Chicago

Wow! What a crazy weekend!About 2 weeks ago, we were asked to provide a sick amount of goodies for a convention we were already planning to attend… in CHICAGO! A whirlwind of planning, swearing, and baking ensued, resulting in 300 or so decorated cookies, 560 servings of cake (4 tired cakes of various heights), 200…

Obscene new offering.

  “Obscene” as in “OBSCENELY DELICIOUS!” Not entirely sure that this batch of experiment is going to make it to my “authorized guinea pigs”, given the way my husband/assistant has been eyeing them. He’s talking about having 13 of these for supper instead of a normal supper. Hrmm.  What are these? Look like basic cupcakes,…

About the cake: “Persistence of Memory”

  Well, this morning was our Kare 11 interview. They’d asked me to work on a cake on camera, so with a convention coming up this weekend, I figured this cake would be perfect! This is for the Minnesota Mensa group, meeting this weekend. This cake underwent a total evolution from the time we initially went…

About the cake: “Raven”

Well, this cake is less than 24 hours old, and we’ve already had a ton of questions about it. Figured I’d post some information here, for those curious.  This cake was made as a “thank you” to Kare 11 for doing the piece on me. “Raven” is a black labrador retriever who figures prominently in…

Margaret Braun cake – Finished!

Well, after much cursing the idea to have tried this in the first place, the cake is done!  It was actually finished late last week, but due to a wedding show on the weekend, I ran out of time to post it. Those of you who were at the wedding show may have seen it…

Cake Challenge Update

Ok, so I ended up getting a little sidetracked – we have a wedding show coming up this weekend, so I’ve been racing around getting everything ready for it. I DO intend to have this “challenge” cake on display at the show, so I had to get cracking!

The Cake Challenge

After hearing so much about it, I recently received the book “Cakewalk : Adventures in Sugar with Margaret Braun”.  If you haven’t heard of it, here’s the scoop: Margaret Braun is a well known “sugar artist”/cake decorator in NYC. Her work is incredibly ornate, and I’ve heard she commands a minimum of $10,000 per cake!…