This is me scaling back on cakes over the past month. Every order or design idea I have turns into multiple tiers and I'm finally realizing that's just not necessary for smaller events. So here are "simpler" cakes for three little girls. I even nixed fondant in the first two. It's a big step.
*learned a new word doing this one - ombre. Look it up..or maybe I'm the last who didn't know!* I made a new cream cheese icing recipe, but it wasn't quite solid enough for the poor rosettes on the bottom. Next time I'll definitely do something stiffer.
A peek inside:
This next one was Azure Miss Mae's 2nd birthday cake (more on that coming soon?!):
She is dog obsessed. I *wanted* to do a GO, DOG, GO! cake, but this one with simple figures won out for the sake of time. The recipe was a a mint cake (two very odd ingredients that I promise you can't taste) that I found here (and loved).
And I have to say I loved doing this one I finished & delivered yesterday. The glitter, the fondant fabric folding...brought me back to my childhood days of designing barbie clothes with scraps of cloth.
Small cakes can be stunning. I just need to keep reminding myself!