Monday, October 18, 2010
Isn't that the most amazing cake you have seen? Everything you see is EDIBLE, short of the cake board. I can't begin to imagine the amount of time spent creating this work of art. What a marvelous and unique present for the birthday boy! What a labour of love!
In case you are wondering, no I did not make that. The baker is Faithy, check out her blog at http://theamateurbaker.blogspot.com/ and at Facebook - Faithy Bakes for more amazing creations. Here are a few more samples.
If you would like to try one of these bespoke creations, you will be pleased to note you may now order Faithy's creations as part of the Hearts and Hands initiative, meaning all proceeds from these orders will go towards the adopted charity. The bespoke cakes start from a minimum order of $200. Considering the amount of sweat and toil that goes into the creation of one of these babies, the quality of the ingredients used, the fact that the cakes are one of a kind which you can't get in a regular bakery, and the fact that the cakes are for a good cause ... need I say more? Personally, I think it is a steal.
Cookies like the ones above start at $2.50 per piece (depending on the level of detail), at a minimum order of 24 pieces. Faithy does decorated cupcakes too, starting at $4 per piece (again depending on level of detail), with a minimum order of 12 pieces. Due to the intricacy of the designs, a lead time of 2 to 3 weeks is required for every order. Please email either Faithy directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can contact either Sharmaine or myself in the usual way (see How to Order at the top right corner of the blog) and we will put you in touch with her.
Our heartfelt thanks to Faithy for her generosity in contributing her cakes.
Christmas is coming soon. Why not surprise someone with a lovingly made one of a kind novelty cake or cookie?
Posted by Hearts and Hands at 5:28 PM
Saturday, October 16, 2010
The request was a birthday cake for SP's dad's 70th birthday celebration. After chatting, we found out SP's dad is an Elvis fan, and so, we thought "Why not an Elvis cake?". So here it is. Elvis in his latter days, a little less lithe and trim perhaps, but Elvis nonetheless. The base cake is 4 layers of moist chocolate genoise moistened with chocolate syrup and frosted with raspberry accented ganache made with home-made raspberry sauce with a hint of white chocolate. Chocolatey and slightly tangy. Yum!