|Posted by Rae on March 23, 2022 at 1:55 AM||comments ()|
So, It's been years since my last post. Really a lot of years. Since then, I have changed careers, gotten my degree, moved, broken up, changed careers (again), met someone new, became an auntie again, moved (again), started another company, became a bonus mom, got married, AND stopped baking altogther. In the midst of that, I survived a pamdemic and managed to lose myself, my health and my will do pretty much everything. I became depressed about my body, my career, my future.
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|Posted by Rae on May 8, 2014 at 2:05 AM||comments ()|
Trying to find reputable and willing businesses is difficult, expecially if you don't want to pay just to get quotes from professionals in your area. Maybe you are searching for something less than conventional that requires more than a quick glance at a website or proof of a business lisence. Maybe what you need is proof of ability, creativity, or workmanship.
For a business owner, Thumbtack has been a godsend. I am a small company and I need to do as much as I can wi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Rae on April 7, 2014 at 8:35 PM||comments ()|
It is with much happiness that I announce that Love the Cake is expanding its availability! I have been doing this as a side gig for a long time and finally I realized that I am just not happy when I am not baking. I need to get in gear and make this "baking thing" happen. This is something I cannot do without your help. I need you to spread the word and help me generate business. The baking world is a tough nut to crack but I can see the light coming through. Little by little I am making hea...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Rae on January 14, 2013 at 11:20 AM||comments ()|
Every year, we start January 1 with the idea that it is going to be a fresh new start and that everything is going to change and be Coming Up Roses, to quote Ethel Merman (sidenote: If you don't know who Ethel Merman is, watch a movie made prior to 2005, Justin Beiber did not create everything). For me, this year is just another day. I use to made resolutions to do something different and amazing but I always fell flat. But why? Why can't we keep our resolutions? Make a fresh start? Be someon...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Rae on September 13, 2011 at 5:05 PM||comments ()|
I was recently asked to create a hasty wedding cake for a client and friend. Was this another Vegas drive-thru wedding or a mad dash to the altar before the maternity ward? No. This was a young man's dying wish. Before you say that he wanted to marry the love of his life--go younger.
Let's step back from the last wish to the person behind the wish. He isn't some angelic creature, he is a boy. A boy suffering from cancer. A boy suffering from colon cancer. Colon cancer that is said t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Rae on April 7, 2011 at 2:05 AM||comments ()|
Well, the Eiffel Tower (pictures of the Photos page), became more of a Leaning Tower of Cake than the monumental masterpiece of food I hoped it would be. Oh well, it happens sometimes. Fortunately, the client was my mom so I didn't beat myself up too much. I could omit this from my page, but this is what happens to the best of cake decorators. Things sometimes don't pan out and you eyes or pen are too big for your abilities.
The first phase of the cake went well. The cake was sturdy an...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Rae on March 1, 2011 at 5:10 PM||comments ()|
It's been a while since I blogged the steps involved in making a custom cake, from the initial consultation until the last slice is eaten. A client recently requested a cake in the shape of the Eiffel Tower-standing up with full detail. As the risky gal I am, of course I said I could do it. I can do anything-in my head. Whether or not I can make it happen in the real world is another story.
WHAT HAVE I DONE
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|Posted by Rae on January 18, 2011 at 5:30 PM||comments ()|
|Posted by Rae on January 17, 2011 at 11:55 PM||comments ()|
Why is cake so important? Why do people eat cake? The Ancient Roman marriage ritual of confarreatio originated in the sharing of a cake. Cakes have traditionally been a part of celebrations throughout history. So why do we still eat cake? Because it's good! The sweet tooth is a powerful persuader and can melt the resillience of the most determined dieter. Throw in some of the fancy fillings and frostings of the modern day, and you can imagine why people fall prey to dessert.Read Full Post »