This magnolia is made from pulled sugar, a process of heating and cooling sugar to set temperatures and then molding. Once melted, it is worked to a cooling state by pulling and then the formation of an object, done with gloved hands of course. This sugar is like playing with molten lava on purpose! I once created a swan in culinary school and the heated sugar fell on my gloved finger and it was ugly for a week, so yes this is some scary stuff!! The technique is dangerous for those with no knowledge but in the right hands with practice, this is the end result. A sugar piece made to look like glass.
We had the pleasure of being part of the first Brides Against Breast Cancer bridal show in the Bronx! All vendors shared their stories on loved ones who have survived or past from cancer in any form. As someone who currently has a loved one going through treatment and other members that have past, I of course wanted to be part of this amazing charity. We saw brides-to-be say yes to their dress and congratulated everyone of them when they happily walked into the vendor area in their gowns. They were all beautiful and so excited!! We met many great people and hope to have the honor of working with them in the future.
Thank you to all vendors and guests for the kind words on our products and displays. The truly center piece of our table, a gum paste and poured sugar bridal shoe was loved by everyone. We created samples of pink lemonade cookies, pumpkin cake with butterscotch ganache, and chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream for all to enjoy. We had quite a few people come back for seconds AND thirds :D!
Thanks for the memories :D!!
This design is one of my favorites. The soutache details have a light opalescent sheen and the uniform pleated ruffles are delicate with pearls.
Yes! Finally the day has come and I could not be more excited!!
A year ago today, I walked into an office to do something I had been mulling over for months. Sitting there, this is what I felt…
“I am just about to jump off a cliff, belly first, in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle in a storm at midnight with half a life preserver working”.
Yes yes, that is EXACTLY how I felt. I had no idea how this decision was changing every move I make and it has not all been easy or bad. One thing I could say, I did not do this by myself.
Thank you to EVERYONE that has helped me in some way, anyone that has supported Cake Heights in its beginning stages, a like on a page or an order that has brought the company to light for others. For helping create products to helping me understand computer marketing to trusting me enough to recommend clients give a call for their order. That is a great thing and will never go unnoticed.
Now that it has been a full year and still holding ground, I am happy to say I am in the stages of applying for a Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise Certification (M/WBE). This opens more opportunities for growth and shows as a more solid business to the government. This is a huge step and of course, now my head hurts.
Again THANK YOU to family, friends, and all people I have met along the way. To my parents, who have never asked for anything and have helped the business with almost everything, THANK YOU!! You guys never left my side when I needed people the most and to the start of real work to be done.
P.S. Hey, so I am still in the Bermuda Triangle, but things are clearer and looking positive. I have the other half of my life preserver working… I think.
Black and white are truly classics and the addition of grey for this design, just adds to the elegance.
Inspiration for cake designs can come from the most common of items, even a quilt. Mix that with a little pleat dress detail and this is the end result. Something pretty.