Susan & Andrew’s wedding

Susan and Andrew were referred to me by Word of Mouth Catering in Trumansburg. They planned their wedding reception at the Fontainebleau Inn in Alpine, NY and were looking for someone to make an allergen friendly cake.

I met with them and for a tasting and they brought both sets of parents with them. It was one of the sweetest tastings I have ever had, and I so regret not taking a photograph of our time together. They are a delightful couple and they all enjoyed eating and talking about cake!!

Susan has allergies to gluten, dairy, and to soy. They are trying to figure out if they can add food items back into her diet, but we decided to be fully safe with a portion of the cake being “Susan friendly.” That part of the cake would be free of all of those things as well as eggs. The other portion of the cake would be a traditional cake. Susan and Andrew also thought it would be nice to have individually wrapped chocolate chip cookies for their guests as a wedding favor. They asked for those to be “Susan friendly” as well, and decided we could have eggs in the cookies. Continue reading

DIY: Edible Graduation Cap

Graduation season brings a lot of cake!! It is always fun to add a 3 dimensional element to a graduation cake. Common adornments include diplomas and graduation caps.

This step by step post shows you how to make your own edible graduation cap using gum paste, fondant, Rice Krispie treats and a jumbo muffin tin.

Step 1: Make the Cap

For this you’ll need a jumbo muffin tin lined with parchment paper strips and greased. Put your Rice Krispie treat mixture into the cavities. The parchment paper strips make it easy to remove the Rice Krispie treats. Continue reading

Nancy & Rob’s Wedding

July 7, 2017

I had the opportunity to bake for a friend’s family wedding this summer! Nancy and Rob live in Colorado and they came out to the Finger Lakes region for their wedding because his sister Barb lives in the area. Barb recommended me to them (thanks so much) and I met with them in the late spring of this year.

As is quite customary in today’s wedding world, Rob and Nancy came with Pinterest pictures for me to look at while they tasted cake. It is a lot of fun to look at the different inspiration pictures and use them to hone in on what we’re going to work toward for the wedding. Continue reading