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Happy Birthday to Me!!

It’s that very special time of the year again…. April 1st, my birthday.

This year I was determined to go all out.  With the help of a friend we planned a Girls Only Tea Party at the very beautiful Rose House.  The theme was hats and dresses.  The weather was warm and sunny so the dresses really worked well.  Hats?…. if anyone knows me… I love hats and wear them quite often.  Though I only have a few,  people think I have a ton!

So with HATS, TEA and DRESSES in mind – it was a must that my cake design included them all.  The cake was carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, covered in fondant.  HATS:  the hat on top of the cake was similar to the hat I wore – straw hat with purple/pink flowers on one side.  TEA:  It was only suiting that for a tea party the cake should don a tea cup too.  The flowers on the tea cup were colored to match the dress I wore.  One of my favorite teas is Twinings Earl Gray, so that was what was in the tea cup!! DRESSES: I wore a white silk gown with a rather bright floral print – so I matched the orange letters and pink band on the cake to colors on my dress.

The results… amazing,  many girls came out adorned in hats of every style and shape imaginable. I loved all their dresses and the tea was absolutely magnificent.

Lesego’s Wedding

The big day has finally come – the FIRST wedding project for New York Cake Co. which happened on my Birthday of all days of the year April 1st 2010.  So there is a lot of joy stirring in me.  Another year of life and another milestone for the company.

I’ve been working really hard for this event from earlier in the week.  The two large roses are gumpaste and because there are so many petals layered I started on Monday so there would be drying time before attaching the next set of petals.  The two large roses to the side are to go with her dress as her dress also had a large flower to the side.  Her absolute favorite cake seems to be red velvet (along with many others – Red Velvet is such a fav these days!)  So the cake on top cake was a 6″ round Red Velvet.  This cake was just for the purpose of the couple to cut.

The guests had cupcakes – she wanted the look of dark and light alternating so we settled on a vanilla cupcake  for the light look and of course Red Velvet for the dark look.  50 Red Velvet and 40 White cupcakes was the final order.

My best part was the monogram “H” made of gumpaste on each cupcake.  I LOVE customizing  – each individual cake reminds you of the couple.  Their last name is Holzapfel so I went with the “H” rather than the initials of their first names, the uniformity looked a lot neater with the one letter instead of two.

Marriage was Lesego’s gift and doing the first wedding was my Birthday gift.  It was sweet!

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