Ballerina Cake

My friend at work asked me to make a ballerina cake for her mom’s birthday. She sent a sample of a ballerina cake she found, but told me I could make it however I wanted. I felt that it needed more ruffles…and slippers. Her mom loved it! (:

HG Pig1

Hunger Games

The sales reps in the advertising agency I worked for whenย 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…๐Ÿ˜‰ I moved to Berlin to run the Bakery in my brothers restaurant!

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We’re on a dragon roll

Mr. Dragon The Second

Mr. Dragon 2

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.

back view

We are big fans of dragons at my house. The googly eyes are a big plus.

Top view

Happy Baking,