Monday, September 27, 2010

Gift Box Cakes

It has become more common to get a free pass when it comes to cake decorating. I have had friends ask me for a special occasions cake and said to me: “make what ever you want”. Nothing wrong with that, but I do enjoy it more when they ask for what they want with more details and all. It becomes less stressful, I think. My main wish is to please them and for them to completely love the cake.

I throw some ideas around taking into consideration who is getting the cake and the occasion in which they are getting it. Cake flavor and colors are the most I insist on. Most people have a favorite flavor and a favorite color. As time goes by I fall more in love with baking and decorating cakes. I am very blessed!

During this month I made this cakes for different friends with similar ages, both birthdays. Hope you enjoy and feel inspirided to try making some gift box cakes.

Open Gift Box Cake with Tissue Paper
(Chocolate Cake)

Closed Gift Box Cake and a Name Tag
(Vanilla Cake)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Topsy Turvy Top

A few years back I made a Topsy Turvy cake for my niece’s birthday. Somehow I can’t seem to find the picture in any of my files. Luckily my friend’s daughter was turning 15 years old at the beginning of this month (September) and gave me a call to make her a cake. It is always an honor for me to be part of my friends special moments.

The request was to make to top of the turvy cake, a small cake, it was to share amongst them four (the household). The colors to include were; lilac, fuchsia, blue, brown and lime green. A big “15” on top with lots of stars was a must and for the flavor she wanted it to be a rum cake. We in Puerto Rico call it a “Puertorican Cake”, which basically is a cake soaked with a simple syrup that contains rum. It can be a gold rum or brandy.

Paola’s 15th Topsy Turvy Birthday Cake
Happy Birthday Paola!
Saturday, September 11, 2010

More Pillow Cakes

After buying the pillow cake pan set from Wilton I have had lots of fun making pillow cakes. I made my daughter’s birthday pillow cake not long ago and some more after that. Love it, specially because the designs are endless. See a pillow you like? Try making a cake out of that design you like so much. Fun, ha? I’m in love with these cake pans. Go to any craft store near you and buy a set, I promise that you won’t regret it. I haven’t.

Please enjoy these pictures as you follow me through my journey into the cake world. First is a pillow cake made for my friends co-worker (a.k.a, Boss). It was a chocolate cake filled with chocolate buttercream infused with espresso. What better match than chocolate and coffee?

Barbara’s Pillow Cake

Coming up next is a pillow cake made for my friends 17th birthday. She is the best teenager ever and her cousins are pretty cool girls, too. This cake was a Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Filling. Her favorite!

Jessie’s Pillow Cake

Hope you have enjoyed my designs and feel inspired to try one of your own. Keep me posted! Until next time!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Kyra’s Birthday Pillow Cake

My baby girl just turned 4 years old and I wanted to make her a very special cake. Both my girls birthdays are the most special days of the year for me, seeing them grow and evolve is magical. They are both very different from one another and that makes the day to day in our house even more interesting. Different tastes, different favorite colors, music preference and TV programs and the list goes on and on. Love the diversity!

Pillow Cake in tiers with a pink crown. Purple, teal blue and pink. Super girly and chic! / by My Sweet Zepol #birthdaycake

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cupcake Disaster :(

At the beginning of this year (2010) one of my favorite stores had in stock items for the kitchen with a pretty cupcake theme. I went crazy looking around for a Cupcake Cookie Jar I had seen in the ad but couldn’t find it in any of the stores around me or online.

About to give up when it came to me the idea of calling one of my big brothers. My sweet brother that lives in New York was in the Connecticut area and went to 2 stores and found me one. He mailed it to me all the way to Florida. I was so excited with it that I decided to hold on to it and save it for the new house.

Yes, we bought a new house and we are very happy in it. But things keep on breaking. Yeah! you probably know by now what my cupcake disaster is all about, take a look and hold your tears back…

I was very sad for days and my daughter was sad for me too, she knows how much I was saving this jar. Preventing for it to break on my family’s hands I didn’t even let them put cookies in it. That’s sad 🙁

Now, I am in the search of a new Cupcake Cookie Jar, if any of you find one send
me the details. Lesson learned, if you own something you really like enjoy it to the fullest, if it ever breaks at least you know that you used it all you could. Save nothing!