My chess cake marked our third appearance on Sunday Sweets on Cake Wrecks! Thanks to Jen and to all those who sent in photos!
Sunday Sweets: Game On!
Sunday Sweets: Valentine Treats
Sunday Sweets: Winter Wonderland
Saturday, April 25, 2009
One of the fun parts about sculpting marzipan for clients is receiving pictures of the cakes they made using the sculptures. Here is a picture of the cake Sue made for a baby shower using the pink and blue teddy bears that I made for her. Isn't that adorable!!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
I never thought about the regal feeling you get when see gold and purple together. This cake was commissioned for a thirtieth anniversary event. The tiers were all banded in white and then airbrushed in a royal shade of gold.
The colors matched perfectly with the decor at the venue -- I was so excited! This picture was taken on site -- in real life the purple vines and letters on the cake matched the purple of the underlying napkin.
For more fabulous cakes check out my updated website at www.dahliascakes.com!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I am so honored to have been selected to demonstrate at the 2009 ICES convention in St. Charles, Illinois, just outside of Chicago. ICES stands for International Cake Exploration Societé, and the organization has over 3500 members worldwide, including sugar artists, cake designers, and vendors.
My demonstration will teach how to replicate Zari embroidery in cake design. Created in India, Zari is a stunning form of embroidery which uses glittery gold and silver thread combined with fine stitching. Above and below are example of cakes that incorporate this technique. My demo is on Saturday, August 1. For more about the ICES convention click here. Hope to see you there!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Spring is approaching here in Michigan so it is the perfect time to start a blog! Clients and friends always ask what is going on behind the scenes so I will be using this blog to share with everyone.
I was so excited to be using the armature created by one of my favorite colleagues and mentors, Bronwen Weber. Bronwen and her partner Francois have packaged an amazing series of cake armatures called Cake Study. You can buy your own here.