Friday, September 28, 2007

cake dreams

The dogwood cake plates are getting lots of play lately. They are kind of a nightmare to make because so many elements have to come together: the plate part, the stand part, the flowers part, and of course, the glaze part. I have many many dogwood cake stands that have not come out. When people ask me why they cost so much I want to tell then it’s because only about 75% of them come out perfectly. Since I can’t say that without sounding a bit grouchy, I usually keep it simple and tell people it’s a complicated piece to make. Anyway, the picture here to the left will be making and appearance in December issue of Sunset magazine, perfect timing for Christmas! ! I think this picture looks so good, I know lots of people are going to order because of it. We’re going to get cracking on making them right now so we’ll be ready.

Speaking of the Dogwood cake stands here is some eye-candy for you courtesy of Veronica from Veronica's Test Kitchen:


  1. I don`t know which I want more - your cake stand or that chocolate cake! ..........both maybe? :)

  2. I absolultely know what I want... the chocolate cake, the cake stand, AND the plate ;o) I have a subscription to Sunset magazine and am looking forward to seeing your cake stand in the December issue.

  3. Anonymous7:56 AM

    Absolutely beautiful. I have been interested in making cake stands and had a feeling they were tricky. They are worth it for the hassle. Hope you get lots of orders from the mag article.