Archive for November, 2008
Look at this very cute pie that Kate made:
Made this Vanilla & Chocolate Mousse Pie for the election night party.
Thanks Kate!No comments
Boss gives Biden cupcakes for his 66th birthday
WASHINGTON (AP) — What does an accomplished man of the world get for his 66th birthday?
Well, President-elect Barack Obama already gave Joe Biden the vice presidency. So, for his birthday, Obama gave Biden two ball caps and a rendition of the birthday song.
Biden’s birthday is Thursday, but Obama surprised his No. 2 after their weekly lunch Wednesday at the transition office in Chicago. According to staff, Obama presented Biden — a Delaware senator with decades of foreign policy experience — with a dozen cupcakes decorated with candles and teased, “You’re 12 years old!”
Staff reported that Biden, ever astute in the art of politics, laughed at the his boss’s joke. He responded: “Maybe in dog years!”
Obama led the rest of the staff in song, then handed over some Chicago-themed gifts: a White Sox cap, a Bears cap and a bucket of Garrett’s popcorn, a hometown favorite.
From Associated Press. HA!No comments
So, I noticed that you guys really loved Korrine’s cake (with good reason!). Luckily, Korrine was kind enough to share how she made it, so that you guys can try it at home!
It was so much fun to make a cake about something I am so passionate about. I have been making cakes for a couple of years- took the Wilton class series- so I could make a decent cake for my daughters’ birthdays. This was the first time I have had the chance to make a cake for others outside my family.
I actually use a unique technique. I used it the first time when I was asked to make a KISS cake for my brother-in-laws’ birthday. I wasn’t sure how to pull that off and I was also not jazzed about the idea of eating black and red icing. So I found an image online, printed it off and put it on a foil-lined piece of cardboard. Then it basically became a paint-by-numbers cake. I then placed a few sugar cubes on the top of the cake and floated the decorated image on that. The cool thing is that you can remove the image when you cut the cake, still have the image displayed and people can enjoy yummy white frosting. Gone is the diappointment of working hours on a cake and then having it dissappear in 5 minutes. I still have the Obama piece and it looks perfect.
The Obama image was pretty detailed so I ended up using a #1 tip for most of it. Very time consuming but well worth it. And, of coures, the flavor was marble!
And Korrine was nice enough to share her awesome KISS cake, check it out!
Amazing! Thanks so much Korrine! If any of you guys try this technique and want to share the results, feel free to send your pics to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bonus points if you use it for a Barack Cake (maybe for the inauguration?)!No comments
Emilie was kind enough to share this amaaaaaazing cake with us:
I made this one for the hq, here in Las Cruces! Everyone loved it!
I bet, look how detailed and awesome it is. Thanks so much Emilie!No comments
Yummy cruelty free cake!
Here is the cake I baked on Election Night. And, it’s vegan!
Awesome, thanks Jodie!1 comment
I eat hope like this for breakfast!
Eli spread the cookie love amongst her friends and at the polls on Election Day:
i baked these on election day to share while watching election
results… and i make a “non-partisan” batch to bring to the polls…I’m in jamaica plain (boston), MA!
Awesome job, thanks Eli!No comments
I think the message on this cake says it all: Shannon says: Im from Illinois (Chicago!! yay!) but am also in the UK studying (London). Anyways, we were so happy about the election outcome, we made this cake, which seems less extravagant than other cakes on your website, however it did its celebratory job and was tasty none the less.
Jessie decided to kill two birds with one stone…celebrate her friend’s birthday, AND celebrate the wonderful Obama:
I’ve had my eye on this cake for a while, I really adore the lettering!
You can see more of her cakes at http://www.jenniferdionne.com/. Thanks!No comments