Monday, June 6, 2011

Salzburg Old Town Waterfront

Hello everyone! I'm back from my incredible Castle Tour in Europe! As promised, here are some of the best photos. Above is the Salzburg Castle up on the hill overlooking the gorgeous Old Town. The whole city is a gem to be admired but this was my favorite shot of Salzburg. (just click on the photo to see the larger view)

Neuschwanstein Castle

The highlight of this trip for me was Neuschwanstein Castle. The castle in Disneyland was modeled after this real life castle in Germany. It is truly the most romantic castle I have ever seen. You can really see how the heroic and romantic knights tales were created from sights such as these!


And, finally, my favorite city, Lucern. You have to love a place that has so much amazing architecture and swans swimming in the lake! Of course the Alps towering over it certainly helps! It's not a large city and we were blessed to be staying near the heart of it so walking tours were wonderful!

Giraffe Bridal Shower Cake

But, finally, I'm back home and back at work. This week features a Bridal Shower cake for a special client. She is having a destination wedding (with a marvelous wedding package) that, unfortunately, does include cake but doesn't include a custom cake so we created one for her Bridal Shower instead. The Bride-to-be loves giraffes so it was a cute personal touch to make these for the cake topper. They are hand moulded from sugar paste and fondant and are completely edible. The daisies echoed the theme of the entire shower as did the colors yellow and brown.

This week's secret is a simple one. If you look on the sides of the cake you will see the sugar daisies along with the ones piped onto the cake. All I did to make sure I got uniform flowers was to use a cookie cutter daisy, in two sizes, and after letting the buttercream frosting firm up for an hour, gently pressed the cutter into the frosting and then, using royal icing which dries quickly, just piped over the outline! Easy peasy!

This upcoming week bring Graduation in our area and a special grad cake for a Disney fan! Also, a quick thank you for anyone who has been reading this blog over the past year! Yup, it's been a whole year since my first post! Hopefully I can keep coming up with interesting cakes and tips to keep your reading for at least one more! Do me a favor and post a comment to this post if you have been reading since last June! Thanx!

See you Sunday!


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