Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Running on Cake

Last Friday, I did my first official cake for Ms Debbie's Sugar Art! She hired me to decorate cakes back in January, but because of the number of cakes on order, she said she probably wouldn't need me until the end of February. However, a friend of mine ordered a cake last weekend and requested that I be the decorator!

I was so excited to make this cake because...
1. It was my first cake for Ms Debbie!
2. It was for a friend!
3. It was going to be a carved running shoe. Running! Yay!
4. Wait, a carved shoe? Yikes...sounds tricky...but I love a challenge!

I started out with a rectangle of cake (torted and filled, of course) and began carving away a little at a time. Luckily, I was wearing my own running shoes that day so I kept looking down at my feet to get the shape right. In about an hour, I had a shoe shape. Then, I spent the next 5 hours decorating it! Yea, that's a ridiculous amount of time. But I really wanted my first cake for Ms Debbie to look good, you know!?

Anyway, I'm thrilled with how it came out:


Happy Birthday, Jeannette!

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5 comments:

aandara said...

Great cake congratulations

Elise said...

I love this cake! This is definitely one of the most impressive cakes I've seen from you! You keep getting better and better!

Roxanne said...

Love it, Mel! Great work. :)

JulieD said...

Thanks for the link, Melanie! Awesome work...I wish you could come to CAGO sometime so we can hang out more. :)

Val06 said...

Perfect i love it

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