Sunday, March 20, 2011

Fabulous February...this is how we take a break!

It hardly seems possible that it's 2011 already! And not only that, we're almost a quarter of the way through this year.

February ended up being a much-needed month of rest for the two of us, business-wise. We kept pretty busy (busier than our hubbies might have liked) through the Fall and Winter and it was nice to have a month without orders just to catch our collective breaths.

We did, however, squeeze in a cake decorating class that we called, Fun with Fondant. We had 7 students around the prep space in the kitchen we rent for baking. After only 45 minutes of instruction, we let them loose on their own 6-inch round cake with frosting and a ball of fondant to roll and drape over their cakes. We were pretty impressed with their learning curve and creativity.

Launa with her "quick study" students

Patti getting fancy with fondant...making flowers for her "hat cake."

Her hat turned out great!
 One student learned so much that she was able to make her daughter's first birthday cake...and she did a great job! For more photos of our student's work, check out our Facebook page.

Just because we weren't on the Plum Crazy clock, didn't mean that the cakes stopped. Heather ended up doing an impromptu fondant class for two sisters in Henderson, NV when she visited their family for a weekend. Selah, 9, ended up being an excellent student and worked hard at rolling out the pink fondant (she picked out the color) and making heart cut-outs for the Valentine's Day themed cakes.

Selah making heart cutouts

Putting fondant hearts on cupcakes  
Little sister, Mercy, also enjoyed decorating the cakes. She thought it was an awful lot like playing with Playdoh. Although, she had more fun licking the powdered sugar off the of the counter when Heather made the fondant.

Mercy was a natural.

Mercy's finished cake. (Baby Ayin didn't help, he just supervised.)
 Heather even made a special Valentine's Day cake for the girls' parents.

Launa also stayed busy with cake. She made their daughter, Mila, a fabulous Super Why cake for her 5th birthday party.

Mila loves watching Super Why on PBS

Fondant covered "books"

A super cake for a super sweet little girl

So, as you can see, we've stayed plenty busy. Now if only we could find the time to sit down and do our business taxes...but that's a whole other blog post.


  1. I love the book cake for Mila! So cute!

  2. Really late, but just stumbled upon it...Love the cake! Also think it's great seeing the girls try a bit of their own decorating. *smile* Sincerely, Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!