Sunday, December 27, 2009

Simply Two Cakes

Wow. Christmas is already over, and the New Year is just a few days away! I keep wondering how the entire year has almost passed? I guess it doesn't really matter...the New Year is coming whether I am ready or not!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday! Our Christmas Day was spent hiking the Pacific Crest Trail on local Mount Laguna. We had gorgeous weather, and there was just enough snow to make things extra pretty, but not too cold:

Mistletoe in the trees:

I have also been furiously working (well...maybe not furiously) on some sugarpaste flowers and several new cakes, and very happily scheming about some exciting new plans and ideas for next year. More news and updates about those plans coming soon!

The two cakes I worked on recently were both small...single tiers covered with fondant, and just decorated simply with flowers, buds, leaves and ribbon. Both very different in color palette, but definitely my style just the same.

More large white peonies with lots (!) of petals:

And the final cake:

And then more hydrangea and gardenias...most of these below still need an additional round of large petals to complete them:

I didn't get any photos of the hydrangea in progress, but it was a nice change to make some in purple in addition to my usual green. The combination of Fuchsia and Larkspur colored dusts worked well on the petals to create a nice bright pop of color against the other flowers and chocolate fondant:

And...I know...the same ribbon I used before. I'm sorry if it's boring. I just really like it and think it finishes a cake with chocolate fondant beautifully! New ribbon is on the list of things-to-do.

My many thanks for your support and your time spent looking here! I greatly appreciate it! Wishing you a safe and very Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Firsts and Fan Pages

Happy December 1st, and Holiday Greetings! I thought I would make a quick post to start the month off on a fun and pretty note! First, this gorgeous tree is blooming in my front yard, which is absolutely getting me into the holiday spirit:

And also I am happy to let you know that our Facebook Fan Page is finally up! Thank you so much for looking and for your support! The Facebook icon in the left column will take you directly to the Petalsweet Cakes page. Enjoy!

This month will be busy with some new cake designs, definitely more flowers, and probably some Christmas cookies as well! As usual, I will be happily taking photos along the way, and will share them here as soon as I finish each project. I am also very excited to be developing some new ventures for next year...I will post more details soon!