Saturday, March 21, 2009

Let's Hear it for the Boys!

It's a fact. Most of the custom cakes we do at Sublime are for women. When we do have male clients they tend to have very specific and unique ideas about what they want, as witnessed here: scale model of a Stratocaster, fish on a platter, happy face with a cigar, band logo. Oh, and all three of the 3-D Yoda cakes we did last year were for men and boys (see the Jedi Master in the post below). Keep 'em coming guys, we love your ideas!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Our Most Commented-On Cake

He's baaaack....
Sublime Bakery is not your typical cake studio, our cakes are not often referred to as "traditional". We get some pretty unique requests from our clients, and that's what makes it fun to come to work everyday.
Of all our cake designs, our "Yoda" cake receives the most comments from clients who visit the shop and see his photo on the wall or in our portfolio.
I've made several Yoda cakes now but the first is still my favorite. His face was so realistic, my staff and I could swear he was "watching" us!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sugar Flowers

tropical assortment

Flowers can be an important element in cake design, especially for weddings. We recommend sugar paste blooms to our clients in place of the real thing. Sugar paste flowers are safer than fresh blossoms, come in an almost endless variety, and are absolutely beautiful. Fresh flowers can be poisonous and many are sprayed with toxic pesticides, so if you do choose fresh make sure you communicate with your florist about which flowers will go on the cake. You don't want your guests to get sick! Here are some of the sugar paste pretties that we've used recently:

simple Asian-style blossom

lavendar rose

pink orchid

the classic red rose

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Session Beer Bottle Cake

When Jessie first contacted us about doing a 30th birthday cake for her boyfriend Justin, it was supposed to be a surprise. Her excitement got the best of her and by the time her consult appointment rolled around Justin was in on it. Our cake consults are generally not "BYOB" but these two came prepared. Justin arrived with a bottle Session Lager (empty of course) and asked that we make him a 3-dimensional cake in its likeness. This cake, like the couple, was really fun. Here's what Jessie had to say after the party:

"Thank you so much for the FABULOUS job! The cake was so amazing, better then I even imagined! And Justin said it was the best birthday he has ever had!
We also decided that when I turn 25 next year that he is going to get me a cake from you! So I can't wait!
I can't thank you enough!"

Inside was our Brown Sugar Vanilla Cake filled with Caramel Cream and Caramel Buttercream. We sent extra Caramel Cream for the guests to have on the side. The party took place at Lili's Bistro on Magnolia.

Monday, March 9, 2009


Cupcakes are still all the rage. And why not? They're easily portable, they don't require plates or a serving knife, and they are endlessly customizable. At Sublime we offer Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, and Vegan cupcakes in addition to our conventional goodies.