Wow 4 months since my last post! I've been so busy with my day job and cakes and the holidays - it's insane! My resolution wasn't to get in shape (already working on it), but instead to blog more often! So here is what has been going on in my world of cake:
My webmaster has informed me that his service provider has gone belly up due to the bad economy. I was in the midst of re-doing it anyway, so decided to go with a free site host instead. The crappy thing is that I just had 200 dollars worth of t-shirts made up. Oh well, c'est la vie! My new site (which took surprisingly less time than I thought) can be found at http://morselsbymark.weebly.com/
First cake of the New Year
A co-worker of my wife's had asked about having me replicate her husband's Les Paul guitar. I am quite happy with the outcome! The cake was chocolate with chocolate buttercream and covered in fondant. All accents were done in gumpaste and hand painted accordingly. The cake was a pickup order, so I had to wait til Monday to find out that they were blown away by the cake and never in her wildest dreams did she imagine her husband's cake to be so detailed. I always love the reaction more than anything. Check out the pics of the cake:
I am trying to decide if I should make the 7 hour drive in May to take a 3 day sugar flower class with James Roselle. It's $825, but I could stay with my aunt who lives nearby. I'm really thinking it would be beneficial, but it is just alot of money! What do you guys think?
My First Competition:
Wish me luck everyone! I have entered 3 winter themed cakes into a contest at CakesCanada.com. It is my first contest and I'm nervous, even though I don't think I'll place. There are 9 other cakes competing and they are really nice! I'm sitting on pins and needles until voting ends on Sunday!
My next post is going to talk about a couple of cakes on the pipeline. I am eagerly looking forward to this weekend, since I am going to Plattsburgh (to read, "Global Sugar Art"). It's like everytime I go, I'm like a kid in a candy store! Alan and his staff are always great, and they are making an exception to open for me on a Saturday to pickup my order - and they are at a new location - can't wait to see it!