Friday, October 5, 2012

Oceanfront Weddings

Heat and Humidity + Cake = Acid Reflux for this Baker!

My staff will tell you that I lay awake at night thinking about timing for delivering wedding cakes.  I load up on Prevacid for the summer.  Full panic ensues when I see a temperature over 80 degrees.
A funny thing happened the other day: a Cape Cod summer bride wanted to know why the colors on her cake started to run and a starfish fell off after being outside in the summer for 5 hours.   She seemed disappointed, I felt confused.
I thought: what else would you expect to:
-be baked, frosted, stacked on top of one another and weigh 20 pounds, intricately decorated with 100% edible items, travel in a car over the bumpy road, then sit under a tent outisde in the summer heat for 5 hours, serve 150 people, and last but not least NOW taste really really great AND still look absolutely photo shoot-ready PERFECT?
Want answers? Just take a look at this video:
A few facts:
Buttercream includes butter as an ingredient.
Butter gets soft when stored at room temperature 72 degrees F
Butter completely liquifies at 82.6 degrees F.
The moral of the story: butter melts and that's what makes buttered popcorn taste so good.
Shortening melts at 109 degrees F.
Melted shortening does not taste good.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Anchors, Anchors, Everywhere!

Anchors, Anchors, Everywhere on every single cake!

I just had to post the gorgeous anchor cakes that we've been creating in the last few months!
From cupcakes in blue to wedding cake in white, we love anchors on any dessert.

Anchor and Nautical Stripe Cupcake in Navy Blue & White

White Wedding Cakes

Cupcake Stand Topper Cake with Anchor and Rope with coordinating Cupcakes with anchors, nautical stripe and ocean details.

Fushia Pink and Coconut Tiered Cake with pearl white anchor


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