Friday, April 23, 2010

Carrie'd Away Cakes

I've never really liked the cake goddess moniker. It was just an email address I chose a few years ago and it stuck. The other night I googled cake goddess just to see what I came up with. Way too many cake goddesses out there. So, I posted a request for new name ideas on my facebook page. My Aunt Julie suggested Carrie'd Away Cakes. I liked it right away. So there it is.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Liz & Don

A cake for Liz & Don's wedding reception. The bottom tier was carrot, top strawberry, cream cheese frosting and royal icing decorations.
Photo courtesy of Kelli Hunt Photography. See more of her amazing work here,

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Prize Winning Pumpkin

I was one of 12 competitors in the 3rd Annual Children's Miracle Network Cake Decorating Challenge. Each competitor was given four 10" round cakes, a bucket of white "But-r-Cream", and 2 hours time to complete their design from scratch using their own tools. This year they also allowed the use of fondant and other icings.
Also new this year was a theme, "Fairytale Royalty".

This is what I can do in two hours.

This year I took 1st place! It was very exciting, as judges for the event included Norm Davis, Steve Stellingworth and Lora Mahaffrey of Food Network/TLC fame.

Each competitor had to raise at least $150 in pledges to participate in this event. Combined with a cake show and other festivities, over $10,000 was raised for Sanford CMN this weekend!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Lloyd & Linda's Retirement

Dear friends of my family, Lloyd & Linda, are retiring to Florida. This cake was a small tribute to thier lives in Sioux Falls and Okoboji. Lloyd was a photograher for the Argus Leader for many years, the couple have been long time friends of my parents thanks to the sport of racquetball. Little did I know, but Lloyd uses a Nikon camera, but they were thrilled with the cake nontheless.

The camera is entirely cake with marshmallow fondant. The racquet and ball are fondant and royal icing. The orange blossoms are royal icing, the rest is all buttercream. It was chocolate cake with turtle filling and vanilla cake with raspberry filling.

Even more girliness...

This was chocolate cake with chocolate filling. All the icing and decorations are buttercream.

The teapot was also chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream filling. The teapot is entirely cake. The handle and spout are marshmallow fondant, the rest is all buttercream.