Monday, March 22, 2010

Did somebody say, "Shortcake"??

Strawberry Shortcake, that is!

A big twelfth birthday party, for a girl we've known since she was four or five, called for a cake as big and girly as the occasion!  This four-layer homemade real-organic-strawberry cake, with decadent vanilla buttercream and fondant, was prepared for an early spring (indoor) pool party in Aurora.

Top detail of Miss Shortcake's Strawberry perch

The final product

And delivered/ set-up direct-to-party

(note eager little hands already sampling fondant grass & hand-shaped flower blossoms)

Please let Macoda do the honors at your next celebration:
We're booking now, and look forward to making your cake something your child remembers forever!

- Cortney G.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Where do baby cakes come from??

From Macoda Cakeworks, of course!

These square cupcakes, a gluten-free chocolate fudge creation, with homemade vanilla buttercream and hand-tinted fondant, were whipped up for a second-baby shower in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

Mom was looking for a modern-simple design with clean lines and easy colors: we paired rich chocolate browns with traditional baby-pastels, the result being "Exactly what I (the client) hoped for!"  

It's amazing these ingredients....

... become these beautiful cakes.

Individual chocolate-fudge cakes fresh from the oven--
check out those amazing caramelized veins of molten gourmet fudge

Inverted onto cooling racks:
these little guys still have their parchment paper liners intact, to prevent overbrowning on edges

Receiving a buttercream crumb-coat

And later, double-frosted for good measure!

Then comes the most finicky & labor-intensive part:
hand-tinting fondant
Everything ends up dusted in snowy confectioner's sugar when fondant is rolled out.
And each cupcake is rolled and covered individually, ensuring fondant and cake stays moist & fresh.

Things clean up a bit as the cake is covered & fondant shaped and trimmed

The final product

And that's where baby cakes come from: 
Right here at Macoda.... hope you've enjoyed!