Monday, September 29, 2008

Elegant White Wedding Cake

This cake proves that the "classic" white wedding cake can be modern and elegant too. The white on white palette with just hints of gold, pearlized fondant ribbons, and the simple piped design are the perfect backdrop for two spectacular sugarpaste peonies. We delivered this cake to Rivercrest Country Club in Fort Worth.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Case's Baseball Cake

My stepson, Case, celebrated his 9th birthday last week. He wanted something simple, with a baseball theme. I crafted him a chocolate mitt and fondant baseball, and striped his buttercream-iced cake with red and blues. The kids all thought it was a hit... no pun intended.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Jordan's Zoo Cake

We did this cute zoo animals cake for a 4th birthday last week.
Inside is one tier of White Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream and one tier of Brown Sugar Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Jack and Pete and their Sublime Cupcakes

I love what I do. I love coming to work everyday. And here's why: what we do at Sublime makes people happy. Take a look at Jack and Pete. Jack (the younger one) is enjoying his first bakery-made cupcake. He has allergies to gluten, egg and nuts. Our Gluten-Free/Vegan Chocolate Cupcake is made just for folks like him.
Jack's brother Pete tells me they'll never go to any other bakery. Pete is enjoying our Vanilla Diva Cupcake with crystal sugar.

Thanks Jack, your sweet face made our day!!

It's a Rave!!


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Pink Quilted Wedding Cake

Lovely. This is the word that first came to mind when I met Jennifer at her cake consult. She's feminine but not fussy, sweetly sincere, classically stylish. I knew what Jennifer's cake should look like within hours of our meeting. Pale pink "quilted" fondant with white pearls on the top and bottom tiers, an unadorned middle tier tied with a chocolate fondant sash, and a simple bouquet of Hydrangea blossoms and pearls on the top. Lovely.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Biodegradable Containers

We're a little Green at Sublime. The photo above shows one of our corn "plastic" containers. We get these from a fab company out of Boulder Colorado, ECO PRODUCTS. Don't ask me how they make these things out of corn, just be glad someone is doing it. The containers look and function like petroleum-based plastic (except that they melt at 140 degrees) but they are made from corn and are 100% BIODEGRADABLE. We pack our cafe salads as well as our pastry case goodies into these babies. We also use sugarcane plates instead of paper ones, and our coffee cups and straws are biodegradable. We use organic ingredients whenever we can get our hands on them and are pressing our vendors to offer more organic and natural products to restaurants in our area. We're proud of our Green efforts, it's true, but more than a brag fest this post is intended to point out something important I've learned about going Green: Don't worry about being perfect or doing it all at once. It's too overwelming to take on a 100% conversion from the outset, and faced with that proposition most of us would just bail and go conventional. DO WHAT YOU CAN. We're not "Green Certified" yet at Sublime, it takes time and money to accomplish that goal, but we're working on it a step at a time. Every little bit counts, and we all really can make a difference for our childrens' futures. So figure out what changes you can make at home or at work and stick with it. Our future is worth the effort.