Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Husband of the Year

At Sublime Bakery we like to say "we make life sweet". It's more than our tagline, it's really the underlying philosophy for everything we do here. Every now and then a client will redefine the whole idea of "sweet" for us. Well, this is just the sweetest thing you'll hear all day, I guarantee it.

So, about two weeks ago I get this email from a prospective client, asking if we can do a gluten free cake for he and his wife's anniversary that's coming up in a week. Since the wedding they have discovered that she has a gluten allergy so they can't eat the top tier of their cake that they saved for the occasion. He wants to surprise her with an anniversary cake that won't make her sick. He's thrilled to have found a natural bakery that does gluten free cakes and is so grateful (and totally polite I might add) that we can take his order. Already I'm thinking that he's a contender for Husband of the Year, but here's the kicker... he lives in Lubbock and is going to drive into Fort Worth just to pick up the cake! That's a TEN HOUR ROUND TRIP!!!!!! Seriously! If that's not sweet then I don't know what is!

Well, we were all just thrilled to be in on the surprise, and were so delighted to meet Jeremy when he came to pick up his cake. He was as sweet and polite in person as he was in his email.
The picture above is of Jeremy and his gorgeous bride on their wedding day. We recreated the look of the top tier with a fondant band and sugar flowers on top of our gluten free cake (see photo below).

Thanks Jeremy, you made our day sweet! We hope to see you again next year!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Recent Custom Cakes

Making sugar shoes is one of my favorite things!!

LOVE this arrangement of the Pink Ruffles purse with the Black Zebra Stiletto heels.

This super cute m&m themed birthday cake was for three sisters, ages 1, 3, and 5, and was the topper for a cupcake tower display

These fab French-style cakes were created for a photo shoot last weekend. The shoot had a Marie Antoinette theme and was shot in a Fort Worth home with period Louis XIV furnishings!

Thank you to Perez Photography in Dallas for providing us with this gorgeous shot of a recent wedding cake. www.perezweddings.com


Sunday, November 8, 2009

Recent Custom Cakes

Buttercream-iced Bride's cake with delicate piped detailing and Gold over-painting

Texas Tech Groom's Cake

Our "Petal" Buttercream finish with Pale Pink Sugar Roses

Panda Groom's Cheesecake

"Uniced" Bride's Cake with Sugar Roses

"Brushed" Buttercream finish with hand-painted sugar orchids

3-D Chateau d'Yquem Wine Bottle

3-D Custom Guitar Cake (brownies, actually!)

Blue Sugar Blossoms and bow on a buttercream-iced Bride's cake


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

3-Dimensional Football Helmet Cake

Surprise birthday cake for a UT Longhorn football fan. This one was a departure for me as the client wanted it iced in buttercream. Normally I use fondant over buttercream in my 3-d cakes to achieve the realistic smooth finish. In this one, only the facemask and longhorms are fondant.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bad Blogger

I admit it, I've been a very bad blogger, haven't posted since July... my excuse? a crazy wedding season led into a nutty August and then into an insane early fall of overbooked weeks. Add to that my new obsession with our Facebook fan page and, well, I've been MIA from blogging.

Here's a look at some of the work we've been doing:


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Cookie Monster Cupcakes

We made some totally cute cupcakes for a child's birthday party this past weekend:

Natalie is acquiring some mad kitchen skills this Summer. Here she's rolling fondant eyeballs. Love the hat Nat!

Melody is applying the black pupils, off-set of course, so Cookie Monster looks "googly-eyed"

Here are the finished cupcakes all packed up in our special boxes with cupcake inserts for safe travel to the party

"Mmmmm.... Cooooookieeeee!"

Friday, July 17, 2009

More Behind-the-Scenes Pics

Here are some more behind-the-scenes pics from our filming day at the bakery. All pics are by the supremely awesome Brian Hutson.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

3-D Lightning Mcqueen Cake and Custom Cookies

We did a super cute 3-D Lightning McQueen cake yesterday for a 3rd birthday party. In addition to the cake we made 30 custom sugar cookies for party favors (above). I got a few process photos of the cake:

Every 3-D cake starts as a block of cake (sorry, I didn't get that photo). I start by cutting out the main details of the shape and then I work towards the finer details.

I used a round biscuit cutter to remove cake where the wheels will be placed.

Here's Lightning with some of his details applied.

Here he is all detailed and shined up.

The final cake with the draped fondant board and the "Happy 3rd Birthday Truman" banner.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Some of Today's Cakes

We did this whimsical, yet masculine, 2-tiered cake for a VIP client of Chef Todd Phillip's at JR's Steakhouse. We loved the color palette on this one! Happy Birthday Ken!

Yep, another 3-D Crown Royal cake! Even with the cake themes that we repeat, we always make each one a bit different from the last. This bottle was on the large side, about 14 by 20 inches, so we laid it on a "bed" of red fondant that's draped to look like fabric.
Happy Birthday Cristina!


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Recent Cakes

For Kindred Hospital

Classic Buttercream Wedding Cake with Fondant Bows and Chic Rhinestones

Simple and Feminine Wedding Cake iced in Buttercream with Hand-Modeled Sugar Roses

Modern and Chic Square tiered cake with "Damask" design over Chartreuse Fondant with Orchids

Pearlized Fondant with Bows, Rhinestones and Silk Flowers