Sunday, May 25, 2014

Bachelorette Book Cake

When I was first asked to make a cake for my sister's bachelorette party, I wasn't super thrilled with the resultsof my initial 'bachelorette cake ideas' google search. I know the traditions of a bachelorette party run deep, but, c'mon now, a cake should look appetizing. Enter a new idea: a bachelorette cake in the shape of one of the bride's favorite things, like a groom's cake but just for her. 

My sister is a writer and she and her fiance love books more than anyone I know. A book cake seemed like the perfect way to pay homage to their love story, and it is definitely a safe departure from the "bachelorette" norm. 

In between the pages of this book are layers of citrus chiffon cake, homemade blueberry compote and cream cheese filling. This cake is actually covered in fondant and decorated with hand made gumpaste hydrangea, stephanotis, rose buds and hyacinth.

[Embracing the photo-ready MRS. koozie]
It was a classy and elegant cake for my classy and elegant bride-sister and most importantly it was delicious too. She's cleaned up in the cake department this past year and we're getting dangerously close to her big day of cake eating ( I mean marrying...). If you missed the details of her wedding cakes or her bridal shower cake, be sure to check out those too.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Limoncello Cheesecake Truffles

Debuting a light (ahem, -er) treat for you today inspired by the warmer weather and sunshine we are finally getting up here in New York (three months left!). Limoncello cheesecake truffles. Not that they need more description or convincing, but you're going to get a little bit anyway.

They're made from lemon chiffon cake that has been soaked with a healthy douse of limoncello and citrus cream cheese filling. After being formed into truffles they were dunked in a refreshing lemon glaze and dipped into toasted graham cracker crumbs. 

Irresistibly sized and flavored, cake truffles make the perfect addition to dessert bars, special occasions or snack times. [Click here to view bourbon caramel, and ice cream sundae versions]

pssst....the limoncello cake truffles in this picture are sitting a top one of my favorite cake plates that I rent for free with the purchase of a cake or gourmet dessert item- check out the entire collection here.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Cake Plates

Through the years I've accumulated what's bordering on a crazy (but handy!) cake plate collection. There's thrifted plates, gifted plates, and even ones simply found on sale at target. But any and all can be rented for free for to use at your event as long as it's displaying one of my cakes or a collection of gourmet desserts. The plate is the quiet winner to any great dessert display and an important part of the cake plan if you ask me.  A pretty little cake needs a pretty little seat!



6", 8", 10"




center 6", outside 10"

fits 9" pie or cake plates

9" pie tins

6", 8", 10", 12" cupcake stand

Embellished silver lazy susan
(14" or 12" cake will sit flat and cover the indents)

3" pedestals
(cupcakes, cakelets, mini desserts)

 14" Mosaic mirror

Sample dessert display