Monday, September 28, 2015

Return Missionary Tie Cake

My family is a volleyball family. My husband played volleyball in high school and now he coaches it. We started playing together about 8 or 9 years ago, and I fell in love with the game too. Now our older boys play it as well and we look forward to the day when our whole family can play together. For now, we play with friends. Friends that we've known and played volleyball with for a long time. One of these friends has a son who recently returned from his mission in Puerto Rico where he served for two years for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We love their family, and when my friend asked me to make a cake for him... I was happy to make it!

The LDS missionary cake is the ever-so-popular vanilla raspberry, and the RM requested red velvet chocolate chip cupcakes after two years away from home. I used edible paper to make the tie on the cake, and tried hard to make it look like one of the ties that he was wearing on his mission. I think I matched it pretty well!

Not only did I get to make this cake and cupcakes, but we got to stay for the homecoming party and visit with many great friends who we hadn't seen in awhile. I love getting to make treats and celebrate too! And my boys were equally happy that they could eat the dessert they had to watch me make. Sometimes they just have to see the cakes be taken away to be enjoyed by other people...and beg me for scraps of fondant and to lick the bowl of frosting when I'm finished!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Drum Birthday Cake

When I was in high school, I think I was a pretty good student. Teachers liked me, I'm pretty sure they did anyway... At least one of my teachers must have liked me because she became friends with my on Facebook about 5 years ago.

She saw some of the cakes I had posted on there and asked me to make an R2D2 cake for her son's birthday. And then a Lego man cake for his birthday the next year.

Then the following couple of years she asked me to make a cake, but I was pregnant and not making cakes at the time. This year, she was happy that I could do a cake for her again! She ordered the chocolate-chocolate chip cake again, and her son wanted it to be a drum cake!

They loved it, and it was worth staying up until 2:00am to finish it! I'd rather stay up late than try to work on cakes when my kids are awake. 

I'm so glad that I have kept in touch with this wonderful teacher and friend! It's fun getting to catch up with her because of these cakes!