Friday, August 19, 2011

Kent and Conlin Weddings

When the bride came to order this cake she had several pictures of what she wanted.  A piece of of this cake- some from this one but not all on one cake. My mom was taking the order and showed her a picture of the Willis cake. She looked at the picture and said, "That's it!!! That's the cake!" So they are very similar. Aside from the obvious differences, the difference is that the filigree is slightly altered (because it has to go according to my mood).

They were using fresh flowers and since the wedding was in Malad- and they were picking it up instead of having it delivered, it is void of flowers- they will put them on at the location.  I am hoping though, that they send me a picture of final effect.

This cake is just a small three tiered round for an old family friend.

  The mother of the groom did the arrangement on top and my mom did the little flowers on the sides.  Simple, but still really pretty (I think).

[by the way- I took my picture from the wrong angle- it's really not all wonky and off kilter- it's supposed to look like that. the layers are a little pushed back and line up at the back. You just can't really tell from the pic]

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I keep putting off this non-announcement.

The results of the poll that showed up on my other blog (which--- that was meant to be on this blog--- but I picked the wrong one) are in. Let me refresh your memory of the question:

Is "BitterHarpyCakes" bad to put on a business card?

Your responses:

Heck no! It's awesome!  9 (31%)
Umm... Yeah. Who would buy a cake from a Bitter Harpy? 11 (37%)
Why are you even asking? You know you'll do what you want anyway.  9 (31%)

Thank you kindly to those of you who voted.

And the winner is..........

... the 62% who know me best! Yes, it's an awesome name- and those who voted for question three- You're right. Your opinion is important to me, but I'll make up my own mind in the end.

If it ever comes to the point where I make business cards or some other such business-ish venture, I will be under the name Bitter Harpy Cakes.  That's the blog title- that's me. I don't think people are going to be silly enough to think the cakes will be bitter. I give society more credit for sense than that.  It's a different name- and it stands out. I like it.

And I've not yet had complaints of nasty tasting cake so..... there ya go. 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Makeup Kit Cake

Sometimes when someone orders a cake and just says "You do what you want," that stresses me out more than if someone was too specific.  For this one- my co-worker's daughter is turning 8. She just said that she's a very girly girl. She's into makeup and shoes and all things girly.

I dare not attempt a shoe cake just yet- but after looking at some work that other people have come up with- I decided a little makeup cake would be cute.

It took longer than I thought it would, but I think it turned out pretty darn cute.

I'm rather in love with the lipstick. And I like the quilted look on the bag. Also, I don't think it really shows in the picture, but the bag is shiny like vinyl.  And I just noticed that from this picture you can't really tell that the pink thing is a comb... hmmm... I see room for improvement. Crap.