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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Babies Sweet “Ride”

It’s a Girl!!  Congratulations to the new Mom Dumebi!!

She’s welcomed in with her own sweet “ride”.  In the center is a rattle and the hood is gumpaste made a few days prior.  Again the crowds favorite – Red Velvet Cake filled and covered with Cream Cheese Frosting.


her sweet ride!

farewell to the President…

From June 2006 until Sept. 2010 I worked with Eppendorf, a German-based bio tech company.  While there I was fortunate enough to work under a great President, H. Joseph Crowley.  He always had a charm and professionalism that I hope to carry on when I preside over my own companies.  He was never too busy to have small chat about ‘life’.  What marked him were his powerful contributions making Eppendorf North America a financially solid.

Recently he announced that he was resigning Eppendorf.  It was an honor to be chosen to create his farewell cake.  Three days before I left America to move to Australia I visited Eppendorf in Hauppauge, Long Island.  This may very well be my last visit there but surely a memorable one.

Joe Crowley Farewell Cake


To the President of Eppendorf North America… “Auf Wiedersehen” (goodbye in German)

This was a Red Velvet Cake with filled Cream Cheese Frosting.  Fondant and Cream Cheese Frosting covering.  The regal Blue and White remain the company’s colors.

The Kelvinator – what’s B W and R?!

Happy Birthday Kelvin!

It was another one of those request to create a great cake for a birthday.  This time is was from my friend Kelvin.  I do a lot of cakes but very seldom for men, so I had some thinking to do.  He wanted a cake that really ‘popped’ and folks went ‘wow’.  Ok!   Out of the blue I thought of black and white and red… and thankfully he agreed.

Kelvin & I

Originally I was going to make the top tier the same height as the bottom tier.   However my Mom suggested it would be more dramatic to have the top tier slightly higher than the bottom.  I went with her suggestion and really like the “top hat” look.  Both tiers were to be fondant however the fondant on the top tier came out horrible so I went with tinting the buttercream black.  Black Buttercream?   It tasted better than I thought.

It is a vanilla cake filled with pineapple filling (see my “recipes” page).  The roses are fresh.  Kelvin went “wow” upon seeing it and he said it definitely “popped”!!  We were both happy!!  🙂





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