These next two cakes were my orders for this weekend. One on Saturday and one on Sunday, same sweetie. The first was for her daughter's birthday. After talking with her, we decided it would be great to do a purse cake. They had a party of 35-40 so I decided it would be good to do a purse cake on top of a hat box cake so that she didn't just have this huge purse cake. She wanted browns and burnt oranges for colors. I covered the purse in fondant, and the hat box lid is also fondant, the bottom cake is butter cream with butter cream accents. The flowers and beading on the purse are also done in butter cream. The lipstick and stuff on the purse are real, I'm one of those people that thinks a cake does not have to be ALL edible because then it starts to look a little junky. This cake got rave reviews, they thought it was from Tasteful Cakes and my business cards were all gone!! That's so exciting! When I delivered it, someone there said watch out Ace of Cakes, hahaha. That always makes me feel good!! Of course they don't know about my mishap that happened the day before!! This shows that there are good days, and sometimes, REALLY bad days!! I am in love with this cake and I know there are a lot of pictures but every angle was a good one, and that does not always happen.
This next cake was for my sweetie's dad. He is retired navy and that seems to be what defines him. When we were discussing cake ideas, that's what we ran with. My Mom came up with the idea of maybe getting a picture of him in his uniform as a young man and putting it on a cookie on the cake. After we went through some of her pictures, the two we went with were outstanding. He's not in his uniform but it's an old black and white. His wife, my sweetie's Mom, passed away a few years ago and I thought it would be really nice to put her on there as well. I decided to not do the cookies but to put them right on the cake. I love this cake. When my sweetie came to pick it up, she teared up and said that it was probably going to make her Dad cry as well. When I get a reaction like that from a cake, I'm so happy. I love to make my sweetie's cakes so personal, I think that's what it's all about!
Her Mom was so movie star gorgeous.