Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wow! Lots of time means lots of changes!

So it's been a very long time since I've updated on here!  Summer was way too hot to be baking so I didn't do too much.  I did make my ex-coworker a fun garden cake since she absolutely loves gardening when she's not baking.  I got the idea from Martha Stewart.
Garden Cake

It was such a cute white picket fence with chocolate wafer crumbs for dirt, green sprinkles for grass, fondant for flowers and vegetables (carrots, eggplant, tomatoes, pumpkins, and zuchini).  All of these vegetables are currently in her garden-well hopefully they survived the hurricane!

view from the top of the cake

closeups of the veggies on the garden cake

So this cake was made in June and since then I haven't done too much baking.  With no air conditioning in the kitchen, there is no way to work with fondant without it getting wrecked or having to do it over several times.  I was also busy trying to find a new job and figure out my timing for moving back to my hometown in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  I have also been planning my wedding since my boyfriend proposed after our vacation in July.  I have made the tough decision to move back before him since he is stuck in his job until February.  I moved back last week and we have planned to visit each other at least once a month.  Luckily, he will be here tomorrow! Yay!  So that's my story for now.  If anyone knows anyone I can connect with in Milwaukee, I would appreciate it because I love talking and learning about baking!
Until next time, happy baking!