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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Macaroons filled with......

raspberry french buttercream.
In Iowa? On Summit St?
Sure, why not.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Heavy Weight

Wrapped up the weekend with this square fondant cake.
Its humid in Iowa, so fondant can be a curse and a blessing at the same time.
Fondant keeps the cake intact, but is flimsy and sticky to the touch, leaving fine detail work tricky.
This cake goes down as THE heaviest we have ever lifted. The base is carrot and next layer up is Red Velvet, then chocolate, then white.
Nice bicep work Jess.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Rhinestones Please!

It starts with simple black fondant flower cut-outs to dry overnight.
Placement is everything,.......... balance and flow.

Owner: "No" to rhinestones. "Someone might chip tooth, end of story."
Bride: "Yes" to rhinestones. "But I want them on the cake"
Owner: "Well.......I'll tell the caterer to remove all flowers before cutting. you have the rhinestones?"
Bride: "Yes, I have a whole vile left"
Owner: "Bring'em"

Rhinestones please........drum roll.......

Bride was right. Rhinestones made this cake step out with serious style.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Look at that color!

The new bombshell at the bakery is the carrot cake.
We've got a killer new recipe and we love it.
Employees have been caught red handed shoveling in cake tops (yes, shoveling) and scraps.
Even the mixer seems smitten...... perhaps glowing.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Muted tones and dramatic texture really showcase these pink peonies. Well done Mary.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Busy wedding weekend at DeLuxe.
8 sheetcakes, two baby wedding cakes, all in the back of the Jamie's brother's van.
Air on high.
Thanks Jason!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Licking Frosting off candles.....another reason to miss being a kid.
At what age does it stop?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Please take us there, by boat. Its always inspiring to virtually view.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Shining light away from graduation sheet cake hell and onto wedding cake season, the bakery is forever grateful of its endless change in pace. Congrats to all the graduates and a toast to love anew.