Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bringing in the New Year

It is finally 2011, and I am gearing up for all the craziness and joy that I'm hoping it will bring! There are a million wonderful things on our calendar this year (ahem, wedding), and I have a lot of fun new things planned for the bakery. I am so excited to dive in and get this year rolling!

Before I share the new things, though, I'd like to cover some of the fun from my holiday season. I took a bit of a break from blogging due to an incredibly busy schedule, so I missed blogging about some great stuff. First up is a custom cake I made for my company's Holiday Party.

Holiday Spice Cake with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting & Candied Pecans

Our Client Services Coordinator, Sierra, planned a beautiful party for our staff and clients. You can check out her coverage of the event on her blog, Happiness in Bites. She had a beautiful cake table with some lovely cakes from a nearby bakery, and wanted to include a vegan cake. She commissioned a cake from me, and I could choose the flavor. I had been craving warm spices, so I decided to go with a spice cake. After a little research, I realized that spice cake is actually a holiday tradition in some places; what luck!

Slicing in to the Spice Cake

I made a triple-layer cake with cinnamon buttercream frosting, and candied pecans as garnish. I was really pleased with how it turned out. The cake was flavorful and moist, and the frosting complimented it well. All in all, I'd say my first commissioned cake was a great success!

A Slice of Spice Cake

As always, if you're interested in purchasing a custom item for delivery within the Los Angeles area, please don't hesitate to contact me. Happy New Year to all!