Cake business has been slow. I’ve made cinnamon rolls for a few clients, but not real big cake orders. I had entered a cake in the Dixon May Fair, but then realized that they were due the day that we were in Reno for a big rabbit convention so we scratched our entries.
I’ve gotten to make 2 big milestone cakes over the past month. One was for my neighbor’s daughter who turned the big 18.
It was a 1/2 sheet chocolate cake filled and dirty iced with buttercream. I covered it with fondant and airbrushed it teal. I then cut out zebra stripes out of chocolate fondant and attached them to the cake. The birthday message are fondant letters held in place with toothpicks.
Yesterday I made a graduation cake for the same girl. Again, 1/2 sheet chocolate with buttercream icing.
This is also 4-H’s 100th year in California. Solano Co 4-H had a centennial barbeque at Hall Park in Dixon, behind the Dixon May Fairgrounds. We had it the Saturday night of the fair and had a good turnout of alumni and current 4-H members. I was asked to provide the dessert. I didn’t want to have to deal with a big cake and then having to pack a knife and something to serve it with, so I decided to make about 150 cupcakes and ice them green and white and lay them out in the shape of the 4-H clover.
Yes, the upper right hand ‘H’ is short. One of my white cupcakes fell on the ground and I had no extra so I had to make due.
Solano Co Fair is coming up end of July and early August. I have a super hero birthday cake entered so my next post will be about that. My daughter is entering barnyard cake pops.