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Dry VS Humidity

Posted by tiers4u on August 10, 2011 at 1:40 AM Comments comments (0)

A major learning experience!!! I baked most of a wedding cake for my niece and took it to Port Townsend Washington this weekend.  I frosted it, covered it with fondant, and decorated it there.  But oh my gosh; the humidity.  Here at home we have many days with less than 5% humidity.  While we were there the owner of the cottage we stayed in said that the humidity was 65%+ during the weekend.  At home I hurrry with the fondant because it dries out.  There it was wet and sticky to the touch all the time.  "How does Duff do it?" I think to myself.  I have a few ideas if I ever do that again.

Busy summer but it's gone already. Still 7 or 8 cakes between now and the end of September.   Everybody is doing fall weddings this year it seems.

Summer's Here

Posted by tiers4u on June 12, 2011 at 3:08 AM Comments comments (0)

Summer is here and wedding season is in full swing.  I've finally added more of the recent cakes I've done.  One really fun one was the Hawaiian Hibiscus... I have done some gum paste flowers, mostly roses, but this is the first time I've done hibiscus.  It was a trial and error thing where I taught myselft how.   

Check back and I'll add more cakes as the summer progresses. 

Thanks Honey!

Posted by tiers4u on September 3, 2010 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (1)

THANKS to my wonderful husband who hates to be here when I'm into the creation and decoration phase but who patiently helps me deliver almost every one!!!  Gotta love him!

Crazy Summer

Posted by tiers4u on September 3, 2010 at 2:03 AM Comments comments (0)

Do you know what the hardest part of delivering a cake to Idaho Falls is?  Getting lost!  There must be 10 LDS church buildings in Ammon.  We passed at least 3 or 4 trying to find the right one, and that was after delivering and setting up a cake in Rigby on the way!  

My 15 year old daughter and I usually do these cakes.  With three to do in one week end this summer that was quite a feat!  Lucky for us my niece asked if she could help on the week end we had three to do.  She was a great help and I have to admit that I wish she were home from school more often.

I've already promised a niece that I will do her cake next summer.  That will be fun but stressful as it will travel from Rexburg, Idaho to Port Angeles Washington.  I'm thinking of baking at home and take it to Washington where I might rent a condo with kitchen where I could do the major part of the covering and decorating.  It might be much less wear and tear on the cake AND ME!

Here's what I'm thinking

Posted by tiers4u on October 24, 2009 at 5:27 PM Comments comments (0)

I was just thinking recently about starting a blog.  Well, here it is. I  can give you accounts of my adventures, or misadbentrues in cake decorating.   My "paid" job is teaching school, but I love to bake and decorate wedding cakes and help friends with their wedding planning and catering.  Today I helped a friend make cake balls for her daughter's wedding and had two consultations for wedding cakes in the month of November.  One is a cupcake wedding cake and the other is more traditional, three tiers of white cake. 

I have a cake coming in just a couple of weeks which is quite different and a new technique from what I've done before so you'll have to check back about Thanksgiving.