Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fish Cake

Behold a "fish cake" that tastes like an almond cake with almond mousse filling. The fins are made of marzipan.  This was my very first order for a pisces lady's birthday.  I tried to insert whimsy in the design without making it too "Disney".  

So who likes fishing? Personally, I can not imagine sitting around waiting for a fish to bite when one can easily purchase a cleaned up specimen at the supermarket. On the other hand, I guess it could be relaxing for the avid fishermen. I like to eat fish, not catch them. Plus I'd rather use the time baking a cake that looks like a fish. 

Mark Twain said "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect". So in this day of uncertainty and turmoil do we believe everything presented to us or do we search for the truth and ponder? Only dead fish swim with the stream!. 
So to make life a bit more palatable I present my cakes. I am a small fish in this huge dessert industry, but I prefer that to the responsibility and loneliness of being on the top...... as long as I am not sleeping with the fish!!  Enjoy the creation that is pleasing to the eyes and palate -- plus my kitchen does not smell fishy!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Briefcase and purse Cakes

This cake was for a college reunion; a girls college alumnus association. Everything is edible on  this cake, including the shoe, the keys and the lipstick. The briefcase was a chocolate chiffon cake with chocolate mousse filling.... tres; magnafique! The purse was an almond chiffon cake with almond mousse filling... light as Helium! Perfect for the fashion conscious working woman.

Such hard case "briefcases" were more the thing of the 80s. Today those bulky files are stored in elegant little flash drives so no one carries these. Nevertheless I  hope my cakes inspire people to seek and enjoy all things good and beautiful...........

I am trying to change the world one cake at a time.....