite.  Working with his mother we pulled ideas around this theme and she sent me all the elements of the party decorations. 3rd Bday Cake

Decor for the Birthday Party

Decor for the Birthday Party

Let’s just say the cake was a huge hit at the party.  The mother emailed me later “Everyone adored the cake!!! Not only that they were in awe with the decoration but also the taste of the chocolate cake with strawberry filling. Neal was starring, hovering in admiration of the cake for about 20-30 min. He looked at each animal and the pin wheels. I could see how much he liked the cake.  He made sure that everyone was aware of his Birthday cake. Before his music teacher left after sing a long, he said, “I wanna show Michael my birthday cake!”

If you are looking for a kid’s party event space definitely check out The Moxie Spot – 81 Atlantic Avenue Brooklyn, NY  http://www.themoxiespot.com/

Upon delivery I happened to notice that a tv had Miss Spider and the Sunny Patch Kids on.  Too bad I had another delivery, maybe I would have stayed and watched an episode….next time.

 

 

Sugar Flower Display Box – Part Deux

Last year I shared a short tutorial on making a DIY display case for your sugar flowers.  http://metoocakes.com/sugar-flower-display-box/

Recently I had a bride share her creations with me on how she preserved her sugar flowers.  She made a display case for herself and her mother by visiting a local craft store and picking up some unique glass enclosed containers.  Thank you for sharing your pictures, this will help others be inspired to keep their sugar flowers as memories of their wedding day.

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Karina'smother

Key Notes in preserving your sugar flowers:

  • Ask your reception site to keep the flowers.  If you have a buttercream exterior ask them to remove as much buttercream from the flowers as possible.  After the wedding, take care and do a more thorough job.  Discard the ones that you cannot clean off properly.
  • Sugar flowers will keep for a lifetime if they are not exposed to extreme humidity and a plastic or glass case will keep them dust free.
  • Do not store in the refrigerator as this will cause the dried sugar flowers to collect condensation.

If you have any further questions, shoot me an email – amy@metoocakes.com

Travel will inspire cake design…

Recently, I had a Sangeet cake.  The Bride really loved Indian folklore prints and we were looking to incorporate those threaded designs onto a cake.  We steered a little bit more in the direction of another pattern when she sent me pinterest pics of the detail of the Taj Mahal.  I recognized it instantly from my travels to Agra in 2007.  With the pics I took up close of the intricate inlay work and from google images…we were able to come up with a unique cake.  To top off the design, we choose a lotus blossom candle holder.  Since the candle holder was no longer available for sale, I made this out of sugar, airbrushed in gold and put a LED flickering candle in there.  I love to add these kind of elements that may be a bit of surprise to the guests when they see their cake light up a little bit.

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And the best part, may have come when they cut the cake and enjoyed the flavor of Chai Tea Spice Cake infused with flavors of Cardamom, Vanilla, Cinnamon and Ginger paired with Cream Cheese Buttercream.

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Photos from our travel to Agra in 2007