Cake Gallery Slideshow

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Thank You!

Texas Cake-Lovers Rock!
(Texas cake, Fall 2003; photo has been swiped by others and has appeared on other sites!)

THANK YOU, Sweetest Whimsy customers & fans, for helping to make the Texas Baker's Bill (Cottage Food Bill) a LAW in the state of Texas! I appreciate each and every one of you who took time to call or email your state representatives and Senators as well as the Lt. Governor and Governor these past few weeks in support of our law. What a difference this will make in the lives of many Texans!

Thank you too for putting up with my daily (or hourly) tweets, Facebook posts and email pleas for your help! The Governor's office reported having quite a bit of interest and calls regarding this bill, so thanks all you cake-loving folks out there.

What does this mean for Sweetest Whimsy? I can now run ads and promote my business in this state. I will continue to teach others about my passion for decorating cakes and other sugar art techniques. I will continue to do what I love to do, which is creating custom cakes for my family, friends and friends of friends and their friends!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Fall, Winter, Spring: Cake's the Thing! Part 1

So what has Sweetest Whimsy been up to since Summer 2010? Quite a bit, actually! (But obviously not blogging!) I present to you the cakes from Summer & Fall 2010 and Winter & Spring 2011:

Retro Baby Shower Cake, September 2011

This was an almost exact replica of a cake made in 1974 for the baby's father's shower!
Summer 1974

Molded Bunny Chocolates & Cupcakes, September 2011
(Disclaimer: Yes, those are Easter chocolate molds. Did you know it's very difficult to find anything with bunnies when it's not Spring or Easter?!)

Sweet Bunny Cake (modeled after the Birthday Girl's brand new pet bunny!)

Elmo Eats Cake!
Vintage Elmo cake pan and balloon topper used for an adorable 3-year old boy's cake. "Old school" cake that I never get tired of making!

3D Monkey Cake for 1st Birthday Boy! October 2010

Monkey Closeup

Rite of passage for a 1 year old: Monkey Smash Cake!

Fondant & Buttercream

Before we knew it, Halloween was upon us!

Happy Halloween-Birthday, Witchy Diva!

Witchy Diva Closeup

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Spooky-yet-Sweet Spiders!

Bunco Babes 3D Cake: Fondant & Buttercream

Bunco Dice Closeup

Curiouser & Curiouser . . . Alice in Wonderland Teapot Cake!

Alice & Friends in fondant on buttercream

"We're Late, We're Late!"

Lego My R2D2! Fondant & Buttercream

Hand formed little Legos: Fondant

Ahoy. . . A Pirate's Life for Me!

Stay tuned for Part 2 of Fall, Winter & Spring cakes!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Texas Baker's Bill: Come & Bake It!

Currently, it is illegal to sell food products out of your own residential kitchen in the state of Texas. A group of dedicated Texans is trying to change that. Last week, HB 2084 "The Texas Cottage Food Law", sponsored by by Representative Lois Kolkhorst, cleared the House committee on Public Health and is moving forward to be voted on by the Texas House. This is big news!

This would be a great boon for home-based entrepreneurs who don't have nor want a store-front bakery or business but have a great product to share with the world. The Bill includes cookies, cakes, breads, Danish, donuts, pastries, pies, and other items that are prepared by baking the item in an oven; also includes canned jam or jelly,
or a dried herb or herb mix. HB 2084 is also known as 'The Texas Baker's Bill' and you can see updates daily on their Facebook page. (Please Like!) If you have time, please let your Texas state representatives know you support this Bill.

Let's pass
a law that affords honest, hardworking Texans the opportunity to operate a safe, legal, home baking business!

Image from Texas Cottage Food Law Headquarters website