Monday, November 8, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
The time has finally come to update my site. I am embarrassed to say that before today, the last time I had updated Carat Cakes was back in April. There has been so much going on lately (read on to find out what!!!)
I really appreciate all of the kind words I receive from all of you who check out my site. Please keep coming back- I promise I won't wait that long to update my site again!
I do still have some other cakes/cupcakes that are not on the site, but wanted to put the majority of them in. If you don't see your cake on the site and want it to be featured, please email an electronic version of the picture.
Also, please remember when you get to the bottom of a page, you can click on "older posts" to get to more cakes!!!
Lastly, on the last 5-10 posts I only put up pictures - no descriptions. I will be going back to update each posting to include a description, but thought it was most important to get the pics up.
Special thanks goes out to my entire family- my brother especially- for getting on my case enough times lately for me to get in gear and update!
I really hope you all enjoy!!!
Cheri @ Carat Cakes
This is the view of the yard/sitting area where I made sure to include the window above the Adirondack chairs that is usually open, the brick paved patio, the hydrangea bushes along the fence and the greenish-brown grass that is a result of a local water ban!
This is another view of the side stairway leading up to the rental property. The tenants always hang their towels over the railing so I included that as well:
This is another picture of the stairs but shows the owner's outdoor shower underneath the stairs (red towel is hanging over the door). It also shows the detail of the covered grill.
Dianne celebrated a big birthday milestone this year and I was so excited to make her cake. Her kitchen is light pink, brown and cupcake themed so I wanted a cake that would go along with that adorable theme! The catch was that I wanted her to help me because we've both been dying to do a themed cake like this, but her party was a surprise. I had to pass it off as a last minute cake order for a school bake sale.
Cupcakes and cake were displayed using various plates, tiers and stands with brown sugar sand on the bottom of the plates and white chocolate shell accents.
A shot of tiers at different heights:
This is just one of two of the large totes we hauled the cupcakes in. I thought it was a pretty amazing accomplishment- we didn't loose one in the two hours it took us to get to the site! Dianne came up with a great idea of using plastic under-bed storage containers- brilliant!