Friday, June 11, 2010

Fashion Twist on a Graduation Cake

My cousin Sammy is a total fashionista. Obviously for such a savvy girl, no run-of-the-mill graduation cake would do and Sammy wanted her passion for fashion to be incorporated in her cake. Here's to the girl that graduated high school with a 4.3 GPA and will be attending the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles.

The two tiered square cake has a bottom tier of chocolate cake with a non-dairy vanilla filling and the the top tier is cosmopolitan cake with non-dairy cosmopolitan filling. The cake is covered in marshmallow fondant, adorned with black buttercream scroll frosting, and accented with sheer black ribbons and bows.

This cake feed approximately 40 people.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Bachelorette Bustier-To The Clubs Ladies!

Need I say more?

Red Velvet cake with vanilla filling covered in fondant with buttercream accents.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Traveling Man...with a cake

There is a saying that sidewalks build communities. It is true, at least in my neighborhood for the most part. Often you can walk by my house and catch a whiff of something baking or cooking in the kitchen. I try not to make people drool too much and constantly share my creations with neighbors.

One great neighbor and his girlfriend have tasted pretty much every creation I have made so when Leslie's birthday rolled around, I was asked to make her a cake. Though it was a simple cake for the most part, it would be a traveling cake- in a cooler, hidden from the birthday girl, on a four hour journey to Lake Tahoe.

K&C Challenge: Make this cake DURABLE!!

And we did.

This cake is a variation of my Great Grandmother's Sour Cream Cake recipe, but with Confetti. For the frosting I made the Outrageous Mocha ButterCream.

After simple decorations, I placed it in the freezer for four to five hours to help prevent any damage as it was in transport.

Relay for Life- American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a charity that is very close to my heart. When the opportunity came make desserts for the Gilroy Chapter of RELAY FOR LIFE, I jumped at it. Who doesn't want to feel like you're apart of something greater than your self? I know I do.

For this event I made three different cupcakes: Chocolate with Outrageous Mocha Buttercream, Pom Cupcake with Pom Frosting, and Almond Italian Cream with Almond Buttercream Frosting.

I apologize for the picture, I only had my Blackberry camera.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fat Tuesday!!

Mardi Gras rocks! Well, I've actually never been myself to enjoy the festivities in the French Quarter in New Orleans, but I hear it is amazing and would like to make my way down there eventually.

This is a Red Velvet cake with Cream Cheese frosting covered in Fondant. I often work within a tight budget and in order for my client to get more bang for her buck, I opted against some fondant and gum paste work for store-bought items to decorate the cake.

Here is what our client said about it:

"Dear Joeline & Courtney @ Krumbs & Co.

I just wanted to tell you that I really apprieciate your time and the effort you put into my birthday cake. The cake not only looked absolutely amazing but it was also so DELICIOUS!!! My friends and family loved it so much and there were so many people around that admired the cake I just had to share!! I even posted my cake on my Facebook along with your companies email so if anyone else wanted to get in contact with you to design a cake of their own!! Thank You again that birthday cake was like " the icing on the cake"!! I will be in touch soon for more birthdays and events to come!"

All I can say is, I love making people smile!

For more of our cakes find us on Facebook: Krumbs and Company

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Elegance in Black, White and Orange

One of my favorite cakes. A four-tiered round almond Italian cream, Tiramisu, and Vanilla cream cake covered in buttercream and adorned with black ribbon and faux orange flowers. I love it...need I say more?

Wedding Cake No. 1

Oh Joy! Here is the first wedding cake I made with my friend in 2006. There were several contributing factors that made this cake super hectic: first this was the first wedding cake I ever did, secondly it was one of the hottest days of summer and I am one of those still in the dark about something called Air Conditioning, and finally, the bride insisted on displaying her cake outdoors! An experienced baker knows that frosting does not hold up well AT ALL in the heat. Ahh, but I got lucky and the coastal breeze picked up enough for the cake to be outdoors without turning into the Wicked Witch of West as she melts.