Cake Tasting Recap!
The turnout was great! All my closest friends came and supported Boo Bear Bakes!
This cake auctioned for $50 towards my goal of raising $100 to donate to Boysville of Texas!
I truly am blessed to have such great friends and family that believe in my dreams!
Planning the next cake tasting for January 19, 2013. Ideas for the charitable giving agency of the quarter are needed. Please contact us to submit an idea for a non-profit agency! Thank you!!!
Cake Tasting is on!
It's official - We will be holding our first cake tasting on October 27th, 2012 from 1-3 pm. There will be a variety of cakes to taste and you can vote on your favorite.
We Will also be holding an auction for an animal themed cake!
Donations are welcomed and will go towards Boysville of San Antonio.
The Animals are Done!
I have never done this cake before but I fell in love with the design! This cake with these cute little animals on it will be auctioned at the cake tasting event!
I had so much fun making these animals! It was like playing with play dough!!!
It's a Jungle Out There!
My next mission an Amazing Amazon Jungle Cake! This is a 2-tier jungle themed cake for a sweet one year old birthday. I will be making it from the idea of a Wilton decorating theme.
Of course I have to make my changes to it. Instead of buying the candies to put on top of the cupcakes, I will be making yummy candy melts in a mold of lions and tigers and elephants, oh my!
I will also be making it with Italian buttercream frosting. I will also be giving the baby a free "smash" cake, which you know that's all they are going to do with it! I'm excited!
Let the molding begin!
I wanted to come up with a unique Twilight inspired cake. I did lots of research in a search for a design that could inspire me to do some justice to Twilight fans everywhere. From the start I wanted to give Madison something different that you can't just walk into the store and buy. This is what I came up with. Did I succeed or epic fail?
Italian Buttercream, Yummylicious!
I love Italian buttercream! In fact I was becoming quite the expert. However, comma, I have met my match: Pasteurized egg whites! They are my arch enemy! They take FOREVER to whip and get peaks to allow me to add my tons of delicious butter. Well after much a whipping (thanks to my KitchenAid, shout out to the parents!) Finally, I got peaks!
It turned out just as delicious as it should. I used Joshua John Russell's recipe and it never fails. A couple of tweaks had to be made for the pasteurization (thanks to eHow.com) and behold, wonderful light and fluffy and butterrific buttercream!
Now for my design for an 11 year old Twigh-Heart! Yaay!
I'm Seeing Spots...
My first leopard print fondant cake! It was so exciting making this cake! Red Velvet and Cream cheese frosting covered with marshmallow fondant. Yum! I hope it made the day of a very sweet 16-year-old!!!
And they loved it!!! I am so happy! I hope I never lose this feeling of exhilaration to please my clients! Sometimes people forget the love that got them into this business.
Always up for a challenge?
I am working on a cake for a sweet 16. The challenge is leopard print. There are so many variations of leopards out there, who is to say I am following the right one? Lol! I am certainly having fun!
Homemade Pink Marshmallow fondant, Check. Handmade Giant Bow, Check. A hundred little balls for the cake trim, check (100 times). Now for the hand-painted leopard spots on the cake after covering it with fondant. Almost Check and Check. I will certainly post the picture when the mission is complete.
September 21st, 2012
Don't Call it a Comeback...
So I have blogged in the past and was very successful for about 6 months. O.k. maybe not that long. I have so many interests and such a passion for helping others that I just want to tell the world. However, sometimes life catches up to you and it's hard to make time for yourself.
Well this is a little piece of time for myself, sharing a little piece of me with you.
I am on this great journey of making great cakes and doing great things with them. My vision is to be able to be able to one day to have a bakery know for freshness and affordability at the same time. Is it possible? We will see.
I'd like to see my dream impact more than just the people in my little world. I want to heal the world with cakes!
Being able to sponsor non-profits and help wherever I can is a big dream but I think I can by Giving Back, One Cake at a Time!
Robin B, that's me!
I love cake and I love to bake! It could be a blessing or a curse. I dream of making a difference in the world in someway, while leaving a sense of accomplishment that my family could be proud of.