Another January has rolled around, and yet again I find myself in a complete state of change. Pastry school is complete, I officially put in two weeks notice at my serving job, and work at the bakery has exploded (in a good way). In about a week I will be working just ONE job for the first time in a few years, no balancing schedules, no classes, no homework, no job searching, I can finally breath a sigh of relief.
More importantly, I will finally have some free time back in my life. Time to spend with the ones I love, time to spend on myself, and time to spend in the kitchen. MY kitchen. My blog posts no longer will be dictated by what I was making that week in class, or what I was able to snag from the community shelves at school (though I will miss that benefit).
With all the craziness of finals and the holidays, somehow I still found a bit of time to make a few cakes for freelance clients and thought I'd share them with you now.
The first one that you see in the post was actually my final project for pastry school. We basically had free range on our cake, it just had to be 3 tiers. I have lusted after the gray and yellow color scheme for quite a while now, and jumped at the chance to finally use it on a cake.
This next cake was made for a dude. I had never made a cake for a guy before, and his mother who bought it for him asked me to make a 'manly' cake. I have a tendency to put flowers on everything so this was a tricky one. I decided to go with a neutral color theme and try out the plaid trend that I keep seeing everywhere. Overall, I think it was a success, he wasn't embarrassed to be photographed with it at dinner, and enjoyed eating it even more.
Lastly, a very special request. This cake was for a golden birthday (dude cake #2). The birthday boy and his wife apparently have some inside joke about hostess cupcakes, I didn't press for information, but so much so that they served the treats at their wedding. I was asked to make a giant golden hostess cupcake. So that's what I did.
Here's kicking off a new year. New goodies, new topics, new experiences, new routine, new directions. Happy 2012 everyone.