The sales reps in the advertising agency I worked for when The Hunger Games came out, approached me Monday morning after opening weekend. The movie did so well, they wanted to brown nose a bit and send the studio (Lions Gate Entertainment) a cake. What pray tell did they want, but the roasted pig from the scene where Katniss shoots the apple out of it’s mouth… Knowing I made “interesting” cakes they asked my advice. I told them it would take a few days to make it and it would cost well over $1,000. The guy said, “Thanks, we will try to find a bakery to get it finished by tomorrow morning.” When he showed up at my desk an hour later, I was not surprised. He said that there were no bakeries where they could have it finished before Friday and it would cost over $1500. I told him that if they sent me home right then and kept me on the clock, I would deliver the roasted pig cake to them in the morning. (He had to check with management.) Of course, they approved. Nothing like advertising agencies kissing up to studios in Los Angeles. I got home at 1 p.m. and brought this in by 9 a.m. Tuesday. (And they expected me to clock in and work a full day)… Ha! I don’t work there anymore! Onward…Upward…Bigger and Better… ;) I moved to Berlin to run the Bakery in my brothers restaurant!
Shiny and new… She’s still my favorite!
This is not a fancy looking cake, but it is definitely a TASTY cake!
I made these in honor of my friend and co-worker’s birthday and my other friend and co-workers last day! These are the mini, 3-bite-sized cakes.
For my two friends, I stepped it up a notch…
Mr. Dragon The Second
I know we already made a little dragon, but I decided to make a second version for my friend’s son’s birthday. I only had one night to create him and since I had created on already, it was relatively simple to change him up a bit for a fun new look.
We are big fans of dragons at my house. The googly eyes are a big plus.
Meet Mr. Dragon…
This little guy was a lot of fun to make…
I have added a couple more images of this little dragon cake into the Little Critters Gallery.
I am also working on a step-by-step instruction sheet for the most amazing, light and fluffy, best recipe ever – Meringue Butter Cream Frosting, with photos, simply sign up to the right with your email address and as soon as it’s complete, I will send you a PDF file.
Fun & Happy Baking!
Here is the simple little cake that has kept me up 3 nights. This one seemed so simple. It’s relatively small (I used 4 six-inch cake pans to bake) and the rice crispy treats for the “flower”, yet it seemed that everything that could go wrong with a cake, did! Oh well, the finished product is cute and, overall, I am happy with the way it turned out.