Archive for November, 2007

This cake is covered in chocolate. It is soft and pliable like fondant, but don’t be mistaken, it is pure chocolate. The cake is chocolate too. The flowers and leaves are fondant. This cake came out of a “hmm, can I do this?” moment. It was very delicious and not overly sweet.

Chocolate Tiered Dreams

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We created this retirement cake based on an old piano book we use for our player piano. It is sweet little song and it seemed appropriate for someone who finally could take some time to travel but her co-workers didn’t want to be too far behind. A Song for the Road

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This cake was one of the first ones we made. Covering a square cake in fondant is tricky and takes more time than a round cake. Making decorations out of fondant is fun and it is great to hear people ask how in the world you can make a bow or flower out of the stuff!

An Edible Package

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This was a baby shower cake we created for a couple expecting a boy. They requested “blue” coloring which we applied to the cake booties. Yes, the booties are cake, completely edible, adding additional cake pieces. We placed royal icing flowers along the border and piped in some leaves. We filled the booties with candy pacifiers and placed a decorative bracelet on the cake for a finishing touch. The icing dots are an example of how a little extra touch can make a difference on the overall look of the cake. The dots created a texture that resembled a quilt or blanket.

When you make a cake that utilizes little drop flowers or candy features you can offer the remaining items as favors or as substitutions. Drop flowers make great additions to a tea party. Want a littler sugar added to your drink? Why not use a beautiful flower. The days of dainty sugar cubes and tea parties don’t have to regulated to a thing of the past. These additions that become a part of a bakers every day world can really brighten up an event or make someone’s day.

Baby Shower Cake

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This is a picture of a cake we just created for a Dallas Cowboy fan. The sugarpaste figurine is wearing a football jersey with the number “8” on the shoulders and “Aikman” painted on the back. We included a sugarpaste couch, football, cup of coffee, and a bowl of cheesy snacks. The cake is covered in a marbelized fondant with buttercream beads surrounding it.

We had a lot of fun making this cake and the topper rests atop a tv entertainment center now. I’m curious to how long it will last.

Dallas Fan Cake

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Welcome to the Barn!

Hello! I hope you’ve found your way to the Red Barn Bakery because you are interested in learning about us, sharing ideas and tips, or inquiring about a cake purchase. Either way, we’re happy to have you with us.

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