Monday, January 31, 2011

White Cherry Blossom Cake

Last month I made the wedding and groom's cakes for a couple of friends in my ward. They wanted an all white wedding cake but requested that I somehow incorporate a "Cherry Blossom" theme into their cake since the met during the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC.
I went through a couple of designs before I figured out what would look best.

I used a technique called "embroidery" to pipe the white cherry blossoms on the side of the cake and then used gum paste cherry blossoms with gold centers as an embellishment.

The bride and groom loved it...and that's all that matters (don't even ask about the groom's cake toppers...I have no idea what they mean!). :)

Dolphin Encounter

B and I went to the National Aquarium on Friday. We had so much fun looking at the jellyfish, sharks, sting rays and hundres of other fish and aquatic animals. But the best part was the dolphins. The aquarium has a huge picture in which you can view the dolphins. We stood and watched them for a little while and then suddenly one of the dolphins came right up to the glass where I was standing and we started playing. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life!!!