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Last Minute and the Way She Sees Things

Friday was a busy day for Braid Bakery! A local customer texted me in the morning and asked if I could make 100 chocolate covered Oreos… for pickup that afternoon.

She was hosting a community garage sale through her real estate agency and wanted the decorations and colors on the Oreos to match her agency’s colors.

Maroon and white chocolate covered Oreos

The request came at a good time because I was just about to drop Sadie off at a gymnastics camp. I got Sadie settled in at gymnastics and then drove home and got to work! (more…)


Cake Mode II

I am still going strong on practicing baking cakes and cupcakes for Hannah’s bridal shower. I think I have finally nailed down what I’m going to do.

Rosette cake!

The rosette cake before the roses. It’s a chocolate cake with a pink buttercream crumb coat.

Game plan

  • 1 three layer vanilla cake with strawberry filling and buttercream rosettes
  • 1 two layer vanilla cake with buttercream filling and ombre stripe buttercream
  • Vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream rosettes
  • Chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream rosettes
  • Sugar cookies with royal icing (for favors)

Here’s an example of the ombre stripe cake. Just imagine it without the rosettes on top! I tried that it didn’t like how it looked, haha.

You can’t go wrong with sugar cookies as a favor, right?!

I think my next step will be to do a practice round of everything at least one more time to smooth out all the details and fine tune my decorating skills. I feel like I could always use more practice to make things sharper, ha.

I am getting so excited! I can’t wait to celebrate Hannah banana ❤