Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Modern Indian Wedding Cake

I love bright colors and unique designs on a wedding cake, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to have a bride requesting a pink/orange color combo and traditional Indian motifs for her Indian wedding. Rather than opt for a traditional take on the design, we went for a contemporary interpretation of the paisleys and scroll patterns. Using the hexagon shape and dome top added to the playfulness of the cake.
The set up of the ballroom was fantastic! You can see the sequin fabric hanging behind the cake, which was actually on a stage. The whole room had a wonderful pink and orange glow.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Cookie Class

After many requests, I finally decided to offer my first class - Halloween Cookies. We'll focus on learning different royal icing techniques, such as piping, flooding, using sparkle sugar, and marbling. All the techniques can be applied to any cookies you make in the future, whether it's cute butterflies for a shower or dinosaurs for a birthday.
Date: Thursday, Oct. 29
Time: 6:30 - 9:30
Cost: $50
All supplies as well as cookies and recipes provided. Please email me at info@cocopalomadesserts.com for more info or to sign up. The cookies you make Thursday will still taste wonderful for Halloween on Saturday!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pirates and Baby Shower Cake

More fun kids' cakes! Technically, the Cat in the Hat (don't sue me estate of Dr. Seuss!) is a baby shower cake, but it would be a fun birthday cake for any Dr. Seuss fan young or old. The pirate ship was for a VERY happy five year old boy. He couldn't believe the ship was cake! Seeing a kid's joyful reaction is really the best thank you.

Pirate ship detail - peg leg mate and one-eyed captain.
The sails and rope ladders were edible, too.

Thing One and Thing Two running around the cake.
Everything was edible!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Cake Wrecks - Wrecked!

The Cake Wrecks grand super-duper world book tour was going to make a stop in Austin this past Sunday, but John and Jen of Cake Wrecks both got seriously ill in Dallas on Saturday. John even ended up in the ICU! Hopefully they'll recover swiftly. Unfortunately, this means the book tour is canceled for now, but it's more important that they get better.
It would have been awesome to meet them, especially since I was going to be providing cake for the 500 fans who were expected to show up at Book People. Nicole of Wicked Cakes was also going to be there with cake on hand for the hungry fans. Here's the cake that we made for the book-signing. If you're at all familiar with Cake Wrecks, you'll get the references. If not, go NOW to Cake Wrecks! Laugh, cry, shake your head in dismay... just go.
So what happened to the cake? My husband and his coworkers devoured it. Software developers plus free cake = gone.