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Using Other Cake Photos for Inspiration

Posted on March 1, 2014 at 9:20 AM

I have been asked why I request photos from clients when discussing their cake design.  A few weeks ago, a client submitted a photo and I thought I would take the opportunity to show you how we tweaked the design rather than just copying it to custom fit the honoree.

The party was to have a Duck Dynasty theme. They liked the cake with the black fondant background, but they don't care for the texture of fond...

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Can You Make This Cake?

Posted on June 29, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Sometimes I get a picture from a customer with the request, "Can you make this cake?" Now, don't get me wrong - I LOVE to use photgraphs when discussing cake design. I am a visual person, and photographs are the best way for me to understand what kind of effect or color or shape a customer want


But will I make THAT cake? The short answer is, "No. We can do something similar, but I don't duplicate cakes."


 Wow! That answer sounds really rude! Let's go ...

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Links Page Up!

Posted on June 24, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Finally! The page of helpful links is up and running!

 

Some information is available to get quick answers to questions such as, "Do the kids get out of school early that Friday?" or "Crud! The party is next week & I don't have any decorations! Where can I order some supplies?"


Other links, well, make sure the kids are occupied, grab a cup of coffee, and get ready to surf! I enjoy following the blogs of party stylists, but can easily lose an hour while ...

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I'm sorta, kinda, almost a Cake Wrecks Celebrity! OK, I'm not, but a friend of mine is!

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 9:30 AM

I have shared posts before from the funny web site, Cake Wrecks. It is not intended to poke fun not at the parents and grandparents who lovingly make  home made cakes for their family. It is composed of images sent in by fans who  paid good money for someone to make a cake for them and it came out horribly, hilariously wrong. It is a cake decorator's worst fear to be highlighted on this web site.


Except....on Sunday Sweets! On Sunday, Cake Wrecks turns into a ...

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Gobble..........Gobble

Posted on November 23, 2011 at 12:40 AM
 I have been wanting to do a special kind of Thanksgiving cake for a couple of years. Not only did I finally get to do one, I got to do it more than once!
 
No, you're not seeing double, and I don't know how to photoshop.  I had TWO cooked Thanksgiving turkey cakes this week. The platters were 18" across, s...
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2011 Completely Booked!

Posted on October 12, 2011 at 9:50 AM

I did some follow-up emails yesterday, and their retainer checks are in the mail. That means that all spots for 2011 are now full!  If there are any cancellations that open a spot, I will post them.

Plans are tenatively being made for a one-time cookie order in December. Start looking at your calendars now & find out the dates of your holiday parties. The cookies are great for class parties, too! When plans and details are finalized for the cookie order, it will...

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One Day Celebration Sale!

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 10:00 AM

To lauch the official start date of DH Cakes and familiarize customers with the ordering process, DH Cakes is holding a Celebration Sale for 10% off of orders placed on September 1, 2011!

Here are the stipulations:

  • The online order form must be filled out on September 1, 2011
  • The retainer fee must be received by September 8, 2...
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2011 Bridal Expo and David Tutera

Posted on August 13, 2011 at 8:20 AM

The 2011 Bridal Expo is next weekend. It will be held from noon to 5 on Sunday, August 21, at the Victoria Community Center Dome.  Nationally known wedding planner David Tutera will be the guest speaker. For more information, here is the article from the Victoria Advocate.

 

Among others,  K...

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Check Your Calendars

Posted on August 1, 2011 at 8:45 AM

September 1 is almost here!

I have a plan brewing in my mind to celebrate the day.

Here's a hint:

Start looking at your calendars, and think about what events in your life are coming up in 2011.


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