I was contacted by someone who wanted to put an amazing table together for their triplet daughters! When I have clients approach me about desserts or cakes for twins, it is usually a little bit of a dilemma on how to approach the project. In this case I had to worry about showcasing three little girls. The girls’ dads used a color-coded system to differentiate the three and wanted to incorporate girly motifs from nature: Butterflies, dragonflies, hummingbirds and flowers, but to keep it on the modern clean side. The components resulted in a table with delectable dessert items like lemon bars, French macarons, mini cupcakes, brownies, meringue kisses, and blonde bars dressed up as popsicles, along with a delectable candy bar. Each birthday girl has her own individual monogram cake with complementary flavors of strawberry shortcake, hummingbird cake and grasshopper cake.
In light of this past week’s events with the strike of Hurricane Sandy, NYC has really risen to the occasion. I am amazed to see the number of people coming together to make great things happen, like the donations that are pouring in from everywhere to the victims who have been hit hardest in the wake of the Sandy disaster. I’d like to pay tribute by posting an image from an earlier cake. Let’s toast to NY!
I worked on this table for my nephew’s first birthday some time ago. In Korean tradition, it is called Doljanchi or Dol for short. It is a large celebration, usually with traditional Korean rice cakes, fruits and decorative pillars very much in the style of a centerpiece table. Because my brother’s family lives in Maryland, I was limited in what I could bring with me from New York. The theme was based on his invitations which was a friendly whale. Please see the cake below.
Sneaker cakes are not only a popular request, but also a popular inquiry. They work great as either birthday cakes or grooms cakes. I have noticed the particular popularity of Air Jordans. This model is the Air Jordan 12 Jumpman.
This was actually a birthday cake. The client wanted to surprise his wife with a cake in the form of her favorite album. The detail of the woman is completely hand-painted by eye.